Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Begins with S

This week’s challenge from Patti asks us to find images of objects that begins with the letter S. I chose a few objects found in or around sand or things that are made of sand.

Seashells and seals on the sandy seashore

Seashells on a Georgia seashore
Clam shell on sandy beach in Haines, Alaska
Harbor Seals on a sandy beach in Oregon
Hawaiian Monk Seal on Kauai’s North Shore in Hawaii

Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

Many thanks to Patti for this week’s Lens Artists photo challenge #136: Things that begin with the letter S.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – A Glimpse into my World

Welcome to my world along the Georgia coast where I am surrounded by salt water creeks and rivers, salt marsh and a beach on the Atlantic Ocean is only a five minute drive away. Please join me for a glimpse of some of the natural beauty that is in my world.

Birds and Wildlife of Coastal Georgia:

Salt Marsh, Beaches, and Waterways

Sunrises and Sunsets

Flowers and critters in the garden

Wild Georgia Shrimp and Georgia Blue Crabs fresh from the sea.

Many thanks to guest host Sheetal for this week’s Lens Artists photo challenge #135: a Glimpse of my World.

Bird Weekly Challenge #35: Birds I love

I’m not a birder and don’t have a life list but I love all birds and I love to watch them doing what birds do. It’s always interesting to see a bird or a pair of birds on their nest or building their nest. It’s even more fun if there are chicks!

Eagle on nest, Haines, Alaska
Pair of Ospreys on the nest at Gulf Islands National Seashore at Ft. Pickens
Pair of Wood storks building nest at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Great Egret with chicks at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Thank you Lisa. for this Bird Weekly Challenge: Birds I Love

Rosy Reds for Valentine’s Day

I planted two new new camellias last weekend. Even though it’s been raining every day since then I have managed to go check them out every day between showers. I’m hoping there will continue to be new blooms in the garden for awhile.

The following two images and the image above are from my garden last year and this year.

My interest in camellias began when I went for a tour of the camellias in Bonaventure Cemetery with a group of ladies in my local garden club two years ago. This plant covered with rosy red camellias was one of my favorites from that day.

Happy Valentines Day!

Sharred with Terri’s Sunday Stills challenge – Rosy Reds. and Natalie’s Coffee Share.

Fallen trees along the Georgia Coast

As you walk along some of the beaches on Georgia’s barrier islands you may come across driftwood from dead trees. Sometimes you may even find an entire tree that has fallen.

In October 2016, Category 2 Hurricane Matthew was offshore in the Atlantic Ocean when it passed by close to where we live in Coastal Georgia. When we returned home after evacuating I witnessed first hand just how powerful the storm was. Massive old oaks and pines had fallen all around our neighborhood, blocking roads and driveways. In some cases the tree just barely missed landing on a house.

It took weeks to clean up all the debris. You can read more at Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Many thanks to Terri’s Sunday Stills challenge – Fallen.