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Friday, January 08, 2010

1, 2, 3, 4...I Declare a Camera War!

Any one want to play?  

Last January, during a few snow days when I was trapped at home with the kids, my daughter and I took our cameras when we went on a hike.  For a recap of that check out these two postings:  Mine, and My Daughters photos from Jan. 2009 or go to my labels and click on Camera Wars.

Here are the rules for this contest:  

*To enter, Take a hike near where you live this weekend, snap a photo or two of the nature you encounter, post your favorite weekend/winter picture on your blog and then come tell me by leaving a comment and a link to your blog so I can direct viewers to all the competitors.  
* What to photograph?  No people, only nature!  Kids are cute, but I'd like to see everyone getting out and exploring their surroundings.  It's that time of year when it's easy to want to stay inside...bundle up, get out!  You'll be happy that you did.  
*Snow in your picture is not necessary.  
*Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, January 11, 2010 at midnight.  

What you can win?  How about a generous batch of my homemade coconut balls dipped in chocolate (think Mounds bars)?  They are nut free and gluten free!  I might even attach a little winter surprise too!  Since I am offering up food as a reward I think I need to limit this contest to the US and Canada...but I don't think I have any international readers anyway.  

I am still working out how the winner will be decided.  I might go to an outside source and ask for their help in choosing.  I will not be using a random generator.  I feel that the best picture should be the winner.  

This is my first ever giveaway so I hope I've covered all the rules well enough.  Let me know if you have any questions.  
I took the above picture this morning...I felt like I was in Narnia as Winston and I walked in the woods!  Sorry you weren't with me, my camera is definitely not as sharp as my eye.  


Lauranie said...

You WIN!! If I were to take pictures today...it would just be of a bunch of DEAD frozen things!! We were down to 20 degrees last night, but sadly no snow to show for it!! LOVE the pictures from last year. Hope you are keeping warm!! If it gets better this weekend, I might try to venture out...but Ms. Priss is getting over Pneumonia, so not too sure!!

Nancy G' said...

I don't know where Lauranie lives, but at my house it was down to 19 degrees last night and I'm in Homosassa, FLORIDA! We've had 7 straight nights of hard freeze - that's below 28 for 6 hours. Most tropical plants are mush. We even had SNOW flurries Saturday morning.

Hootie said...

L- I had no idea Ms. Priss was sick! Hope your household is getting back to normal.

N- Cold in Florida! Oh, My! I hope your beautiful roses are hardy and stay untouched! BTW, L is in chilly Louisiana!

Brrrr! You two are making me cold! I'd rather think of you both being warm and having lots of sun shining down on you.

Thanks for you comments- :)

comfrey cottages said...

okay lisa, i am soooo sorry to have missed your first challenge and giveaway!! just been online so infrequently lately:( i have not only had dylan, but also 3 year old colin and 11 monthold ariana! yikes! i will try and take some pics to share with you this weekend:) i love you and am bummed i let you down hon!!!
big herbal and honey hugs to you!!