Regular Random – Five Minutes with a Maypop

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week.  Here are the rules:

Pick an item and spend 5 minutes photographing that subject.  Shoot from as many angles as you can and try not to interfere with the subject or scene.  Post your results with the tag Regular Random so that we can see your results.  

You can find Desley Jane at  https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/18/five-minutes-with-pens-regular-random/

A neighbor found this flower and gave it to my husband knowing that I would want to photograph it.  It’s a Maypop and it’s a favorite of bees and butterflies.

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Photo Challenge – Transient

This week we are asked to share a photo of our interpretation of “transient”.

Gray Clouds and Waves

Clouds come and go as do the waves.  The beach is forever transient, ever changing and always a new source of inspiration.

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From dark to light, always reminding us how small we are in this thing called life.

Gull Over Breach Inlet

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Regular Random – Five Minutes and Still Beautiful

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week and you can find her here: https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/12/regular-random-five-minutes-with-dumplings/

 

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Still beautiful!

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Photo Challenge – Focus

This week we are asked to share a photo that says “focus” to us.

A visit to Huntington Beach State Park always provides fantastic opportunities to catch the shore birds in action.  This particular visit was no exception.

Anhinga on Oyster Shells

An anhinga posed for me while perched on oyster shells until he was startled by other visitors walking on the causeway.

He took off as I desperately tried to adjust my camera speed to capture the moment – to no avail. 

 

I watched him fly away into the sunset – before I could get the perfect “focus”.

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Photo Challenge – Order

This week we are asked to share our view on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between.

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“Order” isn’t as important for me as it once was.  Years ago clothes were folded nicely in the dresser, shoes were lined up in the closet, dishes washed immediately and the bed was always made.  Now my undies are carelessly tossed in the dresser, my flip flops are always by the back door and bowls and spoons from last night’s ice cream will sit in the sink overnight.  The bed is still made every day though – that was my dad’s one pet peeve.  If he saw your bed unmade, he would insist you make it – even if it was only 30 minutes until bedtime.

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Symmetry is a different story.  There’s something about the evenness and balance that appeals to me.  Symmetry is calm.  Symmetry is peace.  Symmetry is serenity.  Symmetry calls to me and I follow.  

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Photos taken at Atalaya in Huntington Beach State Park

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Regular Random – Five Minutes with Foxgloves

It’s been raining here for days so I’ve picked some photos of foxgloves I took a few months ago.

I love the fountains in the background…. 

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…and the colors were absolutely beautiful.

Check out Desley Jane’s post at https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/04/regular-random-five-minutes-with-orange-tulips/ for the rules

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Photo Challenge – Friend

This week we are asked to share an image of a “friend”.

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You’ll find pineapples in most southern homes.  This is a cross stitch I did years ago and it hangs at our back door.  No one uses our front door!  

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Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, SC

The pineapple symbolizes hospitality and early travelers knew they would be welcome if a pineapple was placed outside the village or home.  A festive meal would be prepared for the traveler and the pineapple would serve as the centerpiece for the table and would later be eaten for dessert.

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Charleston was twice voted as the Friendliest City in the US by Conde Nast Magazine.  Come and visit Charleston and you’ll see why.

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Photo Challenge – Evanescent

This week we are asked to show a moment in time.  

Management hired a bus recently to take us to a regional meeting and dinner two hours away.   We had a great time travelling together and laughed most of the way.  And of course, I took some photos. 

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Brief moments as we passed by

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“X” marks the spot.

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Downtown

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Loading the bus for the return trip

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Riding Back in the Rain

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Five Minutes with Pink Tulips – Regular Random

 

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These pink tulips were a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter.  They’ve opened up beautifully and I love the way the light shines through them.

Thanks to Desley Jane for hosting!  You can find Desley Jane at https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/05/21/five-minutes-with-felt-ball-posies/

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Photo Challenge – Heritage

This week we are asked to share a photo that say “heritage” to us.  These photos say “Southern Heritage” to me.

Walk Under the Trees

Walk Under the Trees

Horse Drawn Carriage

Horse Drawn Carriage

Prince George Episcopal Church 1721

Prince George Episcopal Church founded 1721

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation

The Back Steps

The Back Steps

Magnolia

Magnolia

Photos taken in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown and Murrells Inlet, SC

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