Dawn, Grand Cayman Island
Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Watery Dawn

Mornings are blessed with beauty here.

Rather than altering my daily wake-up routine, I’ve been using that early-to-rise-to-work ethic to photographic advantage.  I’m not sure I’ve ever taken more stunning photographs, and I’m doubly unsure how much I have anything to do with the finished pieces.

And then once the sun tips its hat over the horizon, I dive into the waters and let day break over my body swelling with the waves.

I’m so thankful to be here.

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

Dawn, Grand Cayman Island

 

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  1. Wrapped in my H rouge Alamo as I read this and marveling over the way an image can evoke the unique scent of the gentlest Caribbean dawn breeze. I too have encountered a great blue heron alone on a dawn beach – such are the gifts that await an early riser! Thank you, Catherine, for the photo feast.

  2. Your pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. I particularly love the one with the bird. The perfect antidote to a grey morning. That and a cozy dip dye around my neck…

  3. Very beautiful! I could look at these photos for hours and lose myself in them – the colours, textures, gentle movement captured in the moment of time. Really it feels like I can just wade into the water 🙂 Thank you for sharing such precious , precious natural scenes and the mood and mystery they evoke. The Heron is wonderful! [Believe it or not one lives on the rooftop of the house behind mine and he has stolen fish from my neighbour’s pond next door!]. Your scarves are pure joy to behold in this setting. Enjoy your little piece of paradise 🙂

  4. Beautiful pictures! Love your mix of color and texture in many of them. The sea helps but you do have an eye. Your happiness is contagious as always…..

  5. All the photos are beautiful. My favourite is the one where the rising sun is hitting the water, the large version, I am not sure I have ever seen that in real life. I am usually still in bed I suppose – very impressed at your early rising on holiday. Amused about Silk Path’s comment on herons, in London we also had a cheeky neighbourhood heron, the pond in the communal garden was always having to be re-stocked with goldfish, he must have thought it was the best sushi bar in town.

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