Lens Artists Photo Challenge #241 – Spring

Sylvia asks us to show what spring means to us.

To me, spring doesn’t begin on a specific date on the calendar. For me, it is spring in Coastal Georgia when the azaleas and Dogwoods are blooming, when there is new growth in the garden, and when the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin in Savannah and Tybee Island.

Spring Azaleas
Spring Dogwood Blooms
Forsyth Park Fountain turned green for St. Patrick’s Day, Savannah

To me, spring also means working in the garden beds and watching birds at the bird feeder.

Male Painted Bunting at the Feeder

Sometimes we like to travel in the spring. The next images show some of my favorite spring blooms from our travels.

Many thanks to for Sylvia for this challenge Lens-Artists Challenge #241 – Spring

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #240 – The road (most often) Taken

Many thanks to John for this challenge and for mentioning my WanderingDawgs blog in his post. He asks: “For this week’s challenge, I want you to think of your favorite type or style of photography as the road you’ve chosen to take most often.”

I enjoy many types of photography but I my favorite is nature photography.

Coastal Brown Bear Cub, Haines, Alaska
Pelicans, Florida
Monarch on Mexican Sunflower
Bee in the Butterfly Garden
Flame Azaleas on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Many thanks to for John for his challenge Lens-Artists Challenge #240 – The Road (most often) Taken

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #239 – Finding Peace

Tina’s challenge is Finding Peace.

I find peace in nature – a beautiful morning sky, bird watching, spring flowers, walking in the woods, seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, or the beach.

Waking up at sunrise and seeing a brilliant sky brings me peace.
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Spring azaleas
White azaleas
A walk in the Georgia woods

White Tail Fawn, Middle Georgia

The beach at sunset at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

Many thanks to Tina for her challenge Lens-Artists Challenge #239 – Finding Peace

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #238 – Alone Time

Ann-Christine’s challenge is Alone Time. She tells us ”Alone time means time spent by an individual or a couple apart from others. It is often used to ground oneself, or to do something creative.” She asks us to share our thoughts and share what we use our alone time for.

I treasure my alone time. Sometimes I just want a quiet place to sit and do nothing. Other times I like to read or grab my camera to find something to photograph. Working in my garden or working on my blog posts are other ways I spend alone time. When we are at home I often enjoy some alone time in the rope swing shown in the above image.

Traveling to a remote national or state park is a great way to enjoy some time alone. Being far away from civilization allows me to enjoy the nature around me.

Alone at sunrise in Flamingo, Florida, Everglades National Park
Alone in the Okefenokee Swamp, Fargo, Georgia
Alone in the Denali Wilderness, Denali National Park, Alaska

Closer to home, we can take a boat ride to one of Georgia’s deserted barrier islands and be the only people there.

Many thanks to Ann-Christine for her challenge Lens-Artists Challenge #238 – Alone Time