Lens-Artists Challenge #109 – Under the Sun
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“Sunshine is Nature’s hug and spirit breath to the earth. “
It’s always fun to see children enjoying their first time trip to the ocean. Since one of the families is from the midwest, this was a first for their youngest daughter. The position of our barrier island creates waves that are typically quite gentle – perfect for a little one’s first experience. In light of the pandemic’s travel restrictions, It was a special treat to see the grandparents, parents and children enjoying our beach together.
“The sun shines on everybody. You’ve got to keep believing. “
I captured the image above in an earlier beach outing. I had to laugh at the abandon I imagined the shoes’ owners felt as they dropped their footwear and had a run down to the water. There is nothing quite like the feeling of bare feet in the sand, followed closely by splashing into the refreshing ocean waves.
“Every morning the rising sun invites and inspires us to begin again.”
Finally, I’ve included an image I captured the evening before Hurricane Isaias was scheduled to arrive. The surf was churning a bit more than usual, and the sun was very nearly set. Beachgoers were enjoying the larger-than-usual waves and the lovely pre-storm breezes. Sincere thanks to those who expressed concern for our safety as the storm moved into our area. Fortunately for us it created only a bit of rain and wind. Our neighbors to the north in Pawley’s Island and Myrtle Beach were impacted much more severely as were many in North Carolina and further up the eastern coast. Our thoughts are with them as they recover from nature’s wrath.
Thanks to Amy for the opportunity to highlight some of our beautiful beach time here on Kiawah. We look forward to seeing what YOU find interesting under the sun in your part of the world. Remember to link to Amy’s post here, and to use the Lens-Artists tag to help us find you. Hoping to see you here on Travels and Trifles next week as I host challenge #110.