When you're on a hot beach and the noontime sun is beating down, this is not what you want
to see above your head. But that's exactly what happened on our tiny patch of Florida beach this year.
We were happily gawking beach scenery—parents corralling sandy littles, sun-darkened seniors
knee-slapping, and shark tooth seekers bent double, surf scanning—when
Our umbrella lost its battle with the wind.
For a while, we let it flap, too lazy to get up and wrestle it back into a proper form.
I took a few photos of its free-form, flappy beauty—some of my favorites of the week.
Next time things go wrong on your patch of sand, instead of rushing to repair,
take a breath ... can you see it?
Beauty often shines in unexpected, less-than-ideal circumstances.