As Summer Fades

Flowers bw for bw Wednesday

As I cut some flowers to bring in this morning, most of them look as if they’re drooping and ready to be done. With the cooler nights we had lately, I think they’ve mustered all the growing they can for this season. Even I have to say, they did as brave a growing season as they could since I really wasn’t into having a flower bed this Summer…these old bones just don’t bend like they use to and getting down and digging in the dirt and weeding is becoming more of a chore than I like. ~smiles~

Sharing with Black and White Wednesday so pop on over to see what others are seeing in black and white today. :)

Colorful below ~ Happy Wednesday ~

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Another Bachelor

Bachelor with kkflow n Earl watercolor for TT bw

Sharing with Texture Tuesday and Texture Twist. Layered with kk_flow then moved the picture onto Earl’s watercolor texture/background with a bevel frame. Applied kk_canvasbackmagic with saturation which turned it to black and white and then I colored the bachelor button flower back in. (Earl has many wonderful tutorials and lots of fun ideas/tips on his site so give him a visit at http://earkdesign2.com)

Happy Tuesday, have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Saving bit of Summer with kk gift for TT

As we say Good-Bye to Summer with saving a bit of dried flowers,

it Will soon be time again for ‘Finding My Pumpkin’

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Zinnia

Zinnia cup pic

Textured with kk_waterfront 28 and kk_flow. Sharing with Texture Tuesday.

It is my calling to treat every human being with grace and dignity, to treat every person, whether encountered in a palace or a gas station as a life made in the image of God.

~Sheila Walsh~

My Zinnia seedlings finally bloomed. Been trying my hand at drying flowers again. I use to all the time, and since I’m doing the Postcrossing, I thought a dried flower would be a nice addition to any postcard sent. However, this Summer my garden is kind of sparse ~ more full of weeds than blooms it seems. Summer gets ahead of me and by August, I admit I get a lot lazy about pulling weeds.

Below are some Bachelor Buttons and couple Zinnia that I’ve dried already.

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Thanks for visiting. Comments are always fun to read so drop one off before you leave if you have time. Also, if you have a technique for drying flowers that you want to share, I’d love to hear about it. Thanks…:)

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11 from Singapore

Sharing one of the latest Postcards that I’ve received. This one is from Singapore. I’m loving participating in Postcrossing.

Walking Stick

Walk for Six Words

My Walking Buddy Who Accompanies Me

Has Taken Walks Along With Me

Mostly Since His Legs Carried Thee

A Walking Stick He Doesn’t Need

He Chooses To Have One Anyway

Because Finding Them Is Such Fun

Even If He Decides To Run

Then He Thanks His Stick Buddy

When Saying Goodbye As He Exits

And He Lays The Stick Aside

He’s Sure Another Will Need It

Since It Kept Falls ‘n Bumps Away

On The Walk Through The Woods

With Grandma Who Loves Him To Pieces :)

No bumps for Grandma either on the walk…glad to say. haha

Sharing my photo and six words with Six Words Friday:

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Pop over to see what others have shared for their six words and photos.

Peabea

Thanks for visiting me.

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Bachelor Button Transformation

Bachelor Button Oil Pastel

Bachelor Buttons for Texture Tuesday. Applied Kim’s Pinit9 and then used a layer mask to paint the flowers back in and then applied the Pinit9 again.

I’ve received my first postcards since joining Postcrossing. So far I’ve sent out 11 postcards and received 4 with more on the way to me. I’m one to still enjoy receiving mail, and so far looks like a fun idea. So far I’ve received a card from Israel, United Kingdom, Brussels, Spokane, and Mother Hen’s from Oregon.

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Plus this wonderful card from the lady (Mother Hen) whose blog I found and she told me about Postcrossing. See her card below. Thanks Mother Hen for the tip and the beautiful card from your state.

Received from Roberta told me about Postcrossing

No rest for the weary

I have a blister, knees are sore but the porch is STAINED. Bout time after a few years of weathering. Sometimes Summer is tiring because the weather allows to get those jobs done that can’t be in the winter time. Fall will be house paint trimming and garage painting. Bah!! I’m tired already.

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Plus, I bought a drill bit and learned how to cut a hole in a glass bottle to insert those little mini lights. Yet to insert the mini lights, but here is picture of the hole. hahaha

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Have a great week and stay cool. Weather here has been very hot and humid this week, but going back down by the week-end in Ohio to cooler weather.

Peabea

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Stroll

trees n butterflies for TT

While camping, I decided to take a morning stroll at the campgrounds that is beside our little place at the Lake. It’s a three mile walk around a Nature trail. Since I was by myself, decided best to not really go too far in since I wasn’t sure what I’d find in the brush. Maybe if someone will go with me, I’ll go back. hahaha ~ I’m such a chicken if I’d see a snake ~ Anyway, sharing this one I took that morning (I added the butterfly brush). It is textured with Kim’s rainy day to share with Texture Tuesday.

More pictures below:

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An overgrown bridge that use to be a look out at the Swamp (didn’t venture onto it)

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Maybe use to be kept up, but was all overgrown but could really hear lots of frogs

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Milkweed

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A bee was very busy working on this cone flower….love cone flowers. Need to plant some.

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Opening to the path that I decided not to enter…looked too weedy like not kept up or no visitors had been trodding down the path when I peeked in.

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This one I played with making an Ani-Gif via instructions on The Coffee Shop Blog’s site. See, if Razzy’s running out, I’m not going in. hahaha just being silly

Hope you enjoyed. Glad you stopped for a browse. :)

Peabea

Cactus

Cactus Blooms n Lilly collage framed

The Cactus that my sister gave me last year has bloomed. I never knew they had such pretty blossoms, and I’m lovin it because I’m just not a green thumb and when anything blooms, well, I’m amazed! lol

Sharing over at Floral Love with all the others that share their beautiful flower photography.

<3 that you stopped by Peabea’s Patch.