Category Archives: Gardening

A Photo a Week Challenge: FROM THE SIDE

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 … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: UNEDITED

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 … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: WEATHERED

The topic for this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is WEATHERED. During a garden trip to northern Virginia in 2004 I spied this rock formation. It shows centuries of weathering in the stones and growth of moss. Please … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: LAYERS

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. … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: UNEXPECTED

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 … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Celebration Covid-Style

What a fun challenge this week from Nancy Merrill Photography. We have had the vaccine. We have had dinner with our daughters and some grandsons–at a real restaurant. We’ve been to church. I had a real haircut. Of course, all … Continue reading

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A Photo A Week Challenge: OPEN

This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is OPEN. One could talk about open doors, open minds, open air, Open golf tournaments, or open flowers. I have decided on two options. A wall in the Atlanta Botanic Garden is open … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit

Another challenging photo idea from Nancy Merrill’s weekly meme. This week the subject is “backlit.’ It is an opportunity to share photographs with Old Sol providing the illumination from the rear with interesting results. Muhly grass is native to our … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Assurances

After a long absence I am happy to rejoin the meme In a Vase on Monday, sponsored by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. With no garden on a third-floor screened porch, I am left to enjoy such flowers as … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The Street Where You Live

Nancy Merrill Photography has issued an interesting challenge for this week: The Street Where You Live. In that I am now living in a retirement community on the third floor, I have elected to share a photograph of a street … Continue reading

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