Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170 – Street Art

For this challenge Patti has asked us to explore street art near and far.

I found street art in Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and several places in the United States from Juneau, Alaska to Key West, Florida.

Quebec City
View from the train just outside Dublin, Ireland
“The Last Jedi” of the Star Wars series was filmed in the area of Ballyferriter on the Dingle Peninsula
Glasgow, Scotland
Juneau, Alaska
Seward, Alaska
Cape Gerardeau, Missouri
Laural and Hardy in Harlem, Georgia
Helena, Arkansas
Cedar Key, Florida

Many thanks to our Patti for this fun Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169 – The Ordinary

Our challenge from guest host I.J. Khanewala of Don’t Hold your Breath is to show ordinary objects. I chose a few images from my back yard that show ordinary sights around my October garden.

In the image above, the pink plumes of the Muhly Grass is an ordinary sign of fall where I live.

Every October, when most of the flowers in my butterfly garden are gone, the bright orange Mexican Sunflowers are still attracting butterflies. Gulf Fritillaries, Skippers, and Monarch butterflies are ordinary visitors feasting on the last of the nectar.

Gulf Fritillary on Mexican Sunflower
Monarch on Mexican Sunflower
Skipper on Mexican Sunflower

Many thanks to our guest host I.J. Khanewala for challenging us with Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169: The Ordinary

Thanks also to Terri’s Sunday Stills Challenge: Burnt or Blood Orange

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168 – Seen Better Days

Tina has asked us to explore places and things that have seen better days.

In the image above, we discovered this abandoned boat on the beach in Washington State. Did it wash ashore after it sank or did someone just abandon it there?

In the next photo we know what happened to the red sailboat. A strong hurricane washed it into the marsh in coastal Georgia. We don’t know where it came from but someone eventually was able to tow it away.

Alaska and Colorado still have some buildings and rusty equipment that are leftover from the gold mining days.

Remains of an old mining camp in Colorado
Gold Mining Equipment in Chicken, Alaska

The Honeymoon Cottage in Cedar Key, Florida was once a destination cottage that stood on stilts over the water. Over the years, storms took their toll on the building until now the only thing left is a place for the birds to perch.

What’s left of Honeymoon Cottage in Cedar Key, Florida

Many thanks to Tina for challenging us with Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #167 – Autumn Colors

For this challenge our host Amy has asked us to share images of Autumn Colors. Where I live in Coastal Georgia, the calendar says autumn but the temperature is still warm. Even when the weather cools off, we don’t get the orange, red, and yellow colors we think of when we think of autumn. When we want to see the brilliant colors we travel to higher elevations in October or November.

The images at the top of the page and these next two images were taken on a lake in West Georgia one November.

The following images were taken one October as we took a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

I hope you are enjoying your autumn where ever you are.

Many thanks to Amy for challenging us with Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #167: Autumn Colors

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #166 – Artificial Light

For this challenge our host Ann-Christine has asked us to share images of artificial light.

One of my favorite things at Disney World is the night time parades. The images above and below are of two of the floats from a parade in the Magic Kingdom several years ago.

During the holiday season the light displays bring out the holiday spirit in me.

I couldn’t end this post without including the red lights of The University of Georgia’s football stadium during a night game. The white lights in the stands are the fans holding up their cell phones with the flashlight turned on.

Many thanks to Ann-Christine for challenging us with Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #166: Artificial Lights