It was a brisk Friday morning, had off work and was determined to make the best of it which of course meant VISIT NATURE! Where else can one go to clear their head and heart?
Working in the health field is challenging. Every day you come face to face with patients fighting for understanding, struggling for homeostasis. Sometimes your co workers are fighting the same battle. Life is tough enough without having the burden of someone else’s judgement. Understanding is key and we need to set our mind and heart on the beauty deep within. Yes it was time to take a Trek to the Sea, you just never know what you will see or how the wind will move across that vast body of water. And this day it would just be me, the lifeguard and of course “her”.
My nose and earlobes were cold which made me smile. Haven’t felt my cheeks taught like this since brisk fall days spent in New England, minus the salty air smell. Wasn’t near an ocean in Connecticut, had to rely on the white noise devices. Recently heard of a form of light therapy for depression as patients shed their prescriptions and become healed with ambient LIGHT!
“Let your light shine before others”. Matthew 5
Wouldn’t it be great to have you hit by the effervescent love, overwhelming joy, compassion, hope and care from your boss, co workers, family and partner?!! No wonder people go home and pour themselves a “stiff one” or desire a “stiff one”; fact is they fear of becoming a “stiff one” and sadly the dead do walk among us.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Gandhi
Every day caution flags are hung, today there would be multiple warnings.
Belong to this amazing group on Facebook called NATURAL FLORIDA. A bunch of like minded photographer’s came together and formed what I think is one of the best groups on Facebook today. Sharing and educating each other through art forms, prose, writing and photography, we gather insight. Even have weekend assignments and actually one of the main reasons visiting the ocean this day, we were to capture “GULLS” in nature. However as I scanned the beach not one bird in sight but then I saw this “brown spec” it was an OSPREY! Oh he was so brave plunging into those wild waves and what keen eyesight! He soared high in the sky and almost levitated , he hovered over a spot despite the strong winds.
Then plunging with his talons he grasped deep into those waters and emerged with something.
Oh definitely was stoked, remember holding my camera up to the sky yelling SCORE!!! Knew I got the shot but was my exposure right, did I read the light meter correctly? Yes the joy was felt despite my fears. Soon after many birds visited this once barren shore and it continued when we visited the Inlet too! The diving Pelicans were so entertaining! As I uploaded the frames my joy was complete. There were some pretty amazing moments.
Yes was revitalized this day and my heart felt thought!?! To be as brave as these amazing creatures, diving head first into a roaring sea full of rip currents and sharks to emerge unscathed with sustenance for another day.