Nancy Merrill has challenged us this week to share a subject showing off an “attitude.” Attitude, in this context, usually means something like, “Don’t mess with me. I have my opinion and that’s it.”
I think most folks will look for a person exhibiting such an attitude. I found a photo of a critter, standing in my garden, facing me down. This four-legged young lady definitely had an “attitude.” (I apologise for the screen between us; I had to take the shot when I could.)
The challenge this week from Nancy Merrill is to share a photograph taken with natural light.
During a visit to the Atlanta Botanic Garden several years ago, I was privileged to view a number of Chihuly masterpieces in the garden. This one in particular almost defies adjectives. At a minimum, they must be superlatives.
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 from the side captures the intent of Nancy’s challenge and shows just how relaxing an afternoon scrub can be for a lonely rooster.
Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week could send me in several directions. My Dad’s big toys included antique automobiles. I loved his maroon Model A roadster, with rag top, rumble seat, and yellow wheels. Alas, that is ancient history now, so I remembered this photo I took of my wife in front of a REALLY BIG TOY.
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 door of President James Monroe’s home in Oak Hill, VA. If I had edited the photograph, I most certainly would have excluded the large column on the left. It still is a lovely view of the garden and Virginia countryside.
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. I looked through my archives and considered roses, peonies and camellias. I chose the latter because they may not be as well known outside the south.
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