I was so glad to see this Monarch Butterfly stopping for some livelihood. Monarchs have been scarce around here lately so was fun to see their return, and I’ll hate to see them go when the winter months arrive.
Sharing one of my painted textures. I used this one behind the butterfly picture above. You can download it HERE without my logo. I hope you enjoy using it.
Would love to see how you use it in one of your photos by linking up with Pictorial Friday.
Note: the ribbon on my framed photo is from French Kiss Collections. She makes lovely textures and other items. If you subscribe, she does have some freebies.
Enjoying the last flowers of the summer. I had the grandson today, and he helped me go down the road and pick some wild flowers as well as a few still blooming in my flower bed. This time of year though, I could call it a weed bed as I’m just not that much of a green thumb and bore of taking care of them by this time of the season. Next year, my goal is just flower pots…easier to weed and maintain. lol
My sharing for Pictorial Friday. You’re next so I hope you will link up and share your photography.
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Sharing my Mauve texture. You can download without my logo HERE
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Although this evening and this week hasn’t felt much like Fall. It is only in the 50’s and 50’s and 40’s at night. Brrrrr…chilly already. I usually really like Fall the best, but it is cooling off too soon.
The leafs for my vase I picked up when I took the grandbabykins to the park after school. I slathered Mod Podge on them to see if they would keep better without curling. So far, so good.
Remember as kids when the Dandelions’ yellow turned to these Puff-Balls as we called them, and we’d make a wish and Poof ~ blow them off in the wind?
And of course remember the jokes kids loved to tell- “What’s black and white and red all over?” (the newspaper..hahahahaha) The grandson recently bought a book of jokes and was having so much fun reading some of them to me. It brought back memories of the easy life and fun of a kid again and all the space out in front to look forward. I’d forgotten most of those kid’s jokes.
My original photo before it was textured with Kim’s kk_stamped softly
Sharing my Puff-Ball for Black and White Texture Tuesday and over at Floral Love.
In March my wonderful daughter surprised me with a phone call asking if I would want to fly to California with her to visit her brother (my son) who moved there last Summer (she was paying). It was her son’s Spring break from grade school, and she had a week’s vacation. Neither of us had ever flown, and I was apprehensive before giving an answer because I’ve always swore I would never, ever fly on a plane. When young, I wasn’t afraid of heights, but over the years had become moreso. She was surprised when I said right away that I would go. She said she thought I would say no because of my fear of flying. I will admit the weeks leading up to the date we were to fly out, I was wondering what in the world am I doing. Will I have a panic attack? Will I not want to fly back home and then have to rent a car or something? Will I just have to call the hubby and tell him I cannot fly back so I’m staying indefinitely? 🙂
Reasons I said yes.
I knew that since it was her first time flying that as a mom there was no way I was letting her go alone even though she is 30 years old, and the grandson is 7. I would have worried too much about it. That was mainly my reason for saying yes.
My son’s daughter is the newest grand-daughter of just over one years old, and I hadn’t seen her since she was only a few months old.
After the frigid cold winter we’d just been through and having cabin fever, I was ready to go anywhere even if it meant taking a plane.
So, off we flew. It was thee most amazing thing, and I swore I’d never look out a plane window, but I did and it was awesome. And, hubby had to put up with me because I did make the flight back home.
California is beautiful and if I were younger, I think I would have no problem moving there. The little fellow in my photo was so obliging when my son took us to visit a Lighthouse. He just sat there as if posing for the few pictures that I took of him.
Sharing with Texture Tuesday and is textured with Kim’s kk_0603.
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He lets me take his photo, but if you look at the slide show, you can see that after a bit, he turns his head and will not look at the camera as if to say, Enough! hahaha
I applied his photo to the background that I created called pb_whitet. It is part of my textures collection.
Hope you enjoy the photos of my Fur Baby….
Sharing my background for free (without the watermark). The download link for pb_whitet is HERE. Thanks, and hope you enjoy it. If you use it, would love to see your creation by leaving a link to your page in the comment section. 🙂
Happy Sunday ~ Many Blessings ~ and have a great week ahead. 🙂
Playing with taking a photo and adding texture to make it photo art to share with Pixel Dust Photo Art for February (theme is to be geometric angles so not sure this is but only angles in a picture that I have at the moment). Thought I’d also share with this week’s Texture Tuesday.
I applied the Old World Charm texture from Pixel Dust and then using my brush, brushed back in the trees and shadows. After I had it like I wanted, I then applied Kim’s kk_2003.
Give a visit to Texture Tuesday and enjoy all that other photographers have shared for this week.
The view across the field and down the road from my house. This is not this year, but the snow has fallen and it looks the same. Each time I look across the field with the bare tree line, it reminds me of a painting. What gorgeous work the artist Mother Nature and our Lord does. I love looking out at the snow with the world all white and clean like a renewing. When Fall is over and the leaves are gone and before the winter season starts with the snowfalls, it is like the world is kind of sad, and then the glorious snow starts falling, and the world is bright again.
This week and last, the snow is falling…I’m having a good time this year as we head into the holiday season getting back to the basics of what Christmas is all about. I’ve been doing the Advent Study with the Good Morning Girls and enjoying getting back to reading Scripture, which I had let go by the wayside in the past few years. Enjoying my memories of the childhood Christmases with my mom who couldn’t provide and how the small things were appreciated even as a child. I had two sisters, and she was newly divorced, but such fun we’d have going to the corner store at Christmas and dragging a cut Christmas tree three blocks back home to be decorated. I now know the lovely people who owned that store gave the tree to us, but at the time I assumed we’d paid for it. Life was simple, and I now know that maybe it wasn’t so simple for my mother, but she never let it show. She sang, we made paper circles to hang on the tree and we loved every minute of that time. Christmas morning I don’t remember presents being under that tree, but the memories of magical Christmases still remain. Family is Christmas to me.
As time went on and I had my own family, times were better for my kids, they got to be spoiled by gifts, but I tried to keep some of those traditions.
My wish is for everyone to have a blessed & fun holiday season and enjoy the smiles that we see on children’s faces and the light in their eyes as they enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Their faces are a gift to the world as we find gifts in many forms and different places.
Sharing with Kim Klassens Texture Tuesday…textured with her kk_touch of texture-1