Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Fountains

Black and White Fountain

Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

To see a collection of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, my book is available here: http://www.blurb.com/b/8635709-a-stroll-through-the-gardens

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Last Look at July 4

To finish up my series on the 4th of July, here are some of my favorite photos.

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Seagull in the Wind

Continuing the 4th of July series….

While huddled under the umbrella during the brief rainstorm, I noticed a seagull behind us.  He was valiantly trying to get from point A to point B with no success at all.  The wind took him up as he tried to fly down, down when he tried to fly up but always, always backward as he tried to fly forward.  

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Oh how he struggled and my heart went out to him.  Luckily the storm didn’t last long and he was able to fly off.  It was only when I was looking back through the pictures from that day that I noticed something strange and when I enlarged the pictures I saw that the seagull had a Cheeto is his bill and had managed to hold onto it the entire time he was struggling against the wind.  

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Now that’s determination!

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The Boys vs The Girls

In the south, we are used to high humidity and late afternoon showers.  The showers usually don’t last long though so we’re able to get back out quickly to our golf game, beach chair or backyard picnic.

The 4th of July was no different.  We hadn’t been on the beach long when we could see a rain storm coming in from the ocean.  Everyone on the beach lowered their umbrellas and huddled under them to wait out the storm.  It lasted about 5 or 10 minutes and then the sun came back out and it was a glorious day.

Let me correct something.  I should say that most people waited out the storm under their umbrellas.  

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These young men were seen hurrying away to get out of the rain.  They did not come back.

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These young women huddled under one of the boardwalks and were back on the beach as soon as the rain stopped.

The girls win this round of “Beach Survivors”.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Wonder

I’ve been participating in the WordPress Photo Challenges for over two years and was very disappointed to hear that WordPress was no longer going to host the weekly challenge.  The challenges provided an opportunity for bloggers and photographers to discover each other and share our work.  And I’ve picked up lots of tips and ideas for new projects.     

Luckily, four wonderful bloggers – photographer/artists – have taken up the “challenge” so to speak and will take turns hosting the challenge each week.  They are –

Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

This week, Patti has given us the prompt “wonder”.  We’ve been asked to create a post that captures a moment, a feeling, a place, a person—that fills us with wonder.

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The beach is that place for me.  I visit at least three or four days a week.  Sometimes hubby and I spend the day under the umbrella with sandwiches and watermelon for lunch and sometimes I walk alone.  Sometimes, it’s the clouds and the sky that capture my attention.  Sometimes it’s the birds and some days it’s the children playing in the sand and surf.  

A Girl and Her Kite

Regardless of the circumstances, each visit I leave calm, relaxed and uplifted, filled with wonder at the day spent at the beach.

Walking the Beach

To see responses from other bloggers, click here:  https://pilotfishblog.com/2018/07/07/lens-artists-weekly-photo-challenge-wonder/

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Fire Prevention

These firemen drew beach duty on the 4th of July.

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Fireworks!!!

Our 4th of July schedule usually includes attending the boat parade, time at the beach which includes a military fly over and then ending the night with fireworks at the marshwalk.  Here are some of my favorites from the fireworks show.

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Sunday Beach Day

Sunday was a beach day for us although we thought we were going to get rained out.  

Clouds From the West

View from the west

Catamaran at Litchfield

View from the east

Luckily, the storm missed us and we were able to enjoy the day.

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com