Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder

 

Wonder in the sky at Rocky Face

Wonder

 

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention

Fire station visit

Fire station visit2

Fire station visit3

 

See more photo of  fire trucks, fire houses, fire hydrants, and firefighters or join Cee’s challenge here.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Celebration

Celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday last November

Thanksgiving table

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Piles or Stacks

Piles of Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds

Pile of pumpkins

 

Pile of acorn squash

 

Pile of gourds

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Pic and A Word Challenge: Clouds

Clouds Over New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Clouds at New Smyrna Beach

Clouds at New Smyrna Beach2

Clouds at New Smyrna Beach3

 

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”   (Rabindranath Tagore)

You can see more clouds or join the challenge here.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: View From the Bank

View from the parking lot of the bank in Cleveland, Georgia

Ash Brothers Milling Company

 

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Odd ball photo challenge

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Diagonal Lines

Diagonals in Florida

At the Conch House

St. Augustine lighthouse

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

A Photo A Week Challenge: From Below

Beneath the floating staircase at the historic Chief Vann House in Murray County, Georgia

Cantilevered staircase at Vann House

The staircase is one of the oldest examples of cantilevered construction in Georgia.  Built during an 1818 renovation of the house,  it is said to be “floating” because the second landing of the staircase sits over the first floor hall with no visible supports.  This creates the illusion that the landing is hanging or floating in midair.

Many thanks to nancy merrill photography for hosting this challenge.

Gladiolus

When we moved here over twenty years ago there were gladioli blooming in the flower bed by the side of the garage.  Over the years we’ve removed a number of the plants and tried to grow other flowers, but the gladioli keep coming up.

Two days ago, while checking on things after another torrential rain storm, I found a single gladiolus stalk flat on the ground. It was the first to bloom this season, and apart from being knocked down, was not damaged by the storm.  I put it in a bud vase, and took some photos before bringing it inside the house to grace my kitchen.

Gladiolus

Gladiolus 2

Gladiolus 3

Gladiolus 5

Gladiolus 4

 

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”    (Gautama Buddha)

Pic and a Word Challenge: Peaks

Blue Ridge Mountain peaks, as seen from an overlook somewhere on the highway between Dillard, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina

Blue Ridge Mountains with border

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” (John Muir)

 

This challenge is a new one to me, as I was just introduced to Pix to Words who sponsors it each week.  It looks like a fun one.  You can see more peaks or join the challenge here.