Wrapped in St Marys has become an annual event! Hooray!
Are you a textile artist?
Then you might like to download this entry form and keep a power pole warm this June:
Official Entry Form 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys
Are you a business or community member who would like to participate?
Download this file to join in:
Business + Community Participation 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys
Help us put our beautiful town and valley ON THE MAP!
i’ve been silent for a while, mainly because we’re waiting on some important news
recently we were encouraged to apply for funding to our local council so we could make wrapped in st marys an annual event
after filling in the application we’ve been told by a council officer that our application has been approved in principle
hooray – this is fantastic news!
the council meeting is on monday 17 december – i can’t wait to hear what their final decision is …
as i mentioned in a previous post, the winners of the annual Greater Esk Tourism Photographic Competition were announced at a special function on 14 November 2012
the photo which attracted the most votes from the public is entitled autumn with a touch of winter, by peter troode
it’s not difficult to see why this lovely photograph topped the list
owen hughes, who selected a winner for the main prize (fingal artist maggie fletcher), is shown below (right) with peter and the photo which won him the viewer’s choice award
there were a large number of entries this year, so it would not have been an easy task to either judge or vote which was the best photograph
stay tuned to find out what the theme will be for 2013!
… maggie fletcher from fingal with her stunning photograph entitled frosted webs
maggie is a talented artist who is well known for her wonderful paintings and drawings, including miniatures
a well-deserved win, i think you’ll agree!
[judged by launceston photographer owen hughes and presented at a special function on thursday 14 november 2012]
GET (Greater Esk Tourism) runs a photography exhbition each year
this year’s theme was seasons in the valleys, and it certainly attracted some wonderful entries – here’s a sampling
tonight the winner will be announced at a cocktail party at purple possum wholefoods and cafe (5 p.m., $10 each)
hope to meet you there!
[to see all the entries, please click here]
here in oz it’s still winter, but a hint of spring is in the air
these photos were taken within about 15 minutes at around 4 pm one afternoon this week
in this one, i tried to capture the quality of light filtering through the branches of a large gum tree
the sky was amazing, with the sunlight and the clouds interracting and changing all the time
[photos – rita summers]
such a beautiful day today … frost this morning, then sunshine and just a hint of spring in the air
visited our block after work this afternoon, and couldn’t resist taking these photos of a wonderful gum tree not far from where our house will be built
photo 1 (that’s mt elephant in the background) –
photo 2 (the cattle are on the neighbouring property) –
photo 3 –
[photographs are copyright to rita summers 2012]
there’s still time to take some beautiful photo/s of the ‘valleys of adventure’ area and WIN
the theme is:
SEASONS IN THE VALLEYS
here’s an example to inspire you – frosty morning by janet drummond:
click here to find out more
or download an entry form below:
GET – Photo Competition 2012 Entry Form
just to show you what ‘the bush’ is like around st marys – here’s a photo of some wildflowers in the bush section of our block of land near mt elephant –
there are also a lot of banksia trees growing there, which look quite strange to anyone used to the vegetation in the northern hemisphere (myself included) –
next time i go out there i’ll take some more photos, as spring is just around the corner
who knows what will be growing there next …
two views of mt elephant – not hard to see why it was given this name –
[both photos taken from our land near st marys in tasmania]