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What I Did On My Winter Vacation...

The grey matter of winter disappeared for two weeks into a fireball of sunshine, song birds and pink allamanda's. The roar of the sea and the crashing of waves, against giant white rocks, was my music as I sat and read and napped, taking in all the quiet and warmth of the Island of St. Maarten.  It filled my soul with renewed energy, healing all the worries and stress that arrived with me this year...sunshine, the ocean and sand between your toes is really powerful medicine for body and spirit.  I am home now...feeling "put back together" just by watching the world go by in the mystic blue ocean atmosphere....and I will admit, the Margarita's are good for the soul also...but that's for another day...

The beautiful Sugar Bird...singing to me from his branch above my head...on the Island of Panel they are plentiful...I love seeing and hearing them each year...Pinel Island is a short boat trip from St. Maarten.

A most gorgeous flower is the Allamanda..Not sure if we have those in the States but they are abundant on the Island of St. Maarten...yellow is the other color that I have seen but this color...oh I love it.

The roar of the sea crashing against the rocks is joyful to watch...I get lost for hours in the play of the ocean.

Then it's time for my daily nap in my sandy beach naps happen in the sun.

Do you know how to tell if a beach vacation was great...well, for me, it's about how many books I got read. This was a great vacation, completing 2 novels, and one writing book and numerous articles that I had not gotten to all winter...yup...reading is my top priority...well after eating, drinking and napping...all of which has to happen on the beach..and so you don't think I'm doing all of this my beach buddy..Honey Boy.

So that's a little glimpse into my winter vacation...and yes it was a bit sad to say goodbye to Mr. Sunshine and his wife, Warmth...but I'm very happy to be home again nestled amongst my family...and the really good news is I get to go again next year...only next will be for 3 weeks...Hmmm,  maybe I'll take a ride over to St. Bart's...and see if I can scope out the "stars".... Cheers.. 


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Reader Comments (5)

Wonderful that you were able to relax . . .
I was sensing this was a much needed vacation!
Hope you continue to heal and enjoy this beautiful Spring!

April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

So happy you had a wonderful time, Cheryl, and found the experience healing and rejuvenating. Thanks for sharing your beautiful images. I've been to the island briefly on a cruise. Were you on the French or the Dutch side?

April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

Thanks for your visit Antoinette and Sherry...You both are so loyal and I really appreciate it...
It was very healing and now spring has arrived at home...perfect timing..
Sherry we were on the dutch side..we have 3 weeks of time share in February...but I couldn't go in February this year because of some health issues...April was lovely though.

April 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

Sounds like a wonderful holiday! Love the photo of the bird!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Lovely vacation it was. Visiting from Kim's Beyond Beyond class.

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Foster

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