Lens Artists #122 – The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

For this week’s challenge, we are invited by Ana – – to share photos depicting this theme. I have to admit that I do not get up often for sunrises. Here are a few of my favorites:

Early morning surf session

Beach walker

Sunrise service on the pier

Cloudy and colorful sunrise

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Boats

This boat was shipwrecked on the beach in 2013. According to this article – – the owner tried to rescue it. Since this picture was taken in 2017 – I’m going to assume the owner gave up


Lens-Artists Challenge – A Quiet Moment

This week we are asked to share photos that depict a quiet moment in our lives. One of my favorite places to go is the beaches on Hatteras Island. Even in the summer – these beaches do not get crowded.

I also love the quiet of the morning where I can go around my yard with my camera and coffee and look for insects to photograph.

We are fortunate to live on a neighborhood lake where we can sit and enjoy the waterfowl go by and hear birds chirping all around us. It’s a huge reason why we have not sold a house that has grown too big for us.

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Lens Artists Challenge #95 – All Wet

Tina has invited us to share our photo interpretations of all wet. The first one is my husband on the verge of wiping out. Even though he is already wet from surfing, the wave will hit with some force pushing him off the board and into the water below.

Next is a robin having an awesome time taking a bath.

Last is one of my favorite shore birds getting ready to take the plunge into the sea.

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Lens-Artists #91 – Simplicity

This week we are looking at simplicity through our photos. Here are a few that I feel represent this weeks topic.

Simple pleasures (and not terribly high in calories)

A walk on the beach which I could do everyday if I lived closer to one

Watching the birds in our yard. We are soooo excited because this year we finally have bluebirds in one of our bird houses

Spring blossoms always bring a smile

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Lens Artists Challenge #88 – Chaos

The theme for this week is chaos which is certainly timely. I hope everyone is staying safe, practicing good hand hygiene, social distancing to curtail the spread and staying up-to-date with reputable sources like CDC and WHO. I used to work in a hospital clinical laboratory so I can only imagine the chaos they are experiencing. I was working there in the 1980’s when HIV hit us but I think the difference today is that you can get your information (or misinformation) in an instant. Anyway – I decided to use pictures of the surf and surfing to visually describe chaos.

Just look at the chaos in this water coming to shore

Surfers certainly understand the chaos of the waves (note – no surfers were harmed in the taking of these photos and all are family)

At times, the wave chaos gets the best of a surfboard. This is a photo of my husband during our time in Rincon Puerto Rico. His Puerto Rico surfing days were over for this trip!

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Stay well everyone!!


Lens Artists – Topic – Red

This week we are asked to share the color of red during this bleak winter (for some of us). Here are a few from my archives.

Candy Cane Amaryllis Flower – we received this beautiful flower for Christmas

Cardinals – these birds are year -round visitors for us

The red, white and blue

Red umbrella

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