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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge – Spring

We have beautiful springs in our area – sometimes cold but signs are all about. Here are 2 pictures from last spring

Although robins are around all year – they seem to be associated with spring

Also the trees start showing signs of new growth

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Lens Artist Challenge #79 – Window with a View

Amy has encouraged us to post photos of windows with a view – https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2020/01/11/a-window-with-a-view/

Here are a few that I chose for this challenge.

We have sliding doors in our great room so we are able to watch in full view what a storm is doing. This is one from a hurricane a few years ago

Here’s a better view from one of our other windows

Hope this one brings a smile – this was taken through a store window

Although I hate to fly – I have to admit that it is beautiful up there

The last one is of an expectant bride – I wonder what she is thinking?

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Cee's On the Hunt for Joy Challenge – Get Outside

This is a new challenge hosted by Cee Neuner https://ceenphotography.com/on-the-hunt-for-joy-challenge/

The theme is Get Outside. Last Friday we decided to go for a hike at one of our local parks – Seashore State Park. We have been going to this park since our dating years. There are lots of beautiful trails for hiking and biking with some near the water. Here are a few photos from our excursion.

The first thing we saw when starting the hike is a decorated tree

Here is a view of the water

These buffleheads were quite cute

I don’t know what this plant is called but it is often seen near water and marsh

Tree abstract

Heading back to the car

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge – Winter

The only thing that is consistent in our area with regards to winter weather is that it is inconsistent. We can get some pretty good snow storms that paralyze the traffic and empty our grocery stores, spring like weather (we are having that right now), plenty of rain and sometimes just plain bone chilling cold. Here are a few examples:

Snow

Rain

Warm Days Where We Can Walk on the Beach

Cold and Beautiful

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Lens-Artists #78 – Special Spot Shots

We are lucky to have had 2 opportunities to go to Rincon, Puerto Rico in 2013 and 2016. I say lucky because with all the damage from the hurricane and earthquake I don’t know if we will ever get to go back. It is a beautiful place that I would describe as “beauty in the midst of poverty”. Here are some photos from our 2016 trip.

This was the view from the home we rented. The ride down from this small mountain was very treacherous with it’s one lane road, roller coaster type ride and an abundance of curves in the road.

The stray dog population seemed to have gotten better between 2013 and 2016. These dogs clearly had owners taking care of them.

We went there because the surf is great in February/March and my husband, daughter and son-in-law are avid surfers

The beaches and surroundings are beautiful

Route 413 in Rincon is truly a road to happiness