Camels waiting for caravan time, Sahara Desert, Morocco

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #153: Wonderful World

Beauty is the illumination of your soul. John O’Donahue Beginning with a reference to Louis Armstrong’s song “It’s a Wonderful World,” Amy introduced the 153rd Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the theme of Wonderful World. And indeed what a wonder our world is! No matter your country, your experience, your age, or your vantage point, you […]

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A Wish for Holiday Friendship

Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters, Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope, And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air. The world is encouraged to come away from rancor, Come the way of friendship. Maya Angelou At Christmas time, we’re reminded of the many friends we have […]

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Crab dock at Pawleys Island, SC

Beach Week: PI’s Historic District

In every walk in nature, one receives more than he seeks. John Muir A week at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, wouldn’t be complete without one or more early morning walks. Since we stay in what’s called the Bird’s Nest on the South End, a walk in the historic district begins right around the corner from […]

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Surfers at North End Pawleys Island SC

Beach Week: Surf’s up!

The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun! Phil Edwards Are you thinking this could be Huntington Beach in Southern California? What about the white sand beaches of Oahu where photographers capture surfers beneath towering waves? Well, it’s neither: This is little ol’ Pawleys Island, South Carolina, where waves are low […]

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Pawleys Pier just before rain

Beach Week: Pawleys Pier

If you believe that this life is all there is and there is no greater power than man, you must walk to the end of this pier at sunset.    Donna Calhoun Although we’ve vacationed at Pawleys Island, SC for over 35 years, we’ve never stood on Pawleys Pier. We’ve stood around it — left side, […]

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 104: Summer

Just the smell of summer can make me fall in love. Anonymous Perhaps it’s that old song that begins “Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime . . . ” or the smell of lake water, inner tubes, and homemade ice cream — summer makes most people fall in love. And this summer, even in the midst […]

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