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A Photo Quest

“The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.”~Dag Hammarskjold

Thought I would share with you my quest through the week in photos. I have had multiple opportunities, whether out-and-about with hubby, going to the store or another errand. I have been trying to keep my eye out for a chance to snap a picture and the quest has been worth it, so I hope you enjoy.



The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Quest


Filed under nature-photography

As By Boat

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ~John A. Shedd

A beautiful day this past weekend brought us to one of the nearby inlets. They have some great docks, often a lot of crab fishing is occurring. I was able to capture many great photos, thought I’d share a few that went well with Travel Theme: Transport. Multiple boats in the harbor, as the end of the season approaches. 











Filed under Beach Life, nature-photography

Window To The Soul

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~Martin Buber

This is my “baby” Willow. She is a character, full of expression both vocally and physically. One of her best traits are her intense eyes, which are amazing hues of gold. I love that they match the brilliant tones in her fur. She can be difficult to capture as she is often in motion, so this is a treasure. You can view some of her more active and humorous poses here.


“Willow” by~Southern By Design


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes


Filed under Love of..., nature-photography

Reflections Through The Pane

Reflections Through The Pane

Peering through the window pane

I reflect on the day that’s passed

My tears fall gently, silently

I am touched by hues of color


The tree reflects on year gone by

Day is ending, darkness is at bay

Its leaves begin to fall like rain

There is beauty in the pain

by~ Southern By Design (MM)


“Reflection” by Southern By Design


“Misty Reflection” by Southern By Design


“Deep Reflection” by Southern By Design


Becca’s Sunday Trees-253



Filed under nature-photography, poetry


One of my favorite fall excursions in Vermont was to visit our local apple orchards…


“Apples” by Southern By Design

“An apple tree is just like a person. In order to thrive, it needs companionship that’s similar to it in some ways, but quite different than others.”~Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Orchard


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“Apples” by Southern By Design

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fruit


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Frame Of Mind

“If you want the people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan

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“My Frame Of Mind” by Southern By Design

My Entry For:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Sunday Trees Challenge: 250

Also See: Trees Upon The SkyNature Of The Palm TreeLight & Living Color


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Nature Of The Palm Tree

“It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.”~Philip Sidney


“Palms At Sunrise” by Southern By Design ~Myrtle Beach

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees



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Light & Living Color

“Light Between the Trees”

Red, red, red the shine
Of the splendor in the west,
Glowing through the ranks of pine,
Clear along the mountain-crest!
Long, long, long the trail
Out of sorrow’s lonely vale;
But at last the traveler sees
Light between the trees!

by Henry Van Dyke 

Fall time in Vermont, this is truly one of the many splendors of nature to behold. Here I captured an amazing maple turning red, with the sunlight shining through the branches.

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“Light Between the Trees” Photo by Southern By Design

 My weekly contribution to these photo challenges:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light: fpj-photo-challenge
One Word Photo Challenge: Color

Checkout some of my other contributions: Sunday Trees ~ Photo ChallengeTrees Upon The SkyLife ~ This Way


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Sky Dancing Feathers

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”~ Bob Dylan

Some of my favorite photos and most difficult to capture are birds in flight off the shore. They truly are magnificent creatures and I specially love watching them dive into the water or catching gusts of wind and gliding on it. This week’s entry~Cees Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers


Photo by Southern By Design


Photo by Southern By Design








Filed under Beach Life, nature-photography

Trees Upon The Sky

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ~Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam


“Myrtle Beach at Sunrise” by- Southern By Design

Sunday Trees-249“On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”


Filed under Beach Life, nature-photography