The Retirement Chronicles) May photo contest! I've been entering since she starting doing them, and I haven't even gotten so much as an honorable mention before. In fact, I said so to her when I submitted this one, and she mentioned it in her blog post announcing my win. (Click to enlarge.)
The category was "Landscapes," and here are the other entries. I myself was sure I knew who the winner would be, and it wasn't me. So I will be happy to proudly display my winning button on the sidebar as soon as it comes over. This month's category is "Flowers," which will be very tough to win, since I've seen some of the most breathtaking flower pictures this spring from around the world. I'm happy to have won this one, though.
This picture was taken, interestingly, last October 8, while on a hike to Rainbow Ridge in the Mt. Baker Wilderness. It also happens to be the day that I fell on the way back home and got a huge hematoma on my left shin that kept me from hiking for a few weeks. I especially like the red, white, and blue colors in this picture, which I didn't do anything to, not even run it through iPhoto's "enhance" feature. these are the colors I captured with my camera.
Now I'm off to the dentist to be "crowned." Boy will THAT be a lot of fun. Wish me luck.