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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources welcomes photographers to participate in its eighth annual Historic Preservation Month Photo Contest. Subject of image should be in Indiana and “historic,” or anything at least 50 years old. 

Boone’s Mill, built by my ancestor, Squire Boone Jr., brother of the famous Kentucky frontiersman, Daniel Boone, is more than 200 years old. It is on the historic Squire Boone Caverns site, just a few miles south of Corydon, Indiana’s first state capitol. I’m not submitting these photos; just wanted to post an example. 

I did not know that Squire Boone Jr. had carved the following inscription on one of the mill’s foundation stones until after my visit. :( 

“My God my life hath much befriended, I’ll praise Him till my days are ended.” 

Squire Boone Jr.’s remains were moved from beneath the original cave entrance to deep within Squire Boone Caverns.

The waterfall room most likely witnessed first by Squire Boone Jr. after escaping Indians through an above ground entrance to the original cave.

The contest deadline is April 6. Preservation Month is observed nationally in May so the selected photos will be displayed in several locations throughout Indiana during May.

Click here for more contest guidelines and a printable form that must accompany each photo. (Each photographer is limited to three entries.)


Atlantic Ave 3100: You can’t miss this larger than life Roman god on the boardwalk at 31st Street in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The bronze King Neptune statue by sculptor Paul DiPasquale stands in Neptune Park near the Hilton Hotel. The sculpture is 34-feet tall to the highest point on the trident, weighs 12.5 tons and includes an octopus, two dolphin, a sea turtle, a lobster and 12 fish. I decided to include the slideshow to give a more complete tour of our 2008 vacation experience. I was torn as to which photo to feature so bring on the critiques!

Wikipedia: Neptune was the god of water and the sea in Roman mythology and religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto, each of them presiding over one of the three realms of the universe, Heaven, Earth and the Netherworld.

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Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.


On Monday, Feb. 20, my designer/illustrator friend Anne Onsøien at enjoymyadventure.wordpress.com surprised me with my second nomination for The Versatile Blogger award. It was President’s Day here in the good ol’ U. S. of A., but no holiday for me. So Anne’s kind gesture gave me quite a lift at the end of my work day. I understand that this award comes with a responsibility – follow three simple rules – which I gladly accept.
1. Thank the one who nominated you for the award and include a link to their blog.

I want to thank Anne at “enjoymyadventure.wordpress.com” for nominating me for the “The Versatile Blogger Award.”

Again, I am thrilled to receive such an honor from someone so talented. She is a Norwegian designer living in Portugal.

You really must check out her designs on her blog and her book, “Magical Dreamy Animals – full of love.” 

I now follow about 75 blogs daily and see plenty of fantastic examples on how to improve as a photographer and a commentator. A little help like this along the way from my follower friends means a lot.

Thanks again, Anne, for the encouragement.

2. Reveal 7 Things about Yourself.

- I love to go to a karaoke bar.

- I had a guardian angel tatooed on my shoulder after learning how to ride a motorcycle.

- My favorite Nashville artist is Trace Adkins (Honky Tonk Badonkadonk). I have his autograph and I got to shake his hand at a concert.

- I am related to Squire Boone Jr., brother to the famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone. Squire Boone Jr. is buried deep within Squire Boone Caverns near Corydon, Indiana.

- Antiques Roadshow, American Pickers, Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls are my favorite TV shows.

- I am learning American sign language.

- American Idol is one of the few things I have in common with my teenage daughter.

3. Bestow the same honor on 7 blogs that you enjoy reading/viewing on a regular basis. (I have added one more for good measure.)

H2O by Joanna in The Netherlands

Visual Journey Photography by A.J. Bopp

Aisling Jennings Photography

Click! by Lisa Hudson

Life As I See It by Dianne

Constantin Favre Photography

Karen in Honolulu

buggalcrafts


George A. Smathers Beach is the largest public beach in Key West, Florida. The half mile long beach is on the south side of the island, along the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.