Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Photos Seeking Forever Home

I’m running very late today, but I’m finally here. And as promised, today is a special post. Here’s what’s going on:

Awhile back, I ordered eight 8” x 12” prints of some of my photos. They’re usually ready within the day, often within the hour, and I’m notified by email to come get them. Two days passed and nothing. I inquired and was told it shouldn’t be much longer. Five more days passed. Zip. This time I was told that there was an error in the process, and I was advised to reorder. I did. The next day. And was contacted that afternoon to pick up my images. From both orders! The first order miraculously went through, and I was stuck with duplicate orders.

When I went to pick up the enlargements, I was going to explain what happened and scrap the second order. I changed my mind when I got there.


I decided to give the duplicate images away on my blog!

Yup, I’m hosting a giveaway for them. And not just one giveaway, but eight. The first one starts today, and there will be seven more to follow in the future.

Today’s draw showcases all eight images that are available, and the winner will choose which one they want. The second draw will showcase seven pictures, the third six, and so on. Until there’s only one left and the final winner will be stuck with it. *snort*

The good news is that you can enter all the giveaways and win one image -  or all the images. The bad news is you might win none. (sad face)

(Please note that the draw is for prints only; the images are not framed. That will be up to you.)

An 8" x 12" print of each of these pictures is up for grabs:

[Image 01] 

[Image 02]
[Image 03]

[Image 04]

[Image 05]

[Image 06]
[Image 07]

[Image 08]

Here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower of this blog to enter; old or new.

2. In addition, you must leave a comment on this post and state if you want to be entered into the draw. You can even tell me which image you like best (you don't have to).

3. One entry per person!

I will be selecting a winner for this first giveaway on the morning of Thursday, December 12, 2013 as soon as I get up. Comments will be closed for this post at that time, so you have until then to enter. The winner will be announced later that day, or Friday morning.

Good luck, to all!


  1. Hi Martha! What an awesome idea! Of course I'd like to have one of your lovely photos! #7 is gorgeous ~ but then so are the others!

  2. Hi and thanks for the chanch to win your lovely giveaway, I really like #1, well they are all pretty. Greenthumb.

  3. They are all wonderful Martha! I like #6 or #7 the best! I would love to win one of your gorgeous photos! ~ Diane

  4. Well, that's a nice gesture on your part! I'd happily hang (or gift) one of your photos. 4, 7, and 8 are my personal favorites.

  5. OMG OMG OMG I am so in Martha. These are beautiful. Hopefully I will be luck enough!!!

  6. I would like to try my luck for your draw so count me in!

  7. Very cool. I love the lioness. Count me in.

  8. Good morning Martha. I would love a chance to be selected in your draw. I would choose #1 as it calls me "home" to my grandparents' homestead. Anyway, this is a great way to give to your followers. Great idea!

  9. Oh my gosh, I was all turned out I wanted them all until I got to 7, and gasped that's the one for me I'm in all the way and they are all beautiful you win either way, well if you win at all, that's a lovely present for Christmas ....The thought alone makes me happy, that's what Christmas is all about :) good girl ;)

    1. \oh am I suppose to say I'm in oh I'm IN I"M SO IN!

  10. I would love to be entered and I personally love the pic of the lion :)

  11. Love them! Please count me in, Martha (Merry Christmas to me HO HO HO). I normally hate it when those photo places pull a fast one like that... except in this case LOL.

  12. Lucky for us that the photo shop messed up! lol
    All are beautiful prints Martha and I would be honoured to 'hang' any of them! Count me in.

  13. I missed this yesterday, but can you count me in too Martha! I love them all!

  14. Hey Martha, I am late reading my blogs lately but count me in too. You know I love anything you do! xx
    (Love all these photos!)

  15. Cool - I would love one of them I already have my eye on a few :)

  16. I love them all! Please count me in if there's time. I love 7, 3, 6, and 4 the best. LOL! I couldn't make up my mind. Oh this is so cool. Your photography is awesome, Martha. THanks for doing this.