Saturday, 27 October 2012

Saturday jaunt

Saturday is "my" day......a carefree worries about household chores, gardening issues, or any other problems are allowed to interfere with "my" day.

Looked outside towards the harbour, and there to my surprise was another cruise ship arriving in the port, today Saturday.

The Norwegian Star

What a beauty........

  As I left home and headed to the north of the island, I spied some progress work.
Seems as if the debris has now been cleared from the drainage work on the main's about time!!

Our Cement Plant in the distance with smoke billowing into the sky.

Waves enjoying themselves..... only they know how

Speightstown coastline

I guess a seaside fisherman has left his chair until he returns later.
There were many pelican-like birds flying overhead waiting to spot a fish and swoop down and grab it for lunch.
That's the best photo I managed after several attempts, they were flying around too fast.

Nice sunny day, with lots of white puffy clouds in the sky.......

...........and beautiful palm trees swaying gently in the breeze

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

Normally I would take another route home, but today I decided to drive another way.  Do you ever get the impression that you are supposed to be where you are at a particular moment in time?
I was in time to help this poor sheep, which had become tangled in his rope where his owner had staked him out to graze.
Of course he would not stand still for me to carry out the disentanglement procedure, so by the time I was finished I smelled like a sheep!!

I didn't mind, I was glad I could help the poor sheep out of its predicament....but a bath was in order, so I hurried home.
Arriving home, Brownie could not quite understand my new found scent, so I hustled to get clean quickly, if not he would take great pleasure in avoiding me for the remainder of the afternoon.....he's like that.
What a lovely day...a day to be thankful for.

You may read more here on the Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.

As soon as I finished this post, an email from a friend popped absolutely appropriate.

Today is your Best Day

by Roy Lessin
Christian devotionalIn God we boast all day long, And praise Your name forever.”
Psalm 44:8 (NKJV)
Here are four reasons why today is your best day.
- Today is your best day because you are here. God has placed you in this moment of time for a purpose, and the things that happen to you today will be an unfolding of that purpose.
- What happened to you yesterday, however easy or difficult, was used by God to help prepare you for what He has for you today.
- God will use what happens today to prepare you for what He has for you in future days.
- God has used your past and worked it all together for the good, and He will use this day to add to the good that He has already worked in your behalf. 


  1. I love the theory of having a day devoted entirely to battery re-charging but I'd never be able to stick to it. Of course one of the advantages of retirement is that one can, again in theory, do as one pleases every day.

    I enjoy your lyrical descriptions of the photos and seeing more of your Island too.

  2. I love being retired, even though I still commit myself to working around the house only during the week, wherever possible.
    I punch my own time clock now, and I love it.

  3. I hope the sheep appreciated all your efforts?

  4. I am sure that my efforts were appreciated....I received a "thank you" and a "sorry I made you work so hard," bbbaaaaa bbbaaaaa before he/she ran back into the undergrowth.
    How is that pumpkin eating going?

  5. How lovely to see photos of that very unusual sheep. It certainly looked like a beautiful day - we too spent the day yesterday walking on the beach and marveling how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. I enjoyed that reflection why today is your best day - so true.

    1. Yes, our very own indigenous sheep...they can be quite stubborn too.
      Your day walking on the beach sounds lovely, and yes we should be thankful that we can enjoy such beauty around us....many others can not.
      Amazingly, I always think of folks who do not have the freedom to enjoy their surroundings, like prisoners and shut-ins....wish I could bottle the beautiful outdoors and send them as greetings to others.

  6. Looks and sounds like a beautiful day, despite the sheepy fragrance.

    1. Not even the sheepy fragrance could have spoiled my day.


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