photo of pier 19.
I love walking along a pier, probably because we didn’t have a lot of them in Wyoming.
Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Now that the hubs’ computer is back up and running, and he is posting his awesome photos again, I popped over to browse his Flickr page and found this shot. I don’t know why, but I love walking along a pier. When we first moved to New Orleans, I just couldn’t get over all the water. There was the Mississippi River. There was the Gulf of Mexico. And when we couldn’t see that, there was the tremendous rain storms. I had no idea it could rain that hard.

I grew up in Wyoming. It’s pretty sparing with its water. And a lot of other things (it does score big with mountains, however!). Our kids grew up with the levees as the high spots, so the first time we took the son home, when he was old enough to really notice the mountains, he looks up. And up. And up some more. His eyes got really big and he said, “Wow, dad, big levee!”

I can’t imagine the river he imagined was on the other side. LOL

So, does water fascinate you? Annoy you? Intrigue you? Do you love walking a pier or are you meh on the idea? Do share! I love comments so much I enter all of them into my monthly drawing for a $10 AnaBanana gift card of yummy awesomeness. (Can you tell I’m a fan?) Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month, which just happens to be the next blog post. Cause this is the last day of May.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously yours,


Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
I return (fictionally) to New Orleans for my first romantic suspense novel in five years. Cover art by Elizabeth Vargas Greer. All rights reserved.
What is it about the water?

4 thoughts on “What is it about the water?

  • June 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    That is such a funny story about your son, Pauline! As I am also from the West, I really appreciate this post. Like you, when I moved to the South, I could not get over all the water and just the mere jungle of it all.

    As I’ve told you before, I really enjoy your blog format into posts.

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    • June 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      KM, thank you so very much! I worry a lot about being blah. (I suspect Kristen’s “dip” post this week came about because I told I worried about never achieving “cool.”) LOL That same trip, my dad told me we needed to get our kids out west more. This came about when one of our daughters thought moose was a dessert. (we lived in New Orleans!) She drove all the way to Yellowstone and was no happy it didn’t involve chocolate. LOL

  • May 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I love the water, maybe because I grew up near the coast in a town nearly surrounded by water. I could listen to the ocean for hours, days. It’s one of the things that I miss the most about the coast. I’m rather landlocked now.
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