Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Often in the dead of winter, I return to this image. The tropical colors, the faint shadows of the palm trees casting their umbrella on the wall and the gold reflection of the summer sun in the window brings on musings of the warmth and salty air I enjoyed during the trip south.

The colors caught my eye but also I wondered how it must feel to live every day in a tropical paradise. Does one get used to it and take it for granted? As much as I would like to think not, I suppose one takes for granted their surroundings, no matter where they live. As mundane as we sometimes find our home base, there is always someone who envies our surroundings. Maybe we should re-evaluate our lot in life once in a while and know that there are worthwhile qualities to each of us. Remembering that is the hard part.


OliveStreetStudio said...

I agree that I think we take our surroundings for granted. We live 3 blocks form the Ocean and I'm trying to go see it more bc it is so lovely and calming. This is a beautiful picture - where is it from?

Dan Felstead said...

Olive Street,
Thank you for visiting and following the blog...welcome aboard! The picture was taken 2 years ago during a trip though Florida. It was either in the Tampa area or farther south around Ft. Lauderdale. You are so lucky to live near the ocean...this is from a landlocked guy in the Midwest! Feel free to comment on any pictures anytime.


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful picture and something that generates feelings of relaxation and being on holiday and being able to take the time to stop and view the small enjoyable things. Thanks for sharing.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks for the comment. As you said, when I look at the does take me away. I am happy to be there for a while especially in the cold, raining, icy Midwest this time of year.