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…

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.

I’d Rather Be Happy!

I was thinking today about how wonderful the WordPress community has been during my almost-four-years of blogging.  When there are so many negative sentiments, even hateful and bigoted sentiments, expressed on social media today it is refreshing to read positive, uplifting, and beautiful posts by the bloggers I follow.  And readers who comment on my posts are always complimentary,…

A Beautiful Giveaway: AjjA Wood !

I am the winner in a wonderful giveaway hosted by GrowingWildFarm, and I have been remiss in thanking GrowingWildFarm for the absolutely beautiful cutting board that I won. This photo definitely does not do it justice. First of all, I want to say what a beautiful blog GrowingWildFarm is and what a blessing it has…

My First Blogging Anniversary !

Although I created my blog site a year ago in July, the first of August marked the first anniversary of my initial blog post.  That first post was a written account, illustrated with photos, of why I live the woods.  As time passed, the blog began more and more to feature photography with short written…

Changing Things Up

Trying out the new WordPress theme, Twenty Thirteen.  We’ll see how I like it.  It has a cleaner look than the theme I was using but won’t let me to do the header the way I would like.  Is anyone else trying out a new theme? Related articles New Theme: Twenty Thirteen