Gold Medal Winner!


One of the highlights of my month is always the Picture This photo contest, put on by Gardening Gone Wild. After the topic has been announced, I go out in the garden, camera in hand, usually early in the morning. And then I have a look around, and discover things. It's often a different garden a see, through the lens of the topic, and I always come back in excited and happy.

Now, truth be told, I'm not an experienced photographer, and keep wanting to take a class. I do have a great camera, gift from Ms. Country Mouse's generous father. But, my pictures, even though the process of taking them gives me great enjoyment, do not usually measure up with some of the other photographers, who leave me open-mouse-mouthed with admiration.

Imagine my surprise when I found that my July photo has won the Gold Medal. Guest judge Rich Pomerantz (have a look at those photos!) discusses a number of the photos -- you can enjoy reading how he looked at the photos and made his selection here.

I hope you'll all take this as an encouragement to participate some time soon. If even a Mouse can win, you can too -- and besides, just to participate is so much fun!

Comments

Congratulations Missis Mouse! It's a great shot!!!
Country Mouse said…
Woo Hoo!!!! Congrats my fellow mouse! That's great! I must go look at the competition page!
Elephant's Eye said…
Congratulations! I love your garden!
Congratulations Town Mouse!
Congrats - I'm delighted for you! You deserve it too - it is a great shot. Big smiles all round :-)
Christine said…
How wonderful that you won, but even more wonderful that the subject of the shot will be waiting for you when you get home! Blessed on two counts! Congrats!
Rosey said…
That is quite an achievement! Great picture and congrats!
Now you need to go take a rest in that hammock.
Gail said…
Congrats TM~I am so excited for you!
Hey, congratulations! Who wouldn't want to be lounging in that hammock?
Congratulations!! Somehow I'm only peripherally aware of Picture This from a few bloggers I follow mentioning it--I've never gone to the site itself and I see I should. :) Did you get money, a trophy, or your likeness in chocolate? :)
camissonia said…
Excellent photo, Town Mouse! Keep up the great photography!
Town Mouse said…
Thanks for all the comments. No, Ms. Garden Fairie, the honor was all I got (though maybe I should reward myself with some chocolate, now that you mention it). Actually, that's just how I like it. Winners used to get plants, and for some strange reason, they never were CA Natives...

I'm just thrilled I won! Don't need no stuff.
ryan said…
That's great. Congratulations. I think the garden looks really appealing, not just the photo.