Fourth of July was a full day for me, starting with milking the goats at Vida Verde Education. On my way back, since I was with my partner who had never been to Martin’s Beach, we decided to stop and check it out. We were the first ones to walk the beach that morning.
But we were not the first to see the message placed on the bluff top like the “Hollywood” sign. I wonder who the lucky couple was.
Today I cracked open a new Moleskine notebook – the small watercolor album. I’ve never used it before, but there is liberation in a small blank page.
I sat with a piece of seaweed in front of me on the beach, and was able to take the time to let each layer of paint dry, adding more layers until I found the olive green-brown that satisfied me.
Today my gift from the sea was the chance to pay attention to the way colors mix on a page. And to sit for long enough to feel the quality of the ocean’s embrace. I was inspired to jot these words down too:
She approaches with a low rumble
as if a stampede of galloping hooves roll in
from the horizon.
She rolls and curls
and like many gentle fingers
she envelopes with a
Soft yet definite
holding the power
to move boulders
grain by grain
of our brief time here.
Today – Friday, June 3, 2016
Check out more of my journey in sketches on Miramar Beach in this gallery.