Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Winner of the Wildflowers in Winter Drawing

I can't believe how fast eight weeks have passed. Wildflower in Winter has been so much fun because of you, each of the participants. It wouldn't have worked without you. Thank you for spreading the word, and making such interesting posts, when (for most of us) there was hardly a wildflower to be found.

And now it is time to reveal the winner of the drawing. So the drawing would be easy, and unbiased, I asked my husband to use his computer to choose a number for us between 1 and 166, to see who would win. His computer chose 106, which corresponds with:

The Shady Gardener at Does Everything Grow Better in My Neighbor's Yard?

I'm going to be making up a little package to send to her, just as I promised.

I looked through Mr. Linky and discovered that The Shady Gardener had a post every week for this wildflower extravaganza. Congratulations, dear Shady Gardener. I feel like I've gained a new friend. Actually, I feel like I've gained many new friends - all of you. If I could, I'd send every one of you a big bouquet of the freshest spring wildflowers.

Do stop by my blog and say hi, even when Wildflowers in Winter is over. And do keep searching for, photographing and writing about wildflowers. It will make blogland a more beautiful place.

And now for a question. If we were to do this again next year, do you have any suggestions to improve how we do it? I'm all ears.

Thanks again!
Elizabeth Joy

5 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

Shady Gardener said...

Good morning, Elizabeth Joy!
I just sent you an e-mail. Can you tell I'm excited? What a wonderful surprise! You have been so very generous with your time throughout this entire Wildflowers in Winter season (plus the time spent in setting it up!). I am very grateful, and I also feel as though I've gained your friendship, too... and that of the authors of so many of the blogs I visited. :-)

La Tea Dah said...

Congratulations to the Shady Gardener! I hope you enjoy your well deserved prize!

And Elizabeth Joy, this was really fun and I do hope you do this again next year! My only suggestion is that maybe Mr Linky be offered in a separate post each week. . .simply because sometimes I forgot to scroll down and missed a few of your posts until I would remember to scroll down farther!

Thanks for a well organized and fun event!


Pamela said...

yes. Kick start me please.
Well.. actually I had some things going on that got in my way - so kicking me would have just been futile.

but I enjoyed it and am actually looking for wild flowers and have seen a few more!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

I totally and completely had a great time with Wildflowers in Winter these past weeks. I enjoyed creating posts, reading posts, and seeing what the rest of the world is like this time of year.

I thought like la tea dah...Mr. Linky got a little unruly at the end trying to make sure not to miss reading any posts.

Other than that, I had a great time. Thank you so much for coming up with the idea Elizabeth Joy!

Until next time,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Gumbo Lily said...

Elizabeth Joy,
Just a THANK YOU for hosting this event. I enjoyed myself and feel I made some new friends in Bloggyville.