It’s been a long time since my daughter and I had afternoon coffee at the beach. We used to do it once a week when she lived at home year round. We sit in the car, stare at the ocean, sip our drinks and catch up on what’s going on. But, since she’s been home from school, it’s taken a while to get into a routine.
Today she wasn’t scheduled at either of her two summer jobs though, so we made a plan. Once I returned from work, we’d go to French Memories, get our coffee and head off. Only, as I pulled into the driveway, a rolling grey cloud covered the western horizon, and thunder rumbled overhead. Usually I’m the one saying, “It’s okay, let’s go anyway,” but today she uttered the phrase, and she, God bless her, had her camera in her purse.
The drenching rain began as we pulled out of the driveway, and lasted long enough for us to get soaked running into the coffee shop, but by the time we got to the beach, it stopped. The remnants offered an amazing photo opportunity. Pregnant gray clouds scuttling above a green sea, yacht club sailboats floating under storm clouds while back-lit by the afternoon sun—a line far out to sea, framing the mouth of the harbor.
There’s everything to be said for a hot cup of coffee, a camera and a good friend, especially when combined with a spring storm.
|Photo credit for the picture above belongs to my daughter!|
Hope you all have a great weekend!