A Summer’s Day on Kiawah
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
The big news on Kiawah this week is that a large part of our little 10,000 acre paradise has been sold to a different land developer. The new owner has promised to preserve its natural beauty and honor the very controlled development agreement with our town. So far, reaction to the transaction has been favorable and most residents (including yours truly) are simply taking the news in stride.
After my recent post featuring the super moon in Kiawah’s night sky (check it out here), I thought it might be nice to share some of last week’s daytime photos as well. Because both sets of photos feature Kiawah’s marshes at different times, I’ve included this post in Marianne’s CBBH challenge “Same Subject, Different Time”.
Hopefully after a bit of a meander through our marshes, you can better appreciate why preservation of our natural environment is such a high priority for us.
“The sun is new each day.”
Summer comes early here on Kiawah, in fact this May was the first time ever that we did not reach the 90’s on a single day all month. It’s been remarkably beautiful with unusually low humidity, and everyone is out and about enjoying our beaches, waterways and golf courses.
As my husband and I took our inaugural boat ride for the season, my plan was to leave the camera at home and just enjoy the day. He convinced me I should take it “just in case”. Of course he was right (don’t you hate it when that happens?!) and I found myself shooting away at the glorious scene. The water was very still and the reflections were lovely as we made our way through the creeks toward the river.
“Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.”
Wildlife was all around us; the birds and dolphins seemed to be enjoying the sunshine as much as we were.
Mind you, I could have included the shot below, but that would be cheating because although it’s from our creeks, I took it on a different day 😦
“Plans to protect air, water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.”
We ended our adventure with a lovely sunset signaling the end of a beautiful day.
Wishing you all a summer filled with sunshine and joy 🙂 . For those few days when rain keeps you indoors, hop over to Tom’s Palladian Traveler blog or Sue’s A Word in your Ear challenges just for the fun of it!
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Posted in CBBH Challenge “Same Subject/Different Time“