A Photo a Week Challenge: Change of Seasons

Hello again! Sorry about the long break. My hip surgery went so well that the doctor wanted to fix my knee as soon as possible. I’m now four week past the knee replacement surgery, and it is also going very well. Whew! Hopefully no more surgeries for, well, forever if possible.

The fall colors this year along the Wasatch Front in Utah have been spectacular. We have some Virginia creeper in our yard that we only like for a few weeks a year when the leaves start changing from green to red. They are dramatic and beautiful, but not really worth the struggle of fighting it the rest of the year. However, I will take some really cool pictures of it until we can irradiate it from our yard.


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.

The Spottiness of Challenges

Hello, my dear friends. I want to apologize and explain the spottiness of the Photo a Week Challenges lately. In October, I started having significant pain in my right hip. At first, we thought it was a pinched nerve or maybe my Sciatica. After working with our chiropractor for a couple of months, it was getting worse instead of better, and he recommended seeing our regular doctor and getting x-rays. Turns out, I have a genetic issue with my hips, and I will be having hip surgery in a couple of weeks. Dealing with the pain and all that goes with it has limited my activities significantly (matching the pain in the hip). As a result, I have been taking fewer photos and getting online less. Sitting at a computer is one of the activities that brings on the pain, so I have to limit my time at the keyboard.

Once I have fully recovered from the surgery, the challenges hopefully will again come fast and furiously. In the meantime, keep taking lots of wonderful photos and sharing them with all of us.