Category Archives: Gardening

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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A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected Focus

Nancy Merrill’s challenge this week is “Unexpected Focus.” I understand that to mean, “I intended to take a photograph of a hosta, but my focus shifted to the little green tree frog taking a rest on a hosta leaf.” Visit … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: ALL ABOUT THE SCENERY

Nancy’s Merrill’s photo challenge subject for this week is “All About the Scenery.” One of the most beautiful places I have visited was Linda Hostetler’s garden in The Plains, VA. These photos were taken in 2004 during a Garden Club … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: OFF CENTER

A standard recommendation to create interesting photographs is to move the center of attention off center. It’s not just an oxymoron, but good advice. This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is to share a photo with OFF CENTER as … Continue reading

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An Anniversary: #7

At the end of January 2014, I started A Walk in the Garden. I hoped to share some observations about one of the loves of my life–gardening–and to attract attention to the two books I published over that period. Photography … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Something Pretty

This week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is SOMETHING PRETTY. I had lots of choices among my wife, daughters and granddaughters, but I couldn’t decide on one without hurting feelings of the others. So I looked at sunsets, art … Continue reading

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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 … 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: 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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Things I See Around Town: A Field of Buttercups

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 … Continue reading

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