Just having some fun doing a bit of painting on a photo to share with Texture Twist and Texture Tuesday. I used the paint brush to add more blue to the sky, applied Kim’s kk_waterfront and then brushed the mountain back in and some other areas. Then using the patterns tool added some flowers and rocks as well as grass. Placed the lady and baby as if walking away from the edge.
Original photo below that was taken at a local park when I visited California last March.
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. 🙂 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.
Some that have visited said they couldn’t read my poem so I’ve added the words below.
The Nature of your Love
Warms me as no other
Rays of Sunshine
Your arms embrace
Encompasses my Happiness
And assures me I am Safe
I dream of your Face
As I soak up the Sun
And await once more The Warmth of your Hug
This photo that I took at the end of last Summer was the one I decided to use for my first time submitting to Quotography because the field of flowers seemed a perfect place to be soaking up the Sunshine among all the colorful flowers. Since I didn’t find a quote that I liked to go with my picture, I added my own Poem, and hopefully each part can be taken as a quote on its own.
I used Kim Klassen’s KK_May texture for sharing with Texture Tuesday.
I love sharing my crafts in The Patch, but would also love to have some Guest Crafters share theirs. If anyone has a craft they would share, I’d love to feature you on my site and share with others including my Facebook Friends. Please let me know in the comment form below. ~Thanks-a-bunch~
We always go to the lake and take the boat out to watch the fireworks over the water. Last July 4th when we headed out, it was still daylight and cloudy out when one of the grand-daughters called everyone’s attention to the sky above us. She said to look because there was a face in the clouds, and she said it was Jesus looking down. I grabbed the camera to snap some pictures before we got out from under the spot. The only photo touching up I’ve done to these was to lighten them using Picasa and then to put my photography watermark on them. I think it does look exactly like eyes, a nose and a mouth plus it seems there is more than one face peering down from the sky. Enjoy!!