Tag Archives: photochallenge

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


Filed under nature-photography

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

Golden Haze

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”~Elynor GlynIMG_5042“Golden Haze” by~Southern by Design

When the heat and humidity are intense during the summer season there are times when the sky gets hazy. I enjoyed this vantage point-  the sun was on its way down and made a golden haze.

Challenge~Weekly Weather: Fog


Filed under Beach Life, nature-photography

A Rare Game Of Choice~Photo Challenge

“Choices are abundant, it is the right decision which is the rare one!”  ~Mehmet Murat-ildan


“Life Size Chess Board” by~Southern By Design


This is my entry for two challenges this week.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 33 

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare


Filed under Uncategorized

Life’s Like…

I prefer the quote, “Life’s a beach.” However, one of my Gram’s favorite sayings was, “Life’s like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.” 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms and Outhouses



More Photo Challenges:

Harbor Walk~This Way

An Inlet Runs Through It





Filed under humor, Life Lessons, nature-photography

An Inlet Runs Through It

A Photo a Week Challenge: Cut by a River

“Life in us is like the water in a river.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Around here there aren’t many “rivers” as most large bodies of water are the ocean, water ways or inlets. Here is a photo from Murrell’s Inlet. It is a fabulous little spot outside of Myrtle Beach. Lots of marshes, fishing docks and beautiful photo opportunities.


“Murrell’s Inlet” by~Souther By Design



More of my photo challenges:

Weekly Photo Challenge~Morning

Harbor Walk~This Way

Beach~This Way


Filed under nature-photography