What a beautiful word it is: Liquid. This is the week’s Photo Challenge. On an island, we are surrounded by a liquid of the salty variety, so it is not hard to find. We were known as the “Land of Wood and Water” in the days of the Taino, and we have forests and rivers, although their quality is not what it was in those far-off days. Here are some examples, mostly from my Jamaican archives.
Jamaican gardens often have some water, just to give us a cooler feeling. I love those at Alhambra Inn in Kingston, watching the carp swirling and getting in each other’s way.
The sea itself takes many shapes and forms, changing every minute. Here is a little frill of foam on the Port Royal beach.
Tropical birds love water. It’s one way to attract them, especially in the summer. For some reason, the Greater Antillean Grackles (or “Cling Cling” – our local name) especially love to bathe.
Water can take on a glassy look. These are the still, reflective waters of a canal in Sussex, England.
Reeds in the mysterious waters of Grand Etang, Grenada – a crater lake in an extinct volcano.
Something pink to drink! Pink lemonade at the recent launch of Damien Williams’ book “Grab You Some Lemons.”
In downtown Colombo, Sri Lanka, I passed by a popular restaurant. Why did I not stop? I had been drinking tea daily. Doesn’t this sign make you feel thirsty?
The cool river at Frenchman’s Cove, Portland.
And how could we resist Deaf Can Coffee! One of the best liquids in town.