This photo was taken on January 13th at mid day in Aruba.
The location was at the beach in front of the hotel in which I was staying to attend the wedding of one of my sons who married his dear lady friend on this same beach the following evening.
The "Take It" came quite easily for having come from where it is cold to where it like summer all year long; it was a wonderful change. The blues I am referring to come from the clear blue of the sky matched up with the blue hues found in the warm ocean. The white of the clouds made another match up with the white of the sand on the beach. There was a constant breeze which made a comfort out of the temperature as well as a soothing sound as it rustled the palm tree fronds. They say for everywhere there is winter, there is someplace else that is having summer.
The After Take: There were numerous photo opportunities, many of which I am anxious to share with you. The entire experience was most enjoyable. Even flying there on the jammed full flights. There is just something in the atmosphere when the plane has a destination as grand as this. Everyone was on full excitement, no matter what their age. The residence of the Island all seemed to be friendly in a genuine way. I think I am going to do my best to have such a getaway each winter as it was such a joy. It is amazing to return home and immediately put on the winter clothing.
It may be cold outside, but inside, I smile with the warmth that the fond memories bring.