Summer time! Things are heating up! I think we all look forward to the summer for similar reasons. Summer seems to always remind us to slow down, enjoy the long days, take a vacation, relax on a beach. So since summer is a little slower of a season down here, I am doing just that! I have been venturing out a little more; meeting more of my neighbors, spending time with family, and checking out all the gorgeous, local BEACHES! This is Siesta Key beach; the sand is pure white, and never gets hot because there is more quartz in the sand than anywhere else! What a beautiful day we had there!
The yard has really come alive too! When "they"say it grows like a jungle down here, they mean it! All our plants and fruit trees have gone crazy! We are actually getting flowers and fruits on trees that we were told would take 3-5 years to produce! And the wildlife is on over drive! We actually saw an alligator right off our dock in the canal a week ago! There are bunches of turtles sunning themselves and hoping you'll feed them by the little bridges. We keep seeing big snook fish swimming under our dock too; but haven't caught them yet. We have been more successful with the crab traps though- we have caught quite a few big blue crabs over the last few weeks; cook them and freeze until we get a nice big batch- so I am looking forward to dinner that night!
While I have a little more time I am also getting some inventory made, and working on some new projects. I am so fasinated with the beauty of the scenery here, the wildlife, the marine life, nature has a way of inspiring you! My creativity is gearing up, and I am creating a "BEACH LINE" I started with genuine STARFISH PENDANTS! I even made a few pairs of starfish earrings too! I will also have pendants that are made from beautiful shells, and beach stone coming soon!
Do you know the legend of the sea star?