Lens-Artists #123: Found in the Neighborhood

I don’t find trees showing off their fall colors in my neighborhood. Instead, I find evidence of fall when the marsh grass starts changing from green to brown.

My neighborhood is surrounded by salt water creeks and salt marsh. It’s a small, friendly neighborhood where most of the neighbors know each other and look out for each other. When we are driving down the road we wave at each other as we go by. When we are in our front yard, neighbors out for a walk stop to chat.

When the muhly grass turns pink, fall is here in coastal Georgia

I found more signs of fall a few weeks ago when the muhly grass in my yard displayed it’s brilliant pink.

Snowy Egret in the neighborhood

I find many birds in the neighborhood all year long. This week I found this Snowy Egret on our dock.

Many thanks to Ann-Christine hosting this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challeng e #123: Found in the Neighborhood

Lens-Artists #122: The Sun will Come out Tomorrow

No matter what happens today or what happened yesterday, the only thing we can know for sure about tomorrow is that the sun will rise.

Coastal Georgia Sunrise
Morning Sky at sunrise
Sunlight bursting through the trees at sunrise
Sunrise at Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA

Many thanks to Ana for guest hosting this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Sun will Come out Tomorrow

Bird Weekly Challenge #20: In Your Yard or Garden

I have to admit I spend a lot of time in my backyard watching and photographing the birds. Here are a few of my favorites.

Red-bellied woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
House Sparrow
Cardinal in winter
This great egret landed in our yard one day
Male Painted Bunting on twisted vines
Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

We also are lucky to see wading birds in the salt marsh behind our house. I’ll often run grab my camera to capture them when they land on one of the docks.

Great Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
Juvenile White Ibis

Thank you Lisa. for this Bird Weekly challenge. Her original post is Bird Weekly Challenge #20: In your Yard or Garden

Lens-Artists #109: Under the Sun

This week, Amy has chosen Under the Sun as our challenge.

When we were younger, my husband and I used to spend most of the summer out in the sun and heat of coastal Georgia. These days, we have to protect our skin and we can’t take the heat like we once could. Now when we want to get out and enjoy a beautiful sunny day we go for a boat ride. There’s a top for shade and we make our own breeze as we ride through the coastal waters.

This Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a boat ride.

Boaters under the sun on a sand bar only accessible by boat
We cruised by one of Georgia’s many uninhabited barrier islands.

Amy, thank you for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Under the Sun