Holiday Beach

'If we want children to flourish,to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, "the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, & I think the same is true of human beings.'"' -David Sobel

Sunday afternoon we went to the beach. Holiday Beach. We've gone here many times over the years; when we had dogs, we used to run them here. It's a beautiful little spot, with a short walk in from the parking lot. Covey always says it's too long. He never likes to walk far, but once he arrives he's content. Once he understands he can run, chase waves, skip rocks & snack on the never-enough food we bring along. When the kids are almost exhausted, we head back to the's always a good time, outside at the beach. Breathing in the fresh, salty air. Soaking our cheeks with the ocean mist. Our island life is uniquely beautiful.