Nancy Merrill has given us a real challenge this week: to view a subject from the side.
I saw this rooster casually reclining in garden bathtub at a recent Home and Gardening Show here in Charlotte. I hope this view from the side captures the intent of Nancy’s challenge and shows just how relaxing an afternoon scrub can be for a lonely rooster.
Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week could send me in several directions. My Dad’s big toys included antique automobiles. I loved his maroon Model A roadster, with rag top, rumble seat, and yellow wheels. Alas, that is ancient history now, so I remembered this photo I took of my wife in front of a REALLY BIG TOY.
Nancy Merrill has once again given us worthy photographic challenge to share this week. Offer a photo that has been unedited. And so we present a photograph in the raw, as it were.
This is a look out the back door of President James Monroe’s home in Oak Hill, VA. If I had edited the photograph, I most certainly would have excluded the large column on the left. It still is a lovely view of the garden and Virginia countryside.
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…
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