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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blue Ribbon Year

 It's hard to choose what photos to enter into the fair.  I have a very crumby camera that pixelates my pictures when I blow them up.  Some of my best pictures looked terrible 8 x 10 size.  This picture was a last minute choice because at $4 each I did not want to keep printing them just to be disappointed.
 Of my 7 photos I entered, I got this blue ribbon!  Last year I just got a 4th place...so I'm mov'in on up in the world.  I love going to the fair.  It  brings back so many memories of the farm days in my youth.  I guess it is forever engrained.
 These guys decided to join the 160th anniversary of the Ashland County Fair.  Someone has a lot of imagination with some bales of straw.
This year I had two students with animals at the fair.  That was a first for me.  My students are not typically in 4-H with the entire building being walking distance from the building.  This duck is a bit camera shy.  My other student is in the picture I took of her and her pig.  (so I decided not to post it)


  1. Great apple pic....congratulations!! Gotta love the Ashland County Fair!!!

  2. Congratulations on your blue ribbon!

  3. I'm so happy for your ribbon! Good job! I keep thinking of entering, but I would like a new camera and then maybe I could take some great shots. I do have some that my little camera did good with, but again blowing them up to 8x10 changes things. I like the straw pic...I took mine at night and yours is so much nicer! Fair's over, so I guess it's really fall now!

  4. Imagine Tom's and my surprise to see your apples got a blue ribbon...how nice. However, we thought some of your other pictures were blue ribbon quality as well. Hum...maybe a 2nd job on the sidelines is developing here...LOL!