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Sometimes It’s Fun to Post Black and White

Over the years, I've spent a lot of time on this pier and on St. Simons Island. I remember it when—there were few tourists, sweet beach cottages, friendly native residents, and no large chain anything! The stores closed at night and the island was quiet. I also remember talking for hours with local artist Paul [...]

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Lovin’ Driftwood Beach

In this photo, Anne poses for the camera and Jim and Sharon are taking photos in the background. I love being with friends! It was a few years ago when I discovered Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. We had photographed driftwood on Cumberland, but when we saw the fallen trees on Jekyll, we thought we [...]

Sapelo’s Captivating Mystery

This is always my first view of Sapelo Island from the ranger station on the mainland on the coast of Georgia. Marshes and entangling waterways separate the barrier islands from the mainland. And this is one of my favorite views—leaving the dock for the island. The water is a rich blue in morning and the [...]

A Favorite for a Lifetime: St. Simons Island

In a way, St. Simons Island is somewhat of a second home. I lived in Savannah for two years before going to Toccoa Falls College. I always find a way to come back to the coast every year. I just can't go too long without visiting this really special island. We always used it as [...]

The Lighthouse at Sapelo Island

Visiting the Sapelo Lighthouse is always such a treat! I love the barrier islands of Georgia and want to return often. It is true that once you visit the coast of Georgia, you never get the sand out of your shoes. Sapelo is the fourth largest island right behind Cumberland, St. Simons, and Ossabaw. Years [...]