On my recent trip to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I visited the Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins. You can see the ruins of the windmill behind the tree. The windmill ran the giant stone grinding wheels used to crush sugar cane into juice. The tree in the foreground of this photo is called a Flamboyant tree. Unfortunately I was there too early in the season to see the typical bright red flowers that give the tree its name. Bright blue Sky and soft clouds on this day, however, were perfect lighting conditions for the scene. The light gave accent to the texture of the leaves, against the smooth bark of the branches and trunk, surrounded by the ruins of an old rock fence, and the multicolored stone and coral windmill structure in the background. The Virgin Islands are a beautiful place to visit and to witness why I like Capturing The Beauty And Color Of Nature.