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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Discover Prompt 24: Elixir

There are moments when the elixir of life rises to such over−brimming splendor that the soul spills over. Henry Miller I used to sleep in on our vacations to the beach, a luxury for a working mother of two. But that was before I discovered what really happens on beaches before dawn. Nowadays, I need […]

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Discover Prompt 16: Slow day at Kiawah

Even at sunrise you can tell if it’s going to be a day packed with touring, photography, events. Or if it’s just a day to relax. And the verdict? Slow down at the beach at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. First things first: a blue rental umbrella, wooden beach chairs and a focus on the sea. […]

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Aglow in morning light, a lone tethered boat stands ready.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunrise at Acadia Dock

Coastal Maine offers glorious sunrises if you’re willing to wake up early, bundle yourself in layers, and stand on a dock for the morning show. And you’re never alone.  From birds gliding overhead to lobstermen checking traps before dawn, docks like Acadia in Castine put on a spectacle like no other. Dawn comes in layers.  […]

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A reflection at the waterfront in Castine, Maine offers a glimpse of morning light on still water.

WPC: Harbor peek in Castine, Maine

Sometimes a telephoto lens gives you just a peek of the bigger picture.  And that’s what I saw from Acadia Dock at Castine  — a reflection in still waters right before sunrise.  Just a glimpse of the whole, of course.  The big picture opened up a whole new vista: a dock washed in early-morning pinks that […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge by The Daily Post at WordPress focuses on the word Morning with a bonus if we share something other than the usual sunrise photo.  Now, for me, there’s nothing ordinary about a sunrise since it’s only during my vacation that I rise to greet Mr. Sun in such fine fashion.  But […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

I wish I could say my last two weeks have been carefree, but, alas, the new school year has moved in with a vengeance! Here’s to more posts coming up soon! The Weekly Photo Challenge this week focuses on the word carefree, so I immediately thought of the last pictures I had downloaded from a carefree […]

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A Word a Week Challenge: Roof

This week’s A Word a Week Challenge: Roof came during our annual week at the beach.  We stay at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in a house one row off the beach, but we have a good vantage point from the widow’s walk on our roof.  My husband and I spend the “golden hours” (as I’ve […]

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