Category Archives: Nature

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: 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: MOTHERS

Nancy Merrill’s challenge this week is certainly appropriate: MOTHERS. Mothers’ Day is this Sunday and gives us a chance to honor and remember our mothers. I was torn between going back several generations to honor my grandmothers, my own mom, … 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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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: 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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A Photo A Week Challenge: SOMETHING NEW

SOMETHING NEW is the challenge this week from Nancy Merrill. I captured this photo of a new arrival to my garden…this tiny bunny…just a few inches long. I was not particularly happy to see yet another rabbit preparing to take … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: MOTION

How to capture MOTION in a still photograph is this week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography. Almost everywhere in this world of ours one thing that is most likely in motion is water…water in rivers, steams, waterfalls, and our oceans. … 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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