|#1 ~ Ribbon of Blue|
|#2 ~ Relishing the Harvest|
|#3 ~ He's Not Heavy...|
And, honorable mention....
Many of the photos I take are not worthy of taking up space on the "chip", and end up in the recycle bin. But, ever so often, there will be one that strikes my fancy and ends up saved into the picture file for that year. And, then, there are times when I like so many that I have trouble deciding what to delete and what to keep.
The new picture file for 2016 is set up now, so I am already out scouting for a great shot and hardly leave the house without my camera hanging around my neck. But, before we get too far into the new year, we, at Chip Butter White Oak, have taken a look back and selected a few of our favorite photos from which we have chosen this year's "Picture of the Year." It was not easy.
Of course, it was a given that among those chosen, there would be a stream of water, at least one cow, and an oak tree, for that's really what we are all about here. Therefore, I was delighted that one of my dolls should be in the running again this year for Picture of the Year. This photo of Morning Star was just one of those impromptu shots that I snapped when planning how she would be dressed, and her clothing was only pinned in place. I think the ragged edge on the blanket is what swayed the judges.... (Or possibly, because of the American Indian blood that flows in the Mr.'s veins! )
It is only fitting that "Ribbon of Blue" should be chosen as "Picture of the Year, 2015" for, thanks to El Nino, or whatever, this small stream has seen flooding rains again and again. Of course, as I always add, we are thankful. Rain is a blessing!