Summer Palettes

I took this photo of a split colored sky with a small, but packed with life, tidal creek meandering through the scene while reflecting gorgeous colors in its wake. Each day as the sun rises and sets, God gives us a new palette to work with that day. Our days start in subtle hues of black and white but this monochrome palette becomes punctuated with color minute by minute. To my great luck, two days after I took this picture, I looked out over this same vista to see the most beautiful rainbow spanning the landscape (see image below), the pot of gold landing on Jekyll Island and St. Simons. And even when there are no rainbows, my scenery this time of year is often populated with roseate spoonbills, their pink plumage offer an amazing surprise on my evening walks. As we pass through summer solstice and this season of vibrant palettes and celestial significance, may you and your family find your own pot of gold in these beautiful Golden Isles.

Catherine McCrary

+ The Buck Moon will rise at 8:59 pm on July 13.
+ June has the most hours of daylight and is when plant and animal growth is at its peak.

I looked out my window recently and saw this beautiful full rainbow over the island. A rainbow always reminds me that there is hope – even in our world of uncertainty.

Watermelon Salad
1/2 seedless watermelon (cubed)
1 cucumber (cut into half moons)
1 tbsp lime juice (freshly squeezed)
5 leaves mint (torn into strips)
1/4 cup feta cheese


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