A couple days back, I was making one last stop at the library, to pick up just one more tome of Thanksgiving ideas, when I saw a Lincoln Land Conservation Trust calendar for sale.
That's odd, I thought. I didn't get an email.
Could it be a straggler left over from 2012? I realized the ridiculousness of that idea just an instant before I saw the number 2013 emblazoned on the front. Without meaning to, I signed. That was it. I wasn't in it. None of my photos had made the cut. I willed myself not to remember just how many photos I'd submitted. I felt hot at the thought of so many photos that just weren't good enough.
Suddenly I wanted to see the photos that had beaten mine. I flipped over the calendar to the thumbnail images on the back,
and smiled. I opened the calendar, taking in each photo, the full pagers and the tiny insets. I was smiling so hard I wanted to dance. It was true, I don't have a single photo in the calendar this year. I have two!
If you'd like to have a copy of your own and support local conservation efforts at the same time, they should be for sale soon through the LLCT website.