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.

โค that you stopped by Peabea’s Patch.

 

 

COLOR

Color collage for TTย ‘COLOR’ is the Texture Tuesday theme for this week. Sharing some of my wild flower pictures that I took a couple of Summer’s ago, and the one up in the corner is the swim area at my local YMCA. The grandbabykins loves playing there winter and summer. (Note: you can click on the picture for a larger display of my submission).

Textured with kk_pinitonly2

Visit the other Colorful photos others have chosen to share over at Kim’s site. I’m sure you’ll enjoy browsing the displays.

Thanks for visiting me, and Happy Tuesday and have a Blessed week!!

Peabea

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Perseverance

Perseverence copy
Textured with Kim’s kk_happy heart at 20%

Such beautiful days so far this Fall, we are having. This time of year gets me in the mood for clearing out and cleaning up, and I really have to resist the urge to just pitch everything in this house instead. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also the time of year that we find different insects trying to invade living space. Today was a day for moving out and sweeping behind all furniture, etc. to deal with insects. Even though we live out in the rural area (we’re not too far from a really small town though), we’ve always been lucky to not get surprised by too many invaders except when it turns a bit cooler in the Fall. Then we get a few insects passing through. Depending on what they are, I will try to rescue and put back out into their domain, but there are some that just don’t make it. Sorry.

Anyway, after the moving and sweeping behind and spraying, it was just too pretty to not take a bit of time outside with the camera. The flowers aren’t looking that great, but the weeds are flourishing so I took a walk down the road with camera in hand. The weeds reminded me of how we as humans, even in the depth of some despair always seem to find a way to bounce back and are determined to persevere against all odds. Kind of like the weeds that fill the edges of the road, edges of the farmer’s fields, and even among my flower garden. Some weeds will hang on throughout some of the frost, some of the worst storms of winter, and will find a way to awaken next Spring.

So, I guess if I had to choose between being a fragile flower or the weed that can withstand many odds, I’d have to choose a weed. However, I would prefer to be one of the good looking weeds. hahahaha Which would you choose to be?

Some pictures below from my Fall weed~walk today. ~smiles ‘n giggles~

Oh, and also on my weed-walk, I noticed that a few leaves are dropping from our tree and the beginning of the color change has started.

Personally, I’d take Fall weather like today year round. We had a splash of rain this a.m., but then it was over and the day was sunshiny with wispy clouds and a gorgeous blue sky. The farmers are clearing the fields and I noticed the beans are gone, and the one thing I don’t like is the smell from all the manure (or whatever it is) spreading on the fields.

Happy 1st Day of October and Tuesday!!

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Psalm 71:18

 

Hosta

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This is the first year that I’ve had any Hosta. It finally bloomed, but didn’t all open at once. Loved the color though. Read more about Hostas here.

I applied my pb_mavemadness texture with overlay at 100%, then I added Kim’s kk_Rejoice at 46% opacity and Fill of 5%, Bevel & Emboss & Texture that is in the adobe program. Then I took it to Adobe Pemiere Elements and framed it.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday and Tuesday Muse.

Sharing my free pb_mauvemadness texture. See below to download.

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You can download my pb_mauvemadness for free here without the copyright. Enjoy!! and hope you like it. Can be used as a texture or as a background.

Happy Tuesday, and love visitors that are chatty and leave comments ~ or not.ย Smiles

Peabea

Original picture I started with:

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(c)opyright Peabea 2013

Perseverance

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Such a hardy, interesting plant/flower. At the end of last Summer, by mistake, I sprayed all my flowers with weed killer thinking I was spraying insect killer. Some of the plants, I wasn’t so concerned about since they were annuals anyway, but I’d had these plants for quite a few years when a co-worker friend gave me a start, and I was sure they were done. The looked really sick, and even this Spring they looked not so great, but little by little, they came came back.

Just like people, you can’t keep a good, hardy person down. They’ll perk back up after a fall even if it takes a bit to recover. I know some people that are like that. You think they’re defeated for sure, but they just keep going, and they keep going with a good heart and spirit.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday . I edited my picture with Kim Klassen’s golden texture.

Also sharing with Tuesday Muse

Have a great week…and thanks for stopping by.

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Peabea ๐Ÿ™‚

Calla Lilies ‘n Stage Door

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The Calla Lilies are in bloom again

Such a strange flower

Beautiful to any occasion

from the movie Stage Doorย ~ Katherine Hepburn

Sharing with Texture Tuesday

Applied kk_edward, masked the layer and then painted the flower back in, inverted and feathered

Enjoy!! and love that you stopped by

Peabea

Thistle

Thistle Deceiving

Since it’s been so dry lately, the weeds are taking over so decided to do a ‘WEEDS’ photo shoot. I had allowed this thistle to become way to tall, but when I saw it was beginning to have blooms thought ‘why not?’ let it go. Now the photo is taken, I can cut it back. These are not my favorite because if you touch them without protection, it is hard to remove those minuscule little fibers. If they’re good for something, I wonder. The bloom is the prettiest lavender color though.

It kind of reminded me of the quote ‘Pretty Is As Pretty Does’ only I was thinking ‘Pretty Isn’t As Pretty Does’ because these can be hurtful.

To the original photo, I applied Nancy Claes NC220 and then Kim Klassen’s KK_May and changed the green Hue.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday and Tuesday Muse.

Another version with an effect applied that comes in the Adobe Photoshop CS5

Thistle green framed

Original ‘Raw Out of Camera’ Below:

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have a great week

Peabea

Springtime

Springtime Summertime

We’re suppose to get 6-8 inches starting tonight March 24 and then I’m really hoping that’s it. Looking forward to warmer weather and getting out and doing some Spring cleaning around the place, which also gets me some much needed exercise after the Wintertime cabin fever.

On another note: Happy Easter and ‘He Is Risen’. Enjoy the Easter Season with many blessings.

Peabea