The Color of Water

I wanted to do a piece on the color of water.  So I went through my pics and got a few from New England, and then a few from Florida.  All beautiful. All different.

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This picture was taken at East Beach, Rhode Island in March.  It was freezing out but this man was having such a good time frolicking in the frigid water.  He told us he swam at least once in every month.  The ocean was beautiful that day. It’s kind of a greenish color up north, at least along the shore.  Doesn’t get blue til you get pretty far offshore.  It’s reflecting the sky here, so is blue blue.

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This picture is of the mouth of the Thames River in New London.  I was standing at the end of the dock where my slip is located.  The water is brackish, meaning it’s part salt and part fresh, and usually a little brown. The visibility on a good day lets you see 15 miles south to Montauk NY.

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This picture is taken from Harkness Memorial Park, which was fairly close to me in CT.  It’s a 230 acre state park on Long Island sound, with water on 3 sides.  It was a beautiful day that day, and the water took on the color of the sky.  Lots of memories in that park.

And so,  we move South.

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This picture is Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island, one of the “West Coast Keys.” I was near the parking lot, looking over the dune. The water is really that color.

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This is a “groin” recently installed on the beaches down here to prevent sand erosion.  They make great fishing piers.  And kids love to jump off of them.  I think the color of the water, that deep turqoise, is due to the white sandy bottom under it.

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This is late day sun on Longboat Key beach.  The color retreats to blue from turquoise as the sun goes down.  Looks like low tide.

I hope you enjoyed my pictorial essay on the color of water. I have lots more pics, but narrowed it down so it wouldn’t take too much of my WP storage.

Love and light.

5 responses to “The Color of Water

    • Thanks JoAnna. The pics don’t quite do it justice, but aren’t bad. The groins are a new thing, all of them installed in the last year. And yes, I think they are a cross between the jetty and the pier. They hold the sand in, and are safer than a jetty of rock for the many people who like to walk down them and go fishing.

  1. This was lovely. I adore the ocean, and as I don’t have the opportunity to go very often, I enjoy dreaming of being there. I love all the colors of the ocean, all the blues and greens especially. Thank you for sharing these lovely views!

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