>> Friday, September 14, 2012
As you well know, I am an avid photographer. I take my camera everywhere and love photographing things, preferably objects and details that people wouldn't typically notice. And, I get a fair bit of praise from acquaintances for my photos. But despite how much I adore taking photos, I don't typically win photo contests - no matter how big or small the competition. However, perhaps my luck is changing - I have had my first ever photography contest win, with my photo of my husband and Basset hound Simon sharing a quiet moment camping in the Adirondacks.
I have known Maggie since she was six, when she was my Favorite Ever Babysittee. Maggie tracked me down on Facebook a few years ago, and it's been a delight to rediscover her. She now works in college admissions, which I also did for a while when I first graduated from college. It was a career I loved and often wish I'd pursued further, and I appreciate that I get to follow her travels through her blog. Her blog makes me laugh, and reminds me to focus on important things in life.
I have a confession to make, though. I may have cheated just a little in selecting this photo to enter for her contest. I know Maggie has a soft spot for dogs. I figured my cute Simon just might worm his way into her affections in this photo.