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I've been on island time since February 1 and have wanted to blog, but somehow could not seem to focus on what I wanted to write. You may even find my post today to be "rambling;" but hey, that word is in the title of my blog; so here goes.

I cannot stop the waves from rolling in and back out (nor do I want to); and acceptance of that premise has brought me serenity. Here on the island, I am sandwiched between nature and tourism! I enjoy soaking in the sunshine and fresh breezes equally as much as the culture of tourism.

The rolling waves are meditative if I just stop and appreciate them.  They shape the sands, creating scallops, shelves and lines. Hoards of walking humans create patterns with their feet and shoes. I've seen some dolphins, but not as many as I would like. I have to be satisfied with birds, the occasional crab, and kids/adults making sand "castles."

Great Blue Heron

Human prints

Sand castle

Sand elephant

I'm so grateful that I am not a"beach bird." These little guys work so hard to gather food from the sand with their long beaks; and they are so determined to pick and pick for tiny bits. They also seem to know instinctively just when to run out of the way of the next crashing wave!

I am also grateful that these simple birds lull me into a meditative space as I contemplate their existence!

For those you you who follow me, you know I do my best to wind crochet into my ramblings; so let's get some color in here! Here's what I found as I wandered the Coquina Beach Market yesterday.

Made by the sales person's sister

Nicely coordinated with beautiful fabric

On a shopper's body. Quite unique with fabric insets!
I've learned I can be inspired by things I don't usually see in my home environment, as well as by things I've never seen before. I'd love to know what inspires you...comment here!


nicole said…
I’m inspired by young people coming together to create something beautiful!

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