I have been absent from these pages for several months. The reasons for this are probably explained by my last blog, which was a tribute to my mother. Now that summer has moved into autumn and the initial shock of bereavement has given way to the gentler if more persistent rhythm of day to day grieving, I have been able to reconcile myself to the fact that life must and does go on. The urge to create (and not feel guilty about doing anything other than just being locked in mourning) has thankfully begun to return. The temperatures here in Florida are also beginning to show signs of dropping from over a hundred to the mid eighties, so renewed energy levels, combined with more favourable weather, is providing me with more opportunitites to pick up my materials and produce art. This change in my mood was signaled by a recent trip to Grand Cayman where I tried out my new underwater camera for the first time and experimented with lights, strobes and filters on both that and my ever reliable Go Pro. Here are two of the results of my latest ventures into the world of underwater art. Please do keep returning to these pages as I continue to explore the possibilities of what can be created from exploring the ocean.