A Photo a Week Challenge: Give Thanks

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.

Visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/a-photo-a-week-challenge-givethanks/ to see her offering for the week and that of others who are sharing their sense of thanksgiving.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: LAUGHTER

Nancy Merril’s photo challenge this week is LAUGHTER.

With all the heartache and loneliness that 2020 has brought, it is certainly a good time to stop and remember moments punctuated with hearty laughter. It warms the soul.

Here is a remembered shot of my granddaughter, Kate. She was one happy girl.

Visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/a-photo-a-week-challenge-laughter/ to see her contribution this week and that of others who have joined in the fun.

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Cityscape

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.

Seattle, Washington, USA

Visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/10/22/a-photo-a-week-challenge-cityscape/ to see her contribution and others who follow her meme.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: MASKS

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?

Visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/a-photo-a-week-challenge-masks/ to see her entry for the week and others.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: October

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.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/a-photo-a-week-challenge-october/

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: HATS

Nancy Merrill Photography has again give us a great challenge this week: HATS.

Looking back through my archives, I found this picture of my two oldest grandchildren getting ready for tennis lessons. The hats were the crowning addition.

Twelve years later there was a different kind of hat when they graduated from high school.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/a-photo-a-week-challenge-hats-off/ and see what she has in mind this week. Also, you can enjoy others who are responding to her challenge.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Vacation Memories

This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is VACATION MEMORIES.

A four-day visit to Niagara on the Lake in Canada was delightful. Good friends, great theater, fun wine tastings, superb food, beautiful gardens, and of course a visit to the falls.

Visit Nancy at her site https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/a-photo-a-week-challenge-vacation-memories/. You will enjoy her photos and what others are sharing in meeting the challenge.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: NOSTALGIC

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.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/a-photo-a-week-challenge-nostalgic/ and see what sparked her interest in nostalgia.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Happiness

This week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is HAPPINESS.

I can’t think of much that gives me more happiness than remembering my grandson catching his first fish. It made him a fisherman for life.

There are some things in life that deserve a smile

Why not drop over to Nancy’s site and see what she and other are sharing this week.

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/08/14/a-photo-a-week-challenge-happiness-is-2/

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Insects

The topic of this week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is INSECTS.

I looked back in my “critters” files and found these beauties:

An ant wearing white socks on its forelegs

A June bug waiting to get in my screened porch

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/a-photo-a-week-challenge-insects/ to her contribution this week.

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