Thankful November 18th: Traveling

I know that I’ve already expressed gratitude for the earth and its beauties, but I am also very grateful for the chance I’ve had (and continue to have) to travel many places around the world and also close to home. When my husband and I got married, he hadn’t traveled much. A couple of years after we married, I convinced him that we needed to take a trip to Great Britain to visit a nephew who had been transferred to London for a year, along with his wife and three boys. It was the best thing that could have happened to us. Since then, we have made a few more trips across the pond to the east, across the pond to the west, and headed down south for my first experience in Mexico (besides Tijuana). I’m looking forward to many more adventures around this amazing globe we live on in the near and distant future.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

I have never been anywhere that is as green as Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.

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

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dark Green

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“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.”
— “Stopping by a wood on a snowy evening” by Robert Frost

Dark, dark green is my favorite color. It has been since I can remember. The deeper and darker the better. I love walking through woods and forests. I love the old, decrepit pine trees that shade the east side of our house. I love the smell of wet trees (is that weird?). When plants begin to grow, no matter what they will turn into, the first bit that pops up out of the ground is green. To me, green is the color of life.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS FEATURING THE COLOR GREEN.

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Out in the Country

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When my husband was researching places to go for our trip to Switzerland and Germany, he discovered St. Coloman Church outside Schwangau, Germany. It may be the most photographed building in the area, aside from the castles. It’s location (you can see Neuschwanstein in the background) makes it ideally placed for a great photo opt, not to mention that it’s just a beautiful building in its own right. It sits in a field with no other buildings near it. The mountains and far-away castle give it an other-worldly feeling. In a trip filled with amazing locations and places to photograph, this was one of my favorites.

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

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.