Daily Archives: January 26, 2015

And The Winner Is…

You may recall this post from August 24, 2014, sharing the three photos I submitted for the 2016 Corolla Wild Horse Fund Calendar contest. I asked my readers to select which one they thought the judges might choose.

Friday, the winners were announced, and I’m pleased and honored to say that, for the second consecutive year, one of my photos will indeed be in the calendar:

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This photo was taken on  August 18, 2013.  Motor Man and I had driven up on the beach very early in the morning.  We prefer that time of day, because there are fewer people on the beach, less traffic, and it’s just a pretty time for photos.

I had gotten out of our vehicle, and Motor Man drove a little further up the beach to stop and wait for me. There were three horses on the beach,  one lying down.  I sat in the sand at the bottom of a nearby dune and just snapped pictures to my heart’s content.  It was a most peaceful, serene time, and I’m reminded of that when I see this photo.

Of the 43 comments left on my giveaway post, 23 readers selected this as their favorite or the one they thought might be selected by the judges.  Motor Man pulled one of those names “out of the hat” last night, and the winner is fellow Virginia blogger, Patti, from A New Day Dawns.

Patti, your prize is one of the 2016 Corolla Wild Horse Calendars, which will be available in April. If you’d like, we’ll meet for lunch, and I’ll deliver it in person.

Thanks, everyone, for all the comments and compliments. (And, yes, I already have a file set aside with possible photos for the 2017 contest.)

~These Days Of Mine~