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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, June 09, 2008

On Being a Winner

I slept in today, but as usual, limped into my office to check email, etc. Then I remembered that the winner of the Telus photo contest would be announced today, so I went over to check it out. As my regular readers will know, I periodically enter a photo or two when the theme is something to which I can relate. This time the theme was "Autumn." I entered a photo that I'd taken last fall when I went for a walk in Deas Park just near the Fraser River. The photo shows the reflection of colourful trees in a tributary of the river and you can just see some rowers practising for an event. If you'd like to see the entries click here.

Much to my stupendous surprise, I tied for first place! There were so many great photos this time that I didn't think I had a chance, even though I felt I had entered a pretty good photo. And because there were so many good shots, the votes were quite spread out. But who cares? I tied for first! (And by the way, I didn't stack the vote by having all my friends and relatives vote for me like I know a lot of people do. No one knew about this but me, myself, and I.)

Even though the colours aren't as brilliant posting it here on the blog, it is with humble pleasure that I share my photo, "Autumn on the River."


20 comments:

Daryl said...

Nice photo ... love that you have the tall grass in the foreground ...

signed a vote stacker ... :-Daryl

Book Owl said...

Humility not required; it's a work of art, Leslie. Well done you!

starnitesky said...

Well done, it is a beautiful photograph. You must be thrilled.

Josie said...

Oh, Leslie! Congratulations. That is absolutely exquisite. The grass in the foreground just sets it off perfectly.

Well done!!

Ruth W. said...

excellent....great photo Leslie.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

YAY Leslie... Congratulations... and this is truly a beautiful photo! Awesome!!!
Mountain Retreat

leslie said...

Thanks everyone! I've never won anything since I won $5.00 worth of gas back in 1973 - that filled up my little Datsun (remember those?) lol

david mcmahon said...

Leslie - that is fantastic news. Congratulations. We're all basking in your glory.

Ruth D~ said...

A deserved winner, albeit tied. I like how you have the sense of winning on your own merits. I know what you mean. And you did win, or tie, all on the basis of a great shot. A beauty!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

It is a great photo. Congrats. The grass in the foreground frames the rowers perfectly.

jmb said...

Congratulations Leslie, it's a wonderful photo.

Ellee Seymour said...

Congratulations, what a lovely surprise for you. It is a great picture.

Smalltown RN said...

Oh Leslie that is a lovely photo...an you WON!!!! Yipee for you....you kow I clicked on that sight you highlighted...now I know a little french but it isnt as good as it use to be...but I got the idea....congratulations my friend!!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Well done and Congratulations...great surprise when that happens..and you see your name :-)

Smalltown RN said...

I shouldn't type anymore....my keyboard is sticking...and my mind thinks faster than I can type.....sorry for the typo's but I think you know what I mean....at the end of the day...it's about you!!! You rock....

For The People said...

Wow, that is neat!

Dragonstar said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful photo.

Jerez said...

Congrats! What a nice surprise...a and beautiful photo, thanks for sharing, Leslie!

Liz said...

Congratulations, leslie! What a lovely start to the day as well to find out you're a winner - but we all knew that anyway! Lovely photo.

nancygrayce said...

What a beautiful photo! Congratulations!