Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week, most appropriately, is GIVE THANKS.
There is much to be thankful for, despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic. I immediately think of family and friends and good health for this pair of octogenarians.
Having just experienced a challenging election cycle, we have come out strong and I look forward to our future as a nation. I GIVE THANKS for our country and what it stands for. We have work ahead to make those promises come true for all, but I am confident we will.
This week Nancy Merill challenges us to share a photo with the subject cityscape. I am pleased to share this view of Seattle, taken several years ago when my Arranger and I made a tour of gardens in the US northwest. This view was taken from the ferry to Bainbridge Island.
This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is timely and appropriate, given the continuing need to wear masks and socially distance ourselves for mutual safety.
One (hopefully) sees masks everywhere we go. That is so important to keep us old folks safe. A few weeks ago I was strolling Topsail Beach in North Carolina (masked and socially distanced to be sure). Can you guess what the tide had brought in that morning?
Yes, a mask. Washed ashore. Right there on the beach with the incoming tide’s debris. I will let my imagination wander, trying to consider who might have lost it in the surf? What do you think?
Another great topic from Nancy Merrill Photography in her weekly photo challenge: OCTOBER.
I have felt that October was the best month to recognize transitions…at least in my part of North Carolina. We can have quite warm temperatures followed by much colder days. We move from baseball to football. And the changing colors around us leave no doubt that fall has arrived.
There is a small community in Charlotte–Chipping-Campden–whose design was inspired by an English village. The homes are situated around a central gathering place and gardens. One highlight of the October garden there is this maple tree, almost perfect in shape and drop-dead gorgeous in color.
Nancy Merrill Photography challenges us each week to share a photo that expresses the theme of the week. This time it is NOSTALGIC.
When the grandkids were small, we had them wait (patiently?) on the steps while an adult made sure Santa had come. Those were precious moments that can only be relived when they have children of their own.
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