The Impossible Dream

© Nancyj E. Hovey

The Impossible Dream

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 6:50:06 AM


from MAN OF LA MANCHA (1972)

music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star!


Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/31/2009 7:38:32 AM

You inspire me. This is such a beautiful image Mumj and the song lyrics you have attached just lift me off my feet.

You are producing one winner after the next this past month and if I were th judges there would be gold buttons all over the place!!!

You are a very talented and gifted photographer and creator.

Bravo! -Laura #7903400

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/31/2009 7:40:50 AM

Outstanding full frame macro of this stunning lily taken with dazzling color, sharp detail and terrific light, Nancy!!! The song lyrics are very beautiful, as well!! #7903404

Linda M. Walker 8/31/2009 7:47:56 AM

Beautifully presented! #7903444

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 8:01:00 AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH. 8o) #7903516

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 8/31/2009 8:01:04 AM

Gorgeous details and full frame image, Nancy. #7903517

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/31/2009 8:06:03 AM

Spectacular, Nancy. #7903537

Michelle Alton 8/31/2009 8:20:06 AM many more times can you continue to outdo yourself, Nancy? This is such a showy production! Gorgeous. #7903608

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 8:29:52 AM


OPPS, my THANK YOU TO YOU TWO didn't take for some reason... Sorry...

THANK YOU BOTH for your kind thoughts and sweet continued support and encouragement... I appreciate both of you greatly... 8o)

(that is what I had written)... #7903638

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 8:31:16 AM


THANK YOU so much, I appreciate your continued support and encouragement...

and Michelle, I don't know!!! lol

thank you ALL again... 8o) #7903644

Nancy J. Locke 8/31/2009 9:05:54 AM

Still thinking angels, NancyJ!!! With pink wings and golden halos.

Perfect imagery!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #7903743

Julianna J. Collett 8/31/2009 10:07:12 AM

Lovely!!!! #7903931

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 10:21:37 AM


THANK YOU SO much, have a wonderful day! 8o) #7903990

Janet Daniel level-classic 8/31/2009 11:10:14 AM

Your florals this month have been incredibly beautiful, Nancy!
This one is absolutely stunning, along with the song!
Have a wonderful week! #7904173

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 11:15:18 AM

THANK YOU so much for your kind words, encouragement, and a good BP friend. I appreciate all you have said and done... ty ty ty! 8o) #7904191

Gina Cormier level-classic 8/31/2009 11:34:29 AM

Stunning, superb, magnificent, dazzeling, exquisite, elegant,....ok
Those are all my million dollor words!
Fav'd. You work has been incredible. #7904259

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 11:41:54 AM

THANK YOU so much - from my heart for your continued support and encouragement.. 8o) #7904288

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/31/2009 2:59:59 PM

Really beautiful, Nancy! #7904805

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 3:20:18 PM

Thank you! 8o) #7904839

Ron McEwan 8/31/2009 3:37:23 PM

This shot made my mouth drop open, I can count the pollen grains in this one, perfectly done Nancy #7904871

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 3:41:23 PM

Thank you so much, you made my day have a smile!! 8o) #7904880

Eugenio Diaz 8/31/2009 5:17:38 PM

This is a really gorgeous shot! High class image. Awesome details and colours! #7905112

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 5:43:52 PM

Thank you so much. 8o) #7905210

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/31/2009 6:50:00 PM

Nancy- The beauty of your words are matched by some of the most beautiful and spectacular florals. This floral series has been a thrill and joy to see. Such stunning camera work that brings out the incredible beaity of these flowers colors and unbelievable details. Incredible colors so gorgeous and the presentation is done with such perfection. This close up showing us all the out of this world design is unbelievable.
High class work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, enjoy. #7905335

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/31/2009 6:58:09 PM

Thank you so much for your elegant description of this lotus flower. I so appreciate it from my heart! 8o) #7905350

Nadya Johnson 9/2/2009 7:55:26 PM

It is so hard to follow Frank!! I can just say, "Ditto!" Another stunning capture, Nancy! And another Fave! #7910881

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/2/2009 8:09:14 PM

Nadya, thank you for your continued support, and wonderful comments. 8o) #7910897

Sabrina Ryan 9/3/2009 6:15:40 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous, Nancy! #7913614

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/3/2009 6:22:28 PM

THANK YOU Sabrina, for your wonderful support! 8o) #7913637

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/7/2009 7:32:16 PM

It is exploding with color and fantastic details. This goes to my favorites. #7923672

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/7/2009 7:53:26 PM

THANK YOU so much for your wonderful words, glad you like this one! 8o) #7923714

Karen Kessler 9/12/2009 10:30:28 AM

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, MumJ! The colors, detail & full-frame are outstanding! Well done & congrats on the EP! #7937183

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/12/2009 4:01:06 PM

THANK you so much for your congrats, and continued support...8o) #7937665

Emily Cook 9/24/2009 7:34:14 AM

I love your beautiful flowers, and I love this song! They go great together. #7979352

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/24/2009 4:22:14 PM

THANK you so much... it pleases me that you like the flower & song... 8o) #7980752

Bill Houghton 10/5/2009 4:59:36 PM

Nancy, this is outstanding. Bill #8011010

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/5/2009 5:02:07 PM

THANK YOU so much. Am pleased that you like this one...8o) #8011015

Cesar J. La Rosa 10/9/2009 9:40:52 PM

This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL macro, Nancy!!! Wonderful colors and amazing detail. Excellent job!!!
Cesar #8023580

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/10/2009 6:23:29 AM

THANK YOU so much for your kind words of encouragement and support... 8o) #8024241

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/10/2009 1:46:54 PM

(Resubmitted 10/10/2009 Details & Macro) #8025302

Sharon Day level-classic 10/25/2009 1:21:06 PM

Gorgeous image, Nancy!! #8071804

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/25/2009 2:35:52 PM

THANK you so much... I appreciate your support! 8o) #8071934

M.Christine Duncan 11/23/2009 6:35:02 AM

CONGRATS on the finalist Nancy!!! Exquisite detail and color... wow! #8155082

Linda L. Ruiz 11/23/2009 6:52:15 AM

So Impressive. Congrats! #8155216

Lorna Shutter 11/23/2009 6:54:45 AM

All right!!! I'm so glad you resubmitted this one ... the judges must have just missed it the first time! I love it!
CONGRATULATIONS on your WELL-DESERVED Finalist Award, Nancyj!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8155241

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/23/2009 7:42:56 AM

Big congratulations, Nancy on this fantastic and well deserved finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #8155612

Gina Cormier level-classic 11/23/2009 8:03:51 AM


Karen Bacon level-classic 11/23/2009 8:38:02 AM

Congrats on this stunning finalist Nancy! #8156017

AEK level-classic 11/23/2009 8:42:04 AM

gorgeous warm image - which has received it's much deserved recognition! -a. #8156051

Julie Burnett level-classic 11/23/2009 9:00:11 AM

A superb finalist, Nancy, and much deserved. Congrats!! #8156167

Renata Gusciora level-classic 11/23/2009 9:06:31 AM

Yet another gorgeous finalist,Nancy!Big congratulations!!!:-) #8156222

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/23/2009 9:34:19 AM

Wow! 3 Finalists on one month! I bet you are so happy this morning!!!

Great Job and this is such a beauty!




-Laura #8156428

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/23/2009 9:41:14 AM

CONGRATZ #8156463

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 11/23/2009 10:07:34 AM

Congratulations NancyJ on this gorgeous Finalist! #8156608

Kathy Coombs level-classic 11/23/2009 10:45:36 AM

Wow! 3! This is beautiful! Congrats!!!! #8156850

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/23/2009 12:33:35 PM

wooohoooooooooo! congratulations!!!!! #8157466

Linda M. Walker level-classic 11/23/2009 1:06:59 PM

Congratulations,Nancy! #8157605

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 11/23/2009 2:34:09 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist, Nancy!!! #8158192

Tammy Espino level-classic 11/23/2009 2:42:27 PM

Congratulations on a great capture! :) #8158251

Lydia Williams level-classic 11/23/2009 3:38:43 PM

Wow, happy for you...Well deserved...Yay..Yay..Yay! Congratulations. Best in the next round...reach for the stars! :) #8158635

Marcel J. Fernandez level-classic 11/23/2009 3:59:08 PM

Congratulations, Nancy on your THREE most outstanding Finalist. #8158753

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 11/23/2009 4:14:26 PM

Congratulations Nancy on your 3 finalists. Good luck on the next round. #8158899

Judy A. Lawhon level-classic 11/23/2009 4:25:00 PM

I love all three of your finalists....they are all winners in my book, Nancy....congratulations!! #8159014

Carol L. Fowler 11/23/2009 4:38:51 PM

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats! #8159141

Ken Smith level-classic 11/23/2009 4:43:30 PM

Way to go, Nancy! You had a super month!! #8159178

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/23/2009 4:48:20 PM

Beautiful Finalist, Nancy! CONGRATULATIONS! #8159233

Fran J. Jagger 11/23/2009 4:51:44 PM

Congrats on our FINALIST, Nancy!! This is truly dreamy capture! :) #8159263

Lynn M. Whitt 11/23/2009 4:52:04 PM

Congratulations on all your beautiful finalists... #8159265

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/23/2009 5:01:46 PM

Stunning image, Nancy, great title and poetic expression! Congrats yet again!

Superb work!
Debby #8159354

Ann Myers level-classic 11/23/2009 5:59:45 PM

Wonderful finalist macro, Nancy! #8159808

Sam Britt level-classic 11/23/2009 6:17:50 PM

Congratulations, another beautiful finalist, Nancy! #8159920

Sharon Day level-classic 11/23/2009 6:25:34 PM

Beautiful image, Nancy!!! Congratulations! #8159982

Mary Doherty 11/23/2009 6:49:23 PM

Stunning! Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #8160172

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 11/23/2009 6:53:20 PM




Kathy Cline level-classic 11/23/2009 7:01:28 PM

PINK PERFECTION Nancy and I hope it wins the GOLD!! #8160262

Terry Cervi level-classic 11/23/2009 7:04:32 PM

This is just stunning, Nancy! Congrats on your well deserved Finalist!! #8160277

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 11/23/2009 7:30:12 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful close-up! And Congratulations on your Froggy and Bud!! #8160523

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 11/23/2009 7:38:23 PM

Congratulations on this Outstanding Finalist photo, Nancy!! #8160565

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/23/2009 7:55:50 PM

Congratulations, Nancy on your gorgeous macro finalist! #8160671

David M. Montero 11/24/2009 12:52:21 AM

Awesome Dahlia Nancy! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #8161442

Nadya Johnson 11/24/2009 2:38:36 AM

This is absolutely STUNNING (!!!),Nancy! Congratulations on your AWESOME finalist! #8161576

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/24/2009 4:02:33 AM

Congrats on your awesome finalists, Nancy! Very best luck!!! WTG~!!!! #8161869

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/24/2009 4:29:44 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #8161994

Maria A. Gonzalez 11/24/2009 4:45:24 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalists..
Beautiful sentiment you express with this image...Beautiful full frame composition and excellent lighting..Beautiful,Nancy.
Thank you,your gallery has some beautiful photos. #8162068

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 11/24/2009 5:53:29 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Nancy!!! Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! #8162402

Freddy Bland 11/24/2009 6:09:57 AM

Congratulations, Nancy! Beautiful macro! #8162480

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 11/24/2009 7:01:31 AM

HUGE congratulations on this spectacular finalist,Nancy!! #8162688

Debbie E. Payne 11/24/2009 8:21:20 AM

So beautiful, Nancy. Good luck in the next round. I find this image so spring-like and makes me wish it was that time of year already. Winter brings some great photographic offerings, too. But it's a lot nicer to be outside in the spring. It definitely pays to re-submit! #8162960

Debra R. Harder 11/24/2009 10:14:59 AM

This is a BEAUTIFUL macro, Nancy! The colors and details are marvelous. CONGRATULATIONS!! Deb #8163382

Baqer Mohd Jawad 11/24/2009 11:34:32 AM

Congrats dear this is great shot ! #8163621

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/24/2009 11:43:32 AM

Gosh, THANK YOU ALL so very much, from my heart to all of yours!!! I appreciate each and everyone of you! You are all special! 8o) #8163641

Susan Fox 11/24/2009 1:32:39 PM

Congrats :-) #8163956

Susie Peek-Swint 11/24/2009 2:18:25 PM

Stunning floral Nancy ~ looks like some fabulous dessert!! Many congrats once again ~ well done! #8164066

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 11/24/2009 2:36:08 PM

The colors are just beautiful. Congratulatons for getting a Finalist for this gorgeous floral my friend. #8164102

Cindy Bendush level-classic 11/24/2009 2:50:19 PM

Simply stunning Nancy - the colors are exquisite!!! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #8164138

Patricia White level-classic 11/24/2009 4:15:28 PM

I love this. Wonderful image of a beautiful flower. Good luck. #8164275

Ann Coates level-classic 11/24/2009 4:44:15 PM

Whoa! This is stunning. Congratulations Nancy. #8164358

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 11/24/2009 5:08:22 PM

Nancy, HUGE congratulations on your stunning and well deserving finalist!!! All the best in the next round. This one goes right into my favs. #8164474

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 11/24/2009 5:10:21 PM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW,CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, NancyJ! WTg! #8164484

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 11/24/2009 10:07:34 PM

Congratulations on you Finalist and best of luck in the next round Nancy. This is just gorgeous. Love it! #8165153

Stephen Zacker level-classic 11/25/2009 3:31:57 AM

Just lovely. Congratulations on all your finalist #8165748

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/25/2009 6:10:24 AM

THANK YOU ALL so very much,
from my heart to all of yours!!!
I appreciate each and everyone of you! You are all special! 8o) #8166378

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/25/2009 8:32:17 AM

Congratulations, Nancy on your beautiful winner! #8166910

AEK level-classic 11/25/2009 8:44:52 AM


Diane E. Deming level-classic 11/25/2009 8:56:19 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winning image, Nancy. #8167042

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 11/25/2009 9:03:26 AM

HUGE Congratulations,Nancy!! #8167092

Nikki McDonald level-classic 11/25/2009 9:06:48 AM

Beautiful colors, Nancy. Congratulations on your 2nd place win. #8167121

Agnes Fegan level-classic 11/25/2009 9:09:12 AM

Congratulations Nancy on your beautiful, winning image! #8167139

Val Feldman level-classic 11/25/2009 9:10:25 AM

Beautifully and wonderfully captured and a most deserving GOLD win! Congrats to you Nancy!!!!! #8167148

Tiia Vissak level-classic 11/25/2009 9:11:27 AM

Congratulations! #8167158

Bojan Bencic level-classic 11/25/2009 9:21:16 AM

Congratulations, Nancy! #8167229

Tania Bounader level-classic 11/25/2009 9:23:39 AM

Gorgeous delicate pink fingers protecting a yellow and pink gem in the middle #8167243

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/25/2009 9:26:27 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Nancy. #8167253

ROLAN NARMAN 11/25/2009 9:26:44 AM

Huge congratulations on your terrific winner Nancy! I'm truly very happy for you! #8167254

Lydia Williams level-classic 11/25/2009 9:35:42 AM

Yay, Congratulations Nancy...well done, I to am very happy for you. #8167301

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/25/2009 9:47:42 AM

gorgeous winner Nancy, congratulations!!! #8167362

Karen Bacon level-classic 11/25/2009 9:59:41 AM

A big congratulations on the gold Nancy! #8167395

Cheryl Schneider 11/25/2009 10:08:36 AM

Lovely! Congratulations!!! #8167417

Margaret R. Barry 11/25/2009 10:18:27 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Nancy! #8167460

Alan L. Borror 11/25/2009 10:24:19 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Nancy! #8167481

Amy M. Wilson 11/25/2009 10:42:43 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Nancy!!! #8167542

Kathy Coombs 11/25/2009 10:44:41 AM

Gold! I'm so happy for you! Well deserved!!!! #8167553

Carla Metzler 11/25/2009 10:47:23 AM

Congratulations, Nancy! #8167565

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 11/25/2009 11:08:36 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Nancy! #8167624

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 11/25/2009 11:12:45 AM

SMILING #8167637

Daniella Puente 11/25/2009 11:47:29 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Nancy :)))) #8167695

Carol L. Joyce 11/25/2009 12:07:13 PM

What a beautiful image and beautiful words....CONGRAGULATONS on a well deserved WIN!!! #8167725

Sabrina Ryan 11/25/2009 1:09:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Nancy!!!!! #8167850

Lorna Shutter 11/25/2009 1:16:55 PM

Well it's about time!!!!! I'm glad the judges finally recognized you for your incredible work! :)
CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, my dear friend!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8167884

Carla Metzler 11/25/2009 2:13:08 PM

I know I said Congratulations but I wanted to tell you that this is beautiful, too! #8168057

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/25/2009 2:34:11 PM

Congratulations, Nancy on this awesome winner!! #8168112

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/25/2009 3:16:57 PM






THEN: A BIG PARTY!!!! With streamers and music and dancing!

HUGE HUGE HUGE Photobucket




-Laura :) !!!


Laura E. Swan 11/25/2009 3:19:55 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place GOLD finish. Very Well Deserved. What an Awesome Photo. I'm so Happy For You #8168232

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/25/2009 4:47:43 PM

Big congratulations to you Nancy on this beautiful winner!!! #8168529

Wm Nosal 11/25/2009 5:22:23 PM

Beautiful Shot! Congratulations #8168614

Marcel J. Fernandez 11/25/2009 5:47:08 PM

Congratulations Nancy on your most outstanding Winner. #8168689

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/25/2009 6:33:09 PM

An Impossible Dream come true here, this is my first gold! If it had not been for all of you BP family urging me forward these three years, well, I would have quit more than
SO THANK YOU everyone for your wonderful encouragement and continued support, and these wonderful congrats!
And Thank you BP Judges for the gift of a GOLD 2nd place Winner image...

May you all be blessed with your dreams come true... what a wonderful Thanksgiving Gift, which I am soooo grateful for in more ways than I can express here!

8o) #8168787

Mary K. Robison 11/25/2009 7:05:13 PM

It's a dream come true, NancyJ, but you earned it with this glowing floral macro!

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/25/2009 7:10:40 PM

THANK YOU SOOOO much... for the congrats, kind words, and continued support... You & your loved ones have a great Thanksgiving too! 8o) #8168896

Ann Coates level-classic 11/25/2009 7:33:17 PM

How exciting, your first Gold Nancy. I am so thrilled for you. You go out and celebrate. Congratulations, congratulations and more congratulations. #8169016

Sam Britt 11/25/2009 7:39:22 PM

Big congratulations on this second place winner, Nancy!! #8169045

Sandra Anderson 11/25/2009 7:43:13 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner Nancy. Great work. #8169059

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/25/2009 7:43:47 PM


Yes, my 1st Gold...and I thank you sooo much for all of your continued support thru all of these months... I appreciate you and everyone on BP..
it has been a wonderful ride, with afew bumps which are expected in life.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 8o)

Avril Young level-classic 11/25/2009 7:51:31 PM

Congrats on this great win!!!! awesome title to go with this win!! #8169092

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/25/2009 8:36:32 PM


UB. #8169174

Tommy E. Burgess 11/26/2009 12:39:14 AM

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous and well deserved winner Nancy!!! #8169469

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 2:01:03 AM


THANK YOU ALL so much... I do appreciate your congrats, and support!
Have a great Day! 8o) #8169612

Michelle Alton 11/26/2009 3:11:14 AM

NANCY!!!! This is just great to see with a gold badge! Wow! Congratulations! #8169690

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 3:16:13 AM

Good morning...and thank you SO much for all of your support thru these months.. and now... you are a great BP friend to all of us... thank you for the congrats! Have a great Thanksgiving! 8o) #8169701

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 11/26/2009 6:29:58 AM

Nancy- You really did such a wonderful job of bringing out the brilliance of this beautyiful floral. Love the readiant colors and the incredible design of the center. Amazing work my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win for your hard work.
Happy Thanksgiving. #8170117

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 6:34:25 AM

THANK YOU so much for your supportive comments, and congrats... always look forward to hearing from you!
You and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! 8o) #8170136

Wayne T. Fisk 11/26/2009 8:32:00 AM

The colors are just beautiful. Congratulatons for getting a Finalist for this gorgeous entry! An inspiration to all!
~Wayne #8170409

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 11/26/2009 10:40:10 AM

WOOO HOOO!!! WTG, Nancy!!! Congratulations on your amazing GOLD winner. I am so happy fo you!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!! #8170606

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 11:12:22 AM


THANK YOU so much... for your congrats, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your loved ones! 8o) #8170633

Carol Sawyer 11/26/2009 12:19:03 PM

Congratulations,Nancy!! Happy Thanksgiving!! #8170725

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 1:06:18 PM

THANK you for the congrats, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving day! 8o) #8170777

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/26/2009 1:57:17 PM

Wowza! This is sooo pretty Nancxy !
Very well deserved win!

May this be an extra special Thanksgiving for you and your family!

jo ann c. #8170866

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 2:30:08 PM

Jo Ann
THANK you very much for your Thanksgiving wishes, and for the congrats... I appreciate you very much.
Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving as well! 8o) #8170900

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 11/26/2009 2:39:37 PM

Congratulations on your superb win, Nancy!! #8170917

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 2:41:10 PM

THANK YOU so much ... Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.. 8o) #8170920

Kathleen Rinker level-classic 11/26/2009 3:42:51 PM

Congratulations this is a beautiful image!! #8170994

Lester A. Garcia level-classic 11/26/2009 3:48:00 PM

Beautiful WINNER, NancyJ! Congratulations! #8171007

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 4:09:47 PM


THANK you for your congrats and continued support... I so appreciate you! Happy Thanksgiving! 8o) #8171051

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 11/26/2009 5:47:38 PM

WTG on this AWESOME win, NancyJ!!! :-) k #8171140

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 6:02:16 PM

Hope you are enjoying this Thanksgiving with your loved ones... and thank you for the congrats...I do appreciate if very much! 8o) #8171165

Anita Hogue 11/26/2009 6:28:10 PM

An absolutely awesome capture Nancy! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #8171195

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/26/2009 6:52:06 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and thank you so much for your congrats! I do appreciate you... 8o) #8171235

Kerry Hill 11/26/2009 7:50:44 PM

Wow awesome work Nancy, huge congratulations to you!! #8171296

Cindy Bendush level-classic 11/26/2009 11:56:47 PM

LOVE this Nancy!!! Big congratulations on this beautiful winner! #8171619

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 11/27/2009 3:00:18 AM

Congratulations Nancy on your Win!!!

Dominick #8171872

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 11/27/2009 5:10:08 AM

Big CONGRATULATIONS on you beautiful win, Nancy! Well deserved! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! #8172126

Graham Robards level-classic 11/27/2009 5:38:46 AM

Oh wonderful mumj, huge Congratulations!Pat #8172199

Gina Cormier level-classic 11/27/2009 5:57:22 AM

Huge congrats to you Nancy for this lovely image! Your florals are just magnificent!!! #8172261

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/27/2009 7:29:22 AM


Gosh, thank you for the huge smile on my face this morning.. So nice of all of you to send congrats... a HUGE THANK YOU to you all! Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8172544

Debra R. Harder 11/27/2009 11:48:47 AM


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/27/2009 11:58:28 AM

Gosh thank you so much for all the past and current support.. and your congrats... know you are appreciated! 8o) #8173090

Carol Sawyer 11/27/2009 1:11:39 PM

Congratulations, Nancy!! #8173230

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 11/27/2009 1:46:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, NancyJ! It's a beauty! WTG! #8173292

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/27/2009 3:29:15 PM


THANK you so much for the congrats...hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!?? 8o) #8173382

Freddy Bland 11/27/2009 4:38:38 PM

Spectacular image and congratulations on a well-deserved win, Nancy! #8173478

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/27/2009 5:16:18 PM

THANK you for your wonderful congrats.. have a great weekend 8o) #8173574

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 11/28/2009 7:47:51 PM

Hi MOMJ, hey I had to come back to your lovely gallery, and can't figure out where your complete gallery went.. you must be working on a NEW ONE???

Oh, well, I'm so happy this beauty is still here...


Laurence Saliba level-classic 11/28/2009 8:31:10 PM

Congratulations Nancy!! Its spectacular!! #8176346

Nancy J. Locke 11/29/2009 5:53:42 AM

A BP Pyramid Cheer for Nancyj!!! Doing cartwheels for you, dear friend!!!

WOOT!!! AWESOME!!! What a beautiful journey you are on!!! You have blessed us with your inspiring words and awesome work and this win is sooooo deserved!!!

Love, Nancy J L #8176875

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/1/2009 5:34:29 AM


THANK YOU all so much for the congrats..I so appreciate all of you, your encouragement and continued support... 8o) #8181629

AEK 12/1/2009 7:21:57 AM

well, this is better. -8o) #8182143

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/1/2009 7:29:26 AM

Arlene 8o) #8182165

Sarah G 12/1/2009 11:56:43 PM

What an amazing and stunning image. It is so beautiful Nancy.

Congrats are in order too. :)


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/2/2009 2:45:01 AM

Sarah G

THANK YOU SO MUCH, have a great day! 8o) #8184022

Cassie L. Woodlee 12/3/2009 8:23:34 PM

So well deserved, STUNNING!!! #8189470

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/4/2009 9:15:41 AM

Good morning and thank you so much for the congrats, and continued support! 8o) #8190714

Dianna Murphy 12/4/2009 6:43:47 PM

Wow that is awesome my friend. Congratulations on your very fine winning image. #8191869

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/4/2009 6:48:36 PM

Thank you so much for the congrats! I appreciate it very much! 8o) #8191892

Ivan Chacon 12/5/2009 1:12:27 PM

Stunning gallery!!! Congratulations on all your work! :) #8193814

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/5/2009 1:40:48 PM

Thank you so much, and may your dreams come true... ! 8o) #8193910

Mitzie Loland 12/9/2009 6:04:11 AM

WoW - I love this one, a very beautiful photo Nancy :) #8203262

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/9/2009 6:06:36 AM

THANK you so much for visiting this image, & for your wonderful comment of encouragement! have a wonderful day! 8o) #8203269

Stephen S. Maguire 12/15/2009 3:08:35 PM

Beautiful shot!!! Excellent work!!! Congrats on your award!!! #8218573

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/15/2009 4:17:20 PM

THANK YOU so much for your support & congrats! 8o) #8219032

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 12/16/2009 4:42:37 AM

Excellent PHOTO... CONGRATS MOMJ... a beauty of a WINNER!!!!


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/16/2009 5:05:53 AM

THank you again! 8o) #8222167

Michael Kroth level-classic 12/18/2009 1:06:39 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Nancy! #8230885

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/18/2009 2:19:50 PM

THANK YOU so much for the congrats, and continued support! 8o) #8231045

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 12/18/2009 5:47:39 PM

Beautiful...terrific win! Congratulations! #8231559

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/18/2009 5:57:35 PM


THANK you for the congrats, and wonderful continued support, Gail! I appreciate it very much! 8o) #8231591

Julie Burnett 12/30/2009 5:59:50 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Nancy!! GORGEOUS, and so deserving!! #8255799

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/30/2009 7:53:04 AM

Julie, thank you sooo much for the congrats... Happy New Year 2009, my friend! 8o) #8256189

Randy L. Quast 12/30/2009 6:19:14 PM

Nancy great photo and Congrats on the second place win. #8257419

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/30/2009 6:29:41 PM

Thank you very much Randy! Happy New Year 2010.8o)


Leslie Carson Wolfe 1/6/2010 1:42:00 PM

Wow! Beautiful work, Nancy! And congratulations! #8275655

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 1/6/2010 2:14:49 PM

THANK YOU so much for the congrats & kind comments... 8o) #8275728

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/19/2010 12:11:46 PM

Incredible beauty Nancy! Congratulations on your win!!! WTG! #8396266

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/19/2010 7:07:44 PM

THANK YOU so very much... 8o) #8398790

Douglas Perry 4/2/2010 5:31:31 AM

I am late into the mix. A winner for sure! Congrats. #8504712

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 4/2/2010 5:50:22 AM

THANK YOU Mr.Tree! (Douglas) 8o) #8504757

Annette Carr level-classic 7/13/2010 2:14:10 PM

CONGRATULATIONS !! I can see why this got 2nd place. Hand held. Wow! This is spectacular. The DOF is just right. And the writing, well, that deserves to a 1st place. #8758900

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 7/13/2010 2:40:21 PM

Thank you so much is a pleasure to hear from you...8o) #8759025

Randy A. Baumhover 9/28/2010 3:07:49 PM

My quest is to get an image such as this! RB #8935434

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/28/2010 6:33:00 PM

Randy, Thank you for such a nice compliment...I apprecite your support...
I am going to go and see your gallery right now! 8o) #8935896

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 11/15/2010 4:16:40 PM

A very late congratulations on this beautiful win,Nancyj.WOW!!!wish I could do work like that!!!! #9037994

Stanley C. Sims level-classic 11/15/2010 8:01:35 PM

Better late than never. Congratulations on this winner Nancyj.
This is very cool,and outstanding work. You have some beautiful images in your gallery. #9039666

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/16/2010 4:55:16 AM

Stanley, A huge THANK YOU for the belated congrats. Am pleased that you like my work,ty! 8o) #9040764

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/16/2010 4:57:13 AM

Bobby G - A HUGE THANK YOU to you as well for the late congrats! HA, that is excactly what I say.... those type of shots I would love to have more often... YOU CAN get shots like that! Have faith... and your gallery is wonderful! 8o) #9040774

Karen Slagle level-classic 11/17/2010 3:49:11 PM

Congrats on your fantastic winning image, Nancy. Sometimes the second time around is what it takes. So happy you re-submitted... #9046527

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/17/2010 3:59:21 PM

Karen, thank you so much for the belated congrats! 8o) #9046567

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 10/18/2016 10:38:09 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful image!~ #11527903

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 10/18/2016 10:39:22 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful image!~ #11527905

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 10/18/2016 10:40:31 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful image!~ #11527906

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/18/2016 11:27:07 AM

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! <>< #11527923

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 10/18/2016 3:16:31 PM

Congratulations on POTD & all the previously awarded Gold on this stunning capture NancyJ! Cheers!!! =^..^= #11528023

Thomas L Willis level-classic 10/19/2016 10:23:12 AM

Amazingly beautiful image, with great color, shapes, and detail. Excellent image, Nancy. #11528222

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/20/2016 8:37:36 AM

Thank you Amanda, Nancy G, Patricia and Thomas.....for all the nice comments and likiing my photograph. 8o) #11528616

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/20/2016 8:40:43 AM

Thank you Amanda, Nancy G, Patricia and Thomas.....for all the nice comments and liking my photograph. 8o) #11528619

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 10/20/2016 1:18:19 PM

Very beautiful image and choice of song , Nancy! What camera did you use? #11528794

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 10/21/2016 8:39:17 AM

Congratulations on your gold wins and POTD. Excellent close up and dof, stunning colors, beautiful. #11529036

Nadia Paul level-classic 10/22/2016 9:34:12 PM

Utterly gorgeous Nancyj - congrats on your POTD! #11529529

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/26/2016 4:37:38 PM

Thank you Millie, Sylvia, and Nadia....I appreciate you! 8o) #11530833

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Suncoast Water Gardens, Spring Hill FL

This is my quest:
That everyone reaches and finds
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM of their souls,
holds it within their hearts...
to shine radiantly bright with the sunlight...
and sends out songs of Love in the breeze for all to hear!

Hand held, natural morning light.
Tweaked in PSE7 & DI9.

(Details & Macro 8/31/2009)

(resubmitted 10/10/2009 Details & Macro) SECOND PLACE WINNER, ALL TIME Editor's Pick, 10/2016 POTD

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, FocalLength: 9.22 mm, Model: SP590UZ

Uploaded on 8/31/2009 6:45:03 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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