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That’s MY Spot

It’s a dark and rainy day. We are hunkered down at a marina in North Carolina waiting out a passing Nor’easter. So are the gulls. We all need something to amuse ourselves (besides our ever present chores) while we keep out of the storm and out of trouble. The gulls insist of bumping each other from their chosen spots. If it’s a piling, a gull will fly in usually driving off the incumbent. In this case the attempt failed. If a gull has a selected spot on the dock, it won’t be long before another gull decides that is the place to be and barges in.

We amuse ourselves by using the boat as a blind. We open a window, slide back the screen and fire away. Ah, the simple pleasures in life.

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The Pot

. . . at the end of the rainbow. Lovely rainbow or rather rainbows here in Smithfield this morning. Have seen full rainbows like the main one. Have seen double rainbows but don’t know that I have seen a rainbow system that has almost as many bands as Saturn has rings.

The interesting and symbolic twist for Smithfield is the rainbow’ northern anchor – between Smithfield Foods corporate headquarters that you see and the main packing plants just out of view to the right. Many would argue that the presence of the company is the real pot of gold. As one would expect the company is a major regional employer. Additionally, the folks at Smithfield Foods both corporately and privately have been most generous to Smithfield. The rainbow just had to compliment the company’s facilities.

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