Posted in beach, DpChallenge, photography, Transient, Tybee, Uncategorized

Castles in the Sand

DP Photo Challenge: Transient

What can be more transient than sand art.  Every May Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) holds a sand art contest on Tybee Island.  Here are some of the transient entries from this year.  We have: 

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The Hermit Crab
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Frogger

 

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Kitty Cat
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The Requisite Castle

As they say on Tybee….”Leave only your Footprints.”

Copyright 2017  TybeeTabby

Posted in birds, DpChallenge, evanescent, photography, Tybee, Uncategorized

Tuesday’s Excitement

DP Photo Challenge: Evanescent

How much difference a few hours make.  These two photos below were taken this past Tuesday afternoon.  It was an exciting day in Tabby’s backyard.

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Yes, it was officially a tornado rolling over Fort Pulaski and down the Savannah River.  This picture was taken from the back porch….a little closer and I would have been cowering in the laundry room.  But no damage for us, the fort wasn’t so lucky.

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At dusk there was a break in the action and the birds took advantage of the feeder.  I spotted a male painted bunting, one of my favorites.  This photo was taken in the back yard.

Evanescent events, both of them.

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Careful of the CannonBalls

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Danger

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Here is a shot of Fort Pulaski in Georgia.  This is the side of the fort that sustained the heaviest cannon fire from the Union Troops.  This damage was ultimately the reason that the fort surrendered during the Civil War.  For me not having experienced war, it is hard to imagine the “danger” that soldiers on both sides experience.  But seeing the pockmarks in a brick structure, makes it more real.

Anyone visiting the Savannah area, Fort Pulaski is truly a worthy side trip.  I hope you can come and see us.

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Photo Challenge: E & F for Cee

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: E & F

Tybee had its Irish Heritage Parade last Saturday.  Since everyone loves a parade and it is St. Patrick’s Day…Here are two photos that fit Cee’s Challenge.

“E” is for Escapee.  The Shriners support a great cause with some creative marchers.

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“F” is for Feathers.  The Junkaroo Band is always a crowd pleaser.

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Posted in against the odds, DpChallenge, photography, Tybee, Uncategorized

A Coal Miner’s Daughter

Against all odds a socially-inept coal miner’s daughter from a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania…married a wonderful, handsome man and went to live on a beautiful and quirky island on the coast of Georgia.  She is blessed with family,  good friends and a rich life….against the odds.

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She can walk to the beach an see pretty birds.
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She can stand on the porch and take a picture of seafaring vessels.
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She can appreciate a special sunrise at the pier.
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She should always be thankful for the life she leads.

DP Challenge: Against the Odds

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Moonlight on the Beach

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Ambience

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4:30 in the morning, as I rose to answer nature’s call, I looked out the window and this is what I saw.  I ran down stairs to get my camera and stood on the porch in my nightie and bare feet.  While I took several pictures, this is the only one that turned out because I didn’t have a tripod set up.  I do think it demonstrates the special ambience of that moon-lite night.