Sunday, November 7, 2010

PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK

I shot this photo during a sunrise last summer to illustrate a poem I wrote.  
The sun was streaking through a morning thunderstorm
 retreating over the rolling green wheat fields east of our home.

When our library called for photos to be displayed in the new addition to the building, 
I entered the wheat field photo along with several others in the contest.

I got a call inviting me and DH to a v.i.p. open house Saturday.  
The photos above are the First Second and Third Place overall winners.

Like Zenyatta, I had to settle for second place.  But I'm okay with that.

11 comments:

Anzu said...

You certainly captured your summer's various charms by the fantastic photo and shining and vivid words.
(゚∇^d) I think it's great!

TALON said...

Congratulations! Your photo is stunning! I loved the poem...if only we could keep August close, it would be wonderful wouldn't it? But at least we have gorgeous photos like yours to remind us of summer's beauty when the snow is flying and green seems a foreign color.

Mama Zen said...

Second place? You were robbed! That's a gorgeous shot!

susan m hinckley said...

Congratulations! Is there anything you can't do? I happen to know firsthand that you live in a beautiful corner of the world, and that stunning photo does it complete justice. Go ahead and bask in your own glow!

Flea said...

Wow. It's a gorgeous photo, worthy of a ribbon. I love it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Congratulations Leenie, well deserved - the sky is exquisite.

Gayle said...

Congrats. Next summer when we are in ID I will find it, point to it and say, "I know her (well, kinda), she is rather famous." Enjoy the spoils. :D
Your work is a joy. Thanks for sharing with us.
Gayle
San Diego

DayPhoto said...

WOW! Wonderful!!!! And I agree with MAMA ZEN you should have had first!
Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Linda Sue said...

Good thing I was not a judge- I would have slapped all the ribbons on your sunset over the grassy plains. Gorgeous shot, Leenie.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..congrats on your amazing photo!! I think it's just lovely..very striking Leenie indeed! Should of been 1st!! ha ha

Runningspider said...

WOOO HOOOOO!!!! thats awesome!! great job mom! (yes she is my mom and I am PROUD!) again...wooo hooooo!!!(doing a little dance) ok, maybe I should cut back on the Dr. Pepper...(lol)