In 2011 we moved, yet again, to Florida. This was our fifth home in seven years. I had a love-hate-love-hate relationship with Florida. Florida is a place of endless summers, beautiful vistas, and wearing flip flops in the middle of January (and pulling stickers out of your feet after you take a picture of said vistas). I was excited to move to Florida, what’s not to love– Disney, oceans, and lots to do. But after we got here, my son was neglected at school, and we ended up pulling him out of school after a heart wrenching experience. My parents moved down here, and I fell back in love with Florida. In 2015 and the early part of 2016 was disaster after disaster starting with my dad passing away, and ending with me being diagnosed with cancer. Now that we are leaving again, I am in love with Florida and I’m going to miss it. That being said, I’m ready to leave.
I had a tough decision regarding my picture submission for week two. I was tempted to take my camera with me to my doctor’s appointment this morning, but wondered if I would be in the mood if I got bad news. I did not receive bad news, in fact I received some very good news. I thought about going out after I got back, but I was sleepy, and there were some showers in the area. At about 3:00 PM the showers cleared out, so I decided to go to the park near our church and capture the orange hues of a setting sun against the emerald backdrop of our beautiful bay.