Category Archives: Things I See Around Town

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: That Face!

Nancy Merrill Photography has once again issued a delightful weekly challenge: That Face! Looking back through my archives, I found this shot of my youngest grandson. Adam obviously had his mind momentarily on something else than giant Legos. Visit Nancy … 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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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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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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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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