Holden Beach Fishing Pier
The pier is a great spot for fishing and tremendous views.
Under the pier the waves are strong.
The tide rolling in.
Stone and I passed ten dolphins on our walk this morning.
The infectious laughter of Mary Paulsen
Mary's Gone Wild
The Visionary Folk Art Garden and Doll Baby Village of Mary Paulsen of Holden Beach, NCFeed 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.
The many lustrous arts of Mary Paulsen.
Checker board painted in a window pane.
Sailboat made from wine bottles.
Mary has many paintings that she painted on old recycled windowpanes.
Mary laid her first bottle October 5, 2008.
Old table that Mary painted, protecting it with a glass top.
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.
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
1 pound (12-15 count) Shrimp
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
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.
Stone made a special trip to the grocery just for bread so I could feed the seagulls.
Abby Gail, Stone and I in front of our cottage.
The seagulls can be kind of frighting when they come right at you.
Abby Gail has made many friends.
Holden Beach, North Carolina