Life gets busy and time seems to just slip through our hands. I am like everyone else and have a busy life. WAY back in August, I won a photo. It was from the July caption contest at the Women’s Outdoor News (theWON). I typically say “I never win anything.” but guess what?! I can’t say that anymore!
This particular contest was exciting for me because I was supporting the WON and getting a chance to own my VERY OWN Stacey Huston photograph! I rarely participate in these, but I saw the image for this monthly caption contest, and instantly entered my thoughts. (note: you can’t win if you don’t enter) After that, I forgot about it until I was at our county fair and received a message that I was the winner and also the proud new owner of a Stacey Huston! I was very excited to say the least.
I received the photo in August, and I knew it had to have a special place in the house. I dropped it off to be framed and matted and then headed off for my vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. As I said, time flies! That was August, and I received the beautifully framed photograph just before my birthday in September. I deemed it “a birthday present from the WON”! It wasn’t, but many of you know the whole month of September is celebrated as MY birthday – by ME! So anything wonderful that happens during September is labeled with “birthday” for Mia by Mia!
I picked a spot for my new artwork and hung it right away. Then I headed out on my bear hunt for the rest of the month. Not another spare moment… Time still flying. It is October, and I had a moment’s break this weekend. I took the morning to clean and dust all our mounts and other items in the house. Then TAH-DAH! There in its very own special spot is my “Stacey.” It is an adorable picture of a cute little fawn. Hank says it “softens” the room a little bit. Can you believe that? From Hank? He and the Little Gal like it too. They say it has a special place among the other artwork and mounts in the room. We see such wonderful things in our outdoor adventures all the time. Stacey just caught a precious moment with her camera; now it is ours to share.
I had to give a word about it, FINALLY, because it is such a great photo and the photographer is such a wonderful lady, and the WON has this contest, so I think you should stop by and check it out. While you are there, enter a caption and have a chance to win too. Many days, weeks, and now a couple of months have passed, but THANK YOU! I won it at the WON! (for my birthday! *wink, wink*)
Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.
Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.
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