Can’t believe it’s December already!! Of course living in Florida has a way of negating Jack Frost’s presence and the white fluffy stuff is just something we can surf!
Today thinking what an interesting few years it has been. Friendships have lasted, pets are the same, yet so ironic how widowship launched me into an almost vagabond lifestyle.
Looking at nature, the shore birds, this season of shedding, magnifies once again the importance of being present, staying thankful for the smallest of refreshings. The hug from a person who really loves you, that call from a long time friend, wagging tails and genuine smiles from cohorts.
Read recently a quote which made me pause;
“All the trees are loosing their leaves and not one of them is worried”
And just like this lil fluffy plover, King of this Coral Hill, reflecting a calm demeanor, a puff ball of cuteness.
A few feet away spied another Florida Shore bird, the Willet.
This day met a new surfer Ryan, he reminded me of my grandson, olive eyes, enthusiastic and greatly in ♡ with the sport.
Have such a soft spot for surfers. Many I know are struggling financially. Like most artists, their passion of creating and conquering, surpasses any fundamental overture of showcasing themselves. Nope will never charge a surfer and basically have difficulty accepting money period. Below is surfer Lance sporting his dreads!
So attempted to snap some shots for Ryan this day when unexpectedly captured an injury in the making. My heart dropped as I heard Gary say; “Aw I think he’s hurt” and indeed witnessed the dislocation of his left shoulder! @#$$#!
He managed to get safely to shore and I will never ever forget his statement; “Were you able to get me standing?” with my reply “I think so” (not mentioning I definitely filmed the dislocation) he states; “then it was worth it.”
It was an honor to film him. Later after his visit to the hospital, we planned a future shoot when he is all healed.
This month it reflected once again the importance of family and how we carry them with us, no matter where we are.
“I have accepted fear as part of life- specifically the fear of change.” – Erica Jong
Capturing beauty around us is an adventure, yes my heart felt desire. Sometimes it’s a workout, trekking through the unknown or caught in a storm despite fair weather forecasts. You learn to ride out the storm, surf waves of indecision knowing, this too shall pass.
And when you lay your head down for a new nights rest you can’t help but smile. Yup all the pain, the heartache, the unknown, was part of a neat attraction meant for personal growth. Wonder what tomorrow will bring?! ♡