Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

My Entry has gone in!!


Today was a little like sitting an exam, spell check, word count, photo collage, and then I didn’t manage to get each of your photos in  , there was a limit to the size,  I hope no-one will be too disappointed at that.   One photo you might not recognize from any of our blogs, MT Shooter in his motorbike gear, he is a friend on the “ Ugly Hedgehog” photography forum!! He lives in Montana, and YES, has  a shop with  cameras and accessories for sale. So a “must visit”..And I could not write  about  every place, with only 500 characters, I had to edit and re-edit,  I  finally squeezed in  with 500!!!

Many thanks to each of you who sent emails with a photo attached.There are so many exciting entries, maybe thousands, or more , I didn’t see a number anywhere.

To be truthful, I would be happy to win, but scared at the same time.Is that possible? I think I have had enough excitement here for one week. Firewood took a well earned rest, friends came, we talked to the friendly male alpacas who live  behind our back fence, I hummed, they hummed back, we stood and laughed at their curiosity . Enjoyment for the day, on both sides of the fence.


“ Friends at all Compass Points”

GoPro Collage

From a dream to reality, from NZ to Alaska, to Florida, and all in between. My blog friends and I share so much, the written words and photos; to meet them, see the wonderful scenery, and the wildlife, would be the most exciting experience of my life. Alaskan snow, Yukon landscapes, Colorado Mountains, Nova Scotia coastline and scenery, Kentucky ranches, and more, wait for me and the GoPro team, to visit and capture on video and camera. This is a tantalizing glimpse of my dream adventure.


Quotation of the day, by John Bunyan

“You have not lived today

until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great collage and I hope you win.

It is a gray morning here, but cool so it feels nice.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

nice collage work! :)

friendly llamas sound like fun. i had heard they hummed. :)

Karen said...

Oh I so hope you win!!! Good luck!

Carol Mattingly said...

I hope you win. You guys could use a nice long vacation. Carol

Jim said...

The BEST OF LUCK Jean! My goodness, wouldn't it be wonderful to show you the coastline here in Nova Scotia! A dream come true for us all!

fromsophiesview said...

Great collage Jean.....I am sending positive vibes to the powers that be to choose your compilation.

Ron(I see NS mentioned, YAY!!)

Nancy J said...

Thanks all, and I'm sure if all your thoughts have anything to do with it, I would be up there at the top. Yes, NS mentioned, I had to decide which states to enter, with limited characters, was doing a "word count" so many times, and apologies to those not mentioned, not deliberate, just being inside the rules!!!
Bit wet here, firewood on hold for the day, resting after the marathon entry .Greetings to all, Jean. p.s. my dream is still very real for me.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great work, hope you win!!

Nicky said...

Best of luck, your collage is fantastic, you've got it all covered there...

KB said...

Wonderful entry! I'm glad that things have calmed down there... you don't need wood landing in the shed every day!

I know the feeling of excited but scared at the same time. I actually feel that mixture of emotions more often than you might think.

Lovely quote.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Lindsjo, Nicky and KB. This was a huge undertaking, I was daunted halfway through the collage, nothing went right, the GoPro logo had to be there, and do you think I could find it? Lots of fiddling, some overlapping, I'm so glad you all are happy. Me too!! Greetings to all, Jean.

Our photos said...

Nice collage Jean!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Beautiful collage Jean. A little taste of so many different places. I am routing for you. You better win then you can come visit me. May your collage be only the beginning of adventure that may lay ahead. Hugs Carrie

Nancy J said...

Thanks Suzi and Carrie, I think after the "TREE" this week that was enough adventure for a few days. However all was safe and well, that has been cut into rounds, and burn up tomorrow of all the needles and smaller twigs. Greetings, Jean.

Kat said...

How beautiful, my friend! Thank you for including Ryan's memory quilt in your collage. <3

Nancy J said...

Hi Kat, it was so hard to fit in everyone, but Ryan's quilt was so special. Update on the competition , I was not in the top 100, and definitely not in the top 10. The grand winner is to be decided tomorrow, they took an extra week because of the many entries. But I can still dream. Greetings to you and yours, Jean.