I don’t know where my love for water began. I love to be by a waterfall, spring, lake and ocean. It makes me feel good. I was such a fearful child; it took me forever to learn to get in the deep side of a pool. Maybe that is where it began. Jumping off the high dive was freeing and an accomplishment for me.
In my early adulthood I went to Colorado and loved the COLD mountain streams and oh yeah, I forgot I also love snow! One year we were out there and decided to stay an extra day because the drive back had turned into a very poor road trip due to the time a year we went. JANUARY HAHAHAHA ! We turned back and stayed one more night in Colorado and I awoke to a beautiful carpet of white the next morning surrounded by all the evergreen and the mountains.
My greatest thrill though was visiting the Emerald Coast in Florida fifteen years ago. When I saw this beautiful white sand all over the ground on a very hot day I think my mind could not wrap what I was seeing at first but my emotions did. It was like having winter and summer to enjoy at the same time. I cried. It was just the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I’ve gone back many times. My eyes and the feel and smell on the beach just unwinds my clock and I could set there for hours. I don’t have to get in the water I just need to be by it and hear it. If you have never traveled much, as myself, and would love to see beauty…. I would choose this for you.
I have turned some of my photos into watercolor shots because it adds to the feel for me describing the beach and what it means to me. The bottom photo is a project I have yet to complete. My office area is beachy and this is something I want to hang in there. Take a map and stitch a red line from your home (which is above) to your favorite destination. My heart belongs to the sea.