Danielson, CT – The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has announced the winners of the 2015 TLGV Calendar Photo Contest. This year’s contest drew close to 100 entries for 2015 – A Beautiful Year in The Last Green Valley©, a calendar filled with exquisite pictures and interesting tidbits about the natural and cultural history of the National Heritage Corridor.
Thirteen images that celebrate life and capture the unique spirit of The Last Green Valley were selected for the cover and monthly calendar pages. This year’s coveted cover shot of an “Old Farm Truck” reposing peacefully in the shade beside an old stone wall, was taken by Sandee Harraden of Woodstock, CT.
January features the gorgeous blues, yellows and oranges of “Stolen Sunset” over West Thompson Dam, submitted by Sarah L. Hamby of Pomfret Center, CT. “Northern Yellow Flicker at My Bird Feeder,” by Carolyn Ledogar of Brooklyn, CT, was the clear winner for February as the close-up of the tiny bird reveals a sweet red heart on the back of its neck.
Marcy Dawley of Putnam, CT, submitted the winning image for March, entitled, “Winter Hates to Say Goodbye…” This photo captures the last bits of melting snow in the Old Sturbridge Village herb garden. April features an aptly-titled shot, “The Magic Forest,” by Sarah L. Hamby of Pomfret Center, CT, that was taken at Bigelow Pond in Union, CT. In May, “Mom With Fawns, One Leucistic,” is a remarkable image taken near the Five Mile River in Killingly by Mike Cristina. According to Mike, “One of these twins is Leucistic, which is a lack of pigment but is not albino.”
June’s breath-taking photo “Roses,” was submitted by Halina Glowacka of Rogers, CT. Kris Glowacki’s mouth-watering image of “Peppers,” taken in Killingly, graces the July calendar page. Jeremy Fulton of Colchester, CT, won the August calendar page with his stunning shot of “Sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm” in Griswold, CT.
Paul D. Cotnoir of Putnam, CT, captured the intensity of a brewing storm over “Nightingale Mill Falls” on the Quinebaug River in Putnam for the September calendar page. Marcin Glowaki of Rogers, CT, focused on the brilliant colors of pumpkins and gourds in October’s winning shot titled, “Autumn.” The next month’s “November Sunrise” is a glorious display of color taken by Cheryl Robinson from her back deck in Hampton, CT. And in a fitting tribute to the end of the year, December’s page is graced by the peaceful “First Snowfall of the Season” by Eleanor Linkkila of Hampton, CT.
The 2015 – A Beautiful Year in The Last Green Valley© calendar is on sale now for $15.00. Please call the TLGV Office at 860 774-3300 to order a copy. All proceeds support the work of The Last Green Valley, Inc.