I love watching the sunrises and sunsets. There is just something so pure and magical as the sun is making itself known or when it is saying good night. These are photos that I took as I was out on the bay or on the island. I am blessed to live in such an environment. It’s the simple things like this that calms the soul,while the world is going crazy. ~ Melise ~
Nostalgia means a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
Nature always fills me with a sense of peace, it inspires me to enjoy life better. It lifts my mood. So, on days like this when I can enjoy the scenery around me, I like to make memories that I can recapture. In the future I will be able to look at these photos and automatically it will transport me back to this beautiful day. I will be nostalgic for long summer days, when the heat is warm and the gulf breeze is fair. ~ Melise ~
If you look closely there is a turtle cage to protect the nests in the center of the sand.
I thought it was cute to see all the Egrets sitting on the posts. A Blue Heron over in the far left. They liked hanging around the mud puddles from all the rain we’ve been having.
It’s so relaxing to sit and swing, listening to the water gently roll in. The view is never tiring.
So many parks that encourage one to just sit, take in the scenery and breathe.
My time is so enjoyable at the beach, it is when I can relax the most. The sound of the waves and the seagulls de-stress me. When I took these I was thinking of the song “Sailing” and that I could easily sail away on a beautiful day like this! I have to come back to Florida for a touch of paradise. ~Melise~
It’s not far down to paradise, At least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away And find tranquility The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me
It’s not far to never never land No reason to pretend And if the wind is right you can find the joy Of innocence again The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me Sailing Takes me away To where I’ve always heard it could be Just a dream and the wind to carry me And soon I will be free
Fantasy It gets the best of me When i’m sailing All caught up in the reverie Every word is a symphony Won’t you believe me
It’s not far back to sanity At least it’s not for me And when the wind is right you can sail away And find serenity The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me
This is Venice Beach in Florida. It is further south, this beach is well known for it’s sharks teeth and shells. When we feel more in the spirit to go searching we bring our Florida snow shovels and we pan for sharks teeth and shells that are in the water and have not made it ashore yet. There is a bounty to behold. This area is more rocky and the sand is gritty, harder on the feet. But that is what makes the difference of this kind of beach where the waves bring in such fine specimens. Another way of relaxing in paradise. I realize as I look more and more at these photo’s that I have been collecting and storing away how blessed I am to have the pleasure of visiting these places.
Back to the beach and yes the sand is as white as the snow. But it feels like very fine soft flour when you walk in it. One of our local beaches was voted #1 in America. It was this one, known as Siesta Key. The sand has so many crystals in it that it sparkles just like snow. I wish you were able to take your shoes off and be able to walk across the landscape just to feel the texture. Just to relax.
This is one of my favorite ways to relax is being at the beach at any time of the day. The crashing of the waves, the breeze across my body, the sound of seagulls around me. looking at the beautiful reflections of the sun sparkling on the water like diamonds or the colors of the sunset or sunrise that look as if they came from an artists array of colors. This is a photo that I took on one of my many outings where I go to look for peace and tranquility. ~ Melise ~