I don’t miss much about Florida. Specifically, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. What I do miss about Florida are the mornings. As a recently transplanted, unemployed 20-something who was about a month away from getting a job in the exciting world of selling paint and paint brushes, I had my mornings free and I’d spend just about all of them at the beach walking in the sand waiting for the sun to rise. I loved the smell of the early Florida beach mornings and I still miss them. I can certainly do without the rest of the Miami day, but I’d welcome those mornings again.
It happens only in the spring, and then for a very small window before our air takes on a thawing manure smell, but every once in a while we get an early spring morning that smells like Florida here in Minnesota. It’s not exactly the same because our air is a little earthier smelling and theirs is saltier, but there’s a certain smell to the cool, humid air coming in on an early morning light breeze that’s very similar to those Florida mornings and brings me back to a happy time.
This is the path I took to walk to the beach. You can see just a sliver of water at the top of the boardwalk. There were always lots of spiders in the bushes in the morning.
And here’s a wider visual. You can see Custer Street toward the bottom. The ocean is big, huh?
Thanks for the photos goes to Google Maps