Well, for most people it should be. As I type this blog post, it is snowing again here in Colorado. The snow is a welcome weather occurrence as we desperately need the moisture, but it does do a number on those flowers people plant before the recommended planting date of Mother’s Day in Colorado. Much of Colorado, like the West, is still under severe drought conditions, bringing with it the fear of yet another difficult wildfire season. Fingers crossed that is not the case.
Gabby Salazar, a nature photographer born and raised in North Carolina but now living in Florida, will receive NANPA’s Emerging Photographer Award during the Nature Photography Virtual Summit April 29-30. Gabby is no stranger to NANPA, having joined at age 14. She was later a recipient of a NANPA High School Scholarship and participated in that week-long immersive nature photography experience. Still later, she served as NANPA president from July 2014 to July 2015, has served on the board of directors and in various other capacities.
It’s hard to believe that this fiscal year over! Today we welcome Dawn Wilson as NANPA’s next president as well as new board members Beth Huning, Trent Sizemore, and Kika Tuff. Lisa Langell will stay on for a second term and be a great mentor to the incoming members. I’m looking forward to working with and helping everyone achieve NANPA’s goals and dreams.
Each week www.nanpa.org highlights images from the top 100 submissions of the NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by: Tony Frank, F.M. Kearney, Mark Lagrange, Gabby Salazar, Nancy Hoyt Belcher, Ian Frazier, Matthew Hyner.