I am not known to be an early morning person! Several weeks ago though, I had to be up early to get my daughter to an out of town event. Luckily, I took my camera with me. Once I was on my way back home, and good and awake, I began to appreciate the early morning light as the sun came up, and decided to make a stop by a local park. I had been to this park many times before, but I found it especially serene and peaceful in the solitude of early morning. The light coming off the pond was warm and wonderful, and provided a great and worshipful way to start my day.
Key Largo Sunrise
For those of you just coming out of a long, cold, grey several months, this is what February looks like in Key Largo, Florida. Just over a year ago, in February 2011, I spent several winter days strolling around in shorts and flip flops with a margarita in my hand. It was beyond heavenly, and did wonders to remind me of the different mindset and attitude that each and every season evokes. This canal began each day with a quiet calm as the sun spilled over the hotel, followed by the hurried hustle of fishermen headed out for the day with eager anticipation. By mid day, it was busy with music filled vessels of all shapes and sizes, dotted with sun bathers, snorkelers and sightseers looking for adventure. Evening brought everyone home, sun soaked and sea weary, yet somehow reinvigorated by their time on the water. I hope this will not be the last time I spend a few “winter” days in the Florida Keys.