The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Kyle D. Sweet. The theme of the January contest was “sunsets.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook page and at the company’s Sanibel garden center.
Visitors to the Facebook page and the garden center were able to vote on their favorites. Sweet’s photo of a sunset on the causeway received the most votes. “On the ride home there is often a great sunset happening in the rearview mirror and I was fortunate that the clouds opened for just a few minutes as I captured this from the beach just off the island,” said Sweet. “The bridge is illuminated like I haven’t seen before and I knew I had something special as soon as I snapped the shutter!” He will receive $50 gift certificate to In The Garden and his photo will be printed in the local newspaper. Honorable Mentions go to Laurie Hafener, Katie Petrikas, Jeryl L. Scolamiero and Sue Schaller.
The March contest theme is “Flowers and Fruit” and the deadline for is March 15. Submissions should include the photographer’s name, phone number, location of the photo and a short story behind the photo. Up to five photos per person are allowed. Submissions can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists will be posted on R.S. Walsh’s Facebook page, website and displayed at R.S. Walsh In The Garden. Voters can visit In The Garden or the In The Garden page on Facebook to vote. Each month the winning photo will appear in The Islander newspaper and the photographer will receive a $50 gift certificate to In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom.
“We are amazed by the talent of our local photographers,” said Robert Walsh, President of R.S. Walsh Landscaping. “They do a wonderful job capturing the beauty of our islands.”
R.S. Walsh Landscaping is a family-owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build Company specializing in landscape design, installation, and maintenance. For more than 30 years, R.S. Walsh has been committed to superior workmanship, the highest standard of materials and the constant pursuit of excellence. R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Retail Garden Center & Outdoor Showroom is located at 3889 Sanibel Captiva Road, across from the Sanibel School, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information call (239) 395-5859 or visit www.rswalsh.com