Lens-Artists #62: Silhouettes

This week, Patti has challenged us to find photos that feature silhouettes. For this challenge I chose some of my favorite sunset and sunrise photos from our travels. The photo above is of Henry enjoying the sunset over the Pacific Ocean on the beach at Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington.

I walked from our campsite at Golden Hill State Park to capture this silhouette of the Thirty Mile Light at sunset.

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Thirty Mile Lighthouse at sunset, Golden HIll State Park, NY

Some of my favorite sunset and sunrise pictures have silhouettes of trees.

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Sunrise over the The Caloosatchie River at Ortona South Campground, Florida
Sunrise over the Mississippi River
Sunrise over the Mississippi River in Missouri
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Sunset in the Big Cypress Natural Preserve near Ochopee, FL

This couple was enjoying their early morning walk on the beach.

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Morning walkers along the beach at sunrise, Tybee Island, GA

Many thanks to Patti at Pilot Fish Blog for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Silhouettes

 

My favorite place on Earth

I’ve had many people ask about my favorite place and the answer is always the same.

There is no place else on earth I love more than my little peace of paradise here in coastal Georgia. This is where our children grew up and where Henry and I are growing old together. I have the best friends and neighbors anyone could ask for and there is beauty every where I look.

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean
Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean
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Full moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean
Sunset in Coastal Georgia
Sunset over the Salt Marsh
Salt Marsh of Coastal Georgia
Salt Marsh of Coastal Georgia

Want to go to an uninhabited barrier island? A boat or kayak will get you there.

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Boat ride on one of the many creeks
Uninhabited Georgia Barrier Island
Uninhabited Georgia Barrier Island
We had the island all to ourselves
We often are the only people on one of the uninhabited barrier islands

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are a common sight in the waters.

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin near Tybee Island, Georgia
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin near Tybee Island, Georgia

Let’s not forget the birds.

Roseate Spoonbill fishing in Georgia tidal creek
Roseate Spoonbill fishing in Georgia tidal creek
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Osprey
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Great Egret
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Juvenile Ibis
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Wood Stork and Egret
Male Painted Bunting
Male Painted Bunting

Whether you cook it at home or eat out at one of the many great restaurants nearby, there’s nothing better than eating fresh caught seafood.

Fresh Georgia Blue Crabs Caught, Cooked, Cleaned and eaten on Halloween, 2015
Fresh Georgia Blue Crabs straight from the creek to the pot.

I love to travel and always enjoy our wanderings. Every trip ends the same way. I know I am almost home when I start smelling the salt marsh and seeing the creeks and marsh as we drive the last few miles.

No matter where you may roam, the best part is coming home – anonymous

 

Tomorrow is a Mystery

Five years ago I had just gotten over a very serious illness and did not know what the future would be for me. One of my best friends gave me this plaque in the above photo that now hangs in my kitchen to remind me that every day is a gift.

Sunrise behind Fort Pickens Campground in Gulf Islands National Seashore

Every time I see a sunrise I know that I have been given the precious gift of another day on planet earth.

This is my contribution to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. For more interpretations of the future visit WordPress Photo Challenge: Future