I so wanted to share some of my upbeat fun memories of my vacation in Florida..
But how can I when this story dominates the entire world news.....
This week saw even more sadness rendered by the oil spill in the Gulf..
The president came to the Gulf Coast, meeting with Governors from coastal states..
the economical impact is being passed down to employees..
small businesses are closing..
employees are being laid off..
No longer will families frolic along the shore..
where Photographers.. both amateur and professional, abound..
the sugary white sands will be tainted with alien globs of tarballs..
our sea creatures from the deep are coming closer to shore for oxygen..
trying to escape the oil polluted depths..
fewer turtle nests have been found..
every day the "news" is not any better..
after two months.. the oil still spews forth..
yellow booms are everywhere..
destroying life as we once knew it..
in a way it was..
I needed to replenish my senses with the feel of the beach..
to hear the rush of roaring waves..
caressing , and teasing my cheeks with soft kisses....
fluffing my hair..even on an overcast rainy day..s
carrying the essence of pure BEACH to my very soul..
to feel the texture of the sand between my toes..
as I scuff my feet through the fine sugary white granules..
and the wet sand stuck to my feet from wading..
from emerald greens, to turquoises..
often punctuated with billowing white puffy clouds..
Sand sculptures say it all..
a special thanks to my sister of the heart Margo who graciously allowed the use of several photos..
other than the Presidential related photos, all others were taken by Moi..