Virginia Beach holds a special place in my heart. Not the tourist-trap, built-up, main drag along Virginia Beach itself, but a small trail that snakes through the marsh bordering the Lynnhaven Inlet. For an entire summer I walked this path every day, getting to know the egrets, herons, fish, crabs, and other wildlife that called the marsh home. Though I loved the fauna, the flora was also captivating, especially at sunset. These pink blossoms looked like paintbrushes, and appeared especially delicate when the breeze blew just right.