Water and salt makes me think of alchemy, along with other elements! Say, I saw some of those Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps when I was visiting Monterey, CA at the Counselor's Annual Convention when I worked for Challenger, Gray & Christmas as an Outplacement Consultant. They were really beautiful! I wondered about the properties of them and exactly what they did when they were lit. I imagine they have a pretty potent energetic effect! That is a beautiful area, have you ever been? I very much want to go back there. I didn't have very much time to myself, and there are two places near there that have natural hot springs that I would love to visit. One is at Esalen, with baths overlooking the Pacific...
This whole area of California is truly a magical place! I visited some of my in-laws years ago in Ukiah, and awoke to a glittering lawn that looked like fairies had sprinkled stardust all over it! I later learned that the glisten was coming from the slimey goo that the snails had left behind as they crawled across the grass! And MacKerricher State Park has some of the most amazing tide pools you can ever imagine! They are swarming with all sorts of beautiful and fascinating critters! And lest we not forget the mud baths in Calistoga, and the 3 hot springs at Harbin that includes watsu and the hottest silent pool that is just like it was when the Indians did their pilgrimages there, and the warfs in Monterey and the massages at the Spa on the Plaza, and the wines in Napa and Sonoma and the incredible organic garden at Fetzer's winery, and the amazing food everywhere, at all the artwork and interesting shops, and the city lights of San Francisco, and the cliffs of Big Sur, and the sea spray, and the smell of the ocean, and beaches that go on and on and on! Can you tell that I want to go back for a visit!
The foot bath sounds OK, although I would much rather go in the ocean! Of course, Northern California is a bit too cold for swimming for my taste. The Caribbean is more my style when it comes to playing on a beach! And I have a whole magazine of wonderful places to stay in the Caribbean that I happened to pick up while I was in the hospital! And I could sure use a vacation and a break from all the icy, snowy, blowy cold weather in Chicago! I would love to sink my body into some warm sand, bask in the rays of the hot sun and let the warm water wash over me! Ahhh, sounds heavenly!
Hey, nice flower you have there! Do you know what it is?