Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136, we’re circling back to the alphabet. This time, Patti invited us to focus on the letter S. She quoted Mike Wilks who strung a sentence with all the words begin with the letter S and indicated on the shelves in his store stacked with stock of 1,234 Ss to see.

I don’t want to list some seventy-seven S-things. I only chose several to be included in this post. I simply tried to have samples.

“May you see sunshine where others see shadows and opportunities where others see obstacles.” – Anonymous

Sunny sky above the summer sand

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez

Sunny sky above the snowy summit

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Helen Keller

“If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.” Matshona Dhliwayo

Sunflowers surged into the sky searching the sunlight

“Millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts, then forget where they hid them. Do good and forget. It’ll grow someday.” – Anonymous

“Little squirrel opens human heart because they have lots of practice with the nuts.” – Swapna Ch

Squirrel, squirrel, what do you see?

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” -Tom Wilson

“Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.” – Peace Pilgrim

Sweet smiles from my daughter Mercy

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” – Margaret Mead

Songs sisters Autumn and Nora sing together


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Subjects Starting with the Letter–S




  • Beautiful pictures and lovely watercolor paintings. I admire watercolor painting but the medium is hard to use for me. But I do appreciate the way the colors spread on the paper. Your grandbabies have grown and are so cute! I hope you get so visit them soon.
    Have a wonderful start to the weekend.


  • Miriam, thank you for your beautiful post brimming with joy and life! The sunflowers are popping with energy and brightness, wonderfully vivid, and ahh, your daughter’s smile is the sweetest and kindest! As for the two little ones, heartwarming cute and I’m giggling away at the one of the in the laundry basket! Along the way you offer us a treat of wisdom through some terrific quotations, many of which I will be saving in a file. Your post has sparked light and love in my heart on a grey damp day – thank you so much! Take care, my friend. hugs xx ❤️

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    • I love the sunflowers, Annika. I just bought some seeds and will plant them in the peapods then transplant them later. They always put a big smile on my face. My daughter has a wonderful time with my granddaughters. They are two funny balls of energy. My younger granddaughter climbed the stairs so fast. She would climb a couple of steps and turn around to look at my daughter, smile, and climb a couple more. She also started talking, blowing her closed lips to make a vibration. We’ll go to visit them at the end of this month. Yay!

      We went to England one year, the only day we visited my husband’s cousin, it rained all day. They barbequed in the rain holding an umbrella over the grill. I hope the weather will have a break for you! ❤

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      • Haha! That sounds like England – BBQ in the rain – it’s good you could still have a great time! Ahh .. have a most wonderful time visiting your wonderful grandchildren. They sound adorable and amazing. xx


  • What a lovely positive post, Miriam. You even found quotes about the wisdom being a squirrel! Lol. Thanks for giving me a giant smile. Keep being positive, my friend. You Shine!

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  • This is such an amazing post Miriam. Both the images and the words are beautiful and uplifting.

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