Sundown in South Africa

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Begins with S

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

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

It’s only in early spring that Magnolia Soulangeana blooms in profusion.  But when delicate pink blossoms burst forth, that dense, full-on blooming is something not to be missed. As the first pink starts to show, I brave early morning chill to note blooms in their infancy.  Sweater weather in East Tennessee with a sweet reward. I […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Every spring I look forward to seeing the one flowering tree I have behind my house come into its own.  With just a bit of nudging, my glorious White Star White Magnolia bursts forth before any other of its kin have even awakened from winter slumber. But not this year.  You see, winter in our […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Winter is “full on” in Knoxville, Tennessee, where we live, but already we long for the vibrancy of spring. If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley For more entries in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant, click here.

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Travel theme: Spring

Taken at face value as seen from my kitchen window, this White Star White Magnolia looks lacy, delicate, and pretty, especially when viewed with bright yellow forsythia in the background. It’s OK, lovely in fact, as it is — seen from a distance. But it’s not until we get a close-up view that we know […]

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