Green Sea Turtles

17 Mar

A Time to Live

Melody Hendrix

As a nature photographer, I am also an opportunist. Meaning instead of focusing on one particular subject like landscapes or portraits or flowers to photograph, I open all my senses to see what is interesting, beautiful, something that tells a story, or more so, something that reveals God’s world and His creatures.

Most people want to present the gospel speaking what is in their hearts through the Holy Spirit, hoping their words will be living and enlighten the soul of those we are sent to witness to. I have always been disappointed in myself when I try to speak what is in my heart. It is a struggle for me to put thoughts into words. So sometimes I feel God has given me the ability to share the gospel through visual words from nature with my camera. So we will never forget for a moment, the home we were given as a gift of love to nurture us and sustain us and all creatures forever. I am so sad that man has treated it so badly.

My drive and pleasure in photography is to stimulate an awareness and connection to our natural world. To understand and connect with the vastness of love and purpose a single flower or a great creatures of the sea can reveal.

 One morning I went to our lovely beach in Titusville, Playalinda beach before sunrise. I was hoping for a nice sunrise picture, but I also kept my eye on possible sea turtle activity. I was disappointed I had not seen any turtles laying eggs on the beach. As I walked along checking turtle markers, I saw something in the surf. I thought it was debris being tossed by the waves. I got closer and to my delight, it was two green sea turtles mating. They were so focused they didn’t notice me for some time. They didn’t realize they were so close to shore.  I just clicked away, my heart pounding and I could hardly contain my excitement. They usually mate underwater, but I was so blessed to experience them right before me, something so rare. I wish them well for the rest of their season and hope there are lots of little ones to populate our ocean. 

Thank you God for all our heavenly and earthy gifts.

MelodyWelcome! I’m so glad you stopped in to visit. I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.
What a beautiful world we live in. We all have that in common. Natural beauty is everywhere, but sometimes we are not connected until we see a picture, taken just right, that makes it really come into focus and be admired. My passion is to make a connection between the lens and your soul. Photography is my passion.
My photography passion began when my Father handed me his old Ricohflex box camera when I was 12.  It was love at first sight. I still have it. My hand was never empty of a camera since.
I am a native Floridian. I am so lucky to call it home. I was born in Orlando BF (before Disney). My family moved to the Winter Park area when I was very young. Central Florida was so simple and quaint at that time. I wandered the streets barefoot with my friends, never worrying that something bad could ever happen. My Mom used to pick the sand-spurs out of my feet. I still go barefoot. It grounds me to earth and connects me to nature.
I have extensively explored Florida and its diverse beauty. So much to see and so little time. I would love for you to join me in my travels through the images I have taken. I wish you could hear the sounds, smell the fragrance and feel the breath of it. But for now we must be content with exploring with our eyes and only imagine the rest.
Thank you for your interest.

One Response to “Green Sea Turtles”

  1. divoran09 March 17, 2020 at 9:23 am #

    LOVED IT!

    Like

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