Sunday, August 23, 2009

Winner of Giveaway announced

Untitled-1 Thanks to all who participated in my Weekend Giveaway! I used the integer generator at Random.Org to choose the winner, and . . . .

. . . drum roll here . . .

#4, Journey is the winner! She will be getting an 8x12 print of Yellow Boat sent to her. I didn’t realize how popular that single print would be.

Raph also gets a print for being my 300th follower. A 10x10 of Seashell will be headed his way. Please e-mail me at katydid56@gmail.com with your mailing addresses.

To those of you who inquired as to how to obtain a print if you didn’t win the contest, they are for sale on my Etsy site. However, this Giveaway wasn’t a ploy for me to sell my work. I just like to give things away from time to time, because it’s fun! Those that visit here regularly know this for a fact.

Unfortunately, I had been remiss at keeping my Etsy site updated. While visiting there this evening, to upload these new ones, I saw that all but 5 of my offerings had been deleted because they had expired. Ah, well. Live and learn. I was thinking of letting it go, anyway . . .

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. . . but they all just flew away on their own.

I’m not sure if this is a moth or a butterfly. I’m thinking butterfly because it was resting with both wings down before I shot this with my zoom lens at the birdbath this afternoon. I love that little curly-que under the chin, don’t you?

Do butterflies have chins?

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

UPDATE: Thanks, Annie, for telling me that it's a tongue! I knew butterflies don't have chins. Annie also let me know that this is a black swallowtail.

20 comments:

Journey said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm so excited. Have to scoot and find that perfect place for the picture!!

TSannie said...

Black swallowtail butterfly and that curly-que is his tongue!

Beautiful, aren't they? That photo captures it well!

Leenie said...

Superb shot of the butterfly!

tj said...

...That Annie is a pretty smart feller isn't she? (my husband would've said "she's a pretty fart smeller") *eyeroll*sigh*giggle* ;o)

...Congrat's to 'Journey' & 'Raph' on winning!

...Thanks Kate for the giveaway!

...Blessings all... :o)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love the butterfly - wish I could have entered the contest but was too busy twirling pasta and drinking wine with Mental Mamma!

Gail said...

Do you see the tears coursing down my cheeks? I have lost my yellow boat!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Congrats, Winners! That is a beautiful butterfly. And I had no idea that Etsy listings expired. Maybe we should look into things there too :)
(LOL, tj! too cute!)
-tammy

Char said...

beautiful detail in this pretty baby! :)

Cloudia said...

Moth & monster are a point of view thing I guess....
Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Caroline said...

Congrats to the winners!! That is a beautiful butterfly shot...

Barefoot from Heaven said...

So you are Country Girl...When I wanted to start my blog this was kind of the name I thought I needed for it. But...it was taken. How wonderful to meet you.

Thanks for you sweet words on my blogs post about the lost of my beloved Godmother.

When I'm in a better state of mind I will look more deeply into your space. But from what I can see right now my first impression is just .... Breathtaken.
Sweet byebye's Dagmar

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Wonderful picture. And, yes, love the tongue-curl! C

Russell said...

Looks like the yellow book is a big hit! I just went and looked at it again and I can see why. It is a great image. And then I asked myself "how many yellow boats have I seen?" and the answer was none. So....! Yes, that's pretty unique.

I agree with the others - the black swallowtail image is really nice. Amazing how incredible nature's paint brush can be, isn't it?!

Joei - Alvond said...

wow!!!! It's nice to see a butterflies tongue protruded like that it is so beautiful....

thank you for sharing to us your photo.

have anice day

-jOEI

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

Congrats to the winners! I know...etsy is hard to keep up with ;0)

Daryl said...

Show off ..

How cool is it to have our very own Encyclopedia Annie to supply names, AND sounds, for all sorts of critters? VERY

imom said...

Congrats to the winners! I had a really busy weekend so I missed out on even entering.

I LOVE that butterfly pic! Wow!

Jill of All Trades said...

Sad I didn't win but I did win as I have purchased the boat. I LOVE that so very much. Thank you...Carla

Mary said...

What a beautiful capture!

I think that you can click on "expired" or something like that to get your listings back to an active status...

ThankYou said...

That is such a good photo of the butterfly! I had one in my yard the other day on my glossy abelia bushes (Those bushes also attract hummingbirds as well. They have a thick sweet scent on a humid summer night.)