Photo Challenge – Color Your World/Breaking the “Brrrrrr” Factor with Color

Winter has given us the cold shoulder here in the Northeast U.S. We were spoiled with record-breaking warm temperatures throughout December, and now January is demanding we pay for it with cold, blustery wind and temperatures.

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A beach scene taken at Montego Bay, Jamaica warms my heart, if not my fingers and toes. It’s also the perfect photo to use in a new challenge I found on the blog of Jennifer Nichole Wells: Color Your World – 120 Days of Crayola. Challenges are a great way to discover new blogs and new blogging friends.

The color for today is Blue-Green. I think the swathe of ocean cutting through the center of the photograph matches the January 13th challenge color of blue-green.

Pheathers – Birds of the Caribbean Part II

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One of the joys of our days at the Royal Decameron in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was this inquisitive Cattle Egret who visited the snack bar. He seemed to be a frequent visitor for the staff had a name for him. He was completely unafraid and had an appetite for people food. I’m so glad I had my camera with me when he visited our table. Cattle Egrets are very common in Jamaica, but that did not make the interaction with him any less divine.

Photograph – Blurred Times/Sunrise, Montego Bay, Jamaica

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Blur.”

Fishing Boat, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Fishing Boat, Montego Bay, Jamaica

I am returned home after ten days spent in one of my favorite vacation destinations: Jamaica. I’ll be blogging more about my stay and some of the unique sights, sounds and activities I took part in, but for today I’m using one of the photographs I captured as an entry in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week the challenge title is “Blur.”

“A throwaway shot, or purposefully unfocused? This week, find beauty in a blur.”

Sunrise in Montego Bay, Jamaica. A fisherman soundlessly glides past the sleeping Royal Decameron Resort.

This photograph was taken in the ‘blurred time’ between the dark and the dawn. As the fisherman rowed past me, I captured the photograph never realizing until just a few moments ago, that his boat was named, “God Bless.” A good reminder to me that so often in the busyness of the day, GOD BLESSES ME, and I am sometimes unaware of his hand of blessing upon my life. Thank you Lord for all your many blessings. GOD BLESS you all on this Easter Monday.

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Photo Challenge – Reward? A Cuppa’ Ocean or Bay Please

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“What does reward mean to you?”

 
Reward to me means a day walking, beachcombing or sitting on a sandy/rocky beach beside the ocean waves. I’ve been blessed in my life to have my idea of a reward fulfilled. Here are some of those ways…a reminder of a day at the beach on a cold Friday afternoon.

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STRATHEMERE, NEW JERSEY

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CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE, CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

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TREASURE BEACH, JAMAICA

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CHESAPEAKE BAY, ELK NECK MARYLAND

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BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND

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