Back at the beginning of September, I entered five photos in the Tamarac NWR annual Photo Contest. Some of you may remember my submissions. The final vote was taken on Sunday, and today I found out the results. I was very pleased.
This was my entry in the Wildlife category, and it received an Honorable Mention.
“Pelicans in the Mist”
In the Scenic category, I earned a Third Place ribbon.
“Damsels in Caress”
And, finally, in the Nature’s Abstract category, I garnered a Second Place finish.
Considering that photography is just a hobby for me, and this was the first contest I ever entered, I was thrilled to be recognized at all.
“Meanwhile, back at the cabins”
To top it all off, my daughter Robyn submitted this photo of the two grandgirls that was shot during their visit at Tamarac in July. Robyn earned a Second Place standing in the Recreation category! Cool beans!
I didn’t know what she had titled the photo until today, and I had to chuckle. You see, we visited those early settler’s cabins before the girls had their imaginary drive, and during that time four year old Phoebe asked what happened to the people living in the cabins. We had to tell her that eventually they died. She thought about that for a moment, and responded, “Meanwhile, some of them lived, and some of them died.” It was the ‘meanwhile’ from a four year olds mouth that brought that memory back to me.
This morning, I packed everything up and left Casa Grande RV Resort for Imperial NWR. It was an interesting journey of 200 miles. I’m too pooped to talk about it tonight, but suffice it to say that I made it here. The minor trauma along the way paled to finding out the results of the contest. I will leave you with tonight’s hot sunset taken from my site however.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy