Originally uploaded by aghrivaine
This is my street. This is what I see every morning when I leave for work. Generally I stop for a second just outside the gate (just past the bougainvillea in this picture) and look at the ocean. I live next to it, and it's beautiful every day. So I take the time to look, to remind myself of why where I live is amazing.
Sometimes I just glance, and then turn up the street. Then I try and picture what the ocean looks like today. It's never the same twice. The ocean reflects the sky. Its color depends on the clouds, on the winds and on how much they chop the water, and on the waves and how tall or how fast they are. If I can't picture it, I stop, turn around, and really look.
My favorite time of year is the Winter, because it lacks the hustle of the Summer, the clouds are more variable, and Venice is more peaceful, and cool.