Sunday, October 12, 2014

Seeding Time - A New Contest to Win Some Books

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." (George Eliot)

Do you love the season of autumn? What a great time to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Maybe sit in a glider on your deck or porch and read a book. Now that sounds like a vacation and why not? A few mini-vacations now and again can keep us going. So if you think that sounds like something you might put on your agenda, how about a chance to win a book that you can read, if not out on the deck, in your favorite easy chair. 

A New Contest

Some of you have enjoyed the mystery photo contests I've had here in the past. And we will have more of them in the future, but this contest is not exactly that. Here the photo is right there. You can see it and what it is. No mystery about it. Blue berries on a bush. No, I'm not trying to come up with a tongue twister. Just some fun. For this contest, you have to try to guess what kind of bush berries those might be. Autumn is a season for seeds. The Lord made a way for each plant to continue coming up every year. So guess the seed. 

And how to enter --

As always with my contests, and this one is for blog only, you don't have to have a correct answer to enter the contest. Just make a guess, right or wrong, or simply say that you have no idea what kind of seed or bush it is. Also be sure to leave a way for me to contact you should you be a winner. And for those who say they have difficulty leaving comments here - I'd try to fix that if I knew what the problem was - you can send me a message at annhgabhart(at)hughesnet(dot)com. 


That will give you an entry and the chance to be a winner who will get his or her choice of one of my books plus a grab bag book, my choice, but a book by another inspirational genre writers. It might even be autographed. I'll get some books together and show the choices soon. 

We'll have more "seed" photos on my posts the rest of the month and you can let me know how much "country" runs through your veins by making some guesses. 

Each guess on a new photo this month gets you another entry in my drawing. As I said, if you know what the photo is, great. If not, make up something about the photo and get an entry. But make sure to leave a way to contact you. I'll be drawing for the winner on Halloween night. How spooky is that??? Now let's have some seed time fun. I took this week's photo back in August if that helps.  


Thanks for stopping by and wasn't Sandi's story hilarious last week?  I have four more days to be put on the "rack" and "radiated." Even better I won't have to fight that morning rush hour traffic and can go back to be being a work at home kind of person. 


25 comments:

  1. They look like elderberries to me. I so enjoy reading your blog, brings back lots of memories, and I love your books!

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    1. Great guess, Donna. It got you an entry in the contest. Always fun to hear from you and thank you so much for reading my blog and my books! Oh, and the guess is not right, but that's okay. You're still entered. :)

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  2. I think they are berries from a sumac bush! I also wanted to share a 'funny' about my mom's radiation treatments. She is a beautiful 87-year old woman and during her radiation treatments she looked even more radiant. I told her all that radiation was making her 'glow'! We laughed together! Hope you have a blessed week. Linda
    dmcfarl101(at)juno(dot)com

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    1. A good guess, Linda. Not right, but still a good guess. And it gets you entered in the giveaway anyway. So glad your mom managed to make it through the radiation treatments still glowing. I'm beginning to feel a little dim, but I only have three more to go.

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  3. Looks like huckleberries to me.

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    1. Good guess, Gail. Not right, but a good guess. I'd love to enter you in the giveaway if you'll let me know how to contact you - either by leaving your e-mail address or telling me how I can contact you on Facebook. If you don't want to leave it here, you can message me at annhgabhart(at)hughes(dot)net.

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  4. I'm going to say Saskatoon Berries. (Your contests are always so much fun thank you.)

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Love your guess. I'm going to have to look up that berry, Saskatoon, but not my berries or seeds. But you have an entry in the drawing anyway.

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  5. Not for certain Ann, but could it be gooseberry plant? always up for one of your books to read, thanks for sharing.
    Paula O kyflo130(at)yahoo (dot)com

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    1. Thanks for guessing, Paula. You're not right, but you still get an entry in the giveaway.

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  6. I'm going to guess IVANHOE blueberries because of their dark blue color. Just a guess on my part. You know I really enjoy your books and would love to be the winner. Here's to the drawing on Halloween Eve! sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Ivanhoe blueberries - they sound delicious, Sharon. I need a blueberry bush, but no, in spite of the blueberry color, they aren't blueberries. Even so, you have an entry into the contest.

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  7. Hi Miss Ann! You have some of the greatest contests and giveaways. Thanks for making things fun. I am going to guess farkleberries.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I have got to look up farkleberries, Melanie. Those sound like they need to be in my next story. Love your guess, but no, they aren't farkleberries. Even so, you get an entry in the giveaway.

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  8. Hi Ann! I'm going to say blueberries. Thank you for a great giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. They do look like blueberries, Britney, but they're not. Thanks for joining in with my fun. You've got your first entry in the giveaway.

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  9. Huckleberry. Maybe. Most likely. Maybe. (This is funny because my devo this morning talked about steadfastness. I'm not very steadfast with my answer, am I?) Have a beautiful day. May we all be planters of good seed.

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    1. Maybe, most likely, you're wrong writeonereallife. :) I'm sure you're steadfast on many other answers even if my berries did stump you. If you want to throw your name in my giveaway hat, you'll have to let me know a way to contact you. Facebook or with your email. Either way glad you stopped by and gave a guess.

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  10. I'm guessing Nantucket berries. They remind me of the illustrations in the McCloskey picture books. And they make me want to find a slice of blueberry pie.

    nancylohr at charter dot net

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    1. I love blueberries, Nancy, but I didn't eat any of these. That's because while they are blue, they aren't blueberries. Thanks for you guess. I've got you entered in my book giveaway and I hope you enjoyed that pie!

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  11. Hi Ann,
    I am going to say the kind of berries that they are Arrow wood berries.
    I love Doing your contests they are so much fun. oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your guess, Danie. Not sure what Arrow wood berries look like. I suppose like these, but these are something different. Check out Wednesday's post to see the first answer and a new "seed" picture. Glad you think the guessing games here are fun.

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  12. Looks like a viburnum to me. - MM

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