Lens- Artists Challenge #129: Favorite Images of 2020

Here’s a look back at 2020 with a few of my favorite photos from the year.

Before Covid-19 shut down world, the first two and a half months of 2020 were pretty normal for me. Henry and I explored the beach close to home, enjoyed a fun getaway to nearby Savannah to attend a Willie Nelson concert and be tourists for two days, I puttered in the garden and planted Camellias, and I had fun going on outings with friends.

After the shutdown began in mid March my photography options were limited to things and places close to home. The weather was perfect for working in the garden, watching the birds and butterflies, and walking in the neighborhood or at the beach.

In July we ventured away from home to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Our original plan was to go on our first ever cruise. When all the cruises were cancelled, our plan B was to spend a few nights at the Jekyll Island Club. It turned out to be a perfect place for us to celebrate.

Birds and butterflies continued to keep me entertained during the hot, dry August. We were safe as tropical storm Isaias passed us by.

Fall arrived with cooler weather, clear blue skies, a walk in the park and more birds.

Our holidays were quiet with no family visiting from out of town and no neighborhood parties. Phone calls and Facetime kept us in touch with all of our loved ones. The Christmas lights in our neighborhood made me smile and there were some beautiful days for being outside.

Many thanks to Tina, Patti, Amy, Ann-Christine and the guest hosts for these wonderful Lens-Artists challenges. Thank you for giving me an incentive to keep taking photos and keep this blog going.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 2021!

Many thanks to Tina for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 129 – Favorite Images of 2020

39 thoughts on “Lens- Artists Challenge #129: Favorite Images of 2020

  1. Beautifully said and shot Beth. Your world is very similar to mine so I always enjoy seeing your perspectives. Spending time in and around your area looks to me to be a much better option than a cruise – just sayin’ ! And HUGE congratulations on your 50th anniversary – how very special. Something wonderful to remember from 2020, which in hindsight wasn’t all bad, was it?! Happy 2021 to you and yours!

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  2. Your corner of the world is so beautiful – and both you and I have the opportunity to walks in nature nearby! Lovely images – hummingbird and caterpillars…so envious. And the Willie Nelson concert! But most of all I congratulate you on your 50th anniversary – well spent despite the changes of plans. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you! I always enjoy seeing your images from your beautiful part of the world. When our original plan to celebrate our anniversary was cancelled we decided to stay somewhere special in our state. We didn’t have to drive far and it was great!


  3. Right now, I’m surrounded by white so this post was a welcome sight but also painful because we didn’t head south this year. πŸ™‚ I would usually ooh and aah over the butterfly and the birds, but I have to give those to the hummingbirds. What great shots.

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  4. Happy New Year, Beth. And what a great way to celebrate with your gorgeous photos. Your hummingbird shot is incredible. So glad that you got to celebrate your 50th anniversary at the Jekyll Island Club. When we lived on St. Simons Island it was always such a treat to head over there. James and I wish you a 2021 filled with joy, peace, good health … and hopefully a bit more travel. πŸ™‚ ~Terri

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    1. Terri, I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed the photos. We lived on St. Simons back in the 1970’s. The Jekyll Island Club was closed way back then. It’s a beautiful place now. Wishing you and James a very happy and healthy 2021!

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      1. Happy New Year Beth! I just saw your post and so happy you did it! Love seeing your photos! I barely had time to do Bird Weekly during the holidays. The shop picked up speed and I was working 12-14 hour days to keep up with the orders. It was good!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy New Year Beth… I am so sorry I am late to your blog post.
    Your stunning pictures are a welcome sight. Your nature shots always bring a smile to my face!
    Enjoy your Thursday dear friend.

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  6. Lovely, lovely photos. My favorite is the hummingbird with the flower, but the seashells, the butterflies… all beautiful. And Congratulations on your anniversary. What a landmark!


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