Sunday Stills: Bad Weather

Bad weatherIt seems like every time it snows, I run outside my office building and take a picture of this poor tree. This is from mid-fall before all the leaves dropped. It doesn’t show up all that well in the pictures, but it was snowing pretty hard.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Winter chill

Snowy tree

On Tuesday, Salt Lake City was hit with the first big snowstorm of the season. We received about three inches of fresh powder in the valley, and the ski resorts are bursting with joy over the dump in the mountains. Here, it takes a fall of at least 1-1/2 feet before the city shuts down, so it was a bit dicey getting home.


So, what does winter chill feel like to you? I know that some readers are gearing up for summer and thoughts of winter are probably the last thing on your mind. And others never see a flake of snow all year. Get creative. Have fun with it. If your “winter” consists of a slight dip in the temperature, think kindly on us poor souls who will be buried under mounds of the white stuff for the next six months.

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.

(Yes, I stole these rules from The Daily Post Photo Challenge. I hope they don’t mind.)

A Photo a Week: Changing Seasons

Changing seasonsWe’ve been very lucky this year in Utah. We’ve had a beautiful fall season. Usually, fall around here lasts about 3 days and is a muted brown. However, this year we’ve had a full spectrum of colors around the Salt Lake Valley and in the mountains. Soon, the snow will start flying, and we’ll have to wait until mid March or early April for signs of spring.

Post your favorite photo that represents a change of season (any season) and put the link in the comments here to share. Tag your post with “photo challenge” and “postaday” so that others can find it easily.

Sunday Stills: Trees/Fall Colors

Trees, leaves and snow Quaking Aspen leaves in snowWe spent some time this weekend up in the Uinta Mountains in Northern Utah. We’ve had some early snow above 7000 feet, and most of the Quakies had dropped their leaves, but it made the ground glow golden.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue of You

Red Virginia Creeper leavesMy favorite color is dark green. So dark that it’s almost black. Having read that, you’re probably wondering why I’m posting a picture of vibrantly red Virginia Creeper leaves. Because even though my all-time favorite color is deep, dark green, my world (and especially my wardrobe) is full of reds. It’s such a strange phenomenon. In fact, my husband and I recently redid our living room and bedroom. In each room, three walls and the ceiling are white, and then there’s the accent wall. In the living room, it’s red (my husband’s favorite color), and in the bedroom it’s dark green (mine). However, both of us have stated that the other person’s favorite colored wall is our favorite part of the redo.

[Hue] can explain it? [Hue] can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try!
(lyrics from “Some Enchanted Evening” [South Pacific]) (Changes made at my husband’s suggestion)