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Lens Artists #84 – Narrow

This week we are invited to provide interpretations of narrow. In this first photo – there are 3 surfers (one a wipeout) on this wave and all narrowly escaped getting hurt by the riderless board

If you are ever in the Outer Banks and have a chance to climb one of the lighthouses, it’s a great experience but the stairway is extremely narrow. We’ve climbed this one a few times – Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

We can also look to nature for some examples – herons are such elegant birds but those stilt like legs can take on a comical look at times

Damselflies are beautiful and have an extremely narrow body which makes focusing on them difficult

If you’d like to join in on the Lens Artist challenges – here is the link – https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2020/02/15/narrow-feb-15th/

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Lens Artists #82 – Capitals

This week we are asked to provide photos that represent a capital. I’m going to start with the capital of the United States during colonial times which is Williamsburg, Virginia. This town is rich in the history of our country and has beautiful old buildings that have been restored.

We also had the opportunity a few years ago for a quick stop in San Juan and saw both old and less old structures

Lastly, my daughter, granddaughter and I spent a few days in Nashville, Tennessee which is not only the capital of the state but also considered the music capital of the world. Where else could I hang out with a wax figure of Kid Rock?

If you’d like to join in – visit https://mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/lens-artists-photo-challenge-82-capital/ for this week’s host.

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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

If you are interested in participating, click here – https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/01/25/lens-artists-photo-challenge-81-find-something-red/

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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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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

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Lens Artist Challenge #77 Favorite Photos of 2019

I went through each month and tried to pick a fave. Some may have been posted previously and others have not. I hope you enjoy!

January 2019 – Mallard

February – Kingfisher – this was my first halfway decent photos of one of these birds

March – Beach Stairs

April – Bluebird – This is the first year we had a lot of these birds around

May – My little artist

June – My little dancer

July – Dad’s music

August – Tiny snail – these snails were no larger than a fingernail

September – My hubby and grandson at my favorite place – the beach

October – In the mountains

November – Sea Oats

December – Fogbow – this was the first time we had ever seen this phenomenon. It was pretty awesome!!

Happy New Year everyone!