Nancy Merrill has given us another interesting challenge this week–to share a photo of something in layers.
I first thought of a cake, but don’t have one available. She suggested roses, and that caused me to think of other flowers. I looked through my archives and considered roses, peonies and camellias. I chose the latter because they may not be as well known outside the south.
This week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is UNEXPECTED.
You can imagine that when I was up a ladder trimming the top of a ‘Sky Pencil’ holly, I most certainly did not expect a visitor to come out of the shrub right next to my feet.
Fortunately, this five foot black snake prefers other critters in my garden, not the human kind. Its appearance next to my feet was totally unexpected. I carefully crawled down the ladder and gave it plenty of room to go on its way.
Nancy Merrill’s challenge this week is certainly appropriate: MOTHERS.
Mothers’ Day is this Sunday and gives us a chance to honor and remember our mothers. I was torn between going back several generations to honor my grandmothers, my own mom, my wife (mother of my daughters), and down to the mother of my great-grandson. There were other options, as well, so…
What a fun challenge this week from Nancy Merrill Photography. We have had the vaccine. We have had dinner with our daughters and some grandsons–at a real restaurant. We’ve been to church. I had a real haircut. Of course, all activities were masked at an appropriate social distance.
Another challenging photo idea from Nancy Merrill’s weekly meme. This week the subject is “backlit.’ It is an opportunity to share photographs with Old Sol providing the illumination from the rear with interesting results.
Muhly grass is native to our area. It sits as a quiet clump of greenery from spring through summer. But in fall, when its seed heads open and the sun is behind it, it becomes a spectacular point in the garden.
Fall leaves can be lovely subjects when backlit on a cool autumn afternoon.
After a long absence I am happy to rejoin the meme In a Vase on Monday, sponsored by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. With no garden on a third-floor screened porch, I am left to enjoy such flowers as I can purchase locally.
Daffodils in bloom are assurances that spring has indeed come to North Carolina, and the annual cycle continues. I also appreciate the color they bring to my porch. Perhaps a glass of wine on a warm spring evening would add to the festive atmosphere.
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