6.26.2013

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Florida to Colorado.

We flew back home late last week.  I am delightfully sustained by coastal light, sand, sea.  Here, now, we swim again.  Just in different terrain.  Yesterday we were at the pool.  Sully and I were swimming side-by-side.  Mom, we're swimming  just like sea turtles!  Calm, broad strokes.

A tinge of panic has lived inside of me over the course of time as we've become quite settled in Colorado, even more so now that schools have been started and family business calls - afraid that we might not find our way back to the ocean.  That my boys might not know what it truly means to be part saltwater and sand and shell.  But that worry is no more.  They are beginning to understand the ocean, the lifestyle, and they love it as much as I do. It feels comforting and exciting to start thinking about how someday, when the time is right, we can divide our time.  And that is enough for now.

Forward.

I'm back in my garden, tending.  We're back to porch things and neighbor things.  We spend our mornings cooling in the shade and our afternoons at the pool.  Sun-tea brews, lemonade flows.  The days are slow and with very little structure, just the way I like them.  I find myself looking up at a bird in flight and, although it's not a pelican's span over the sparkling sea, beauty and gratitude come flooding in just the same.


7 comments :

  1. Your garden looks so nice and perfectly manicured! I'm glad you got your fill of coastal air, of course I always miss the mountains. They don't make them here like they do out west.

    xox Lilly

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    1. Yes, the Rockies are quite majestic. Theo and I were watching the sun set over them tonight from his bedroom window. Their beauty is not lost on me. :)

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  2. I'd love to see more garden porn just so I can drool with envy. Also, didn't get a chance to comment, but I always love your posts from your ocean home. I can always *feel* how your body is still made of sea and sand and shell. Lovely.

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  3. Your garden pics are gorgeous, too. :) These pics are from the front of our house. My neighbors on each side and I put these raised beds in this spring. We each have one. We have postage-size lots, so anywhere we can add more, we do.

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  4. I love love love your photography.

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  5. What wonderful summer memories you made by the sea, and there's still plenty of time to make more in the mountains. Love that picture of the boy on scooter.

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