Ailsa posted her travel theme for the week and it is “peaceful”. I’ve been missing the Florida gulf beach so I used a photo of a sunset for the WP Photo Challenge “fleeting.” There is a certain peacefulness in a sunset and I almost chose another sunset for Ailsa’s theme. But it is the morning beach that I find especially peaceful.

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I love the clear light, cool air, fresh smell of salt water, along with the long shadows of morning that bring a sense of peace mingled with the energy of a fresh start.

And my mind finds a quiet focus as I wander at water’s edge, looking for new finds among the shells dropped by the receding tide.

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If you are looking for more peaceful, wander over to Ailsa’s. She would also love to see your interpretation on this theme.

Travel Theme: Pale Shells

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is pale and I had just taken some photos of shells I have collected – mostly from the local shell shop. I have softened them to highlight the soft, pale monochromatic colors.

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