#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream
Up early, we go to play tennis in Saint Francois. After twenty minutes the massive cloud cover spreads over our heads, it pours. So we walk along the bright fish market toward a little cafe for breakfast instead.
This is my first rainy day on Quadaloupe - showers on and off all day, but still, it's warm and pleasant for swimming, so we go to one of our favorite beaches - Plage de Bois Jolan in Sainte Anne.
In between tennis and the beach, rain and sun, my daily hike involves an encounter with this stunning tropical vine growing lushly along a chain link fence of someone's yard near the cliff edge to the sea.
Such a fascinating and exciting purple and white striped tendrils of a hood veiling a yellow delicacy, exquisite as an orchid.
This passion flower has become my daily touchstone, a point of fascination, a meditation and reflection on how the spirit of this flower may grow in my spirit, my body, my choices, my awareness - my writing, my life.
All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2107