Lens Artists Photo Challenge – New Experiences

Anne is leading this weeks challenge on sharing our new experiences. Less than a year ago, we moved from a suburban area to a more rural area to be closer to family. Getting to know the area has been full of new experiences. I have gotten used to longer drives for shopping and doctor’s appointments and but don’t miss the traffic of our former area. I love that we are so close to water including the North River, Albemarle Sound and Currituck Sound. I can drive 5 minutes and sit by a body of water.

Also, a beautiful sunset on the water is minutes away.

We are 15 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks.

I’ve seen and photographed a couple of new (for me) birds near our home.

Eastern Phoebe

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Brown headed Cow Birds

Unknown bird – maybe an immature sparrow (I’d love to hear if anyone knows the ID of this bird)

Lastly, our main reason for moving here was to be closer to family and grandchildren. It is now quite easy for us to go see them and vice versa which is definitely a new experience. In the past – it took a little extra planning and usually a pet sitter and an overnight bag since we were about 2 1/2 hours away. Now – we can jump in the car and get to them in 30 minutes or less.

Taking on a move like this in your early 70’s can be daunting and there can be a lot of doubt along the way but thus far I have no regrets and am enjoying our new life here.


Project 365 – March 19 – 25, 2023

A dozen weeks completed!!

March 19 – Taken for a Flickr themed group – Topic – Small and smaller” (this is a small adult fork with a child’s fork)

March 20 – Taken for a Flickr themed group – topic – “Made for Me”. This was made by my granddaughter for me – she knows I’m a big Beatles fan.

March 21 – Lost and Found – beach style

March 22 – Spring growth

March 23 – Cardinal

March 24 – Colorful blooms

March 25 – Mr. and Mrs. Finch


Lens Artists Challenge – The Road (Most Often)Taken

John is leading this week’s topic. The idea is that we are to share photos in our favorite style or type of photography. I lean mostly to all things nature and beach. I also love macro photography.

Lucky for me, I have always lived near a beach. I find the time spent there is both peaceful and restorative.

Nature brings us much beauty to appreciate. I especially enjoy watching and photographing birds when I am out and about.

With macro photography, there is fascinating detail that is brought to life. Many times, I see something on the computer in the photo that I did not see while I was taking the picture like the falling flower in the first photo below and the tiny hairs on the stem in the second photo.

These are my roads most travelled, photographically speaking. I hope you enjoyed them!


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

This week on CFFC the topic is Things People Visit. About 9 years ago, we had the opportunity to take our daughter and then 5 year old granddaughter to Disney in Florida. It was my first time visiting so it was hard to tell who was having the most fun, my granddaughter or myself. It’s quite expensive, so I doubt we’ll go back, but I am really glad we went since I grew up watching the Wonderful World of Disney each week on TV.