*Blushes*. Oh well, only a few weeks late.
This month's judge was Kenzie Kate from incredibly gorgeous wedding blog 'Something Old, Something New' which makes me wish I wasn't already married.
Here's what Mackenzie had to say.
June here in New York is always a mixture of joy and doom. Joy from eating outside and unhurried walks out-o-doors and the return of leafy shade on the city streets. Doom from the impeding oppressive heat of July and it's subsequent air conditioning bills. So many of these images really capture the joy of June for me. Having never judged a photo contest before, (and feeling a little drunk off the power of it all), I'm having a surprisingly hard time choosing between all the glorious springtime shots! I hardly ever have a hard time choosing anything, so this says a lot about all the contributing photographers.
I want to BE the little purple flower. All bathed in sun, sitting by a sparkling stream. The lily actually looks comfortable to me, both warmed and cooled by mother nature. A perfect match for the season.
Having said that, an honorable mention would have to be awarded to the shady cabin view from Aunt Owwee. The technicolor glory of this little paradise really captures the feeling of vacation, (one of my favorite June activities). Everything has the well watered look of early summer, all dried off from the deluge of spring, warming in the sunshine.
Another honorable mention is deserved by cally creates for her June in Scotland image.. I'd love to see that little wildflower enlarged to about 4' x 5', hung a lofty space with lots of light and air. (Again, Cally, we'd love to include the image here, if you can email it).
And lastly, but not leastly, a hearty bravo to everyone who contributed. Even though you all made it really hard for me to decide, I had a great time doing it.
Congratulations to all. The theme for this month's competition is astonishingly 'July'. We'll be setting up the competition next week, but in the meantime get snapping your shots of drinking martinis on yachts, setting fire to things on barbecues, lying about in hammocks etc. etc.