Huh? What do I mean by that? OK, let me elaborate... :)
With the daily ups and downs of the Coronacoaster, about two months ago I started to write down one "win" for the day in my daily planner.
Some days my win was simply doing my workout or going to watch sunset with Gidget — things I normally do everyday. Other days, my wins have been unexpected — a big print order for The Sunset Shop or finding a rainbow arching through the sky. And no matter how big or small the win for the day, each win deserves to be celebrated.⠀
Most importantly, when life gives you lemons and you can't go back to Costa Rica just yet, you turn those lemons into a win and make one delicious glass of lemonade just like this...⠀
You see, for the past couple of years, I’ve been dreaming of photographing this American flag hanging from the lighthouse in Tybee Island on Independence Day. But normally, Gidget and I are in Costa Rica for July 4th. This year though, 3+ months after leaving CR thanks to the ‘Rona, Gidget and I still are in the US. ⠀ So on July 4th, Gidget and I decided to take our lemons of not being able to go back to CR and whip up a batch of lemonade.⠀ ⠀ We woke up at 5AM and drove 45 minutes to chase the sunrise at Tybee beach, and most importantly, photograph the flag hanging from the lighthouse. The morning was gorgeous, with a dreamy pastel sky and the sand dunes glowing in the early morning sun.
The flag wasn’t hanging from the lighthouse! More lemons!!!⠀ ⠀ However, there still was one more opportunity to photograph the lighthouse during golden hour, sunset that evening, and I was crossing all my fingers + toes that whoever was in charge of flag duties was going to hang it! So twelve hours later, Gidget and I drove back out to the beach.
As we got our first glance of the lighthouse, I gasped...there she was, dancing in the sea breeze and shimmering in the late afternoon sun!⠀ ⠀ A perfect glass of lemonade...and now an overflowing pitcher for all of us! Because I'm releasing not one, but FOUR captures from this magical afternoon because I just couldn't decide on one!