Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge #4

So last week’s photo challenge was SPRING. Thanks to those who sent in some images to add to the slide slow!  Isn’t this a great time of year! Let’s look at some of this week’s slides:

In Germany, by ArdenDogwood, by RoseViolets, By BarbaraOpeninBuds, by BarbaraYellow Trillium in W. Asheville, by ArdenFiddlehead heartBy RoseIn Germany, by ArdenIn Germany, by ArdenBloodroot, By BarbaraRed budsPinkAzaleaRedbudsPetalsArt in one dropTulipsMay appleFramed in pinkMy backyardDrop of rain on DogwoodBrand newBeautiful VeinsFoggy ForestIn Biltmore gardensHerald of spring--a spring peeper!DropsCurvesHoneybeeCherry blossomMagnolia blossomDogwoodAzaleaRed and pinkFirst flowersNew leavesTiger swallowtail

Speaking of spring, if you live in western North Carolina, here’s a special invitation for you to come out and join me this Friday for our first Game Night. On the last Friday of each month  I am going to be hosting a unique version of Jeopardy–a game night for adults! The focus will be getting together with some new friends, having fun, and learning something about the monthly topic–this month it is Signs of Spring. Have you ever watched Jeopardy on TV? Well my version will be just like the TV version–up on the “big screen” with lots of animation to keep it interesting. There will be photos, and sounds and lots of great interaction.

You don’t have to be a nature whiz or a walking encyclopedia!! You just have to enjoy having fun!

Won’t you come out and join us? To learn more and to RESERVE your spot, see my Meetup Page.

Next week’s photo challenge is: SKY TV

tv-That’s the title of this image which I took on the first day of my 5+month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Do you think it’s a good title? How will you interpret that? Send in your images to my email at, then tune in on Wednesday to see the collection! Have fun looking UP for GREAT examples of SKY TV!

See you again soon. Have a great week!

Weekly Photo Challenge #3

So last week’s theme was SERENITY, which I admit thinking was about the easiest theme ever as so many photos of nature could be interpreted that way. Special thanks to Arden for sending in a few photos. I know I was supposed to publish this yesterday, but I held off, hoping I might get a few more images from someone out there.

I have about a million photos that depict SERENITY, but when I got going with this, I really didn’t want it to be about me, I wanted it to be about YOU, my readers. Even so, I have put together a short slide show.

Siesta Key, Floria by ArdenSiesta Key, Floria by ArdenSiesta Key, Floria by ArdenSavannah National Wildlife Refuge, by ArdenWest Asheville, by ArdenSelf portrait at Lewey Lake in the AdirondacksThe A.TAlong the ParkwayAlong the John Muir Trail in CAWard Pound Ridge Reservation, in NYAlgonquin, CanadaWhat a sunrise!A glorious morning!Canoeing in the Great Swamp of Eastern NYQuiet musicIndian Lake in the AdirondacksSunset

I will try one more theme–but maybe will give it a few weeks for people to get outside and capture it, rather than publishing it next Wednesday, though I suspect it will then be “out of sight out of mind.” But I will try anyway.

The next photo challenge theme is: Spring. Have fun with it! There is so much you can do with that! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Just email your images to me at Hope to hear from you soon!

Weekly Photo Challenge #1

Hello again and welcome to the first ever weekly photo challenge! I hope you are as excited as I am about this new weekly blog category! I think it will be interesting to see how other people interpret and capture the themes.

The only limitations to this weekly challenge are:

  • That the photo has a NATURE THEME and
  • is taken OUTDOORS.

So if the theme is RED and you just installed a new backsplash in your kitchen featuring a field of RED tulips, this may be beautiful but it doesn’t fit the challenge guidelines.

…drum roll please….. the first weekly photo challenge theme is: SHADOWS


You don’t need to have a fancy camera or be the most amazing photographer ever–you just need to interpret the word/phrase and capture it in an artistic or creative way on film. I will take all of the photos that come to me, add some of my own, and then put them in a slideshow and publish the post on the following Wednesday. You can send many (up to 10) or you can send one.

Won’t this be a great addition to your Wednesday? Every week you can look forward to seeing what other readers from around the country have captured. It will be great fun! And a great reason for you to GET OUTSIDE and begin to look more closely at the world around you.

Email me your images at  Don’t forget to include your NAME and LOCATION, (just the place/park/city/ and state because it will be fun for other readers to see where these images were taken and if you don’t want to give your last name, that’s up to you)  and if you want, a title. Please shrink your image, if you can, to a more suitable size, like 500-800 pixels for the longest side. (If you don’t know how to do this, I can do it for you.) Your images will never be used for anything other than a one-time use in a slide-show that I will feature the following Wednesday in a blog post. Each photo will have a label identifying the photographer and location.

So let this motivate you to GET OUTSIDE! and see what interesting shadows you can find. I can’t wait to hear from you and see what you come up with! See you again soon.