Happy Fathers Day To My Dad

     My Dad

Meet my Dad. Let me tell you why he is special. His name is Samuel MIlliken, better known as Sam.And  he is Irish. He is the first man I ever loved – and still do. He loves his family more than anything else in his life. 

He always worked hard. Some of the places he’s worked are Southport Nuclear Plant, Sunny Point Military Terminal, drove boats in the ocean and owns a seafood market. 

Dad loves to build things, carpentry and such.He loves to fish, sing karaoke, spend time in church and socialize with others.        

He loves for his family to be with him. He loves the scriptures and spiritual books. Dad taught me the importance of faith as a cornerstone in your life.

He  loves sugary, sweet foods that his diabetes won’t allow, and on occasion sneaks a bite. And boy does he love sweat tea.

His favorite saying is “Shine you say”. You see, he has a big sense of humor. He likes to make people feel at ease…                                

My favorite things about my Dad is his gentleness, simplicity and his wisdom.         And I always know he’ll have a pocketful of sunshine if I need inspiration. 

What a blessing to have a great Dad in my life who made me shine on the inside and told me I was beautiful on the outside.   
 I love you today and forever❤️. You are the best!

   Happy Fathers Day❤️

   Donna George
 

Are You A Thalassophile, like me?

Counting the ways to love the ocean.

Sea lover, ocean baby, surfer girl, water girl, wave rider, sea shepherd, life guard, sunbather,  hippie chick, naturelust, wanderlust, fisherman, mermaid, water splasher, sand castle enthusiast, writer, photographer, pier lovers, outdoorsy, the ones who prefers bare feet. Water sport enthusiasts, shell collectors, deep thinkers, peace makers… Who are you?

A Thalassophile too, perhaps?

Happy trails
Donna George

Big Blue: Crowds Come To You


What a perfect Mermorial Day Weekend!

The Carolina Coast luckily dodged the storm over the weekend making beach-lovers and vacationers happy. Nothing but blue, sunny skies and surfs up. Riptides rode the blue, but really – was there a storm really coming?


This is a great little spot on the beach. A quiet section tucked away from the crowds. Shh, some details we don’t disclose.


The crowds came. And came…

The beach ambassadors showed up.


It was a perfect place to be.


Lumina News photo, Wrightsville Beach, NC


Happy trails                                                                   Donna George

Space In Between


In every city lives an oddity sometimes, a proverbial “space in between”. Some beautiful alley’s that many gather around while others never notice.

Every alley is unique, marked distinctly in its own way from the street and life surrounding it. The width is different, the odors, and the structures that give it dimension all contribute to the street personality.

In comparison to people, street alleys are less fearful than digging through the deepest corridors of the human mind.

Do you love alleys or avoid them? Why? Have a favorite one? Send a photo explaining what attracts you to it. A view is worth a thousand words…

Happy trails.                                                                      Donna George

Blades of Grass


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Less to have to worry about, yes?

Sometimes life confronts us with Simplicity and others times we simply stumble upon it.

Either way, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Happy Trails 🙂

Donna George