As art goes, this ain’t it — but I figure when it’s raining cats and dogs outside, there’s some benefit to having a pic like this to look at. There is a reason they sell all those postcards, after all.
This was taken last December (when it was really really snowy in Seattle) on the island of Aruba, near Malmok Beach toward the north end of the island. The color of the water in the Caribbean always amazes me. It really is that impossible shade of turquoise. It’s so intense that when the light is just right and the birds are swooping low, they look turquoise too from the reflection.