Thursday, August 14, 2008

Calendar Girl

Please forgive me for tooting my own horn, but I received some happy photo-related news recently, and wanted to share. I posted the snowy flowers below on my blog April of last year. In May of this year, I entered it in a contest. The contest was held to choose twelve shots for the 2009 calender for Glen Helen, a beautiful nature preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

The picture was taken in Glen Helen in 2007, on the day before Easter, in early April. Snow flurries had been blowing through all day, coating the ground but not sticking for long. The powers-that-be chose this shot to represent the month of March, and I am thrilled.

If any of you are familiar with Glen Helen, you are already aware of what a special place it is. Glen Helen is not municipally-owned and receives no public funding. The preserve is part of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, which, in turn, is a part of nearby Antioch College. The preserve relies heavily on volunteers, donations, and fundraisers, including the sale of calendars, for its continued operations. Basically, they do a lot with just a little! If you are ever in that neck of the woods, be sure to stop by and visit, it is well worth it.

If you'd like to know more about the glen, here is the website.

9 comments:

Sand said...

WOW, what an awesome photo. No wonder they wanted it! It is very representative of March.

Mrs. Salty said...

This is such exciting news; Congratulations!

Another member of the family with a picture on a calendar!

HFD60 said...

Congratulations, thats quite an honor.

chapmand1952 said...

Congratulations Ash on your deserving win. Very exiting to see one of your pics on the calendar. I need to plan a trip to visit there someday.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, congratulations on having your picture chosen for March on the calendar. I had totally forgotten about Glen Helen until I read your post.

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SHOOTING STAR said...

Lovely candid!

Mike said...

Great shot Ash and I can certainly see why they picked it!

Kerri said...

Wow! That is sooo exciting! Congratulations! Looks like the photography gene really runs in your family :)

You'll have to put a link up as to where we can buy this calendar!!

Moi said...

Congratulations and I can see why it's a winner!!