Friday, April 30, 2010

Apr 29th, 2010

As an oil gusher spews into the Gulf of Mexico, we await the inevitable destruction of the local draw.  The gorgeous, emerald waters and sandy, snow-white beaches that have been taken for granted are in jeopardy and just today the federal government has offered the responsible company assistance in solving this horrible dilemma.  Thank you!  While I don't know how they will stop the 210,000 gallons of oil that are daily churning out of a pipe 5,000 feet under water, I am grateful.

See, I live here because I love it.  I love the natural wildlife that I encounter each day, the clean air that blows from the shores, and the beauty that surrounds me.

Until yesterday, I couldn't imagine the disappearance of those luxuries.  Yesterday I looked online at photos of the oil strewn beaches of Beirut, Alaska, and Australia.  Now, I can't help but imagine.

So, yesterday I took pictures of the just a portion of the beauty that surrounds us. 

Workers have been constructing a new pier after Hurricane Ivan removed significant portions of the last one.  We've been anxiously awaiting it's projected completion in May. 

Can't you just feel the sunshine reflecting off the water?  Nice.

Clicking on the photos will bring you so close, you might even feel the sand between your toes.

Yes, this is truly a beautiful place to live. 

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