Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Waiting

This week Amy has given us the word “waiting” as our prompt.  No one likes to wait but sometimes we are forced to – a doctor’s visit, airline flight, etc.  Per a Timex survey, we spend 20 minutes a day waiting on a bus or train, 32 minutes at a doctor’s office, 28 minutes going through security for a flight and most importantly, waiting 21 minutes for a significant other to get ready.  Luckily that’s not an every day experience.


The shorebirds I watch at Huntington Beach State Park have to be the most patient birds on the planet.  They stay fixed in one position for what seems like an eternity waiting for a fish to go by,

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Can you imagine holding this position until you see dinner go by?  My knees, back and neck were hurting as I waited for them to attempt a catch!  

Unfortunately, they miss more than they catch so it’s back to the waiting game.

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So when I have to wait now, I think of the shorebirds and it doesn’t seem too bad.


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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Everyday Moments

This week our challenge is to share photos of those everyday moments in our life.  

Evening Commute

Morning Commute…

The TV was on as I was reading Amy’s challenge and a Planet Earth episode was on.  I’m always fascinated by any nature show and it’s interesting how much animals are just like us so today I’m sharing some of their everyday moments.

Kids Off to School

Getting the Kids Off to School….

Bath Time

Bath Time…

Cormorant Gets A Catch

Lunch time…



Wood Stork Congregation

Bed time…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter N


Black Crowned Night Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron

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Photo Challenge – Temporary

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


The roseate spoonbills have been visiting the lowcountry the past few weeks on their way south for the winter.  You can’t miss them – pink feathers with a large, flat, spoon-shaped bill which they use to feed by sweeping their bill back and forth.


The arrival of the spoonbills always creates excitement among all “birders” and the topic of all conversation revolves around the “spoonies”.  The weather’s getting colder so our “temporary” residents will be leaving soon but I think I can say for all that the welcome mat is always out.

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