Yes, it is still quite warm in the Mid Atlantic Region but make no mistake, the waning days of summer have begun. I can see it in certain trees whose foliage has already begun the transformation from it's lush summer appearance. It's that time of year where you may find yourself with mixed feelings.
Just hanging out, smelling the salt in the air and watching the clouds go by. There is just something relaxing about the sights and sounds of life on the shoreline, particularly in the tropics.
Well it's back to reality after a wonderful week in Aruba, the Dutch island that is part of the Netherlands Antilles. Aruba was settled in 1636 and many say that the weather hasn't changed since it's discovery.
We arrived to somewhat high winds, which persisted for most of the week with some breaks here and there but it was an amazingly pleasant visit. Most of my time was spent on the beach or in the gigantic hotel pool...
When I think of tranquility I envision a peaceful, serene place to relax and enjoy life. A place to be one with nature where there are no parade of speeding cars zipping along or sirens disturbing the quietness of the moment.