Happy Mail

This afternoon, a large envelope addressed to me was waiting in my mailbox. When I opened it, I found a complimentary copy of a Birds and Blooms magazine with a note saying that they had published one of my pictures in it. How cool is that?

The funny thing is, I submitted this photo well over a year ago, before I even had my current camera. Since several of you (especially Laura from Create Art Everyday) have kindly commented that my pictures are “publication worthy”, I thought I’d share this fun news.

Here is the photo of a Mockingbird singing in the pouring rain that is in their September (extra) edition.


I’m pretty sure this is the only photo I have ever sent them…and I have to admit, it makes me smile to know that it got published…but I honestly get just as much pleasure by posting my pictures here in this Birdnerd Blog!  🙂

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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29 Responses to Happy Mail

  1. Congratulations, Kathy!!! 🙂 See, I knew the publishing world would discover you one day. 🙂 Birds’n’Blooms is a magazine I used to subscribe to a few years ago; are they still advertising-free (like Garden Gate)?

    Great photo of the mockingbird, right down to the raindrops decorating his head!

  2. Hi Kathy,
    After reading your post I went and looked at my latest “Birds & Bloom.” (I am way behind reading the last few issues.) There on page 76 was your photo! Yea! Great photo as all of yours are! Congratulations with many more to come! 

  3. Jodi says:

    Congrats Kathy! Awesome photo !!!

  4. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    Congratulations, it is a lovely photo! I so enjoy your posts! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    YAY! Happy dance! Congrats on getting this sweet photo published! 💜 Your photos are always a delight! 😊🌟💚

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    Congratulations on being a published photographer!

  7. aussiebirder says:

    Congratulation Kathy, how wonderful to have your work recognized and published, well done!

  8. YAY !!!!!!!!! This is so exciting!!! The sky is the limit for you in this, Kathy!!

  9. Bill says:

    Awesome picture and congratulations!!

  10. Wow, this is so cool!!! Congratulations!!! 🏆🎉 Love that picture! I think I never saw a bird just sitting in the pouring rain like this… Think that´s what makes it so special, at least to me.

    • kathydoremus says:

      This fellow was just singing up a storm. He really made me smile, although I’m sure my neighbors were wondering what I was doing outside with my camera in the rain!

  11. Your photos are great. Congrats on being published. I bet this is the first of many!

  12. Congratulations!! This is great news, and not surprising at all 🙂 ❤

  13. Great capture and congrats! Always a fun time getting acknowledged so impressive! 🙂

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