The subject of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is FOOTWEAR.
I rummaged around wondering what I might find suggesting “footwear.” I chanced upon a closet that did indeed contain an eclectic collection of footwear, and I am happy to share it with you.
I also dug through my archives and came upon this beautiful memory of two sweet granddaughters, dressed in frilly finery, and shiny patent leather shoes. That footwear for little girls was traditional for special occasions.
The subject of this week’s photo challenge by Nancy Merrill Photography is OPENING.
How nice that word sounds after two and a half months of being apartment-bound because of the novel corona virus restrictions. Our community is opening, I hope cautiously and wisely. Still I must be careful before racing for that much needed haircut, the longed for T-bone steak, and those missed hugs from my daughters and grandkids.
Also opening at this time of year are the spring flowers. I looked back through my garden albums and selected this photo of a clump of bearded iris ‘Sunny Disposition’ as it opens into its spring glory.
Nancy Merrill has challenged us to share images that reflect changes in our lives because of the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve been apartment bound for over two months, with only an occasional stroll around the buildings for a break. My eating habits have changed significantly; in particularly I’m eating a lot more fresh fruit. Will that keep my weight down?
Another change I am sure will be good for me has been to develop a mustache. I haven’t tried one in almost fifty years.
My Arranger doesn’t like it. She said it makes me look old. I was thinking somewhere between “mischievous” and “distinguished.” What do you think? Not bad for a few weeks effort. I’m sticking with it for now.
This week’s Nadia Merrill photo challenge subject is “Summer Vacation 2020.” I’m not sure if we will able to make it to the beach again this summer, but we are hopeful. In keeping with Nadia’s direction, I am thinking about a wonderful place we visited some years ago in the New York mountains.
Just imagine having a picnic alongside this falling stream.
We are staying close to quarters here in our retirement community, but I do try to take a walk around the grounds each day, properly distancing, of course. A little exercise surely helps get through another day of stay-at-home.
In an area yet to be developed on our property, I walked into a field covered with cheerful bright yellow buttercups.
As I investigated more closely, I came upon several small, lovely, and colorful surprises.
I think the red flowers are poppies whose seeds escaped from a nearby garden, but who cares? They were a delightful exclamation point in the field of yellow and for certain brightened my day.
Please join me for A Walk in the Garden: a way of sharing gardening observations, spiced I hope with a dash of experience, a dollop of opinion, a slice of irreverence, a spoonful of love for plants, and a cup full of memories.
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