Before summer is completely gone -
Before our blog dies from lack of material -
And, before Patty gets around to writing on our Ireland/Iceland trip -
I thought I would post our winning entries at the 2011 Western Montana State Fair.
Jennifer won first place ribbons in Photography for
and from Ait Ben Haddou in Morocco,
Honorable mentions for the moth in Majorelle Gardens in Marrakkesh,
and her HomeCat (that's as in homeboy or "hommie"),
I took first place in Still Life for this spice shop in Marrakkesh,
and second place in People for these two camel herders on the road from El Er to Fes, Morocco.
Jennie tells me these first and second places were from hundreds of entries.
In addition, little Isabella took a first place in Art for an abstract piano, second place for a painting of a cactus and desert creature, third places for paintings of a chicken and abstract chalk drawing, and honorable mentions for a foil sculpture and Dragon named Steve.
Jennifer won a blue ribbon for her pickled beets, red for canned tomatoes, and yellow ribbon for strawberry jam. She won two first place ribbons for needlepoint tooth fairy pillow and crewel of garden gate with flowers. I shall have to get a photo of these, they are gorgeous.
Montana, watch out for all of us in 2012! We are getting ready for you!