And (At Last) The Winners Are……

It’s possible that many/most/some of you have completely forgotten about a blog post from November 4, 2016, in which I wrote about this contest. In that post, I shared the three photos I was submitting for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund 2018 calendar contest. I don’t know the reasons, but the calendar was later than usual being printed.

But, it arrived last week, and…… once again, I am honored to have not one, but two photos featured.

This is January, 2018:

And November, 2018:

Surprisingly, only a couple of my readers selected the photo of the horses running on the beach as their favorite. Of those, the name chosen as a winner of the contest was Jill Weatherholt, a fellow blogger that I’ve “known” for several years.

More readers selected the photo of the horses “head on”, and the name chosen of those is Phyllis S.  As I read back over the comments, I find it interesting that a couple of you thought that would make a nice picture for October or November. Apparently, those in charge of the calendar had the same thought.

I was rather surprised that the contest judges didn’t select this photo. I do believe it may be my favorite of the three.

I will be contacting the winners by email for mailing addresses and sending each of you one of the 2018 calendars.  Thanks to all of you who participated, and happy last weekend-before-Christmas.

~These Days Of Mine~






17 responses to “And (At Last) The Winners Are……

  1. Congratulations Dianna! I love both of the pictures selected.

  2. CONGRATS to ALL the winners – the photographer and calendar recipients. I, too, am surprised that the picture of the horses in the ocean didn’t make it. The Corolla horses are the true winners:)

  3. Congratulations, Dianna! Not one, but two photos…that’s wonderful. I’m thrilled to be one of the lucky winners! Thank you so much!!

  4. Congratulations to the lucky winners! It was wonderful that they used two of your photos for next years’ calendar…..I’m sure by now they know they can count on you to have some great photos they can feature every year.


  5. Elizabeth Watson

    All of the photos are beautiful but I do agree with you about the horses in the ocean. I would have chosen it as #1 with the running horses as #2. Congratulations!


  6. Congratulations on this honor close to your heart. How wonderful they came before Christmas. What a difficult decision for anyone to make.

  7. Love your photography. Also, so glad you finally got to meet Matthew (artist) and Mary in person.

  8. Congratulations! All your photos are beautiful, so the calendar people had a hard time for sure, The more I look at the running horses the more I see how unique it is. It’s lovely.

  9. So, so beautiful! I do love the gorgeous colors and festive fall feel of the horses on the trail. That glorious mane! Those sweet faces.

  10. Double Congrats !!
    The amazing range of color is why the second one was chosen.. I’ve said that a few times, but it’s true !

  11. Congratulations, Dianna!

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Congratulations my friend. Great job. Congrats also to the winners!!

  13. All your horse pictures are great. Congratulations on getting two in the calendar. They’re beautiful.

  14. Dianna, congratulations on having two of your lovely photos in next years calendar. Sending Christmas greetings across the pond to you and your Motorman and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018.

  15. Stacie4 Stanbery

    Your pictures are beautiful! Congratulations!

  16. Congratulations on being published in the calendar. Your photos are amazing. Congratulations to the winners too.
    Wishing you and MM a very Merry Christmas. ❤

  17. First of all, congrats to you for having two photos chosen! Those calendar makers know good photos when they see them. And congrats to the lucky winners of your contest. 🙂

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