You never know what the forecast will be at the coast – even on a nice sunny day you can be socked in with fog and never see the sun. Our forecast was for ‘mostly cloudy overnight with gradual clearing in the morning.’ Cloudy doesn’t work well on the beach with gray skies, gray water, black rocks, but because you just never know, you have to go to see what you’ll find. We had breakthroughs of warm colors, then it flattened out, so I started walking towards the point on the beach. Partway there, the color came back! Yikes – there I was, with nary a rock or a sea star in sight! But the very wet sand made a beautiful dreamy reflection, and it was enough – an abstract canvas. Sometimes, ‘simple’ is enough.