Wednesday, September 16, 2009

beauty in simplicity

Sometimes there is beauty in just pure simplicity, like this small simple white flower. No flashy colors. No grandiose design like an orchid. Just a simple white flower which because of its small size I may have walked by many times without noticing.

Well, this time I noticed and stopped long enough to "smell the flowers" as they say and take a picture. The flower just fascinated me by its elegance. I am always amazed because the beauty of nature is everywhere. All I have to do is look.
Weather. Temperature. I watched the weather report on television. Here in Orlando and they said that the high today was going to be 92 degrees. Whereas, the high in New Smyrna they said is going to be only 88 degrees. Those coastal beach people have it made. Open the windows on the front of the house, open the windows on the back of the house, and just let that cool sea breeze blow through the house. This is what I use to do when I lived in San Diego and lived near the ocean. The ocean breeze was so strong all of the time. And the cold Pacific water with the Japanese current carrying the cold Alaskan water down along the coastline, made the air really cool that was blowing across its surface. I think that New Smyrna must have a similar thing to cool the air because the temperatures there always seem to be a little cooler than here in land-locked Orlando. However, with global warming and rising sea levels perhaps Orlando will be ocean front property one day and New Smyrna unfortunately will have joined the dennizons of Port Royal. Time will tell. All that I have to do is figure out a way to live a few hundred years to see it if it should happen. Everyone have as cool a day as possible. Hopefully it won't be too long before we will be complaining about approaching cold fronts and chilly weather. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

The chilly weather is from the crushed ice from the refrigerator.