There are certain colors that are fixed in my memory, that I feel I can see even when my eyes are closed. While I’ve always loved living close to water, the Atlantic Ocean in Florida when I was young and the Chesapeake Bay while I was in college, it wasn’t until I came to the Amalfi Coast that I fell in love with the color of the sea. One of the reasons it that it changes so dramatically along the coastline from shades of light green to deep turquoise to an almost electric blue.
There’s a deep blue that is my personal favorite, and the spot that always takes my breath away is off the coast of Positano near the Li Galli islands. I could get lost in that color of the sea. While a photo doesn’t be to do it justice, I took the photo above yesterday near the Li Galli islands on a beautiful, clear day.
This color blue will never escape my memory for a new and very happy reason. Would you like to know the big news?
My boyfriend asked me the night before my birthday, and gave me a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring. What an emotion! You can see the ring there … so of course I said yes. It has been quite an adventure over the past four and a half years since we met, and I’m so happy to see where life will lead us next! Yesterday on the boat, I looked down at the ring on my finger and realized that the sun sparkling on the sapphire made it the same deep blue color of the sea that I love so much. I know the photo above isn’t very clear, but I’ll take some better shots soon and share them along with all of the stories to come. I am deeply happy and excited for this new adventure, and very grateful for having so many dear friends and family to share with it along the way!