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About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes

This week Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge is about composition: “Threes and Threes.” We are to display the main subject, not in the center, but placed off to about one third. I was pleased to have found these three items in … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: DUSK

The theme for Nancy Merrill Photography’s challenge this week is DUSK. This photo taken during a vacation in upper New York captures the last rays of sunset at dusk. The day is almost over, but there is still enough light … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: ANYTHING

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge topic is “ANYTHING.” That certainly gives plenty of room to consider. As a long time gardener and lover of beautiful flowers, I decided to share a photo of one of my favorites. This is a pink … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: WATER

The subject of Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week is WATER. Here are my offerings depicting water: With: Without: Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/a-photo-a-week-challenge-water-3/ to see contribution this week. Other challengers can also be reached through her website.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

The theme of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is LIGHT AND DARK. ‘Clarence’ is one of my favorite bearded iris, and I think it captures this week’s theme dramatically. Why don’t you step over to https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/a-photo-a-week-challenge-light-and-dark/ to … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: FOOTWEAR

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 … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

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 … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Coronavirus Changes

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 … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

The flush of excitement that came when my granddaughter found her first Easter Egg…a once in a lifetime moment that was all too fleeting.  We can only remember such moments as precious. Now Kate is a college graduate. Where has … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

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 … Continue reading

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