I stopped in downtown Norfolk Virginia recently and came upon a small fleet of sailboats moving about in the harbor. What demanded my attention were these colorful sails just beaming in the sunlight of a quiet afternoon.
This past weekend I spent the days and nights on Maryland's eastern shore, a place I love to visit for it's southern style hospitality and country living style. Yes, it is still a part of the state of Maryland but in many ways makes you feel like you have left town and visited some other place.
After the long, brutally cold Winter that brought us record low temperatures and record high snow accumulations, we are now only a few days from the start of Spring. I've been on the lookout for the early signs like Jonquils and Tulips breaking ground and Robins strutting about in search of worms. No luck so far but any day now, and it will be official.
Somewhat recently I shared a brief story about and old friend we came across while out on the Chesapeake Bay fishing during the Spring of 2014. We had not seen this friend in quite a few years and we all felt like it was fate that brought us all together once again. That old friend, a fishing boat once owned by a gentleman who was truly a near and dear friend for decades.