There are also an abundance of little bunnies looking for food and seeming to be very skinny. I still see them most every morning. We have a bunny couple around the yard where we are staying. This morning I encountered a good sized cicada on his/her back with legs moving furiously to turn over. With a tap of my shoe I flipped it over and all was right with it's world.
For the past several days the surf has been very rough. Even though challenging for swimming, a group of swimmers decked out in wet suits has faithfully done laps parallel to shore. The waves have been huge and easily knock you down. At one point lifeguards were limiting people to only going in the water up to knee level! The beach is still awesome and to watch the power of the ocean's water reaching land is amazing. Just looking at the water brings peace to my soul. Being around it and all other parts of God's creation here nourish and fill me with wonder. What a precious gift this beach time is.
Very soon I will see some different waters far away and am excited that one week from today I head for Israel--a precious gift of study and learning.