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Sun, Sea and Clouds – a Symphony

September 27, 2011

We’ve guests on island for a week, and have been fortunate to string together several pretty good days.

No…scratch that.  We’ve had a string of amazing days, days with sun and clouds which boggle the imagination.

Nature has been very generous to us these past four days, serving up photo ops which are nigh impossible to capture – such as a perfect cumulus tower at sunset – in profile no less!  Sunsets are easy to photograph by comparison.

Even the daytime shots rocked.Cloudbursts on a sunny day – distilled essence of the tropics.

It was as if Nature wished to flirt a bit, showing off the best assets to an appreciative audience.

We were, quite frankly, spellbound by the display.  A normal beach day consumes a couple of hours; we spent over six on the beach Sunday – and it felt like 20 minutes.

Then, whispering as if to seduce, the evenings would draw us in for yet another show.

It was simply outstanding.

I’d brought along the cheap camera, as the weather had been dark and rainy for a week.  Amazing to think these shots were taken with a $130 box the size of a deck of cards.

Yeah.  This is it.  This is the life.

There’s enough here for a few more posts – so we’ll stop now and let you savor the moment.  But to close…

Sunset sublime.  Enough said.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2011 9:47 pm

    big clouds look good. Key West has been looking like seattle and I am sick of the rain and drizzle.
    For some reason I cant post comments from my iPad.

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      September 27, 2011 10:56 pm


      I was beginning to wonder where you’d popped off to. The cumulus tower in the first shot is perched above a 30 story resort – to give one perspective. The cloud is about two miles away and several thousand feet high.

  2. Len Bloom permalink
    September 29, 2011 3:18 pm


    Very cool!

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      September 29, 2011 3:45 pm

      Thanks, Len!

      I had people in from Michigan the past ten days. After a few years in Key West and time here, one begins to accept endless summer as the norm. Their recation to Guam was a good reminder there are indeed few, if any, places as this on the mainland.

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