Reblog – A Photo a Week Challenge: Through Glass

This week, I would like to introduce you all to Nancy Merrill Photography. Nancy runs a weekly photography challenge. Nancy is an inspiring photographer and her blog is definitely one to follow.

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I seem to fancy photos involving glass this time each year. Last week, my mother, sister, and I bottled what we call chow chow (also known as mustard pickles). I don’t know how it got the name chow chow, but that’s what my grandmother called it. I love the tangy taste of the mustard sauce on all of the other ingredients, which include cucumbers, pearl onions, and cauliflower. When I was a kid, I wondered why my mom and grandmother only used pints for bottling them. I don’t wonder anymore. Cutting up the veggies and pealing those tiny onions for 23 pints was enough to make my look crosseyed and vow to not do this again for another two years, but they sure look pretty through the glass of the jars.

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Reblog – How they live (the other half)

Sue’s blog is a little treasure. Sue writes informative articles as well as taking beautiful images. I hope you enjoy reading Sue’s Blog as much as I do.

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This weekend the Photo Challenge over on our other site https://weeklyprompts.com is The Other Half. This is my response to the challenge.

To accompany my photographs of How They Live (the other half) my eldest daughter, Victoria, has once again agreed to be my guest blogger and write an account of our summer day out.

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You can’t move in the UK without stumbling into a historic pile of stone, cream teas and sweeping, landscaped gardens. After years of visiting various locations with my children, I’ve recently experienced something new……entering the stately home itself.

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Stately homes have become extremely adept at catering to the family in order to remain financially viable – these places cost an absolute fortune to run. You can enjoy adventure playgrounds, petting zoos, bird gardens, treasure hunts, mazes and water features. In the cafes there are kids’ lunchboxes, multiple locations to…

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