What’s at the end?
Take the short walk
Let the beauty begin.
We visited Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve in Jupiter Florida. It’s about an hour from Pompano and a beautiful drive down A1A.
The preserve was named for its rocky Anastasia limestone shoreline – the largest on the U.S. Atlantic coast. During extreme high tides and after winter storms, seas break against the rocks and force plumes of saltwater up to 50 feet skyward. It’s an impressive sight. (Copied from the website https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/placesweprotect/blowing-rocks-preserve.xml?redirect=https-301)
We didn’t get to see a lot of big waves but it was still well worth the ride. A short walk through sea grape trees and you are there.
All photos copyright Toni Hooper 2017
Not by me
Waves grab what’s neglected
A child plays
A rope releases
A lady dresses up
A hat throws caution to the wind
Live like a wave!
I was trying to add a picture of Bunny to the previous post but for some reason the picture disappeared! I walked across the street to the lodge where I had to perch on the stair landing and I guess cross my fingers and pat my head! The desk clerk finally went upstairs and turned the router off and on. Voila! Bunny’s picture reappeared! So here she is. She sent this photo as she was leaving to make a presentation to the elementary school.
photo courtesy of Heather Spears © Heather Spears 2014
Days into nights
Nights into daze
Warrior stares at the dragon’s gaze.
Facing the dark
Facing the light
Which is wrong and which is right.
Each must choose
Your choice alone
Choose the path that takes you home.
©Toni Dranes Hooper 2014
Light painting has always fascinated me. As I sat on the balcony of the condo last night in Gulf Shores, I watched people with their flashlights walking the beach. From my viewpoint, all I could see were the moving lights. It reminded me of a scene from a Disney Fantasia-like movie. My granddaughter Tristan and I walked the beach with our flashlight and camera. I could take “dancing light” photos forever!