From ages 7 to 14 I lived in a house on the Severn River in Maryland, and then in one surrounded by hills covered with olive trees, poppies, and mustard flowers in California.
Much of my childhood was spent outside. Even today, I feel the most comfortable, the most myself, when I am surrounded by nature.
Two weeks ago I was at this beach in South Carolina, with no other people in sight. It was a sunny windy day.
The sand blew so hard I thought of tales of sandstorms in the desert.
Mesmerizing patterns formed.
I'm sure that the woods, water, and hills of my childhood are why, the first time we saw our property in the Catskills it resonated so deeply with me, and continues to do so eleven years later.
Is there a place you feel the most yourself?
I am staying in Massachusetts this weekend, thinking about going to the New England Aquarium...
Enjoy your weekend!
All pictures, except the first and last were taken by me in South Carolina. The first one is credited, the last I took on our property in the Catskills.