Silence, quiet, a hush . . . and then there was the movement of wings, and I turned just in time to see this.
I took this photo on the way to Pelee Island and immediately thought of the book (and movie) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I also recalled Lucy's words to Aslan: "Oh, Aslan, will you tell us how to get into your country from our world?" "I shall be telling you all the time," replied [...]
I fell in love with the Outer Banks and can't wait to go back. It was just a long, long drive. But once I was there, the islands were wild and so free. I should have known that I was in for something different when I stopped at Morris Farms on the way to Hatteras. [...]
I just had to post a couple more sunset photos taken of the 1870 Cape Hatteras lighthouse. I have a couple sunrise photos but will sandwich those in with others I shot on the Outer Banks before I return to the Hatteras light. The lighthouse is the tallest in America and easily one of the [...]
For the last couple of days, I've had trouble with Cocoa Smiles. It keeps disappearing, but mrsanaya.com is on the job. If it goes away again, it will get a complete "reinstall." Frightening, I know. So before it disappears again, I thought I would post two more photos from my recent trip to the Georgia [...]
Walking through coastal marshes is always interesting. You never know what you will see or find. On this trip, the island grass captivated my attention. Years ago when I was an editor of a magazine, I chose a cover that basically was a photo of marsh grass mingled with wild flowers. It was just [...]
The sheer size of this tree caught my attention. Part of the tree was still alive and the other had succumbed to the island's high tides. The live oak trees are colonies of life. Resurrection ferns and Spanish moss cover their arms. They are revered, protected by law, and canopies that shield the island from [...]
A few years ago, St. Simon artist Paul Patterson talked with me about the island's original paths to the beach and how they were disappearing. At the time, he showed me one that he had just painted. Because he grew up on the island, I knew he understood what he was saying. New development was [...]