A Photo a Week Challenge: Into the Woods

Norway Flats snow runoff

There has been a recent rash of productions of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in our neck of the woods lately. My stepson just finished a production (his last in high school) where he played the Mysterious Man. If you haven’t seen a performance of this musical, it’s well worth the time. Anyway, all of these productions of this play got me thinking. For the Memorial Day weekend, we headed up into the High Unitah Mountains and saw some amazing scenery (check out the twisted tree we came upon). I wonder what it would be like to be wandering around these woods on foot in the dark with no modern help to guide me. This is bear territory (not wolves, like in the play), and you have to be careful of cougars, too (the animal kind, not the BYU variety).

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF WOODS OR WOODED AREAS.

Do you live near a wooded landscape? Is there an amazing forest just beyond your property line? Do you have to drive (or fly) miles to see trees that haven’t been landscaped to within an inch of their lives? What else can be considered a wood or forest? New York has been described as the Concrete Jungle. Is there a Steel Forest near you? Have fun with any concept that represents “woods.”

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

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