My Song

Reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to turn in your entries to the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.

Important things to note:
+ Entry Deadline: July 29, 2022 – 5 PM
+ Turn entries in at the Boone County Chamber of Commerce – 903 Story Street – Boone, Iowa
+ 3 Age Divisions: 7-12, 12-18, and 18+
+ Categories are: Nature, People, Hidden Treasures of Boone County, Trains Planes & Automobiles, and Black & White
+ Limit of 6 entries per person.
+ Picture can’t already have been entered in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.
+ Photos must be mounted on 11 x 14 foam board. Photos can be any size up to 11 x 14. Photos can be, but do not have to be matted. Mats will not be judged.
+ Entry tag should be affixed to the upper right hand corner of the back of the image. Apparently virtually nobody did this last year and Laura (the head of Pufferbilly Days) filled these out and attached them herself. Which I recently found out and makes me really disappointed in people’s ability to follow very simple instructions.
+ 1st, 2nd, & 3rd will be awarded in each photo class for each age division.
+ A Best in Show will be awarded to the overall best photograph (as determined by the 3 judges – I am not a judge, the only way my opinion would enter into any of this, is if we need a 2nd tie-breaker) and that Best in Show could come from any Age Division.
+ A People’s Choice Award will also be awarded. There will be directions on how to vote at the Photo Display. I will also (hopefully) create a way to tell you how to vote besides going to the display. If I have the skills to pay those bills.
+ Current plan is to put the display up on the morning of Thursday, August 4. But they will definitely be up on August 5.
+ Display will be taken down on the morning of Monday, August 8. Pictures can be picked up at the Boone County Chamber of Commerce definitely after 12 PM on that day.
+ You don’t have to be from Boone or Boone County to enter.

And while you are at it, you might as well get your pet ready and enter them into the Pufferbilly Days Pet Show:


Pufferbilly Days Pet Show Flyer - 2022

Just to clarify, you can enter a cat. Just nobody ever does. Which is just a total mystery to somebody like me that thinks cats are just swell.

Also, I will be there photo-documenting the event. So you will get to see me, which is a bonus of some kind.

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Everything I do,
Surrounds these pieces of my life,
That always change,
Or hey, maybe I’ve changed.

Sometime being happy
Can be self-destructive,
Even when you’re sane
Yeah you’re only insane.

Thursdays are for flowers and this collection of flower pictures were all taken in my yard. I do need to branch out and take more flower pictures outside of my yard. I’m sure I will get on that at some point.


Digging for God - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Unceasing Effort - 2022

Man, I love me some alliums.

One thought on “My Song”

  1. I think I mentioned it before, but I promise I attached my nametags last year. It is mind-blowing to me that nobody did. Not needing a pat on the head, just wanting to be clear that I’m not an inconsiderate jerk. Because geez.

    Second, and more importantly – why venture out of your yard when you have this at your disposal? My favorites are the ones of the purple ball flowers from below. Those are amazing – some more to mark for next year!

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