Calendar Winners! (And A Palm Tree)

Thank you to everyone who entered to win a 2010 Twenty Four At Heart Calendar.  I used the Random Integer Generator to pick the twelve calendar winners.

They are:

 1.  Donna in VA  Comment #9

 2.  Pam  Comment #14

 3.  Alan  Comment #17

 4.  Momma Sunshine  Comment #31

 5.  Yvette  Comment #41

 6.  Sandra  Comment #44

 7.  Holli Buchter  Comment #56

 8.  Jason  Comment #63 

 9.  Tina  Comment #73

10.  Mad Woman  Comment #78

11.  Middle-Aged-Woman  Comment #97  

12.  Kim@BeautifulWreck  Comment #103

Congratulations to each of you!

If you are one of the twelve winners, please email me (via the Contact tab at the top of the page) with the mailing address you'd like your calendar sent to.  

For all of my readers …

Many of you have heard about, but never experienced, the Santa Ana Winds of Southern California.  These winds are particularly fierce in our foothills and canyons.  As many of you know, I live in a major wind tunnel canyon.  

Thursday morning I was woken up by the sound of our (very heavy) patio furniture being blown around on our upstairs deck.  It's hard to describe the Santa Ana Winds but this picture of my palm trees might give you a little feel for what they're like.

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48 Responses to “Calendar Winners! (And A Palm Tree)”

  1. Mad Woman

    Woah! that’s a cool picture!! We get some wicked winds here too. One of the drawbacks to living in a valley I guess.
    Emailed you…I’m so excited to have a 24 calendar! Squeeee!!!

  2. Mad Woman

    Woah! that’s a cool picture!! We get some wicked winds here too. One of the drawbacks to living in a valley I guess.
    Emailed you…I’m so excited to have a 24 calendar! Squeeee!!!

  3. Mad Woman

    Woah! that’s a cool picture!! We get some wicked winds here too. One of the drawbacks to living in a valley I guess.
    Emailed you…I’m so excited to have a 24 calendar! Squeeee!!!

  4. di

    We seem to have windy weather in the springtime but otherwise not so much. When I grew up in the Midwest we had LOTS of wind because the land is so flat… nothing to stop the wind and definitely no valleys. Guess that’s why our snowfalls are always so gorgeous here, no wind so the snow falls straight down out of the sky.
    Di
    The Blue Wind Gal
    (I remember the palm trees in Arizona used to take quite a beating too when the monsoon season sets in)

  5. di

    We seem to have windy weather in the springtime but otherwise not so much. When I grew up in the Midwest we had LOTS of wind because the land is so flat… nothing to stop the wind and definitely no valleys. Guess that’s why our snowfalls are always so gorgeous here, no wind so the snow falls straight down out of the sky.
    Di
    The Blue Wind Gal
    (I remember the palm trees in Arizona used to take quite a beating too when the monsoon season sets in)

  6. di

    We seem to have windy weather in the springtime but otherwise not so much. When I grew up in the Midwest we had LOTS of wind because the land is so flat… nothing to stop the wind and definitely no valleys. Guess that’s why our snowfalls are always so gorgeous here, no wind so the snow falls straight down out of the sky.
    Di
    The Blue Wind Gal
    (I remember the palm trees in Arizona used to take quite a beating too when the monsoon season sets in)

  7. Mo

    It’s hard to tell from the picture but I’m actually in it. Submitting this comment from a hospital bed. Guess I picked the wrong day to climb your palm tree.

  8. Mo

    It’s hard to tell from the picture but I’m actually in it. Submitting this comment from a hospital bed. Guess I picked the wrong day to climb your palm tree.

  9. Mo

    It’s hard to tell from the picture but I’m actually in it. Submitting this comment from a hospital bed. Guess I picked the wrong day to climb your palm tree.

  10. Jan

    That’s a great photo – I’m getting motion sickness just looking at it!

  11. Jan

    That’s a great photo – I’m getting motion sickness just looking at it!

  12. Jan

    That’s a great photo – I’m getting motion sickness just looking at it!

  13. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, cool image. Living on an island, wind is a fact of life. Round about April first, I want to tear my hair out. So I’ve always been intriuged by the concept of the Santa Anna winds and El Nino, that whole thing. Will they last a while, or is it an off-on type of thing?
    Does it get annoying?

  14. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, cool image. Living on an island, wind is a fact of life. Round about April first, I want to tear my hair out. So I’ve always been intriuged by the concept of the Santa Anna winds and El Nino, that whole thing. Will they last a while, or is it an off-on type of thing?
    Does it get annoying?

  15. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, cool image. Living on an island, wind is a fact of life. Round about April first, I want to tear my hair out. So I’ve always been intriuged by the concept of the Santa Anna winds and El Nino, that whole thing. Will they last a while, or is it an off-on type of thing?
    Does it get annoying?

  16. Michele P

    Congrats to the winners–awesome! And very cool photo! We live in an 1880-built home outside of Boston and when the wind gets really crazy and it feels like it’s going to rip the side of the house off, I have to remind myself that it’s stood like this for 130 years! Somehow that doesn’t comfort my kids, though. 😉

  17. Michele P

    Congrats to the winners–awesome! And very cool photo! We live in an 1880-built home outside of Boston and when the wind gets really crazy and it feels like it’s going to rip the side of the house off, I have to remind myself that it’s stood like this for 130 years! Somehow that doesn’t comfort my kids, though. 😉

  18. Michele P

    Congrats to the winners–awesome! And very cool photo! We live in an 1880-built home outside of Boston and when the wind gets really crazy and it feels like it’s going to rip the side of the house off, I have to remind myself that it’s stood like this for 130 years! Somehow that doesn’t comfort my kids, though. 😉

  19. Nancy P

    Ack I have been swamped and am behind in my blog reading so missed the chance to win a calendar. 🙁
    Can I purchase a print of the September photo? How do I go about doing that?
    Thanks
    Nancy P.

  20. Nancy P

    Ack I have been swamped and am behind in my blog reading so missed the chance to win a calendar. 🙁
    Can I purchase a print of the September photo? How do I go about doing that?
    Thanks
    Nancy P.

  21. Nancy P

    Ack I have been swamped and am behind in my blog reading so missed the chance to win a calendar. 🙁
    Can I purchase a print of the September photo? How do I go about doing that?
    Thanks
    Nancy P.

  22. mama llama

    Wow. That is some wind. We’ve been having wind, but it just drives the chill factor down so it’s not “cool”…it’s damn cold.
    Congrats to your photo calendar winners! Have a great weekend, 24.
    Be well.

  23. mama llama

    Wow. That is some wind. We’ve been having wind, but it just drives the chill factor down so it’s not “cool”…it’s damn cold.
    Congrats to your photo calendar winners! Have a great weekend, 24.
    Be well.

  24. mama llama

    Wow. That is some wind. We’ve been having wind, but it just drives the chill factor down so it’s not “cool”…it’s damn cold.
    Congrats to your photo calendar winners! Have a great weekend, 24.
    Be well.

  25. Momma Pixie

    Makes me dizzy just looking at it… I hate wind. I hate the feeling of not being able to breathe when it’s blowing around you. Growing up in Northern Nevada I’ve heard a lot about how fierce the Santa Ana winds can be. I don’t think I’d survive the Santa Ana’s.

  26. Momma Pixie

    Makes me dizzy just looking at it… I hate wind. I hate the feeling of not being able to breathe when it’s blowing around you. Growing up in Northern Nevada I’ve heard a lot about how fierce the Santa Ana winds can be. I don’t think I’d survive the Santa Ana’s.

  27. Momma Pixie

    Makes me dizzy just looking at it… I hate wind. I hate the feeling of not being able to breathe when it’s blowing around you. Growing up in Northern Nevada I’ve heard a lot about how fierce the Santa Ana winds can be. I don’t think I’d survive the Santa Ana’s.

  28. Jason

    Yay! I’m so happy
    I don’t like the wind either. It’s irritating. I’d rather have rain.

  29. Jason

    Yay! I’m so happy
    I don’t like the wind either. It’s irritating. I’d rather have rain.

  30. Jason

    Yay! I’m so happy
    I don’t like the wind either. It’s irritating. I’d rather have rain.

  31. Anne Gibert

    That IS some wind. I think it is more windy here than it used to be. It must be because of global warming.

  32. Anne Gibert

    That IS some wind. I think it is more windy here than it used to be. It must be because of global warming.

  33. Anne Gibert

    That IS some wind. I think it is more windy here than it used to be. It must be because of global warming.

  34. Denise

    Everyone is sooo nice…giving congratulations to the winners. ;( I wanted to win and I didn’t.
    Pouting
    Denise ;(

  35. Denise

    Everyone is sooo nice…giving congratulations to the winners. ;( I wanted to win and I didn’t.
    Pouting
    Denise ;(

  36. Denise

    Everyone is sooo nice…giving congratulations to the winners. ;( I wanted to win and I didn’t.
    Pouting
    Denise ;(

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