Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #180 – Favorite Images of 2021

I am grateful that in 2021 we were able to take a few road trips and get together with friends and family more than we could in 2020. The header photo is my favorite because we had such a fun day celebrating my birthday at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.

January and February found me experimenting with closeups in my back yard, taking early morning walks on the beach, and enjoying the camellias in my garden.

In March we enjoyed a short road trip to Florida and a visit to Flannary O’Connor’s home Andalusia in Milledgeville, Georgia. A Brown Pelican in Cedar Key and a Peacock at Andalusia were my favorite images from those trips.

Spring flowers were spectacular in April.

May was a special month with a Mother’s Day weekend trip to visit our daughter’s family for the first time in over a year. I enjoyed her backyard garden and the wildflowers on a Mother’s Day walk beside a peaceful pond.

In June we made another road trip to Orlando to celebrate my birthday. A birthday lunch with a view of animals at Walt Disney Worlds Animal Kingdom Lodge was the highlight of the week.

In July and August the flowers in the garden attracted butterflies and bees and a Roseate Spoonbill made several appearances in the creek.

The rest of the year was filled with sunflowers, ospreys, beautiful mornings and spectacular sunsets.

There were also a few non photo worthy events in 2021. Among other things we survived a major remodel of a 1980’s bathroom, enjoyed a visit from my brother and his wife, celebrated a family Thanksgiving at home, cheered on one of our granddaughters at several sporting events, and enjoyed spending time with friends again.

Many thanks to Tina, Patti, Ann-Christine and Amy for another year of Lens-Artists Challenges. In 2022 we welcome three new hosts Sofia, Anne and John. I’m looking to forward to finding out what challenges they come up with this year.

Wishing you health, happiness, and much joy in 2022!

31 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #180 – Favorite Images of 2021

  1. Beth, I love your year in pictures. You have taken some really beautiful shots this past year. I like the one of you and your hubby also. You look very happy. You have a great eye for capturing the beauty all around. Best wishes for a joy filled 2022. P.S. is there a link to the challenge, I’d like to see what others post and possibly join in sometime. Thanks.

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  2. Well Beth, you certainly made the most of your year! I loved catching up with your adventures, despite their having to be closer to home than they might normally have been. Several of your local images could have been taken here in our little world, which I think is very similar to yours. I envy your ability to be with family during these difficult times – lucky you! Wonderful post filled with beautiful images – I especially loved the last 3.

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    1. Thank you Tina. Yes, with both of us surrounded by salt marsh near the ocean we have a lot of similar landscapes. After everyone was vaccinated we were finally able to be with family again. The time with family was my favorite part of the year.

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  3. Great captures of flowers, birds, marsh, etc. I, too, have become enthralled with moving closer into a plant and seeing the absolutely beautiful “inner world” that God has created. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos with us.

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