A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories

Growing up, Christmas was always filled with amazing smells. My mother and both of my grandmothers would bake and make candies and various treats to share with neighbors and at family parties. My favorite were the spider cookies. They are semi-sweet and butterscotch chips melted then mixed with crunchy Chinese noodles and peanuts. Then you drop them by the spoonful onto wax paper and let them harden (or chill them in the fridge if you don’t have the time). Salty and sweet and crunchy all at the same time. I recently made some for a church party, and when I bit into one (to test and make sure I got it right), I closed my eyes and was instantly in my mom’s kitchen, nine years-old, and hearing my mom and my grandmother talk about everything that still needed to be done before Christmas.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS OF YOUR CHRISTMAS AND/OR HOLIDAY MEMORIES.

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. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Thankful November 23rd: Chocolate

Okay, so most of my Thankful November posts have been on a more serious side, but this one is pure fun. I love chocolate. I love really good chocolate. By taking my husband to Europe, I have turned him into a chocolate snob. I am not sorry about this. We are always on the lookout for good, European chocolate here in the States. We also take suggestions of good chocolate to try.

Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

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The Wall of Variety at the Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory in in Broc, Switzerland.

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

Last summer, we toured the Nestlé Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland. Talk about sweet order.

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Order.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

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At the end of the Nestlé Maison Callier chocolate factory tour, you enter a room where you are welcome to stay and sample as much chocolate as you want. I didn’t think it was possible to OD on chocolate, but now I know better. Who knew that decadence could come in such little packages?

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Chocolate

I know very few people who don’t love chocolate. There is a chance it is the most consumed food on the entire planet (okay, maybe second after rice). Sometimes it seems like we humans are a little obsessed with it. As you can see from these photos, I enjoy baking with it almost as much as eating it.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF CHOCOLATE.

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. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.