Tern's (Terns) Landing
24 May 2014 | Mars Hill,NC
We have landed. I like to call our new house Terns Landing, but I cannot decide if there is an apostrophe between the n and s. Is it Tern's landing or Terns Landing? Is the landing plural (two terns) or possessive (our house)? Grammar geeks will appreciate this dilemma.
We swallowed the giant lump in our throats as we locked Arctic Tern for the last time and drove to our house in Mars Hill, in western North Carolina. As we climbed into the Appalachian Mountains the bright green of the newly emerged leaves and the bluebird blue of the sky were of post card quality. The house was fine and we unloaded the small Uhaul truck with the stuff that we brought back form the boat. Our load from the boat consisted mostly of tools, clothing and kitchen equipment. Of course there were a few books, and treasures that we collected. We collected a lot of baskets on our three trips up the Macareo River.
Hunter pumped up the bike tires and we took a few rides through the countryside. The air was redolent with the sweet odor of honeysuckle and wood thrushes were singing in the wooded areas.