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I’ve been a bit negligent on posting, but I have not neglected taking photos. So – to continue the photos of the day from where I left off….

The following photo – From Friday – is a simple one — a minuscule, delicate weed – barely noticeable, but oh so intricate and lovely. It’s the way life is — the smallest things are often beautiful, but it requires one to have an unhurried mindset to notice. It’s times like this when I wish I had a macro lens… I was also practicing using the manual setting on my camera and experimenting with some of the camera settings to see what combination would make a good photo. After several false starts – this is the one I kept:

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365 photo #69

On the next day (Saturday) – Ray and I went up to Harbourtown, to get out and take advantage of the lovely day. We stopped in some of the shops, then walked past the Harbourtown Lighthouse onto the dock. On a pier wall next to the dock there were some pelicans sunning, which are Saturday’s 365 photo. I love the way some of them were sleeping — all curled up with their beaks in their feathers. While photographing the pelicans, I met another man there who was using the exact same 100-400 mm lens – also taking pelican pictures, too! I wonder how his turned out?

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365 photo #70

Bonus photos (click to make them larger in Flickr):

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1. a few of the shops in Harbourtown
2. The Harbourtown Lighthouse – as seen through the trees as we approached the dock.

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1. kayaks along the edge of the water (Calibogue Sound)
2. a little gull on a post

On Sunday Ray and I went to Hilton Head’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, so my 365 photo will come from there. Here’s a leprechaun who started the parade:

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365 photo #71

Bonus Photos:

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1. I was SO not ready to take this shot, so this is as good as it got. It’s a cheer leading group, and they did all sorts of tricks along the route. To see it clearly, click to see it larger
2. reflections of parade goers in water by the side of the road. It wasn’t just the parade I photographed! 🙂

Today (or – considering the time I’m posting now – yesterday!) I took more photos of the azaleas which are at their peak now. This photo is of some white azaleas with the blurred background of the many colors of other azaleas and green leaves!:

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365 photo #72

bonus photos:

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Azaleas of many colors. The different color azaleas were planted together so that they now are intermixed!
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I am so behind!  I guess there are times when one lives life to the expense of writing about life.  However, even for a blogger, this is often a good thing, as I believe the writing will have more depth after fully immersing oneself in living.  This may be one of those times.  I have a total of 3 photo entries “backed up”, needing to be written, but time has gotten away from me.  So – let’s just start with my trip to Sea Pines…..

On Tuesday of this past week, I finally hooked up with the friend I met on Flickr, and we decided to go scout out photo ops.  Our destination:  Sea Pines, a gated community at the other end of Hilton Head from where I live.  It’s a more “public” gated community, in that it is not closed to only residents.  In other words, you get to pay $5.00 for the privilege of entering!  Yet – I don’t have to.  My community and Sea Pines have a reciprocal arrangement, so my car’s resident sticker allows me to slide on through the gate!

There’s lots to see inside — one of which is Harbourtown, where the lighthouse, shopping area, and the marina is located.  The 18th Green of the Harbourtown Golf Links is right there, too, where the Heritage Golf Tournament will be held the week after Easter.  My Flickr friend and I first went to Harbourtown to see the sights there – and catch a bite of lunch.  I didn’t take too many photos.  The brisk, unseasonably cool sea wind kind of put a damper on hanging out too long.  But, here are a few…

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1.  The lighthouse — taken from the pier
2.  Pelicans, etc. lined up – posing for me
3.  Sea gull in flight
4.  I’m not sure what kind of bird he is – but he’s cute 🙂

It was quite a windy day when we were out – – and I was surprised to see so many people kayaking on the bay

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1.  Mother / daughter (I’d guess?) kayakers
2.  Colorful kayaks lined up along the beach

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