One big plus of living in Central Florida is proximity to the beach. A quick 40 minute drive, and we are feeling the sand between our toes, meaning we don't have to wait for perfect weather. We can enjoy the beach on cold, stormy days, and we mostly have it all to ourselves.
We always, always, always take a soccer ball to the beach! Always.
That sky. Moments after I shot this, the heavens opened and poured rain. I grabbed my camera bag, wrapped in a beach towel for extra protection, and headed for the car -- leaving my girls to gather up the beach blanket and chair and other bags. Beautiful stormy beach day.