Friday, December 26, 2014

Final Day On Holden Beach

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Holden Beach Fishing Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
The pier is a great spot for fishing and tremendous views.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Under the pier the waves are strong.

The tide rolling in.

Stone and I passed ten dolphins on our walk this morning.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
The infectious laughter of Mary Paulsen
of
Mary's Gone Wild
The Visionary Folk Art Garden and Doll Baby Village of Mary Paulsen of Holden Beach, NC
Mary's paintings now hang in all 50 states including mine, Tennessee and in numerous countries throughout the world.  The money Mary gets from her sold art goes to Feed Hungry Children throughout the world.  This year alone they feed 40,000 Children.
Mary has numerous books out and has been interviewed on TV twenty-six times.

Dishes in the doll houses.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
 The many lustrous arts of Mary Paulsen.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
 Bottle Lighthouse

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Checker board painted in a window pane.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Sailboat made from wine bottles.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Mary has many paintings that she painted on old recycled windowpanes.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Mary laid her first bottle October 5, 2008.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Old table that Mary painted, protecting it with a glass top.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Betty Boop

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
After spending some time at Mary's place, we quickly made our way back to our cottage.  We were hungry so I had some shrimp in the refrigerator and quickly roasted them and served them with cocktail sauce, cheese and crackers and a few grapes.  This should remove our hunger until dinner time.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Ingredients:
1 pound (12-15 count) Shrimp
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400'.  Peal and devein shrimp.   Mix well with olive oil, salt and pepper, place on cookie sheet pan.  Roast until pink and firm about 8-10 minutes.  Serve with Cocktail sauce or sauce of your choice.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Stone made a stack.  Cracker, cheese, shrimp, cocktail sauce, then topped it off with a grape.  Actually he surprised me by doing this.  He usually doesn't like so much going on.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Stone made a special trip to the grocery just for bread so I could feed the seagulls.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Abby Gail, Stone and I in front of our cottage.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
 Abby Gail

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
The seagulls can be kind of frighting when they come right at you.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Abby Gail has made many friends.

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Holden Beach, North Carolina

Holden Beach, Holden Beach Pier, Mary Paulsen, Mary's Gone Wild, Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, The Tree Pose, Holden Beach Pier
Family Tree
On
Holden Beach