Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale


I live at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The peaks are majestic and awe-inspiring, and not a little intimidating for people who aren’t used to being surrounded by very tall mountains.

The first picture (taken this week) is from a freeway overpass looking the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The second picture (taken June 2016) is of Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland.

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


Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture


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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: Friend


Here is a picture of my best friend (my husband) doing two of his favorite things: traveling in Europe and posing in a fun perspective photo.

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

A Photo a Week Challenge: Extravagance


When King Ludwig II of Bavaria inherited the throne in 1864, Bavaria was no longer an imperial monarchy, but was now a constitutional monarchy where the king had very little power. In spite of this restraint (or possibly because of it), Ludwig ignored the needs of his country and spent all of his time and most of the national coffers on building elaborate and beautifully fanciful castles. The only one that was completed before he died in 1886 (under very mysterious circumstances) was Linderhof Castle. It’s a miniature remake of the Palace at Versailles in France, including many similar rooms and extended gardens. Pictures of the inside of the castle is not aloud, but you can image how ornate and extravagant it is by looking at the exterior (and yes, that is a gold-leafed statue in the middle of the pool).


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.

Thursday Doors – April 6, 2017



These are the doors to the Bern Cathedral. We stopped to listen to the A’capella group singing, and I nabbed this shot. So glad I did.

For more from this challenge, visit Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors – April 6, 2017.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense


If you look close (or maybe not so closely) at the top of the very dense forest, you can see the tower of the Ehrenberg Castle ruin. Below is a picture of the full castle, so you can tell just how dense the forest is when looking at it from the foot of the hill where it dwells.


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