Thankful November 11th: Veterans Day

Today, the United States of America honors its veterans. Many other countries are celebrating Armistice Day and Remembrance Day today. One of my grandfathers served in World War I (yes, I’m old), several of my uncles served during the Korean Conflict, and many more nephews and nieces have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. As a nation, we can never thank them enough. The gratitude of the nation should never be in doubt.

So, thank you to everyone serving to keep our country and our world a better, safer place.

(The images are from the Punch Bowl Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii.)

A Photo a Week Challenge: Mountain

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The world has amazing natural features. Valleys, oceans, rivers and lakes, and mountains cover out planet. This week, we are focusing on mountains. Whether you live near towering peaks, rolling hills, or a landscape as flat as a pancake, chances are you have visited and photographed a mountain. Sometimes up-close and personal, and sometimes from a distance, like this shot of Diamond Head on Oahu, Hawaii. I can’t remember the name of the lookout where I shot this image, but it gave us the most amazing view of Honolulu and the volcanic mountain peak that dominates it’s southeastern shore.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) FEATURING MOUNTAINS, HILLS, AND PEAKS OF ANY KIND.

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.