Thursday, August 04, 2011

Looking up!



Taking a shower outdoors is one of the many pleasures of living on Ocracoke. When I first visited years ago, I shared a rental house with several girlfriends. With the heat and the humidity, the bathroom was always steamy and damp. I found the outdoor shower a few days later and moved into it. I couldn't get anyone to do so, but that was great as I had it all to myself. There was a small shelf for shampoo and conditioner and a bar of soap.

Philip has the best outdoor shower of all. It is large and roomy with a stained glass window so showering at night is like being in a fairy land. The picture is the view looking up for the morning shower.

This is one of the hardest adjustments of moving back to Indiana. I do so miss this shower. However, building an outdoor shower in Indiana would probably be impractical with six months of snow!

I found this quote earlier this week in my readings and wanted to share it as well! In the meantime, happy showering!


Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.
- David Polis

5 comments:

Rebecca Palm* Gallimaufry Photography* said...

Great quote!

Anonymous said...

Even on Ocracoke a winter shower must be quite invigorating. I love a good quote. My grandaughter just sent one to me-"To get the full value of joy...you must have someone to divide it with. --M.Twain

Anonymous said...

And let them take outdoor showers. I use mine here on OI most of the year and love it.

Anonymous said...

Is the starburst-looking item in this photo the actual showerhead or a piece of art?

Lou Ann Homan-Saylor said...

The starburst-looking item is indeed a shower head! One of my lovliest shower head was at the hostel in Georgia in the angel shower. Now that is a whole different story!