Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Begins with S

Sundown in South Africa

From the blog of P. A. Moed comes this week’s challenge — photos whose subjects begin with the letter S.

  1. Above: SUNSET in South Africa on the grounds of Thornybush.

2. STORKS at Volubilis

We went to the ancient ruins of Volubilis to learn more about civilization there, but found that we couldn’t take our eyes off a stork’s nest. Our reward for patience? The view of a mother and babies.

Storks -- Volubilis, Morocco

3. SAILS on the Eastern Shore

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open, and the world is full of beauty.

Rumi
Sails folded, Eastern Shore

4. SUNSPHERE in Knoxville, Tennessee

At 75 feet tall, this glass sphere constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair remains a landmark for our hometown.

Sunsphere, Knoxville, TN

5. SCREEN DOOR — Elkmont Historic District, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Homes built in Elkmont in the early 1900s are still standing and in need of repair. But, oh, the memories of good times and the families who longed to return each summer.

Screen door at Elkmont

6. First sign of SPRING — our own little White Star White Magnolia tree in the backyard

Flowers don’t worry how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.


Gustav Mahler
White Star, White Magnolia - first flower of spring

To see more “S” photos, head to Patti’s blog and take a look at the entries listed. The words scrumptious, scintillating, and somethin’ else come to mind!

Travel sensationally,

Rusha & Bert

36 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Begins with S

  1. Toonsarah

    Beautiful sunset to open with and I love the screen door photo, but I have to pick the magnolia as my absolute highlight here 🙂 They are among my favourite trees but it’s far too early for us to have any in flower in the UK, although I do see some buds starting to appear 🙂

  2. Tina Schell

    What a lovely and varied set of esses you chose this week Rusha! The stork family is a great “get” and I loved the sails composition. Of course, like you I’d have been drawn to the old facade and screen door. Terrific choices.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks so much. I had a lot of S pictures, and didn’t know it until I focused on that. As for the screen door, I hope to write a post on Elkmont soon. The aging buildings are a photographer’s dream.

  3. pattimoed

    I love your diverse set of images featuring the letter S, Rusha. The stork image is fantastic. I also love the screen door. It’s so evocative. I’m delighted you joined us and added to our collection of S-es.

  4. CadyLuck Leedy

    OH my, your magnolia is blooming? We have had the weirdest weather and I am so ready for SUMMER! Yes, I want a long Spring and an even longer Summer! Beautiful post today! PS I didn’t realize Knoxville had that sphere either……

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      I don’t want to mislead anyone, but perhaps I did. My magnolia hasn’t bloomed yet, but any day now. It’s just that I take pictures of that tree each and every spring mainly because I love the blooms and it’s right outside my back door. I have soooo many photos of it, and I love them all!

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      And I love to eat! Been thinking a trip to Sausalito would be a wonderful thing to do, but still not sure I can sit on a plane for so many hours. Keep cooking and sharing. Your latest season on Create is marvelous!

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