Tag Archives: Castaway Cay

Hello, Summer!

The calendar says it’s still spring, but I’m already celebrating summer.  School is out, the temperatures are climbing, and the sun doesn’t set until nearly 9:00.  This is my season–shorts and flip flops, evening bike rides, and no alarm clocks in the morning.  It’s a time to relax, to reflect, to breathe.  Hello, summer.  Welcome back!

“Looking Up”–Watercolor–from my sketchbook


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The Real Deal

I am the first person to cry foul when I think a photograph in a magazine was touched up, photo shopped, or softened with a filter.  If you looked at my shots of the ocean in the Bahamas, you might think the photos were altered.  They weren’t.  The water really does shift from amazing shades of blue into surreal greens, to an almost crystal clear.  I could stare at that water for hours on end.  That’s just one of the many reasons Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is my happy place. I love to lounge on the sugar white sands of the beach while a balmy breeze dials down the hot Bahamian sun from scorching to ‘just right’.  I didn’t have the correct hues in my travel palette to capture the captivating colors of the sea, so I had to work with what I brought.  I hope Mother Nature will forgive me.  

“Bahama Mama”–Watercolor–from my sketchbook


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