Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
How appropriate that the final phase of our first ever, One Perfect Fall Leaf 24-Hour Photo Contest(c) is marked by our first snow fall. And it isn’t the kind where you have to guess it’s snow by the oversized plops on your windshield. This is the real deal, coating my car, messing with my
marigolds and providing a cold, chilly, messy and deserved shroud to the rotting picture of Dorian Gray pumpkin. So real in fact that I froze when the phone rang fearful that this first snow “fall” was also the first snow “day” for the Haverhill schools that lack the fortitude of Lynnfield of old where every wished for snow day was a dream burst by the lack of a blast from the town fire alarm signal.
But the call was Jon checking in to see who had won the category contests. That brought me back to the reality that is this post.
The winners are in and accounted for. The competition was heated and in the multicolored category only one vote separated first from second place. And now it is up to you, kind readers to once again vote, this time for the fairest of the fair fall leaves from four outstanding winners. Please comment ON THE BLOG with only one vote and you may vote by color or number. Voting will end Saturday October 29 at 3 p.m.. I had hoped to regale you with some photos that were supplied but were ineligible for this contest. They are gorgeous, but the computer is acting up and I am afraid I will lose the rest of this post if I play with it any longer, but thank you to Pamela Fitzgerald, Steven Gilchrist, Craig O’Neill and William Laforme. And now, your finalists…here they come….
Thank you in advance for your votes. I will tell you on Monday whose house to crash for real Grade B maple-syruped pancakes.
(c)2011 Alison Colby-Campbell