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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Idylls are the Thing

It's not that I haven't been taking photos, but I couldn't resist posting another shot by a guest photographer: my husband, John Sandel. I wish I were tall enough to photograph such a view; luckily, John is.

While you're here today, please vote for your favorite photo from this week's entries in the Camelot Where You Are photo contest. The poll is at the upper left of the blog and will be available until midnight Sunday night. It should work; I believe I've got the time zone thing figured out.

I can't tell you how much I've been enjoying the contest. I've received so many great entries that we're going to skip Zen Monday this coming week and do Camelot for five days straight.

In case you're wondering why: it's because I've written a novel and it's being published this fall. Camelot & Vine is about an actress who, on the day before her 40th birthday, loses everything she never cared about, flees Hollywood for England, falls through a gap in time and accidentally saves King Arthur's life. A lot more happens after that. Think 6th century Britain, chain mail, love triangles and Saxon invaders.

Each weekly winner receives a free copy of Camelot & Vine upon publication, about which I will have more details soon. Publication day, whatever day it turns out to be, will be the final day for entries. 

Send in your pic now! It's easy to enter and anyone can do it. Entry details are here. And be sure to vote for your favorite! Thanks.

19 comments:

Gunn said...

some artistic work have been done!:)
Love the colors in the contemporary style here.

Dina said...

What a delightful picture!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

That reminds me of when my girls were that age.. Not only covering the sidewalk w/chalk but also their legs, arms and faces...

Adele said...

Oh, I like these two! Their animal-print clothing contrasts beautifully with the chalk's pastel tones! :-)

Katie said...

Such a sweet photo! I'm surprised by the array of chalk colors. Love the hot pink!

Petrea Burchard said...

I love it, too--I never would have seen it because I'm not tall enough, but John saw such a great angle and captured it. I love their hair, the one girl's tag showing, and the smudges of chalk on their fingers and toes.

Susan Campisi said...

Me too to all the above comments! Really fabulous photo. John has a great eye.

Bellis said...

Beautiful! Are they working on a storyboard for John's movie?

Petrea Burchard said...

He does, Susan, he really does.

Bellis, that would be an interesting film.

Speedway said...

What a beautiful picture! The little girls seem to be just taking pleasure in the color and, best of all, they're not staying inside any daggone lines!

Margaret said...

What a sweet shot. I will go vote!

Petrea Burchard said...

Well said, Speedway!

Thank you, Margaret. We have 12 votes so far and no clear front-runner. There's plenty more weekend to go!

TheChieftess said...

Absolutely precious!!! Great eye John!!!

John Sandel said...

Thanks, all. I'm just glad these girls had their Tennys on.

Petrea Burchard said...

Ha!

Shell Sherree said...

Thank heavens for tall people. I love this ~ it has 'happy childhood memories' written all over it.

Ms M said...

That's a wonderful photo! Kudos to John.

And looking forward to more photos of the big world of Camelot!

Petrea Burchard said...

Me too, Ms. M! Thank you! I hope everyone votes.

Shell, these girls are growing up happy for sure.

Virginia said...

John, honey you knocked my socks off with this one. LOVE IT>
V