Letter from the Editor: Water and Sun

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Water and Sun

I love everything about summer, and when everyone around me is complaining about the heat, I’m reveling in it. And, to me, nothing says summer like a thunder storm rolling through after a hot, sultry day, encouraging everyone to stop and enjoy nature’s show while basking in the sudden drop in temperature. As much as I love the thunder and lightning, it’s what happens afterward that really excites me. When the storm gradually moves off shore, there is a subtle, yet lovely change in the light as the sun gradually peeks through the clouds. And if I’m anywhere near a window I immediately notice and, if at all possible, rush outside. This beautiful pause after a storm is what I call rainbow light. Somewhere, the combination of water and sun has caused one of nature’s most magnificent shows, and a huge arc of colors appears in the sky. And while I know this is a scientific phenomenon that is easily explained, a rainbow will always be magical to me. Afternoon storms mean the rainbow will most likely be over the water and, if I get outside in time, I can experience the fleeting colors over the creek in Pawleys. Seeing those vivid colors streaming across the sky always leaves me in awe of the power of nature. It really never gets old, and the rainbow energy is hard to explain unless you’ve experienced it. Even if I don’t actually see the rainbow, I know it’s there somewhere, and that’s usually enough to make me happy.

Enjoy all the beauty of a coastal South Carolina summer – especially thunder storms and rainbows.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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