January 2016 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Patterns
Be astounded by the natural and man-made order of things

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    Patti Schobey, Victoria EC: An eye-catching tree frog
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    Celina Easterling, Houston County EC: These peppermint swirl dresses, full of patterns and prints, are hanging out on the clothesline with “the girls.”
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    Pat Dunnuck, Sam Houston EC: The bloom of a male sago palm
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    Becky Westmoreland, Big Country EC: “As a longtime seamstress, the word ’pattern’ suggests to me something necessary to construct a dress. These patterns are from a collection from the 1940s and 1950s given to me by an aunt.”
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    Marvin Patterson, Brookston: Some skylights let in more than light.
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    Web Extra: Berny Duke, Wood County EC: “They say oil and water don’t mix, but look at the beautiful display of art they create.”
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    Web Extra: Holly Ellison, Sam Houston EC: A passion flower offers a burst of patterns.
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    Web Extra: Amy Jarman, Wood County EC: Natural honeycomb
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    Web Extra: Artiebeth Schmelz, Wood County EC: Leaf of a mimosa tree
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    Web Extra: Sue Hazelwood, Bluebonnet EC: “Not only is this little guy sporting a patterned shell, but he’s also leaving a pattern of dots as he crawls across our porch.”
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    Web Extra: Sheila McCallum, United Cooperative Services: “The ripple effect of a drought throughout our state”
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    Web Extra: Wade Snider, HILCO EC: Inside the Texas Capitol
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    Web Extra: Don Wieland, Guadalupe Valley EC: Feathers of a guinea fowl

We spotted these shots that have certainly earned their stripes. Not to be repetitive, but this competition shaped up nicely.

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