Friday, May 21, 2010


On Monday a reader left the following comment on this journal: "As I recall, there is also a pretty good view of the outside shower behind the house . . . if you care to watch naked people covered with soap."

The reader was referring, of course, to my outdoor shower...the one with the copper shower head, stained glass window, and view of the cedars, oaks, and starry sky.

Regarding the naked people (or person): Just click on the photo (if you dare)!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous10:55 PM

    hehehe! That's a side of you we've never seen before Mr. Howard!

  2. Anonymous6:58 AM

    Looks like a lovely spot to take a shower; an adequate place to clean off the sand from one's body and clear one's mind after a busy day on Ocracoke!

    Another interesting (and clean!) tid-bit shared by the master story-teller, himself!

  3. Anonymous7:33 AM

    So many shelter magazines tout outdoor showers. You are lucky to have one but the wood needs a good bleaching every now and then don't you think?? the mildew well does it not smell?? and the shower pan area is it not slippery?? Please don't injure yourself.

  4. Your diastima is showing!

  5. I suppose the shower does need a good power washing. I do that every now and then...but, no the mildew does not have an odor (nor do least I don't think I do), and the floor is not slippery (not now anyway...I always power wash before it gets too bad).

  6. Anonymous9:36 AM


  7. I had to show this over and over to Jonah. He wants to know if you live in there and if you live like an "old fashioned person." He also wants to know if Lachlan takes outdoor showers as well. So, even 5 year olds enjoyed your blog today!
    Lou Ann

  8. Anonymous1:09 AM

    If the current news reports/ predictions pan out you may need an oil degreaser for the shower-- Does North Carolina have a plan in place to deal with the possibility the oil spill could approach the North east coast of the US it is so sad that the currents can take it else where.