Wednesday, April 20, 2016

watersound wanderings

 the two weekends we spent at the beach in march included torrential downpours, gray skies, and deep puddles. even though the sky never quite cleared up, I felt compelled to make use of any moments without rain. one weekend, we walked to alys beach to eat charlie's donuts which was also a decent work out. the following weekend, I spent some time with my sister exploring the watersound neighborhood. 

watersound is a beach community off of 30a which embodies beach ideals to me - it's understated, relaxed, simplistic luxury. while many other communities along 30a are bustling with people, cars, kids, bikers, dogs, etc... watersound remains private and pretty quiet, because the community is both gated and doesn't offer a ton of touristy options like restaurants or shops. private parks, greens, and pools dot the neighborhoods, along with a mini putting green, and gorgeous trails that lead to the beach. 

if you look closely, you can see a few white lily blooms. 

this is one of my favorite drive-thru garages, talk about a grand entrance.

while the homes follow a similar design language, there's a lot of variation in landscape. the home below doesn't have grass, instead, beautiful purple flowers sprout from the sand.

this sweet home has a mint green welcome bench near the entryway.

I'm confident this is the only key lime colored home in the neighborhood, it reminds me of something out of key west.

I can't help but think about how much better these photos would be with a blue sky. even though it's rained quite a bit, it's still great to weather the storm (from the couch) with family and friends. I'm thankful for quick jaunts with my fiance, sister, and other family members because sometimes doing less is more.

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