A special place

"If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, it is a special place where I spend my afternoon."

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


The Big Picture
    With a recent turn of events, there's been a lot of time, to sit and reflect on how I came to live on St. George Island, the people of the island, and the beauty that surrounds it.
    And it made me think of reflections you can see, if you're kayaking on the Apalachicola River, or on any of the creeks that branch off of it.
 Sometimes, the waters are as calm as glass, and it can make you feel like you're the focal point of a painting. But it's when you explore the shoreline, that your imagination is set free!.  
A smile
     Reflections are different with every passing minute. The time of day, the calm of the waters, or the time of year, are all things that determine what you might see in a reflection. It's up to your imagination. Two people can look at the same reflection, and most of the time, they're going to see two totally different things.
   I have a friend from Vermont, who's a very talented artist. You might describe her work as being a little abstract. And she has ability to see things differently than anybody else. 
   We've been kayaking together, but, I never saw "The Swamp Queen" until she showed me the picture. As a matter of fact, there were a lot of things I wasn't seeing!  So, it was time to stop, and take a closer look. Really take time to reflect.
The "Swamp Queen"


The ripples in the water are a give away for which side's up.

A classic Grateful Dead poster. And more.
Some reflections are simpler than others.
I sat and looked at this reflection for a long time before I focused in on the "River Princess"

Such beauty in a simple reflection
At the end of the day, the beauty is twice as beautiful
You never know what might be looking out at you from deep inside a reflection. Use your imagination!

**I'd like to dedicate this post to Dorothy, my artist friend, who taught me to see things in a different way.


  1. Really nice! Been thinking about you. We prayed for Ray Sunday :-).

  2. Very interesting. I need to take a walk and look for a queens and a princess. Hope you are doing well.