Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery

When I need a change of scenery, I always think of Florida. Though I have lived in Ohio since my teenage years, I grew up in central Florida and when I go back the scenery hits me with a strange combination of familiarity and foreignness.

I would love to visit every year if I could. We actually managed a trip there last February right before everything shut down, and I’m looking forward to returning as soon as we can.

The above photos are from Washington Oaks State Park, and the ones below from the beaches at St. Augustine. There is a lot of different scenery in Florida, and I enjoy it all.

Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

Spain has many beautiful beaches, and we had a great time walking on the beach at Santander on the northern coast.  This is one of my friends; there were a group of eight of us that traveled frequently together during our semester in Spain.

You can find more shadows at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

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A day on Española

Every day was a great day on our tour of the Galápagos!  Española was one of the last islands we visited and there was so much to see.  Lots of interesting bird species, beautiful scenery, and some time on the beach.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season

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From Española.

Tired of entertaining us with his cuteness, a sea lion catches a nap on our things while we roam the beach.  The animals of the Galápagos are not shy around humans for the most part and they will get quite close to you.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season