A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

Last week, I asked you what changes you have made because of the pandemic. This week, our state went from orange alert to yellow, which means that all businesses can open again and restaurants can offer limited dine-in services (with all proper precautions). Our governor is also talking about some counties that have had little to no impact from the virus might be back to green (all clear and normal) by the end of the month. This is good news. The shutdown was initially only supposed to help hospitals prepare and be ready for an increase of patients. I’m not sure when it went to “we can’t open anything until we have a cure”. We don’t have a cure for the Spanish Flu from 1918-19. Why do we think we will find a cure for this virus? Sorry about the rant. I just worry about economies and isolated people who are at risk with no outside contact. There has to be a balance.

So, in honor of some small signs of hope that this will eventually end, this week’s topic is opening. I know I post a lot of pictures of our rose garden. I’m not going to apologize. I love them. This particular rose starts as a variegated bud but once it is fully opened is a beautiful red.


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.

47 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening”

  1. Love the rose! You can´t get enough of them! 🙂
    Any progress is good. I have been doing on-line teaching for 2 months now, and when talking to my students it so clear that it is the social distancing that is the hardest part for them. Not being able to go to school and activities, hanging out with friends, communicating IRL is what they miss. It is what we all miss!

  2. Can’t remember if I wrote you about the challenges of this time. There was only one day for 2 1/2 hours I was fearful, what if I get it? But then I brushed if off, because my God has not given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. That may sound like a cliche, but these few lines is what I needed on that day, and have lived the rest of the time knowing that it might be a new normal, and I just had to get used to it:)
    Even though I am older than 65, I have not shrunk back if there was a time to meet others. I know that my time on earth is not over yet, so I am not waiting for a vaccine! Don’t take the winter flue shot either. I would if I thought I needed it.
    Love that period of a flower when it just starts opening up.

      1. I had no idea.. Is that a strain of flu that kills people every year but they just call it flu.. It certainly is not as catchy anymore.. strange..

      2. Yes, the remains of the Spanish flu shows up every year. The reason people still die from it each year is because it continues to mutate. Also, if you get it, the antibodies aren’t lifelong, like chicken pox or measles. I’m sure it will be the same once they create a vaccine for Covid.

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