Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday..Color my world!!!

June 8,2011
Every year, more people take action to celebrate and protect our planet’s ocean, which connects us all. In 2010 alone, over 300 events in 45 countries around the world were held in honor of World Oceans Day.

Hello world!!
what an awesome Monday already!!
Looking out my OPEN window..
I see Blue sky..
Sunshine filtering through NEW  leaves on my neighbors' 45 year old Maple tree..
I love that tree in all seasons..
even when  the golden  leaves are falling..
As lovely as my world happens to be here in Mile High Denver, Colorado..
My thoughts are those of Florida..
My true home..
my native soil..
the sugary white squeaky sand..
crystal clear turquoise waters..
and the abundant seafood produced there..
livelihoods gleaned from  the depths..
and the shores..
It has been just one year since my  visit right after the the oil spill..
I, like many others raced home to photograph..
bury our toes in the sand..
swim in the the warm waters..
one last BEFORE the OIL reaches our area visit..
being home  in March,earlier this year..
the beach looks much the same as always..

pristine and beautiful..
BUT..where once thriving businesses prevailed..
doors are shuttered and closed.
economic losses were just too great  to endure through the lost season..
everything  on the surface appears to be NORMAL..
who knows what lurks below..
this I do know..
it is up to us..
you and me..
to continue the fight to preserve our Oceans..
Our Planet..
recycle.. reuse.. re-invent..
take pictures..

enjoy today..
take out all the trash you bring..or  find..
make memories..
leave only your footprints!

For more wonderfully colorful Monday fun :
Smiling Sally Bleu Monday


  1. This post just simply tells the story of why I love you so!

    It tells not just of your love of the sea, but that you want to protect her from the damage we do.

    You are a TRUE steward and a wonderful spokesperson for that which we both love so much.

    My sister of the sea, I adore you!!!!!!!! Oh honey, you brought tears to my eyes this morning, I am so proud of you for sharing your thoughts with us today.


  2. amazing & beautiful photos!!

    happy monday dear friend ;)

  3. Great to know everything is back to normal. Nice to see that white sand. Great photos!

    Yellow Bird

    Indigo bunting

  4. I love my state too! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Loui.

  5. Such gorgeous photos...I love the one with the boats!!! It is fabulous. Taking care of what we have should be second nature for all of us.
    Love your blog!!!
    Have a wonderful day dreaming of the beaches!!!

  6. Beautiful pictures and post! Yes, I remember how that sugary sand sounds when you walk on it!!! Alas, I may never get to vacation there again. You just soak it up, make pictures and post them for us to enjoy.

  7. Who's the hot momma in front of the sailboat :D

  8. All beautiful photos but I love the blue shell eyes.

  9. Leave only your footprints -I love that. Unfortunately, the fishing industry is part of the problem..., from overfishing to pollution (fish nets for one thing). We just have to find a better way and respect all life and nature. I don't think much will change as long as we put money first. But lots of people do lots of good, and I keep my focus on that.

  10. what a happy, happy post!! I can just hear the joy in your words...YAY!! and that image of the boats?? Oh MY....what a gorgeous shot!

  11. Your photographs are beautiful, Loui! I especially love the one of the boats at the docks. The sky is just lovely in that picture.

    Thanks for your visit to my blog today!

  12. Love the photos Loui! I am so happy to live here - just can't ever get enough beach in my life.

  13. I love your photos, especially the wonderful boats. The glow of the sky and the reflections are stunning. Where in florida were the pictures taken?

  14. Barbara~
    all sandy beachy pics were made on Panama City Beach.Florida
    The high rise area is in Destin,Florida at Harbor Walk.
    The Shrimp boats are the fleet of Joe Patti Seafood, in Pensacola Florida! Joe has the BEST, freshest seafood ever..always ready to pack it for travel by car..or ship by air.!!
    hope this answers some of your questions..
    Thanks everyone!! You guys are the bestest ever!!

  15. Beautiful pics Louie! Love the beach!!! I am visiting from Monday. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Beautiful photos! I love how you describe your home, digging your toes in the sand. Quite lovely, popped over from Mosaic Monday... hope you have a lovely week

  17. I'm looking back at your posts to learn more about you! I think we have a lot in common! ♥


welcome to my world of salty sunkissed breezes..
where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...