Skywatch Friday: Latticework, Early Morning




From July 8, 2012

Every now and again I get myself out of bed in time for the magic I tell myself I should get out of bed for all the time.  Thank goodness the moment lasts when I do finally make it.  On this particular moment, somebody from the Villa was using a lacrosse stick to throw a ball for his Lab, and that dog flew like the wind to fetch that thing.  That was to my right, and it was a gorgeous sight.  

To my left were the three or four turtle patrol volunteers with their multiple plastic bags of litter they had collected while I was still tying on my sneakers back at the house.  They are out every day doing the same thing for the same reason:  because they respect the beach that is the nesting ground to many a sea turtle.  I join them in their labor of love, though I am not a member of the club.  

In the evening I fill holes and break down castles that might become obstacles to nesting turtles.  And I make myself unpopular with the mommies and professional photographers who stick their subjects in the dunes for the Christmas card photos by reminding them it's illegal to be in the dunes.  I walk away wondering how they can be here in this magical, beautiful place that is larger than any life we can imagine yet still think it's all about them. 

How to tell ignorant people the sand has dreams as it awaits the turtles, and the sun's rising affirms the beauty and wonder of the wait?  I wish I knew.

Skywatch Friday

Comments

  1. Beautiful, Sandy.

    They have to care, first - and I suspect that most folks do.. or at least I hope they do. Once you determine that they care, it's easy to teach the rest. If you determine that they don't, there's little point trying.

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  2. you told them now just need to get them to read your blog...love the phrase the sand has dreams also...

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  3. I read a term that might apply to some of the people you encounter. "Touron" = tourist moron. Love the beautiful sky photo. HSWF.

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  4. So lovely, the photo and your writing. It's wonderful how you respect the sand, the turtles, life.

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  5. You are doing a great job. I feel good to read this.

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  6. Gorgeous capture and you are doing a great job indeed, Sandy! And, yes, indeed, the sand does have dreams! Beautifully said/written! Have a beautiful weekend1

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  7. What a beautiful Shot!!
    Indeed the sand has dreams.
    This planet has dreams.
    We are truly in Gods' Country.

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  8. Your early morning photo is simply fantastic, and your essay of love for the beach is beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful shot, looks like an incredible location. I would love to see a future post with the title "The Sand Has Dreams..." Such pretty words.

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  10. Amazing shot and you are doing a great job.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  11. Anonymous2:14 AM

    You're doing a great job.

    That sunrise is magical!

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  12. What a beautiful post!! Never though about those things being obstacles to sea turtles!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. That is an intriguing shot. I never knew sand castled impeded sea turtles or that there were so many turtles coming to shore at any time.

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  14. Amazing shot!! I see enough of the predawn light in the winter, that I don't think I need to check it out in the summer as well, but captures like this one might change my mind!!

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  15. That's a stunning scene. There will always be those who do not respect the earth, but thankfully many who do, and take care of it.

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  16. Anonymous7:09 PM

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  17. You've got a troll above me there Sandy, wish I could delete him for you.

    Love your beach scene and if you figure out how to tell selfish people how to think about anything besides themselves, let me know!

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  18. ..so very mysterious..! and absolutely wonderful!!
    Plz check mine at:http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/07/skywatch-over-ganges.html

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  19. Wonderful post. No picture is worth it if it damages the place it seeks to record.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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