Smelling Roses, Joy Jumping & Smiles (31- 39 /365 Photo Challenge)

365 Photo challenge

My happy was back this week – we had friends visit, Moxie’s back in the saddle with horse therapy and flowers are going nuts over here on the Lost Coast. Impossible to not feel inspired.

Check it out:


Meriah Nichols 31
Photo Story:

Moth to a flame. Or in this case, Mack to a tractor.

Photo Details:

ISO 450 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


miner's lettucePhoto Story:

Miner’s Lettuce. This stuff can apparently help prevent scurvy!

 Photo Details:

ISO 560 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


little girl kicking her feet in waterPhoto Story:

We were at the beach, just had a picnic and saw whales. We wandered over to the lagoon and of course Moxie wanted to go swimming, but I was worried about it being too cold for that. Sitting down and kicking water was her compromise. (more photos from this day are on this post)

Photo Details:

ISO 100 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


boy sitting on a skateboard, rolling down a rampPhoto Story:

Micah’s a really cautious kid – he likes to go carefully, after a lot of thought. He is a rule follower, instruction reader. It was awesome when his friend Kalia got him to ride down the ramp on a skateboard – and he was obviously thrilled (more on that time is in this post).

Photo Details:

ISO 400 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


small boy leaning forwardPhoto Story:


Love bug.

 Photo Details:

ISO 360 52mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


Meriah Nichols 36

Photo Story:

Ready…set… CLICK!

It was my birthday and I was hell bent on using the remote control and timer. Obviously, I had a little trouble – okay, more than “a little”. Maybe next year I’ll get it the way I visualized – but in the meantime, I like this because it’s exactly what my life right now feels like.

Photo Details:

ISO 320 52mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


Meriah Nichols 37Photo Story:


I never met a succulent that I didn’t like. This one, though, had me in love.

 Photo Details:

ISO 320 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


Meriah Nichols 38Photo Story:


He knows he’s not to supposed to pick mama’s sweat pea flowers..

 Photo Details:

ISO 1800 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


Meriah Nichols 39

Photo Story:

On the road back home.

 Photo Details:

ISO 5600 35mm 1/800 sec at f3.2 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens


Never Too Late!

It’s always a fresh day to start a 365 photo project, challenging yourself to take one good photo a day, for a year. Join me! Tag your photos on IG #photoswithmeriah, you should be able to upload in the comments here too. Let me know if you can’t.

Currently reading:

On my shelf right now – but the only book I touched this week was the camera manual.

what are you reading? Any good tips?

is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).
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  • Every time I come to your site, I give thanks to the universe that you were able to obtain another camera! I love all these pics.

    I am enthralled with Mack’s eyelashes in #36! And the photo of Micah on the skateboard just melts my heart.

    • thank you – that is such a sweet and thoughtful comment. I really appreciate it. And I give thanks to all the readers of this blog that chipped in on the GoFundMe – I really think of you all as having bought the camera for me.
      xoxoxo m

  • Loving your photos as usual! Just returned from a photographers paradise in paradise, only to have my wallet taken on the last day…which made me think of how you ended your Mexico trip. I’m happy you quickly replaced your camera as your photos are a treat! I appreciate you leaving the specs on each one and what inspired the photo. While I am a happy clicker my friend chooses sparingly to shoot a frame each day and just entered and won a cool California photo contest. Happy shooting!
    And potty training.

    • oh no! did I miss it up? I probably did… I have a horse therapy post coming up soon – full of photos of Moxie on the horse!
      xoxoxo m

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