All the pictures in the folder 2010-05-26 are of daisies. I believe they are from a daisy patch in Cap Erbe Park. They were taken for Personal Photo Project #24 – “The Girl in the Blue Skirt”.
I’ve had mixed results growing these kind of daisies in my yard. Some years, there is a healthy amount of them. This year I had zero daisies. I will probably try again in 2021. I need to do something about the area behind my garage all the way back to the fence. A nice daisy patch could fit the bill. Or something else. I need to get some of the pre-work for that stuff done before the ground freezes though.
One of these pictures was displayed at the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. I think it got Second Place in the Black & White Flower category. Which is, I believe, the best any of my pictures have ever done. That was definitely the year that I got all 4 pictures I submitted selected for display. Which is one of the hardest things to accomplish in the competitive photography field. The closest I’ve gotten since then is two pictures chosen for display. Maybe 2021 will be the year I excel at the Photography Salon again. I’m sure it will be a tough year as people will have 2 years worth of photos stored up to enter by then.
Here are the “The Girl in the Blue Skirt” images:
Originally there were more pictures to this series, but it appears that the ravages of time and the failings of my old organizational system have caused them to be lost forever. It is possible that they are still on a hard drive in an old desk drawer somewhere, but not likely. Thankfully, my use of multiple hard drives, robocopy scripts, and cloud backups, I won’t lose future images.
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve music and the night!