Following on from my last post I thought you might like to see some photos. Here is me looking somewhat pleased with myself. We had just got married on the beach in the Seychelles. It was beautiful, with the sun sparkling silver on a turquoise sea and coral white sands. I like to think that I looked appropriate in my aqua silk dress with shimmering moonstone jewellry! :
Earlier that day we had been snorkelling. The marine underworld is totally inspiring and opens up whole new vistas of visual experiences. I had ‘splashed out’ on an underwater camera and was very glad I did . Even though I could scarcely see through my blurry snorkel I just kept snapping and it paid off. I will have to write a separate blog about the fish because the sheer variety, the colours and shapes not to mention the backdrop of corals and seaweeds simply blew me away. Actually, the current almost swept me away- it was very strong indeed.
One of the places that we stayed on our honeymoon was a tiny piece of paradise called Bird Island. Not everyone’s cup of tea as the million and half birds in a very small area definitely deafened you! But for us nature lovers it was utterly spectacular. White Fairy terns flit through the palm trees, black seabirds gathered in their thousands on bleached driftwood structures, humming birds sipped at bougainvillea. It was just amazing.
The interior of Bird island is a mini jungle and again, it was wonderful to be surrounded by such a natural environment with so many organic shapes and patterns. Now we are home and the holiday is over but I feel that the honeymoon has just begun. I can’t wait to get started on the next bit of my life and immerse myself in my painting again.