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!