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Mexican Watercolours

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Here in the Yucatan we are engulfed by a vibrant palette of colour that daily turns our world into an art gallery. Blue predominates in both sea and sky, but at times the waters take on rainbow hues that demand every letter of the alphabet from A to Z, from aquamarine to zaffre. In minutes the sea and the salinas can subtly shift from azure to cobalt, indigo to navy, sapphire to turquoise, and even magenta to flamingo rose. But, as beautiful as the coast may be, the freshwater cenotes hidden among the mangroves are unquestionably the stars of this vivid al fresco show …
A picture paints a thousand words and these colourful kaleidoscopic works of art, these aqueous collages, these watercolours on nature’s canvass, are as complex and compelling as Monet’s masterpieces: the shimmering sunlight on softly swirling water; the languorous movement of tropical fish, the reflection of gently swaying vegetation revealing snippets of sky blue. The mystical images created in the depths of the Yucatan’s cenotes defy description – so just enjoy…

So much to see - and so little time.

Posted by Hawkson 15:29 Archived in Mexico

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Looks amazing...it reminds me of a time ...oh, never mind, I'll tell you in person:)

by catherine

Monet live! Wonderful.

by R and B

Your reference to the 1000 words could relate to the exotic shades of colour; absolutely stunning. You are so lucky to see this naturally.

by David Henderson

Very beautiful!

by Abigail Gossage

Stunning is the only word I can come up with.
What masterful photography. luv, Sharron

by Sharron

So easy to find beauty in the simplest places. You just have to look. Thank you both so much for sharing that beauty.

by Sue Fitzwilson

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