April 18, 2010

when you seek...


We decided that we should picnic at the beach again... and on our no-schedule day, we planned it right after miniature golf. On our way, the rain came in. But in my glass-half-full type of mind, I never once doubted that our plans would be ruined. I was sure the rain would move on through... and sometimes those clouds make for a more beautiful sunset.

A different beach... a different landscape. As I sat in my chair and shared dinner with my son, we noticed that the shore was not lined with a row of shells... and I was sure that I would be writing although there were no angel wings, we were not short on sand or fun. Instead, I write... although we were short on company and color in the sky, there was hardly a shortage of angel wings... because once I looked down, I didn't even have to step forward to find plenty. But I suppose that is how it is on the beach where the coquinas play.

The sky never quite lightened... but even without pink and orange wash of spectacular, there was plenty of inspiration at the beach. Looking out into the surf, we saw the dolphins at play. Gliding fins and splashing tails... it was hard to move my eyes away, and I found myself torn between them and the bride making her way onto the beach...


It was a night of beauty. It may not have been blaring itself across the sky in brilliant colors, but if you stop and seek, open your eyes and your heart... you will find the beauty waiting just for you.


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10 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Angel wings, a cute boy, a bride and dolphins...sounds just perfect to me.

julie said...

sounds wonderful! and that picture of the boy on the surfboard and the dolphin in the background is perfect! is that your son? i am never able to catch a picture of a dolphin! great job!

Dawn said...

yes, julie! that's my son :) and there were three of four dolphins out there... catching ONE on film was amazing!

imoomie said...

I had never heard the term angels wings, now I will never forget it!!

Graceful said...

Dawn, you always have such a positive attitude! I love it!

Graceful said...

By the way, my boys are loving that picture of your son with the dolphin!

Graceful said...

My boys are loving that picture of your son with the dolphin! Now they want to live in Florida, too!

Richella said...

I loved these two beach posts. Makes me wish I could go to the beach with you.

To tell the truth, I probably wouldn't look for angels' wings; I'd just sit and admire yours.

Kelli said...

Ahhh the beach!! Sounds like a perfect evening with the ones you love!!! Awesome photos of the angel wings and dolphin fins!

jenn said...

i loVe the pictures--especially Cam and the dolphin--amazing!! what a perfect evening!