Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Natalie the Explorer. It’s a green macha tea day for me! In a while, I’m heading out to get a massage, and later I have to do my Saturday cardio. *Sigh
I know I said in my Gratitude post of a few days ago, “There is nothing I need to chase after,” and I’m sticking with that, but last night I felt an urge to chase the sunset. My boyfriend and I had just left dinner, and there was the pinkish-orange hue above the tree line. So I convinced him to drive that way, because I wanted to drive to a river landing where I knew we’d see the sunset.
Turns out, that was the last glow of the sun. It was dark within about 5 minutes, so we turned around to head back. When he turned the car around, the moon was so bright and almost full, that I forgot our unreached sunset. The darkness covered the tree tops, and the moon seemed to follow us along as we drove North. I was just as pleased as if we’d have seen the sunset on the water.
I know my boyfriend couldn’t see the full moon as he was driving, but he did smile at me several times. He seemed happy that I was happy. And that, my friends, also makes me happy!
So I’m dwelling more on that thought than on my sleep issues last night, due to my sore shoulder and arm. I do feel, however, that the adhesions are breaking up. I believe I am on the way back.
So, I think the moral of this story is, revel in the joys of any moment that greets you. Don’t waste time regretting what has left you. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Is there anything as beautiful as a sunset on the water? Well, maybe sunrise on the water. I’d have to say they are equally beautiful. Living in Jacksonville, Fl, I am able to enjoy both. Above is a photo of a sunset on the St. Johns River at a county dock. This is just a little ways down the road from me, heading out of my neighborhood, down a main street, and turning into another residential area. However, our huge river winds all around town. This county dock, on my side of town, has a park and historical site. It’s a great place to go and relax, take a short walk, and stop and gaze. Many people also go to fish off of that dock. It’s a beautiful location.
Walking back through the trails into the park, you still get a little glimpse of the river through the trees. This photograph was taken on a day that had been rainy and stormy, and it was just winding down. There would have been a sunset, except for the clouds. You can almost see the breeze stirring through the Spanish moss. The dark and light images made a wonderful contrast.
Here is the county dock again, pictured on a sweltering hot summer day, mid-day to be exact, from another angle. I mean, it’s one of those days the heat seems to be cooking the wood, and some of the wood was new at that point, which may have accounted for the smell, but in my mind’s eye, it was the sun baking the wood. I was also dripping with sweat. No one goes out there too often on hot summer days. 🙂 Those from out of town don’t either. You can sort of tell how bright and intense the sun is on this day, because a lot of the colors look faded, as if every color is reflecting so much light.
Such is the mixture of bright, sunny, cloudy, dark, and rainy that we get around here, in this place I call home. You can get beautiful views on any sort of day. Just keep your eyes wide open, and especially head for the water.