I'm Dreaming of Summer...

© Cathy M. Gromball

I'm Dreaming of Summer...

Uploaded: January 04, 2003


Wild Roses and Lupines - this is a repost in vertical format of an image I posted previously in horizontal. It's a separate image and hasn't been cropped.


Cathy M. Gromball January 04, 2003

A P.S. in case anyone knows - I haven't found the Grande Prize, First Prize and Second Place winners for the December contest, but I did find the Finalists - does anyone have the link? Thanks,

Cathy :) #17669

May 26, 2019

Beautiful shot! Cathy I wished I knew! #37576

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

I think the vertical is a good choice for tall flowers like lupine. I didn't see your other post, but I do like this one. :) Ah, summer...
You're one ahead of me, I haven't found the finalists yet. :) #37583

Lorraine T. Lynch level-classic May 26, 2019

Cathy.....I commented on your image a couple hours ago, only to find it's not here?! Anyways, I wrote: I love the vibrant colors & dark background!I long for my gardening days coming :)! Thanks for the reminder!

When I received my "finalist" email this morning, itsaid the judges will pick the winning photos within the next couple days....meaning, Grand Prize, 1st, etc.....Finalists were told today. Hope that helps? #37615

Peter Anderson level-classic May 26, 2019

Beautful colors and the vertical perspective works well. #37617

Cheryl Meisel May 26, 2019

Very pretty, lovely color. Cheryl #37688

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Thank you Jeannie, Kathleen, Lorraine, Peter and Cheryl!

Kathleen: Dolores was a great help with providing the link for the finalists, as I didn't receive Jim's email. You probably already have it, but if not, it's http://www/betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.php?CatID=874

Lorraine: That is so strange - I got your original comment, but it wasn't with my photo, kind of like it was in limbo, then I sent you a return comment saying just that, but it doesn't sound like you got that, either - too weird! I went out shooting this afternoon, and it was gorgeous out +6 (like spring)! There was no snow in the bush, so I was having a great time exploring. I had Skip along, too, and was sliding rocks gently onto the ice, then trying to get some interesting shots of him (there was standing water on top of the ice from all the rain we had last night). It was a great day! We're supposed to head into colder temps and snow tomorrow.

Thanks again for your nice comments on my photo!

Cathy :) #37707

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

P.S. Lorraine, I forgot to thank you for the info on when the winning photos would be posted - thanks!

Cathy :) #37708

Lorraine T. Lynch level-classic May 26, 2019

I had that happened to me as well...but awhile ago. Now I am receiving numerous emails of the same response...atleast 3 or 4 of the same response on a picture.....does this happen to you?

I just got home from bowling...my husband and I bowl every Saturday evening for my son's football league and I can home to 40 emails....yikes. It's because of duplicate responses.

Is Skip your dog? #37746

Tracy L. Kolisnyk May 26, 2019

Cathy very very pretty. Do these grow wild like this in PG? Love 'em. #37872

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Hi Lorraine! I have had that happen, too! Did you have fun bowling, and did you win? I used to be in a bowling league when I was a kid and had a great time, but I was really, really bad. I won a trophy once, only because my partner was really, really good! I would love to play again, just to see if I've improved at all. Skip is the family dog, and he lives with mom and dad, but I pick him up from time to time and take him exploring with me, which he loves!

Thank you Tracy! In summertime we have all kinds of flowers growing wild here, including these ones! You can't tell from this shot, but there's a steep embankment and valley between the flowers and trees with a creek that snakes through it - I often get to see moose there, though they usually kick up the water in their hurry to get back out of sight!

Cathy :) #37876

Dolores Neilson May 26, 2019

HI Cathy!! LOve the riot of color here! Good luck with your shot!!

Finalist status images are the only wins posted right now. According to my emails from Jim...
"During the next few days, the judges select the top winning photos. If
your image is selected as a winner, you will be emailed again."

Have a wonderful day, y'all!!

Carol Engstrom level-addict May 26, 2019

Hi everyone! This is a beautiful photo Cathy. Nice and cheery for this time of year. #37946

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Thanks Dolores and Carol!

Dolores - does that mean we won't be able to find the winning entries on the home page anymore? I didn't get an email today, because I wasn't a finalist, and if that's the case, then only the winners will know when the winning entries are posted. Hope I'm making a little sense. It's 1:00 a.m. and time to head to bed.

Cathy :) #37969

Lorraine T. Lynch level-classic May 26, 2019

Hi Cathy!

My husband and I have been bowling on this league for the last 4 years. Last year we placed 1st out of 26 teams :) This year, we are struggeling. It's a fun night out for just "us"...all our other time is dedicated to our boys and sports! #38044

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

It's awesome, Lorraine, that you and hour husband have set aside one night for "us" time. I know that can be hard when you're a parent. Also very cool that you dedicate the rest of your time to your boys and sports! How many boys do you have?

Cathy :) #38064

Lorraine T. Lynch level-classic May 26, 2019

I have 2 boys....15 and 10....they participate in sports 24/7...football, baseball,basketball,soccer,etc...my husband gets involved too....it's a good thing. (I just sounded like Martha Stewart) :) #38067

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

It's definitely a good thing, Martha - er, I mean Lorraine! I think it's awesome when kids are involved in activities - keeps them out of trouble!

Have a great day!

Cathy :) #38074

Shelley Sanders May 26, 2019

Yes, a good decision on vertical Cathy! Great color! #38184

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Thank you Shelley!

Cathy :) #38344

Kelly Baker May 26, 2019

I love these colors Cathy. (I must have missed this one the other day!) #39616

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Beautiful shot, Cathy! We have lots of lupines around here and I love them. The vertical format is perfect for this flower .. for obvious reasons :-) #41287

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Thank you, Kelly and Gary!

Cathy :) #41916

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