A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking. ~Earl Wilson, American journalist
The pressures had been building for some time.
An aging parent. A fur-kid with arthritic hips. A new laptop that I didn’t have time to set up properly. A work-in-progress that was going nowhere, thanks to some web design projects demanding my full attention.
In short, an overburdened psyche.
So I did what any rational person would do — called my sis and persuaded her to take a vacation with me.
Siblings or lovers?
It doesn’t matter as long
As love keeps them close.
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb
I’m up to my ears in web design projects right now, but I figured if I didn’t get these Spring photos posted, it might be Summer before I come up for a deep breath!
We’ve been fighting our share of wind, rain, and coolish temperatures, but Mother Nature knows it’s time to put on her striking glory. See if you don’t agree:
Not sure but I think this might be a magnolia. Yes, we have them here! This one was in a little park outside of the business district.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. — Henry Beston, American writer and naturalist
My heart quickens at the sight
Of palm tree, water, and sunlight.
My toes long to squish the sand,
To leave footprints along the land.
My nose welcomes the salty air;
I want the breeze to blow my hair.
My ears strain for the thrilling sound
Of roaring waves as they pound.
The warmth of sun makes pink my skin
And banishes thoughts of winter’s din.
A view like this is a feast for the senses
And a welcome rest from all offenses.
Note: This is written as a couplet. I took this photo on a vacation to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.