Oh dear. It has been way too long since I posted to my blog, so I will try to make up for lost time during the weeks ahead. I have been plenty busy and there is much to report, but I need to slow down long enough to report it. Wish me luck.
The State Fair of Virginia moved from downtown Richmond to rural Doswell this year, to a site that was originally Meadow Farm and the early home of Secretariat. The new facilities were nice and the fair had a more "country" feel to it, which I liked. Despite some rainy weather during the week and some plumbing/power issues, I think attendance was good and most people liked the new venue. Once again I managed to enter several of the state fair competitions at the very very very last minute. Imagine that. :-) Happy to report that several of my photographs and plants and one antique milk bottle managed to win a total of seven ribbons and $8 in prize money. Woo hoo. Very exciting indeed. The photographic winners are above --- and I will post pictures of the plants and bottle soon. Stay tuned.