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Top Ten Finish and Two Features

The holidays are almost upon us, so I’d better do updates now while I still have a few spare minutes! Many thanks to members of the Let Animals Stay Free group for voting my “Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut” photo in the Top Ten of the recent Squirrels-Prairie Dogs-Marmots challenge! Also, thanks to the hosts of the Closeups in Nature and Flowering Bulbs groups for featuring my “Blast of Pink” dahlia photo. Happy Holidays to all!

Feature!

Many thanks to members of the Falling Leaves group for putting my “Frosty Leaves” photo in the Top Ten in the recent “Snowy Leaves of December” challenge! Much appreciated and Happy Holidays to all!

2 Features!

*Especially since the holidays (and an unexpected bout with asthma and bronchitis) has kept me from doing much at RedBubble over the last week or so, I’m absolutely thrilled to report two features this week! Thanks so much!

“Sweet Sue,” in the Spaniels Forever group:*

“Williamsport Chapel,” in the Historic Places group:

Top Ten Finish

Thanks to members of the Fiery Hot Colors group for voting my “Painted Ladies” photo into the Top Ten of the Fall Leaves challenge!

A Sale, Top Ten Finish & Features

Topping this week’s RedBubble activity is the sale of my “Seasons of Mill Creek Park” calendar — thank you, whoever you are! Other exciting happenings include a Top Ten finish for “In Their Honor” in the Along the Rural Road group (it also was featured in the Ohio Photographers group). Then, “Autumn at Glacier Lake” was featured in All Parks, and last but hardly least, “Going to the Chapel” was featured in Welcome Pennsylvania. Many thanks to all!

Challenge Win, Top Ten Finish and Feature

*Maybe I’d better go away for a few days more often — returning home from visiting friends near Columbus, Ohio, I discovered my entries won a challenge, got a top ten finish and a feature! I couldn’t be happier! Here’s the scoop:

My “Motif #1” earned the top spot to be the November avatar in the Harbor Life Group (thanks to all who voted):*

Then, thanks to members of the Fiery Hot Colors group for voting my entry for feature banner in the Top Ten:

Last but hardly least, thanks to the Greeting Cards hosts for featuring my “Thanksgiving Greetings” card:

Feature - Thank You!

Since we’ll be out of town for a few days and won’t have much time to be on a computer, I wanted to take time to say thank you to the Monochrome group for featuring my “Golden Highlights” photo. Much appreciated!

Four Features -- Thanks!

Many thanks to the Country Bumpkin, Ohio Photographers, Covered Bridges Plus and Shopfronts groups for featuring my photos this week. Much appreciated!

Country Bumpkin Group:

Ohio Photographers Group:

Covered Bridges Plus Group:

Shopfronts Group:

Feature

The storm clouds are brewing and the wind’s kicking up, so figured I’d better hurry up and post a big THANK YOU! to the Historic Places group for featuring my “Old Michigan City Lighthouse” photo this week. Much appreciated!

Top Ten in Challenge, 2 Features

I’ve been so busy lately keeping up with writing assignments (and chasing fall foliage before it disappears) that I’m behind on expressing my appreciation! So here goes: Hearty thanks to members of the Flower & Leaf Detail group for voting my “Splash of Pink” in the Top Ten of the “Think Pink” challenge (Oct. 22)!

Then, thanks to the Ohio Photographers and Reflections in Building Windows groups for featuring my “Hitchhiker” and “Both Sides of the Street” photos this past week!

Challenge Win, 6 Features!!

Whee — it’s been a wonderful week here at RedBubble! Many thanks to the members of the Shopfronts group for choosing my photo from a shop in Rockport, Massachusetts, as the winner in the “Reflective Windows” challenge!

Then, there have been six features — and a huge thank you to the Reflections in Building Windows group for featuring my “Reflections of Heinz Field,” The PostCards-Destinations and Barns & Old Grist Mills group for featuring “Down By the Old Mill Stream,” the Ohio Photographers group for featuring "Delightful Dahlia, the All About Lighthouses group for featuring Owls Head Lighthouse, and the Greeting Cards-No Text group for featuring “Autumn at Glacier Lake.” I’m absolutely delighted!

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*Many thanks to the Reflections in Building Windows group for featuring my “Reflections of Heinz Field” photo!

Seasons of Mill Creek Park Calendar

Mill Creek Park, Youngstown, Ohio, is one of the largest municipally owned parks in the country, and the roughly 4,400 acres of the Mill Creek MetroParks system are a delight to visit every season of the year. It’s impossible to do the park justice in just 13 photos — these are just a few of my favorite scenes from this northeast Ohio treasure.

Two Features

Finally, I think I’m getting caught up after our trip to Maine! I’m never too busy, though, to be appreciative of having photos featured. Most recently, my thanks go to the hosts of Harbor Life and New England Coastal Life groups for featuring my “Buoy Garden” and “Boothbay Harbor at Night” photos.

Features

I’m still trying to play catch-up after our 13-day excursion to Maine, but I did want to offer huge thanks to the All About Lighthouses and New England Coastal Life groups for the recent features of my photo of the Annisquam Lighthouse! This is our first time to see the lighthouse, and it turns out to be one of my all-time favorites!

Assorted Features

We’ve been on vacation, mostly in Maine, for the past couple of weeks, so I’m just now getting a few features caught up in my journal. Thanks to the Ohio Photographers, A Place to Call Home and Historic Places groups for featuring my photos over the past week or so!

Two Features!!

Many thanks to hosts of the Berries, Fruits & Seeds and Ohio Photographers groups for the recent features of my photos “Gone to Seed” and “Dahlia Delight!”

3 Features!

Three new features Aug. 21 and 22 — thanks so much to the hosts of the Down on the Farm, Covered Bridges Plus and All About Lighthouses groups!

Two Features

We’ll be out of town for the weekend visiting family and friends in Greenville, Ohio, so figured I’d better post two features for today while I’m still home. Thanks to the hosts of the “Old Things” and Ohio Photographers groups for featuring “Old-Time School” and "Carousel Farm, respectively. Very much appreciated!

Two Top Tens and a Feature

Thanks to members of the Tulips and Dilapidated Buildings groups for voting my “Tulips in the Sun” and feature banner into the Top Ten of their recent challenges. And, thanks to the hosts of the Flowering Bulbs group for featuring “Blaze of Glory” on Aug. 16.

Three Features!

It’s always exciting to have a photograph featured, and these three are no exception! Many thanks to the Ohio Photographers Group for featuring “Bee Mine” Aug. 13, Midwestern United States Group for "Old-Time School on Aug. 15 and the Berries, Fruits & Seeds Group for “Apples in the Sky, No Diamonds” on Aug. 15. Much appreciated!

Top Ten Finish, Feature

Thanks to members of the Preserving History Group for voting my photo of “Sharp’s Island Lighthouse” in the Top Ten of the recent “Rusty Relics” challenge!!

Another special thanks to the hosts of the Fiery Hot Colors group for featuring my “Summer Lily” on Feb. 10!

Two Features!

Happy to report features of my photos “Going Down” and “Now That’s a Red Barn!” in the Covered Bridges Plus and Barns & Old Grist Mills" groups, respectively! Thank you SO much!

Top Ten Placement, Feature

Thanks to members of the About Lighthouses group for the Top Ten finish in the August Avatar challenge for my “East Quoddy Lighthouse” photo. And, thanks to the hosts of the Time Gates group for featuring “Unlatched.” Very much appreciated!

Top Ten Finish, Feature!!

Thanks to voters of the Rusty, Crusty and Falling to Bits group for putting my “Watch Your Step” photo in the Top Ten in the recent “Tanks, Tank Stands and Windmills” challenge!

And, thanks to the hosts of the Ohio Photographers group for featuring my “Dahlia with Dazzle” on July 30!

Feature!

Thanks to members of the Midwestern U.S. Photography group for voting my photo into the Top Ten in the recent “Red Barn” challenge." I’m very appreciative!

3 Features!

*Many thanks to the hosts of All About Lighthouses, All Things White and Barns & Old Grist Mills and Covered Bridges for featuring my photos July 24 and 25!

“Sharp’s Island Lighthouse” (All About Lighthouses):*

“Brighty Whitey” (All Things White):

“Fall at the Mill” (Barns & Old Grist Mills and Covered Bridges):

Challenge Top Ten, Feature

Thanks to members of the Paws n Claws group for voting my “But, But, But” photo in the Top Ten of the recent “Lovely View” challenge! And, thanks to the Gorgeous Flower Cards group for featuring “The Dahlias are Coming” on July 24!

Feature!

Many thanks to the Midwestern United States group for featuring my photo of the Toledo Lighthouse! Much appreciated!

2 Features!

I’m excited once again — thanks so much to the hosts of the Gorgeous Flower Cards and Ohio Photographers groups for featuring my “Purity” and “Toledo Lighthouse” photos, respectively. Much appreciated!

Top Ten, Feature

Thanks to the members of the All of North Carolina group for voting my “Manteo Harbor” photo in the Top Ten of the recent “North Carolina Boats” challenge! And, thanks to the Closeups in Nature group for featuring my “Summer Lily” photo! Woo Hoo times two!

Top Ten Finish, 2 Features!

Many thanks to the members of the Preserving History group for voting my photo of “Cooper’s Town” in the Top Ten in the recent “Tools of the Trade” challenge. Also thanks to the hosts of the Covered Bridges Plus and Berries, Fruits and Seeds groups for featuring my “Old North Bridge” and “Snowberries” photos this week. Much appreciated!

Two Features!

A very big THANK YOU! to the hosts of Preserving History and All About Lighthouses for featuring my St. James Meeting House and Marblehead Lighthouse photos, respectively, early this month. Much appreciated!

Two Features!

*A great big THANK YOU! to the Preserving History group for featuring my “Johnson’s Island Confederate Cemetery” photo and to the Ohio Photographers group for featuring “Hat’s Off to the Shop” this week. Very much appreciated!

Top Ten, 2 Features

Thanks so much to members of the New England Coastal Life group for voting my “Rockland Harbor” into the Top Ten of the July Avatar challenge! And, thanks to the Harbor Life and Stop and Smell the Roses groups for featuring my “One Ringy Dinghy” and “Rosy Rose” photos! All much appreciated!

Top Ten, 4 Features

Thanks to the voters in the Preserving History group for putting my “Wisdom Through the Ages” photo in the Top Ten in “The Written Word” challenge! More thanks to the hosts of Abstract Nature’s Macro Art group for featuring “Water Patterns,” the Going Coastal and Ohio Photographers groups for featuring “Marblehead Lighthouse,” and the Closeups in Nature group for featuring “On Fire” over the past week!

Features and Good Stuff

*Many thanks to the Barns & Grist Mills and Covered Bridges group for the Award of Excellence on my “Glade Creek Grist Mill” photo. Thanks too to the All About Lighthouses, Historic Places and Covered Bridges Plus groups for featuring my photos this week. I’m honored!

Features!

Being away on vacation for the better part of 10 days is great, but then you come back home! Simply haven’t had time to add the latest features — these ranging from June 12 through June 18. Many thanks to the hosts of the All of North Carolina, Tulips, Barns and Old Grist Mills, Ohio Photographers and Historic Places for featuring my photos! It’s always a thrill to be among all the other beautiful works!

Top Tens, Features

*Apologize for not keeping as current as usual, but we’re enjoying a week’s vacation on our favorite North Carolina Outer Banks and going online isn’t exactly a priority right now! ;-D That said, thanks to members of the All About Lighthouses, Preserving History and Historic Places groups for voting 3 of my photos in the Top Ten in recent challenges: “Big Red,” “Gearing Up the Mill” and “St. James Meeting House,” respectively.

Also thanks to hosts of Barns, Grist Mills and Covered Bridges Plus groups for featuring my “Lanterman’s Mill in Spring” and “Mill Creek Covered Bridge” photos. Much appreciated!

Top Ten, Feature

We’re on vacation now — spending the night in Suffolk, Virginia, and will be at the Outer Banks early tomorrow morning for a week. Small portable computers aren’t great for photo work and there’s little time for commenting, but just want to say thanks to members of the Historic Places group for voting my photo of the St. James Meeting House in the Top Ten of their “Historic Churches of the World” challenge. And, thanks to the hosts of Old Barns, Grist Mills & Covered Bridges for featuring my “Lanterman’s Mill in Spring” this week. Much appreciated!

Challenge Win, New Feature!

Thanks to members of the Bridges group for the win in the recent “Bridge that Blends Best with Its Settings” challenge. My entry, Stone Bridge in the Gorge, was taken in the scenic gorge of Watkins Glen State Park, NY.

Also, thanks to the hosts of the All Parks group for featuring my “Victorian Gazebo in Spring” submission May 30. Much appreciated (all the featured photos are terrific, BTW)

New Features!

Many thanks to the hosts of the Ohio Photographers, Country Bumpkin and Down on the Farm groups for featuring two of my photos — the “Barns of Hale Village” and “Sweet Land of Liberty!” Here’s wishing all my RedBubble friends and members a wonderful, safe holiday weekend!

Top Ten

Thanks so much to the members of the Midwestern United States group for voting my photo of twilight on the Ohio River in the Top Ten of the recent “Cruising Down the River” challenge! If you get a chance, go see all the beautiful winners and entries!

Challenge Banner Win, New Feature!

Thanks to those in the Covered Bridges Plus group who voted my photo of Ashtabula County, Ohio’s Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge as the challenge banner winner! Much apprecated!

Also thanks to the Trees group for featuring my photo of a tree in Acadia National Park this week! All the featured photos are wonderful!

Top Ten, Two Features

Thanks to all who voted in the Living Maine group’s My Most Beautiful Photo of Maine challenge to put my “View from the Top” photo among the Top Ten winners! Also thanks to the hosts of JPG Cast-Offs for featuring my Handy Dandy Rust" and Midwestern United States Photography for featuring my “Hale Homestead” photo this week. Much appreciated!

Two Features!

Big thanks to the hosts of the Ohio Photographers and Peony Perfection groups for featuring my “Grate Escape” and “White Peony” photos on May 21! It’s a thrill to be among so many talented photographers!

Top Ten, Feature

Thanks to members of the Which Way group who voted my “Tunnel Vision” photo into the Top Ten of the “Roads Looking through the Windshield” challenge!

And, thanks to the hosts of the All About Fishing group for featuring “Come On In, the Water’s Fine” on May 18!

Top Ten Win, Feature!

Thanks to members of the Preserving History group for the Top Ten win in the “A Bridge to…” challenge (Somesville Gardens bridge) and to the Historic Places group for featuring my photo of the Trumbull County, Ohio, Courthouse.

Four Features -- Hooray!

Many thanks to the hosts of the Barns & Old Grist Mills, Tulips and One Single Flower On Show groups for featuring my photos this week.

“Blast From the Past” in Barns & Old Grist Mills:

“Water Weight” in both the Tulips and One Single Flower groups:

“Budding Beauty” in One Single Flower:

Banner Winner, Top Ten and Features

We’ve been on vacation for the past 6 days with limited Internet access, so it was a thrill to come back home and see some new wins and features! Thanks to the Which Way group members for voting my “Follow the Gazebo Path Road” in the Top Ten of the “Brick or Cobblestone Walkway or Road” challenge. Also thanks to members of the JPG Cast-Offs group for choosing my challenge banner! Gosh, maybe we should go away more often! :-D

Last but not least, thanks to the hosts of #3, Living Maine and Spring Glorious Spring for the early May features!

Top Ten, Two Features - Woo Hoo!

Many thanks to the hosts of the Covered Bridges Plus and Living Maine groups for this week’s features of my Cinderella Bridge and Winter Harbor Lighthouse photos. And thanks to the members of the Covered Bridges Plus group for voting my Bigelow Covered Bridge in the Top Ten of the “Covered Bridges in the Spring” challenge!

Top Ten, Feature - Thank You!

This week, it’s an honor to have my photo of perhaps my all-time favorite lighthouse, Marblehead, voted to the Top Ten in the Preserving History group’s “Lighthouses Around the World” challenge. Also this week, the same group is featuring “Old Pacific,” one of the classic Packard automobiles from the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. Thanks to everyone involved!

Top Ten, Feature

Great news — my “Blue Barn” photo was honored with a Top Ten finish in the “Barns of Unusual Color” challenge of the Barns & Old Grist Mills and Covered Bridges from around the world group. And, the hosts of the Berries, Fruits & Seeds group featured “The Berry Tree” this week. Thanks to all — I’m honored!

Three Features!

Thanks to the hosts of the Sepia Only and Peony Perfection groups for featuring three of my photos this week! “Bracing for Benetka” was featured in Sepia Only and “Peony Punch” and “May Peony” were featured in Peony Perfection.

Top Ten Win, Feature

A Top Ten winner and a feature are highlights this week! Thanks to members and hosts of the New England Coastal Life group for a Top Ten win in the “Boats…Boats…Boats” challenge with my photo of "Boats of Boothbay Harbor. And thanks to the hosts of the Living Maine group for featuring my “Boothbay Harboring a Storm.”

Banner Challenge Win, Feature

Thanks to hosts and members of the New England Coastal Life and Abstract Nature’s Macro Art for choosing two of my works:

Banner Challenge win at New England Coastal Life:

Feature April 18 at Abstract Nature’s Macro Art of my “Rock of Unknown Ages”:

Top Ten, Two Features

Very happy to report two features April 16 and a Top Ten challenge winner:

Top Ten in the Barns & Old Grist Mills and Covered Bridges group in the “Grist Mills & Wheels” challenge:

Feature of “Magnolias of Spring” in the Ohio Photographers Group:

Feature of “Rusty Abstract” in the Metallic Junktion Group:

Top Ten, Feature

Gone most of today, so it was a thrill to see my Speckled Dahlia featured in Flowers in Macro and a Top Ten finish with Rockland Harbor in the Living Maine Group’s “Fishing Industry” challenge! Many thanks to group hosts and members!

Top Ten, Feature

Thanks to everyone involved with the Preserving History and Living Maine groups. My photo of the St. James Meeting House in Ohio is among the Top Ten winners in Preserving History’s recent “Places of Worship” challenge. And my photo from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is featured this week at Living Maine! Both are much appreciated!

Top Ten, Feature

Many thanks to the members of Which Way – Main Subject displaying walks, paths, stairs, roads, rails group for voting my photo of one of the bridges in Mill Creek Park, Youngstown, Ohio, in the Top Ten of the recent “Walking Bridges” challenge! And, thanks to the hosts of Living Maine for featuring my “Where’s the Lobstah” photo on April 6!

Top Ten

Thanks to the members and hosts of the Just Fun group for placing in the Top Ten of the recent “Neon Signs” challenge with the sign from one of our favorite pubs, Gasoline Alley in Niles, Ohio!

Top Ten

Thanks to the members and hosts of the Preserving History group for the Top Ten finish in the recent “Transportation Through the Ages” challenge! Much appreciated!

Feature, Top Ten

Thanks to the Living Maine and Flowering Bulbs groups for my Top Ten in the recent “Special MaineUSA” challenge (Boothbay Harbor) and the feature of my spring lily.

Top Ten!

Thanks to the hosts and members of the Which Way – Main Subject displaying walks, paths, stairs, roads, rails group for the Top Ten finish in the “Signs Showing Directions” challenge!

New Feature!

Thanks to the hosts of the “Covered Bridges” group for featuring my photo of the Harpersfield Covered Bridge in Ashtabula County, Ohio!

Banner, Top Ten Wins

Thanks to the hosts and members of the “Preserving History” group for choosing my banner for the first challenge — and making me the group’s first Featured Photographer! Thanks as well to members of the same group for putting my photo of New York’s Barcelona Lighthouse among the Top Ten winners in the “Rock of Ages” challenge.

Top Ten, Feature

It’s always a thrill to have your work recognized — so I’m sending a great big THANK YOU! to the hosts and members of the “Along the Rural Road” and “Harbor Life” groups. My photo of a farm in Gettysburg, Pa., was among the Top Ten in the “Let’s See Your Best Farm Work” challenge, and my photo of the Wanchese Harbor in Wanchese, N.C., was featured by the Harbor Life group. You’re all the best!

Top Ten, Two Features!

Thanks and appreciation to the Mills & Mines Group for the Glade Creek Mill photo’s placement in the Top challenge “Bring Out Your Best” and a feature March 26!

Also, thanks to the same group for the March 26 feature of the old mill at Michigan’s Mill Creek Discovery Park!

Feature, Top Ten!

Many thanks to Metallic Junktion for the Top Ten finish with the statue of Bob Newhart near the entrance to Chicago’s Navy Pier and to the Ohio Photographers Group for featuring the tasting tray at Mastropietro Winery just outside Berlin Center, Ohio!

Special Honor!

My photo of a pink peony has earned the first “Petal Pick of the Week” in the Peony Perfection Group! Thank you so much — I’m honored!

Top Ten

My photo of a Monsella Double Tulip made the Top Ten in the most recent “One Single Flower” Group challenge! Thank you!

Feature!

My photo of the Wanchese Harbor in Wanchese, North Carolina, is featured in the Harbor Life Group! Thank you!

Two Features!

Huge thanks to the “One Single Flower on Show” group for showcasing two of my photos in the “New Beginnings!” Very exciting!

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Feature!

This photo of a magnolia tree in the gardens of Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio, was featured in “Blooming Trees” group in March 2010! Thank you!

New Feature!

Wolcott House, the keeper’s house for Marblehead Lighthouse, was featured in the Ohio Photographers Group. Thank you!

The photo also was featured in Windows & Doors!

Feature!

Thanks to the "Which Way – Walkways, pathways, stairways, roadways & railways Group for featuring my photo from Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park!

Feature!!

A great big THANK YOU! to the Midwestern United States Photography Group for featuring my photo of the historic St. James Meeting House. Much appreciated! —Monnie

Top 10 and Feature

Delighted to report that my photo of the tiny covered bridge in the almost-as-tiny historic village of Volant, Pa., was a Top 10 winner in the “Welcome Pennsylvania” Covered Bridges Group challenge! And, it was featured in the Covered Bridges Group! Thanks so much, everyone!

—Monnie

New Feature!!

Thanks so much to the folks at Barns & Old Grist Mills and Covered Bridges for the feature of the Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia’s Babcock State Park! Much appreciated!

Two Features - Thanks!

Many thanks to the Mills and Mines and Flowering Bulbs groups for featuring my photos of the mill at Historic Mill Creek Park and pink dahlias, respectively. That’s exciting!

Top 10

My photo of the Wiswell Road Covered Bridge, one of 17 covered bridges in Ashtabula County, Ohio, was among the Top 10 winners in the Midwestern United States Photography Group’s recent “Crossing Over” challenge. Thank you!!

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