Enjoying the darkness and silence of the morning...
Drinking my coffee by candlelight, checking email and overall just enjoying the accomplishment of waking before the sun is wonderful. I’m sitting at the Tiki Bar – in the screened in porch. The rain is coming down hard – as it was only a sprinkle 20 minutes ago. The wind has picked up as well. Now it’s pouring down rain – and I love the sound of it on the roof, and the breeze that comes through the screens. They said it would rain – and when I hear that on the news, I still think of my Portland rain. Simple raining – that goes on and on for days. This rain is different. This rain makes one believe they might need to build an ark, much like Noah did.
The hue of the rising sun is gone. It’s black out there. The canal is filling up. The water is rough and I wonder about the Manatee family. I wonder what happens when a hurricane comes through here. What do the people do? If the rain makes me feel vulnerable – I can only imagine how a hurricane would make me feel.
How have these flimsy structures on this canal survived? Not to mention, the people that live here.
The rain has slowed to a drizzle.
So much for the thought provoking silence of the early morning hours: The rain power-washed that notion away! The rooster and dogs are stirring, making quite the ruckus; they’ve even invited the seagulls to join them. I suppose I should feel blessed by the serenade. And I am.
The black darkness is gone. A blanket of thick grey clouds cover the sky. The rain has died down and now the morning is awake.
Yesterday, when we were out and about – I bought some paint pens, a sharpener for my new graphite pencil and a solid eraser. In the art supply store – they had a display of a fire fighter’s work. He painted Buddha, and he painted them well. Each one with a different palette, but there was a sense of cohesiveness. Enjoying the paintings put that creative spark within, almost like being poked with a hot cattle prod!
Didn’t create last night though – as I was finishing up some long overdue business: Trip Advisor. I’m obsessed with leaving feedback and reviews of any place we go. God, I love that site!
I will be doing some sketching today – as it seems like a perfect day to NOT get dressed – and lay around due to the weather.
As of now, we do not know where we will go next. I love that. Nothing is planned, so there are no expectations.