Category Archives: Nature

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: Insects

The topic of this week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is INSECTS. I looked back in my “critters” files and found these beauties: An ant wearing white socks on its forelegs A June bug waiting to get in my screened … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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In a Vase on Monday: Scavenging

It’s hard to collect flowers for IAVOM when one has no garden. So I’m left to keep a keen eye out for potential items when I am walking the grounds during my daily exercise. Social distancing or no, garden or … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

I am delighted to join in the weekly photo challenge guided by Nancy Merrill Photography. This week’s theme is Peaceful Place. I always find peace in natural settings that combine water, stone and lots of greenery. During a garden tour … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: ‘Miz America’ Blooms Again

It’s been a long time since I have been able to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to show a Vase on Monday. My “porch garden” has very little to offer these days, and we have not been able … Continue reading

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Its Here Already

Spring! The evidence is everywhere. One of my neighbors has daffodils in bloom. Dogwoods are about to burst into their whiteness. I saw a crocus. Dandelions have already gone to seed. Another neighbor has azaleas blooming by her patio. Wow! … Continue reading

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