Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #203 – Local Vistas

The Georgia coast is about 110 miles long and includes 15 barrier islands, miles of salt marsh, the city of Savannah, historic towns, and beautiful beaches. Jekyll, St. Simons, Sea and Tybee are the only islands accessible by car. The rest of Georgia’s islands can only be reached by boat. Cumberland Island National Seashore and Sapelo Island can each be reached by ferry.

Tybee Island is Georgia’s northernmost barrier island. Just 20 minutes east of downtown Savannah, Tybee is a popular tourist destination with miles of beach, many fun restaurants, the tallest lighthouse in Georgia, and Fort Pulaski National Monument and Cockspur Island Lighthouse nearby.

South of Savannah, St. Simons and Sea Island are the next islands that can be reached by road. With miles of beach, a village area by the fishing pier, Ft. Frederica National Monument, and golf courses, St. Simons is a popular beach destination.

The southernmost island that can be reached by road is Jekyll Island. Jekyll Island was once the winter home for many of America’s wealthiest families. Visitors to Jekyll can see many of these historic homes, ride bikes on its many bike trails, and enjoy its beautiful driftwood beach. Jekyll Island is owned by the state of Georgia.

Most of Sapelo Island is owned by the state of Georgia and is one of the barrier Islands that can only be reached by boat. A ferry runs from near the town of Darien.

Ancient Live Oaks dripping in Spanish Moss, spring Azaleas, salt marsh, waterways, shrimp boats, fresh seafood, and wild life are all part of what makes coastal Georgia so special.

Many thanks to guest host Anne of Slow Shutter Speed for this week’s Lens Artists photo challenge #203:Local Vistas.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #178 – Your Choice

For this challenge Tina asked us to choose our own topic. December has been super busy with holiday events but I made sure I took the time to get out to take a few photos. For Tina’s challenge I chose a few images from the first two weeks of December here in coastal Georgia.

The weather has been beautiful with gorgeous evening and morning skies. The image above is from my favorite place to watch the sunset. The below image is a recent coastal sunrise.

There are some wonderful Christmas light displays this year.

The Christmas baking has begun.

I hope you are enjoying your December wherever you are!

Many thanks to Tina for letting me choose my own theme for her Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #178: You Choose

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