From Me To YOU!

One of my photos has been selling very well these last couple weeks.

In fact, my own mom tried to buy it for her house and I had to stop the order when I realized what she was up to.  

You see, my mom has a tremendous affinity for hummingbirds.  My parents live (retired) on about 13 acres up in Oregon.  My mom puts multiple hummingbird feeders up every spring and summer.  She's had a love for these beautiful birds her entire life and passed the trait along to me.

Knowing how much she loves hummingbirds, I had already planned to gift my mom with this photo:

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I ordered it for her sized as an 8 x 10, in what is called a photo standout.  While I was at it, I ordered an extra one to give away to one of you.

From the front it's cropped a little and looks like this:

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(Sorry, the above is not the greatest photo-of-a-photo.  Also, the "real" thing doesn't have my watermark on it.)

A standout, however, is like a box – thus, it stands out.

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The sides are black.  The standout doesn't need to be framed.

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It even has "holes" in the back to mount it, making it easy-peasy to hang.

A standout photo makes an awesome gift, or better yet – keep it for yourself!

I have ONE to give away and all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win.  This is an unsponsored giveaway, meaning it's my gift to you just because.

•  You may enter as many times as you'd like.  (Your email address will only be seen by me.)

•  You may enter even if you live outside the United States.

•  Contest closes at 9 p.m. Pacific time tonight.

•  Winner will be chosen using Random.org and announced tomorrow.

Good luck!

© Twenty Four At Heart

81 Responses to “From Me To YOU!”

  1. Anne

    This is so pretty. I would give it to my host mom. Through her I learned to watch and love birds and she has a ton of bird feeders in her backyard in Southern Indiana, which she often refills together with her grandsons, who already love the birds, too. I know she absoltuely adores hummingbrids and would love this. And I am sure that your mom enjoys it, too. Have a great day! Thank you.

  2. Neeroc

    That photo is amazing, those little suckers don’t stay still for long! Too cute that you had already planned to give it to her. Are you still going to be able to surprise her?

  3. christy

    As with all your photos, this one is stunning. The winner is very lucky to get such a cool gift.

  4. KirstyB

    Woohoo!! I *LOVE* this photo!! I don’t have a place to hang anything right now since we are between jobs and waiting to hear something and buy a house (keep your fingers crossed)! 🙂

  5. karen

    OOoh, I love this. Last year I tried welcoming humming birds to This Old House, but for some reason they were not happy with the feeder I chose, which is the standard glass with stopper on the bottom feeder. I must try something different, because I love them too.

  6. Suzanne Young

    If the random generator would land on this number, I would love to give this to my good friend Paula. Hummingbirds are particularly meaningful to her because of her mother. After her mother passed away from a very painful and difficult with cancer, Paula kept seeing hummingbirds in odd locations days afterwards. She has told me this story many times, and just felt that was a sign from her mother, telling her to stop worrying about her. She was fine and in a better place. Seeing a hummingbird is always a beautiful reminder of her mother.

  7. Laura

    It was worth the wait for the giveaway for 2 reason…
    1. the picture is awesome!!
    AND

  8. Laura

    I had to share yesterday’s post with some co-workers and we were all dying. I had tears from laughing so hard.

  9. Laura

    Your mom will love this gift as will the winner….pick me, pick me!!

  10. Sara

    Very cool picture. Again, your talent for taking pictures amazes me!!

  11. WebSavvyMom

    –>I must win this or order it for my mother-in-law who loves hummingbirds too.
    When she turned 50, she even got a hummingbird tattoo on her ankle. Love, love, love it… her birthday is coming up and then mother’s day.

  12. WebSavvyMom

    –>I should mention that I love my MIL too. She tells me how smart and funny I am all the time. What’s not to love?

  13. Haley

    I have a feeling I will win this hummingbird. It’s my grandma’s birthday today, she loves hummingbirds, and I don’t have a sufficient gift for her!

  14. Steph

    I bought my first hummingbird feeder a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t put it out yet, but I hope the hummingbirds come when I put it up. They’re so cute!

  15. Steph

    Do you use a pre-made/store bought nectar in your feeder, or do you make your own?

  16. Di

    You need to view the video on my sidebar about the hummingbird… it’s great! Your mom would probably love it!
    Di

  17. Tracy Lambeth-Rios

    Beautiful photo, I’d put it in my bedroom 🙂

  18. Jan

    Suzanne, I’ve loved that photo ever since you posted it a few weeks ago. It would look lovely in my bedroom.

  19. Yvonne A.

    That would make a beautiful gift for our wedding anniversary!

  20. Redneck Mommy

    So pretty. My husband has a thing for hummingbirds. You are doing wonderful with your photography S.

  21. Shannon

    I think that in the summer- you should do a photo class with your readers (for a fee of course). I’d totally sign up!!!!!!

  22. Kay

    That is beautiful. I also love hummingbirds and snap pictures of them at my feeders all of the time. I don’t think I ever got as nice of a picture as yours. I’ll have to keep trying!

  23. Shannon

    I meant to say…. A photography class. 🙂 not a class on photos, but a class on how to tale good ones.

  24. Missy

    As always the picture is beautiful and so well composed. But yesterday’s post was hysterical! As a reader it’s a surprise each morning to see what awaits us.

  25. Kelly

    Loved this photo from the first time I saw it!

  26. Laura

    Time to check back in.
    Did you hear, another earthquake hit Japan, Tsuami warnings

  27. Bernadette Smith

    I live in OC too and have had a helluva time catching these little guys in photos. They are so quick and elusive!
    My mother has hummingbird feeders all over the backyard and we freak out one of them flits in for a snack. She would LOVE this print!

  28. Erica

    I’m trying again. It’s a beautiful photo.

  29. Steph

    I’m going to be a comment whore today, which is so unlike me. But I love this photo and the pop out. As I was making my coffee this am, I spotted the perfect place for it. I want it real bad.

  30. missmolly

    Such a beautiful photo. I would love to hang it in my home.

  31. Sandra

    I’ll be on this one all day!! Love that picture. HOw cute your mom was going to buy your picture. Heart Moms.

  32. Sandra

    We have one or two hummingbird regulars who come to our water fountain in the backyard for water. They’re amazing to watch.

  33. Editdebs

    I’ve been trying to figure out what photo of yours I want to buy. I’ve got some empty office space that needs an ocean photo. I love this one also.

  34. Jo Anne

    Oh WOW — I want it!!!!! It is sooooo pretty and I L.O.V.E the colors. Please, please, please — oh, OK so begging won’t help — right?

  35. Dawn P.

    This is also my favorite photo that you’ve shown, so I am excited that you are giving this away. I bought my first hummingbird feeder about 10 years ago and when the hummingbrds are migrating late in the summer, I have to fill it every other day because they feed on it so much. I have my feeder placed where I can sit and eat my breakfast/drink my coffee and watch them in the morning.

  36. Steph

    There’s a lot of competition on this! Lots of people with good taste 🙂

  37. Steph

    Is it really only 1:00? Why is today going by so slow? Gah. Hurry up 5:00! I want to go home.

  38. Tracy

    I will be fair about this and only enter once. You have such an eye for color!!

  39. Linda M

    I’m so glad that the giveaway wasn’t postponed again due to some OTHER kind of dryness. Your post yesterday had me in tears!
    I, too, love hummingbirds-a trait which I shared with my grandmother. My very first cross stitching project was a hummingbird, which I gave to her for a gift. My mother gave it back to me after my grandmother died, so now it’s hanging in my house. I would love to have the standout to hang near my desk and remind me to sit still enough for long enough to see the hummingbirds. Plus, it’s just beautiful!

  40. Linda M

    I’m so glad that the giveaway wasn’t postponed again due to some OTHER kind of dryness. Your post yesterday had me in tears!
    I, too, love hummingbirds-a trait which I shared with my grandmother. My very first cross stitching project was a hummingbird, which I gave to her for a gift. My mother gave it back to me after my grandmother died, so now it’s hanging in my house. I would love to have the standout to hang near my desk and remind me to sit still enough for long enough to see the hummingbirds. Plus, it’s just beautiful!

  41. Leann

    Beautiful picture. Reminds me of my late step father.

  42. christy

    I need to win because I live in WA and we do not get enough sunshine.

  43. christy

    I love all your pictures and wish you luck continuing to pursue your passion.

  44. Sherry Shadd

    You do such wonderful work, keep it up, Sherry

  45. Gina

    Absolutely a classic photo! I would show it to my 2nd grade class, then gift it to my brother-in-law. He is an avid hummingbird watcher and feeder!
    Thanks for your daily posts. They brighten my days!

  46. Pam

    Have you seen this stream of a hummingbird’s nest? I think it’s right near you:
    http://www.ustream.tv/hummingbirdnestcam
    The most recent babies fledged yesterday, but momma should be laying more eggs. It’s fascinating to watch when the babies hatch and get fed.
    Beautiful shot.

  47. steph

    So
    Happy
    It’s
    Thursday
    (that’s an acronym (?) i learned a couple of weeks ago and i love it)

  48. Debbie

    I just love your photos so one more entry.

  49. ocshannon714

    OMG – I had never even heard of ustream (do I live under a rock?) Thanks to your readers post, I have been staring at a video of a bald eagle long enough for my 7 year old daughter to ask if I was ‘okay’….I am in LOVE with that website.
    I promise to stare at your beautiful photograph with just as much intensity. It is so beautiful.

  50. steph

    i think i’ve left more comments here today than the total number of comments i’ve left on all blogs combined, ever. what can i say? i know a good thing when i see it!

  51. steph

    my comment whoring is coming to an end (for today anyway). i hope it was worth it!

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