After a recent very stormy ferry crossing with the boat pitching, and the bus (on the deck of the boat) rocking to a different motion, if you know what I mean, I am reminded that I like looking at water, but am not so keen on being on it or in it!
Some of you will know of my fear of deep water and my use of swimming metaphors - in at the deep end, treading water, keeping my head above water .....
Water is not in short supply here in the west of Scotland where the prevailing winds are westerlies coming in off the Atlantic Ocean. We get quite a lot of rain! We get lochs and peaty burns (streams), waterfalls, and good drinking water from nearby loch Eck.
Thinking about the different elements has made it clearer to me that I am living in the right place - the elements appear here in the right proportions for me. Earth is dominant, air fresh and invigorating, fire for comfort (a forest fire is a very rare occurrence here) and copious clean and sweet water to drink - maybe a little less of it falling from the sky would be good.
But, for me, this is pretty close.
(Hah, I wrote that before last night's gale and power cut!!)
Do take a peek at Lotta's recent beautiful Sparkling Water post here