WPC: Fray on the Beach

When you think of Florida beaches, “white sand” comes to mind. The touristy places are pristinely kept for all the lovely family vacations. In the less traveled areas, however, this is more likely what you’ll find. 

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Low tide brings muck and grime. It is frayed and more beautiful, to me, than the white sand perfection that most people have come to associate with Florida. It almost feels like Fall in a place where the leaves never change. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the beautiful beaches, and how they epitomize summer. But, this little beach, off the beaten path, feels like when you get warm enjoyment out of a gloomy, rainy day. 

WPC: Feet in the Sand, Head in the Clouds.

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This is an older photo from earlier this summer. Actually, I already posted this photo in my Anna Maria set. However, I really love this photo, and it fit the theme so I figured I’d share it again.

I love it for the colors, of course. If you haven’t been able to tell, I have a thing for color 😉

More than the color, I’m obsessed with the circumstances under which the photo was taken. I wanted to capture this moment as a peaceful, photographical representation of the world’s beauty. But, the entire time I was shooting, my boyfriend was comically digging his feet into the sand, doing something that resembled The Twist (if it were done to Dub Step), all while singing some song that had me giggling.
Basically, ridiculousness. 🙂

So, I love that this photo can look so serene, but also instantly recall silly memories. It’s a reminder that although I take pictures to share with you guys, it’s still extremely rewarding for me to have little digital memories.

More silhouette memories here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

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This weekly challenge was, well, a challenge. I wanted to find something that was truly a step away from the straight forward. However, everywhere I looked this week, I saw nothing but manmade symmetry. Everything around me was straight lines and perfection. So, my solution was to go outside, and visit the Sunken Gardens in St Petersburg. I knew I would be able to find the zigzag chaos that only nature could provide. 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Summers in Florida are hot.

This sentence has been repeated by so many people, from so many parts of the world, that it should pretty much be an unspoken thing by now. However, the heat is so intense that “hot” becomes the only way to express yourself after your brain boils from the tiny walk from your air conditioned home to the sauna that is now your car.

You know the wave of heat that comes blasting from your oven when you check to see if dinner is ready? I call that “the furry.” Imagine, instead of backing away from the furry, you hop right inside the oven and commute to work. This is a part of every Floridian’s summer week. 

Although I have just described a hell on Earth, there is an upside. The humidity of summer always brings these puffy white clouds that dot the crystal blue sky. They really make summer worth it. Beautiful days, and even more beautiful sunsets. 

So, in attempts to survive my commute by lowering my internal body temperate to a safe range, I always stop at Starbucks to get an iced green tea. Its my happy place. It cools the heat and allows me to enjoy the wonderful things about summer in Florida. Like my days off that take me to the beach

This is my Summer Lovin’ 

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