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Got a nice surprise today. Got a call from the Ontario Conservation Areas authority saying that a photo I entered in last years' contest won first place in the nature is design category. I didn't realize there was a prize. Apparently, I'm going to be sent an iPad, which will come in handy for the Safari App from O'Reilly, for sure. Here's the photo, on the right.

Fungus

I was actually going to start taking photos again for this blog starting today, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow now. The light is finally bright again, and there's all sorts of things coming up at last, after that horrifically long winter that ended... yesterday.

But wait, there's more! Because just a few days ago, I also won one of the two honourable mentions in the Merril Collection Short Story Contest for "The Politics of Bird Flight", which asakiyume will be happy to know.

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asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, two very excellent pieces of news! I am *very* happy about "The Politics of Bird Flight," which I love with a strong, strong love.

And netting an iPad for your photo is totally awesome. That is some lucrative fungus :-)
barry_king
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
I hope to see it in print someday.... Soon.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
Let me know when that day comes.
peadarog
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
Double congratulations are in order! Love the photo.
mount_oregano
Apr. 16th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Nice work!
lnhammer
Apr. 16th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
Sweet pic. Congrats!

---L.
acwise
Apr. 16th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Woo! Congratulations and congratulations! It's a lovely photo indeed.
slcard
May. 4th, 2014 09:17 am (UTC)
Congratulations x2!!! I remember and love "The Politics of Bird Flight"! I'm so thrilled to learn your brilliance is being recognized. So, so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
barry_king
May. 5th, 2014 07:59 am (UTC)
Thanks. I don't know about brilliance, but I hope somebody picks it up.
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