Above: Nana Sand Dune in Amelia Island
Below: walk onto Jekyl Island Beach, Georgia
But, even if one lives in a little paradise, it is always well to wander off to other places.
For us those places are high above our Amelia landscape. They reside in the mountains of North Carolina. It takes us about a 7 1/2 hour drive to get up to Blowing Rock, N.C. At least once a year, more if we need it, we drive all the way up to sights like these. We are blessed. The sounds of the sea and the immense silence of the mountains heal our hearts and souls in different but beautiful ways.
Joseph Campbell said, "Follow Your Bliss." This is what we try to do. Sometimes we wander farther off, sometimes closer. But, no matter, Amelia is home.
Even though the "Woods are lovely, dark and deep, we have promises to keep and miles to go before we sleep." Robert Frost, one of my favorite poets said it so well.
All others by myself. She was my photographer and artistic mentor.
Amelia is home.
Below - our Island backyard in morning light.