Sunday, November 22, 2009

The End of the Line...photo contest

Gardening Gone Wild is sponsoring their final photography contest for 2009, appropriately entitled 'End of the Line'. My photo shows the last of the color on the tip of a leafless branch, surrounded by other remaining (colorless) leaves. To me, it signifies determination and strength before letting go...a metaphor for life itself.



I chose this same photo earlier this month as my blog header, for the same symbolic reason. Hanging on...before letting go and facing a 'new' season of life.

--Today I am thankful for the seasons of life.



Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Jan, great image and metaphor. Simple photo with beautiful color and line. Best of luck! Diana

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  2. It is a great photo, good luck to you. Will look for you on Facebook.

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  3. Hi Jan~~ Beautiful photo. I loved it on your banner, I love it now. I don't envy those judges. They've got their work cut out for them. Good luck, friend.

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  4. Jan,
    Such beautiful color and beauty in this photo. I like the way you think and always appreciate your skilled photography. A perfect entry.
    Meems

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  5. Yes, sometimes you just have to close your eyes and let go.

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  6. A beautiful picture, I like the symbolism of it too.

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  7. I love your heroic little leaf -Perfect metaphor :)

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  8. Good luck to you. It's a beautiful pic!

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  9. Very good choice.Wonderful color! Good luck to you Jan!

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  10. Jan, I had similar thoughts when I read about this contest. But none of my photos can compare to yours--beautiful color and composition! I love watching those last few leaves on the trees as they hang on, refusing to give in to winter.

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  11. Love the photo and glad to see you are posting more frequently!

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  12. Great photo Jan, good luck in the contest!

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  13. Lovely image and a fitting metaphor.

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  14. Hi Jan! Wonderful photo! Good luck! I just saw you have a Facebook account. I'm going to become a Fan! How fun! -Jackie

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  15. Good luck to you Jan, it's a beautiful shot!

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  16. Hi Jan, Beautiful post, the first picture is especially stunning. I also want let you know that I’ve given you two awards. The Honest Scrap award and the Beautiful Blog Award. Totally up to you if you want to participate or not, I understand completely if you don’t. Thanks for all of the info & inspiration you’ve provided me since I found your blog :) Rebecca

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  17. Oops, my comment doesn't make sense, I had combined 2 of your posts into one lol.

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  18. Jan, That's a very fine photo and you do take very fine photos! Happy Thanksgiving. gail

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  19. Very nice image for the "End of the Line". I had the same thought about the last leaves hanging on but couldn't quite find that perfect branch. Your's does quite nicely...

    And quite generally your fall colors are beautiful. I missed a lot of the Fall while we were on travel so some of that experience is put off until next year.

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  20. Very pretty pic. I love the red veining that contrasts with the yellow-green on the leaf.

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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