Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vacation

Could we be home already?  I feel like we just left.  Our vacation in Turks and Caicos was just wonderful.  The water was the most beautiful turquoise color, really it was too beautiful to capture in a picture but I tried.
 Some days the water was calm and gentle.  A few days it was so wavy that they wouldn't let the scuba divers and snorkelers go out.
 The sound of the surf is just magical.  Even right at the edge of the water you could see turquoise flecks, almost like someone had put coloring in and it was dispersing.
 My knitting made a quick trip to the beach for a photo opt, it didn't stay because I do not like sand in my yarn.  I did see one woman knitting a sock under an umbrella, I almost ponced on her but decided to let her relax in peace.
 Can you imagine taking a nap here?  Napping with a warm breeze and the sound of the surf!  I didn't but I would have loved to.
 My youngest found a sand dollar as we were walking in the water, we threw it way back into the water in hopes it would survive.
 The clouds rolled in every afternoon then cleared away about 5 pm.  On our last full day it was cloudy all day, but it was still so beautiful.  We all had a bit too much sun so it was a relief to not have to worry about getting sunburned.
The flowers were amazing, many that we have here in Florida but they looked so much nicer.  We have frosts that kill many of them off, and of course deer that think hibiscus are their favorite food.

My sons learned to scuba dive so they and my husband were busy about 4 hours a day.  Hmmmmm sounds nice to be left alone to walk on the beach and read doesn't it?  And the one thing I did was read, and read, and read.   All four books were gone in days.  I loved them all, Wildflower Hill, The Thirteenth Tale, Moloka'i and The Peach Keeper.  Each book was totally engrossing and if you love exquisitely  written literature, The Thirteenth Tale is for you.

Hope you had a wonderful week.


25 comments:

Annaboo said...

Oh my, you had me at hello with this one- those photos are sublime.
And reading, on the beach, for 4 hours a day? Just heavenly! Well-deserved, I reckon.
Xx

Karen said...

Love your pictures, I could drink them in. And the one of your knitting in front of the ocean. You'll have lots of special memories when you wear the shawl!

I just loved The Thirteenth Tale. One of the few books that I've read recently that I would read again.

It's good to have you back, Meredith!

Susanne said...

Welcome back! What beautiful snap shots of the beach and water, the colors are so amazing! Your yarn is a perfect match for the water. To be able to relax on the beach and read your books sounds like heaven, the perfect thing to do to relax and escape for hours. Several of my blogger friends are vacationing now and I miss them. So glad one of them had a good time and made it home safely. Have missed you!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Rose Red said...

Oh wow! It is so beautiful!and your knitting matches perfectly!

When we were in Honolulu on holiday, I saw a woman knitting on the beach. But like you, I prefer not to have sand in my knitting, so I didn't join her! Reading books sounds perfect.

minaandme said...

Those pictures of the water are absolutely stunning! Sand, water, quiet, it all sounds completely wonderful. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your vacation :)
~Lacey

Teresa said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you had a great time. Nice that you could relax by yourself for awhile each day. The pictures are beautiful/ I wrote down the titles of the books you recommended. Always looking for new books to read.

Kris said...

Looks like heaven! A good trip always goes by way too fast!! That yarn is yummy!

Jane said...

meredith I'm so glad you had a lovely time - you needed that I think! Looks gorgeous. And that bit of knitting? Lovely lovely colour and texture. Can't wait to see more!
Jane x

Knitting Nix said...

Gosh it looks so beautiful, glad you had a good time (how could you not? lol)

Petunia Pill said...

Meredith...my camera just shuddered in its bag as I viewed those beautiful photos of the water! It wants out and it wants to go see the same views! Your knitting project is a sublime color and incredible match to the water. Did you plan it that way? You rascal! Glad you had hours to read and knit and just BE! I need to check out those books! Hugs, Annette

vicki said...

Meredith - your photos are too die for! That water is gorgeous- beyond words!! And your knitting- the color is perfection!

We are looking at Turks and Caicos for next year. Would you mind terribly to email me and tell me where you stayed-- and anything else you might want to pass along?

Thank you for visiting me-- hearing from you makes my day!
Love
Vicki

Monica said...

Wow!! What a fabulous place! I bet you recharged your batteries, Meredith!
Can you please email me with your address, I have a prize waiting for you! wink wink :)
xoxo

brsmaryland said...

Glad you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the pix, especially the beautiful water ones. Your knitting matches perfectly ;-)

by Teresa said...

Lucky lucky lucky you.. I adore tropical places. I want to get hubby to Hawaii one of these days. We have to find someone who will watch our dog and that's not easy. It's our anniversary today! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

serendipity said...

Sounds like heaven. What a beautiful place! xx

Leah said...

Oh honey - what a wonderful post!! Look at that water - just gorgeous. So lovely to hear about your trip. Bet you're just loving being back home with all that housework, cooking etc!!!!!!

Have a fab week.
Leah
x

andamento said...

Gorgeous turqouise seas and white sand, it looks beautiful. I love the colour of your yarn too. It sounds like you had a relaxing time, just what was needed perhaps.

Annie said...

Oh my word, how wonderful is that sea!!! I'm not usually a sunny beach holiday kinda girl but this ... wow! So glad you had a good time x

Mrs D said...

Glad to hear you had such a nice time. What beautiful shades of turquoise!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Meredith -- I am glad to hear that you were able to have a wonderfully relaxing trip after the swim meet and ankle injuries. How is your son doing now? I tell you, when I sprained my ankle in November, it hurt like a you know what and took months to heal. It's still not 100%. We are on Spring Break now. Just hanging out at home. Have a great week. Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh! And I forgot to say that I love the color of your knitted shawl -- the design is so pretty! :)

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness, I'm swooning! So beautiful. :)

kathy b said...

Mere

glorious water colors

love your kntting

must read 13th tale and get it fir my girl.

thelittleroomofrachell said...

Love the turquoise colour! Delicious.

kathy b said...

Meredith

I know it isn't lost. I just don't ever lose mail....don't worry. You were so nice to send something and it is not necessary at all!
I bet it comes today. My email is harpnut@gmail.com
can you shoot me an email and then we can correspond about it that way?

Kathy B