Photo Challenge – Cheeky

This week we are asked to show our interpretation of “cheeky”.  I chose to take this challenge literally.

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St James Triad by Richard McDermott Miller

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Phryne Before the Judges by Albert Walter Wein

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Baryshnikov in Flight by Greg Wyatt

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Spacewalker by Richard McDermott Miller

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Regular Random – Five Minutes with the Sun

The rules of this challenge are to pick out an object and photograph it for five minutes only using different lighting and angles. ( I underscored this because I have problems following the time limit.)

Fortunately we have missed out on the worst of Hurricane Irma but we are still experiencing a lot of rain and wind gusts up to 50 – 55 miles per hour and losing power off and on.  Hurricane Matthew last year was enough for us, thank you very much!  Anyway, there’s no sun today so I decided to make my own.

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I love suns and have one in just about every room of the house.  This one sits in my hall and I pulled it out in front of the window to get what light I could.

Thanks to Desley Jane for hosting.  You can find her post here:  https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/09/10/five-minutes-with-chocolate-cake-regularrandom/

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Photo Challenge – Ambience

This week we are asked to show ambience – a positive atmosphere that lifts a person’s mood.

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It’s the middle of January.  Earlier this week, temperatures here in South Carolina were below freezing and there was a small chance we might get snow.  Today it’s 70 degrees outside. 

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 So a trip to Brookgreen Gardens was on today’s “to do” list.  Strolling along the paths and under magnificent oak trees dripping with Spanish moss creates such a calm and peaceful atmosphere.  Time instantly slowed for me today and all problems and worries were forgotten.

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 Ambience – Peaceful

Diana of the Chase and Great Dane sculptures by Anna Hyatt Huntington.

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The Visionaries

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The Visionaries by Anna Hyatt Huntington – Brookgreen Gardens

The Huntingtons founded Brookgreen Gardens in 1932 and it features many works by Anna Hyatt Huntington as well as other sculptors.  It’s simply beautiful and one of my favorites places.  It’s a definite “to do” when visiting the beach.

Photo Challenge – Shine

This week we are asked to share an experience when the shine of a light source caused us to stop for a second look.

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Night of a Thousand Candles – Brookgreen Gardens

Every year Brookgreen Gardens hosts Night of a Thousand Candles during the month of December.  Words cannot describe the beauty of the gardens with thousands of lights and candles set among the sculptures.  There are carolers, story tellers and music too. 

I stopped by Brookgreen Gardens earlier this week and preparations are already underway for this year’s event.  Most of the work is done by volunteers and although it doesn’t seem possible, every year is better than the year before.

Check out this link for a peek at past years’ events: http://www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html

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Joy of Motherhood

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Joy of Motherhood by Willard Newman Hirsh – Brookgreen Gardens

I visit Brookgreen Gardens often but somehow I don’t remember seeing this sculpture before.  Perhaps it’s because my daughter has a 3 month old that it caught my attention today.