Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Down on Your Knees" Photo Contest.


David Perry picked the subject for this months Gardening Gone Wild photo contest. The challenge is to present a photo taken from knee high or lower that shows different levels of existence that we would not normally see in this hurried world we live in today. So below is my photo submission. Good luck to all the participants. :-)

Pink_Ixora

26 comments:

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Nice--complete with eeny beeny buggy! :)

tina said...

Ant's eye view for sure!

Jamie and Randy said...

Monica and Tina- the contestants were encouraged to take new photos, but I've always like this one. This is actually the very first flower photo I took in our garden. I was hooked from that point on. I was actually on my belly when I took this picture too. :-)--Randy

Roses and Lilacs said...

A great idea for a contest. So much life and drama going on around us and we miss it. Beautiful photo.
Marnie

Jamie and Randy said...

Marnie, I agree. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all just slow down a little and learn to look at things from different angles? This going to sound crazy, but when my precious Scotty Dawg was alive he would always sit on the floor and rest his chin on the windowsill and look outside. Sometimes I would lie beside him and do it too just to see what his world looked like. :-) You would be surprised how different the world looks from 12 inches above the ground.--Randy

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Randy, I could just imagine you on your tummy taking photos of the ants. Tee hee... This photo turned out very good. Worth the effort/angle.

sweet bay said...

Wonderful photo. Both the flowers and the buds are beautiful.

Phillip said...

Exquisite shot Randy!

Chris said...

Very cool!

NewBlogger11 said...

Hey. Thanks for stopping by the blog and the words of encouragement, I really appreciate it. ...and, honestly, the closet definitely does get too small and one day I will, but I don't feel the rush right now.

I've gotta say, those are some amazing photos you have on your page! I wish that I had a green thumb like that, I'm lucky to keep my one plant alive. haha

Anyways, I love the blog, I'll definitely be back.

Caroline said...

I love how some of the little ixora petals are still all rolled up. :)

Marianne said...

Wow! Breathtaking!

Frances said...

How beautiful, Randy! Good luck with the contest!

BTW, look for a little package to come in the mail soon. :-)

Frances

Jamie and Randy said...

Lisa, I’ve gained 28 pounds since I took that picture. It would be more fun imagining me trying to get up from that position now!

Thank you Sweet Bay!

Phillip, the camera did all the work. :-)

Good to see you, Chris!

Thank you New Blogger, I’ll be keeping my eye on you and reading your thoughts.

Caroline,
That photo you posted is incredible.

Marianne welcome to Our Eden!

Oh, Frances! I’m doing the happy dance! Thanks for the good luck wish. :-)

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Great photo! Wishing you the best on the contest! "Ant Cam" .... I can see a new reality show in the making! LOL

Cameron

Darla said...

Great photo....while I've been painting I had to stand on the countertop and I said to the girls..this must be what it looks like from flying insects perspective. Love to see things from different angles...

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

fantastic !

Jessica said...

Absolutely beautiful picture! Good luck!

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Great detail and the ants add to the picture. I love how digital pictues show more detail than I sometimes see with my eyes!

Jamie and Randy said...

Thanks everyone!--Randy

Town Mouse said...

Great photo! I just love how the colors harmonize.

Pomona Belvedere said...

I like this photo especially because it gives you a sense of the texture of the flower.

Pam/Digging said...

I love the ka-pow of this image! Great color and composition, Randy.

anartistsgarden said...

An OCEAN of flowers. I love this including the ant!

Jamie and Randy said...

I want to thank you all for the wonderful compliments! And I also want to tell all the new visitors we’ve had we are so glad to see you and I hope you guys come to see us again!--Randy

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Really, really, really pretty! Well done!