Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

Staffa IslandWalking around Staffa Island and down into Fengal’s Cave was an amazing adventure. I’ve always wanted to visit the Hebrides, and I’m so glad we made it!

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement.

Travel Theme: Arches

We just returned from the land of a thousand (I don’t believe I’m exaggerating here) ruined castles, cathedrals, and abbeys. Arches abound in the land of King Arthur and Brits, and I love it! Here are some arches from Jedbrough and Paisley Abbeys (one a ruin, the other still functioning as a church).

Jedbrough AbbeyPaisley Abbey arches to the courtyardFor more from this challenge, visit Where’s My Backpack’s Travel theme: Arches.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

University of Aberdeen Library Atrium

This is looking down through the Atrium at Sir Duncan Rice Library on the campus of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Cool building.

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent.

Sunday Stills (and Travel theme): Fall Foliage (Autumn)

Fall leaves in Scotland

For more from this challenge, visit Sunday Stills: Fall Foliage.

**Updated 11/11/14** I’m adding this to another challenge: Travel theme: Autumn.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock

Highlander cow

While visiting Scotland, we really wanted to meet some highland cows (or as my sister calls them, “heelund coos”). And did we ever meet them. Our first encounter was with a small group of cows on the single lane track road we had to take to one of our hotels. There was a rather large cow standing in the middle of a bridge we had to cross. Not knowing if the cows are aggressive (they aren’t) or if this one would take it in her head to use her horns against the car (she didn’t), we proceeded with great caution. As we inched closer, she obligingly, but very slowly, moved out of our way. Later, we met up with a couple of heelunders near some standing stones (this picture is of one of them), and we soon had plenty of pictures of these beautiful animals.


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″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  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.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green

The Isle of Mule at Sunset

My husband and I just returned from a two-week vacation to Scotland and England. This picture is from the Isle of Mull near sunset. The picture does not do the beauty justice. I highly recommend visiting this unique part of the world.

Thanks for the fun challenge, Cee!