Friday, May 6, 2011

featured photos & a winner

friday's always happen to take me by surprise...

i had SO much planned this week for this little blog...

and then my husband plowed and harrowed our fields...

which turned up SO many rocks that we having been living, breathing, eating rocks each and every day...sigh...

you would think after a 100 years of being farmed the land would quit turning up those cursed things!! ;0)

i cannot tell you how much it has meant to me to be able to get lost within your delicate, gentle photographs...i do believe this challenge was my *favorite* by far {don't i say that every week?!?} ;0)

before i announce the winner, the featured photos from the challenge {whitewashed}...

simply stated's {Tree Blossoms}
Whitewashed tree blossoms

*loved* everything about this photo!! *thank* you rebecca, my soul needed this this week! :0)

leah's {sweet tea}
sweet tea

what a peaceful, serene photo...*stunning*!!

now for the winner of florabella's luxe II texture set...

this was an *extremely* tough decision!! SO many wonderful entries and featured photos...all simply *beautiful*...

the photo i did choose as the final winner had a little bit of everything that spoke to me...the processing, the composition, and simple beauty...


almadr's {vintage spring}
vintage spring


*congrats* dear girl!! please email me at fadedprairie {dot} com or through flickr mail and i will get you your new set of textures!!

*thank you* once again to everyone who joined in each and every week!

i hope you all have a wonderful mother's day weekend! enjoy!



13 comments:

Farmgirl Chaos said...

How I miss {but really don't!} the days spent out in the fields picking up rocks.
Actually, I'd love to be out in a field doing that right now, instead of sitting in an office. It is B-E-A-UUU-tiful out there today!

myletterstoemily said...

i never cease to be amazed at people's
creativity and gift to create beauty. what
a fun challenge and congratulations to
the winner!

Deborah said...

These are all so beautiful Kristin!
Congrats to the winner!
:)
Have a great weekend Kristin xo

Deborah xoxo

Leah C said...

Oh Kristin...I'm "tickled pink" that you chose to feature my photo this week!! Thank you, I'm truly honored:) Congratulations to Rebecca for being featured, too, and a really big Congratulations to almadr!! Happy Mother's Day:)

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Your photos are stunning!
Especially the first !!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Big hugs,
Yvonne

WhiteWhispers2u said...

They all are awesome! ~Cheers Kim

slommler said...

The featured photos are amazing! I think the teacup is my fav!
Congrats to the winner
Hugs
SueAnn

Yonks said...

Great choice, the colours and composition are so dreamy! I wish I had taken it!
Dianne
YONKS

LizlovesVintage said...

These are beautiful.
Happy Mother's Day!
xxx Liz

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Good Morning Kristin! How delightful ~ I just popped in to see what was new you had me laughing at the thought of picking rocks...how I hate that job and grew up having to do it every spring/summer.
I suggested the idea that it was rock picking season again to the kids on Saturday and with and emphatic "Ugh!!!" my daughter exclaimed "I hate picking rocks - it sucks!!!" to which I roared with laughter ~ I personally think we grow them here ;-/
You also made me smile even more when I realize you have my photo featured with some pretty amazing images ~ Thank you and congrats to Leah and almadr!
Hope your Mother's Day weekend was grand. Hugs ~ Rebecca

Sea Witch said...

There are roses among the rocks. Grab your camera and shoot...you will find treasure everywhere. Sea Witch

bucolic beauty said...

Congratulations to the winner. Truly a beautiful photo.
Kristin, I feel your pain only instead of rocks we get glass. Every time I find a new piece I grump at whomever it was that used to bury their trash.

paperbird said...

sorry about the rocks i feel your pain. when we built this house and put in our yard- each inch of gound was filled with rocks cemented around hard clay- i cursed the land each time i planted a bush or flower!!!
thank you kristin for hosting these fun challenges i love participating and gleening from the beauty that is shared and congratulations to the winner- i thought the image was wonderful- a kiss of sweet spring!

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