Surrounded by water, awash with light, at time dancing with diamonds, at others, looking as if black ice glittered near its surface, I spent a summer enthralled with the constancy-and constant change. Diamonds pinpricked patterns of light, like moving abstracts, caught in ripples of sun and heat. Neptune ’s tides lured me to capture and record their beauties-like varied, precious gems women lust after. Remote from materialism. Nature’s luxuries.