Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

I reached back to one of my last beach visits and remembered some of the great views I was able to witness on Amelia Island in Florida.

I love the shape of clouds – the heavenly feeling they portray.  The sunrise this particular morning showcased the few clouds that happened to hover over the horizon.

I’m reminded of how magnificent nature’s creations are and how much I love to capture their raw beauty.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

My last visit to Amelia Island was a much-needed break from the chaos of my corporate and urban life in Atlanta.  I love a chance to enjoy nature and it’s even better when there’s water involved.

On my way to nearby historic American Beach, I was shocked to come across this creature in front of a house near the beach entrance.  Now, I’ve seen my share of turtles from visits to lakes and nature walks by brooks and streams – they are usually so small and cute.

However, this turtle was BIG.  I let him mosey on, of course – we both had a beautiful day at the beach to go and enjoy.

Flying High in the Sky

Spending most days as an engineer, my primary role, complexity inhabits most of what I do and more often how I think even after the workday is over.  So when my birthday came around this year, I wanted nothing more than to take the simple route – a weekend of low-key relaxation at the beach on Tybee Island.

I was thankful that my birthday offered up a clear, sunny sky at the beach filled with the salty ocean air and the perfect wind for kite-flying.   It took a while searching stores, but I finally located a kite and took to the beach.  Once I figured out the assembly, I let it fly, which it did for a few seconds before it crashed.  Hard.  Only 2-3 times did it actually stay in the air for more than a couple of minutes.  The wind pattern was definitely a challenge for my flying skills that day – aeronautical engineering was not my major in school.

But that’s okay – the few minutes I was able to get the kite in the air long enough to sit on one of the wooden swings overlooking the ocean while I enjoyed the cool breeze on my skin, watching my kite soar above the beach, was more than enough birthday celebration for me.