Tell me a story: June 2016

Tell me a Story is live and this month the quote is from Deepak Chopra:

“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions” 

Solitude for me often comes when we go away to the beach.  While Richard burns his energy kayaking, cycling, and snorkeling. I on the other hand find my solitude and rest in a book, walking along the beach, and watching nature.  The sound of the waves is a balm to my soul.  Being on the beach allows me to gather my thoughts and contemplate the answers.

We recently went down to Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys.  We have not been there for a number of years and decided to revisit.  Here are a few of the reasons why the trip to the beach is my balm, and which helps me to be silent.

Time to relax, enjoy, regroup - on route to the beach at Long Key State Park

Time to relax, enjoy, regroup – on route to the beach at Long Key State Park

Long Key State Park: Marathon: May 20-23, 2016 0114

Once you hit the Florida Keys the calmness of the ocean begins to soothe your soul.

A place of rest and reflection.

A place of rest and reflection.

Seed pods at the beach.

Life relaxes and you begin to enjoy the beauty that creation has to offer you.

I love that I managed to capture the tiny fish in it's beak.

Nature at it’s best -catching what it needs for the day – pure simplicity.

Silent meditation can come in the way of fishing. Not me though.

Silent meditation can come in the way of fishing.

Sitting on the beach watching the Osprey soar in the sky is a time of contemplation for me. Watching it dive for fish is pure pleasure.

Sitting on the beach watching the Osprey soar in the sky is a time of contemplation for me. Watching it dive for fish is pure pleasure.

An Osprey with it's dinner.

Seeing it rise out of the water – goal accomplished is encouragement in itself.  You have to try to achieve.

Feel the sun on your face

Feel the sun on your face – rest, relax, breathe, contemplate, restore.

Clouds

Marvel at the simple things like clouds in the sky.

A Seagull doing a fly by.

Enjoy nature – appreciate the beauty of a Seagull flying by.

Lensbaby Composer Pro with a Sweet 35 optic.

Enjoy the evening as it begins to close on the day – marvel at the beauty that surrounds you.

Sunset at the bridge leaving Islemorado.

Chill, allow the stresses you brought away with you to fall away.

Sunset from the bridge leaving Islemorado

Let the day close, along with it any troubles that you may carry.

Lensbaby Composer Pro with a Sweet 35 optic.

Tomorrow is a new day, rise, shine, enjoy…

Sunrise - Long Key State Park.

It’s a brand new day, and a brand new beginning.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a Story.    This is a circle blog.  Please take time to visit my fellow blogger Mindy Sauvageau  and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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3 Comments on “Tell me a story: June 2016

  1. Pingback: Soccer Season 2016 Spring (done) – LUPJi Photography

  2. Beautiful images! I am right there with you on wanting to be still and take it all in. What a beautiful place to do that.

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