A Day in the Rain (photography on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)

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As a lot of you know, we've had LOADS of rain lately.  I'm the nursery manager at the Botanic Park, and with all the rain, we ended up having to close for two days because of the torrential downpours and flooding.  I still had to go in to make sure everything was okay, and to give the parrots some food.  Tharin and I had the whole park to ourselves and if I don't let him get a cart ride...........well, it can get ugly, so we took the cart around and checked the park for any kind of damage and flooding.  Here are a few photos of that very soggy experience.

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Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.