This photo was taken on May 3, 2020 at 1:20 PM.
The location was on the floor of my living room in my home in Beltsville, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came from my wanting to show a sample of the type of greeting card I plan to put into the market place. I have found a company which
puts out high quality sleeves in which I can slide an actual print of one of my 4X6 photos that has lots of space for one to write on. I know
there are lots of people doing this already but I think I will be able to offer something different.
My quest for help comes from the need to select 12 photos* to be used in various assortments of cards which are to be offered in a special box of a
dozen. My proposal is to set up a contest of sorts for those of you who view this site and through the years may have picked out some
favorite pictures which have been featured as photo/stories in the past. I am going to ask for those who would like to participate to go back
and look through the archive and send to us via the comment means already in place - your 12 selections. We will need to ask you to reference
the Names of the photos, along with the number attached to them, and the season to which they have been assigned.
There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes given out. The judging will be made simple by having the first place be given to the entry
which has the most of the same photo which comes in from all the entrants. In the event of a tie - the earliest comment time stamp by the
sender will be the winner. The second place will go to the entry which has the most of a photo different than that of the first place winner
- with the same time stamp determinant to win this prize. The third place will be the entry which has the third highest number of the
same photo/stories selected but like the second place - does not include the photo/stories selections from either the first or
second place winners. All photos in each entry must be different. One entry per person - please.
The prizes will be the same for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This way we can eliminate those awful podium situations where someone may be way
taller than the other two participants who are up there with them - which always makes for a lop sided photo. Thus - the prize for all will
be box of the being created photo/story cards. I need to note there will be a dozen appropriately sized envelopes included in the box.
On the back side of each of the cards there will be a tastefully printed note in a small size with an easy to read font of the suggestion - that
should someone be interested in learning more about the photo on the face of the card - to go to our web site and look it up on the listing.
The photo/story number, the season, and the web site address, will be given - and nothing more as I do not want to serve as too
much of a distraction from the intent of the card to the recipient. It is my sincere hope those who receive cards
will take the opportunity to take a look at the site - and thus get in on some of the fun we have been having for all these years.
It is my sincere hope that while most of us are still at home - that the time to go through the archive to make selections and send them off to us
will be a diversion from some of what may have become routine.
I send out my gratitude for your help - for this is one of the final things that must be done in wrapping up what I have been considering doing for
over 10 years and am finally getting around to doing.
* Please include in your selections some photos of: Clouds, Shadows, Trees, Flowers, Blossoms,
Asphalt based art, Street Mach ea, Reflections, and the rest is up to you.