WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

Unlikely New Growth Two or three years ago a dead tree fell into one of our crape myrtle trees and split the trunk in two.  We assumed the crape myrtle would not make it, but last year new branches sprouted from the top.  Yesterday I noticed new growth coming from the actual split in the…

Wild, Prolific Wisteria

Blooming now and draping the trees in its lavender-colored flowers, wisteria is everywhere in my corner of Northeast Georgia…      “‘Wisteria is my favorite flowering vine. Do you know why?’ I shook my head. ‘No, ma’am.’ ‘Because it’s strong — just like me.’”  Author: Beth Hoffman Linked to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific  …

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets can be viewed in very ordinary places.  I’ve photographed several at our local Walmart. These are from a year ago when I stopped at Walmart to pick up a few things for my husband who was then in the hospital after suffering a major stroke. I didn’t know was ahead for…

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

Basket weaving at Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee, NC   This week we are challenged to do some visual storytelling with our photos.  See more stories or join the weekly challenge here.  

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World

This week we are asked to “share a photo that takes a familiar scene — a place you frequent, a face you know well, an activity you engage in regularly — and makes it look and feel like something out of this world”… See more out of this world photos or join the challenge here.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet – Monkey Bread

Our traditional breakfast on Christmas Day is Monkey Bread, a sweet pull-apart bread.  So yummy! “It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”  (Laura Ingalls Wilder)   You can participate in this week’s photo challenge or see other interpretations of sweet here.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide – Brenau University

  Some of my earliest childhood memories are of being on the campus of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia where my aunt (my father’s sister) was a student.  Brenau has been part of my mother’s side of the family since the 1890s when my great grandmother taught art there. My mother was a student at…