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    Posted on May 10th, 2011 Pam 1 comment

    Here is a picture of my May 10th bouquet.  I am trying to arrange a bouquet every five days. 

    Here is a picture of some red Darwin Tulips with a few light yellow tulips.

    This is a bonus bouquet, these are grape hyacinths.

    Now a walk through my garden. These pictures were taken today, May 10th, 2011.

    These are Red Darwin Tulips, Darwin tulips are usually large, with long stems.

    These are bleeding hearts, just starting to bloom.

    These are double daffodils, they look great!!

    These are a group of light yellow tulips.

    These are grape hyacinths, I picked the bouquet from this group.

    Tulip bed from the east garden, taken through the fence.

    I love how these large tulips look.


    Posted on May 2nd, 2011 Pam 80 comments

    Well, another month — another contest.
    Thanks again for all of those that entered last month, this month should be much bigger and better.
    The winner receives a new Fuji Digital Camera, worth $100. (this is really a great camera!!!!)
    For pictures of the camera and to look at pictures taken by the camera click here.

    NOTE: The subjects this month are CHILDREN & ANIMALS. Any type of animal and any type of child.
    Only one picture of each subject may be submitted. If a child or animal is included in a group that does count as being entered once.

    1. You can enter each day if you would like, but send ONLY ONE PHOTOGRAPH EACH DAY.
    2. The contest starts today, May 2, 2011 and goes until May 31, 2011.
    3. Here is the tricky part. Do not duplicate subjects, send only one picture of each subject. For example, if you have five children, send only one picture of each child. Only one picture of a cat, one picture of a dog, one buffalo, you get the idea. So this means, pick your favorite picture of each subject and send it, I only want your best.
    4. ONLY PICTURES TAKEN BY YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, pictures entered by ‘Frank’ must be taken by ‘Frank’.
    5. You can’t submit for someone else, everyone must enter their own pictures, using their own email.
    6. Your pictures are safe with me, I will ONLY use the images to judge the contest.
    7. Here is how to submit a photograph. Use this May 2nd blog to submit your entries. Just add a caption in the comment box, then attach the image using the browse button in the box below the comment box, then click ‘submit comment’.
    8. Bribing the judge (ME) is prohibited, but you can always try.
    9. Remember, enter only one picture per day.
    10. Because this is a family site, keep your photographs child friendly!!!!!
    11. Breaking any rule will disqualify you for that entry and that day.

    12. Any picture that has been used in a prior contest CAN BE USED AGAIN  !!!!!!!!

    Good luck everyone, please tell your friends and family to enter.


    Posted on May 2nd, 2011 Pam 2 comments

    First of all, thanks to all of you that entered the April contest.  A special thank you to Kathy and Melissa.  They entered almost every day!!!!!!!!

    Here is are the top five in no particular order.

    Submitted by Melissa

    Submitted by Cindy Baldwin

    Submitted by Devin Baldwin

    Submitted by Jennifer L

    Submitted by Kathy
    After great thought and discounting all the bribes, the winner is:

    CINDY BALDWIN !!!!!!!!

    Caption: My sister practicing to become “a professional beachdancer”


    Great job Cindy, this is what I liked about the picture.

    1. The composition was perfect.

    2. This picture is a ‘one of a kind’.

    3. This picture tells a story.

    4. You know what the child is feeling.

    5. As your eyes move around the picture, you are always drawn back to the child.

    Cindy has won a 8″X10″ canvas print. She can use any picture for the print.

    Here are a couple of examples of the canvas print.

    This is a picture from the back.

    Read my next blog about the May photo contest.  You could win a digital camera!!!!!