A perfect setting for The Serenity Prayer. Art for the soul.
Is it beach weather yet? Unfortunately….no. It’s been dipping into the 30’s and 40’s lately and the wind has been making it feel even colder. These are the last images I have taken of my beloved Caspersen beach in Venice, FL. It calls to me, but I must wait…
If I could walk on water…If I could find some way to prove…If I could walk on water would you…believe in me…my love is so true. Ok this post isn’t about Eddie Money, but his song definitely comes to mind when I think about walking on water. Oddly more than it makes me think of Jesus. When I was a little girl I marveled at the long piers that dot our Florida beaches. There was something magical about walking way out into the ocean and looking around. It got you closer to the sea birds, the dolphins and fish. It was simply amazing to “walk on water”. Even as an adult I get a little giddy when I walk out onto a pier. This piece is a reminder of a wonderful vacation in Naples, FL. Enjoy!
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For those of you following my map quest, I should say that I will not be creating all 50 states unless someone requests that I do so. Nothing personal to all of my Wyoming fans, but a rectangle really does not make for much excitement. 😉 So I’ve found myself attracted to the funky shaped states such as my own: Florida.
Known as the “Sunshine State” for obvious reasons, Florida is kind of shaped like a gun which I find somewhat fitting. Because every time I read a news report about some bizarre crime, the scene is always somewhere in Florida. Truly we have many interesting people here and the real crazies seem to be drawn to it. If a man is going to eat another man’s face while he sleeps, it will happen in Florida. If someone will be attacked with a dead squirrel….yup, it will be here.
All of the oddities aside, I love my state. I have lived here almost my entire life and I have no desire to move anywhere else. If you want entertainment we have Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens. But the real attraction are our beaches. They are absolutely stunning! Sarasota’s powder white sands and turquoise waves equals heaven to me. I love the lush tropical landscaping and the relaxed atmosphere of the smaller cities.
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Walking along Lido Beach with my husband waiting for that last glimmer of light, I see some children playing in the surf. Two little girls and one boy squealing with joy as the waves splashed at their backs. Parents were chatting and pointing at the horizon. This guy was a whir of activity with limbs going every which way and toys thrown about. He payed no attention to people passing by. Then for a split second….just a small moment, he stops and looks at the setting sun as if to say……not yet…I am still having fun. I cannot believe I captured this….
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