Thursday, July 23, 2009
A Mermaid Getting a Little Sun
It seems like either lack of motivation or rainy weather has kept me from enjoying the beach for most of the summer so far, so when I had the opportunity to go to the beach during the week (less people than on the weekends!) due to a shift on Saturday and the weather cooperated, I ran! There were actually a lot more people there than I had anticipated, but were mostly doing their own thing and not disturbing my peace. One woman was very busy when I arrived creating something in the sand. As the day progressed, this mermaid sand sculpture came to life. Isn't she amazing?
I had the opportunity today to appreciate so much that I love about being at the beach! Probably the main reason that I love living on the west coast of Florida is that I have access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf has always felt tropical to me and today was no exception. The water was tranquil, warm, and clear. I must have seen hundreds of fish swimming by the shore. The pelicans that I usually think are funny creatures, today seemed so graceful as they flew synchronized on a diagonal. The sea oats danced in the slight breeze. It was simply a gorgeous day and so good for the soul.