One Lump or Two


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Sharing with A Jar Full of Marigolds’ Thankful Thursday.

Top image is textured with Mona’s Pictureque’s White Whisper and kk_0411 from Kim Klassen. The quote graphic is textured with The Coffee Shop Blog’s vintage paper for the background.

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Peabea

Perseverance

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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. 🙂 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!!

Thanks for visiting Peabea’s Patch…

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Psalm 71:18

 

Glimpse~Things to Come

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Softly blows the breeze

That whispers through the trees

As snowflakes fall; each unique shape circles around

And eventually makes it to the ground

As one by one they pile atop another

As the whisper turns to a growl

The snowflakes dance and swirl

Painting the trees and landscape a luscious white

As fast and furious as a painter’s brush

using the World as his Canvas ~

and he names it

“BLIZZARD”

by Peabea (Patricia B)

(c)opyright 2013 September

Layered with KK_Stamped Softly at 57% to share with Texture Tuesday and Tuesday Muse. Visit these Memes for all the wonderful photography shared.

Enjoy!! and thanks for stopping by

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Wishful Thinking ‘n Corn is Ready

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Sharing with Tuesday Muse and added Nancy’s Laundry Day to the top half of the Corn photo since the sky needed a bit more color, and I really like this texture.

Hope everyone had a really great and relaxing Labor Day holiday week-end.

Below is another one of my textures that I’m sharing with you. Hope you like it…

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Down load the texture above (without the copyright) HERE or click the picture above to download. Any problems, let me know. 🙂

Happy Tuesday and love that you stopped by

Peabea

Nostalgia

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As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain,

So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain,

Will not leave me: all things leave me:

You remain.

– Arthur Symons

~A Bit ‘O History ~

  • In 1888, Toledo’s Dr. Allen DeVilbiss developed an atomizer. DeVilbiss used the atomizer to spray a small dose of medicine down the throats of his patients. Later on, the atomizer was repurposed as a spray finisher. In the early 1900s, atomizers began to be used to hold perfume.

Perfumes

  • By the time of World War I, many G.I.’s who were returning home from France through Paris picked up perfumes in atomizer bottles for their sweethearts and wives back home. Today, nearly all liquid perfumes are sold in some sort of atomizer. Decades ago, it was more common to see perfume atomizers with a bulb attached to a cord to pump the perfume through the mister. These days, few perfumes are sold in such receptacles. This is because pressurized atomizers with a bulb are more costly to make, and can become useless is the soft rubber of the pumping bulb is damaged. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5085139_history-atomizers.html#ixzz2cVQhUyXp

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The girl is compliments of The Graphics Fairy

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I’ve been making brushes, so this week thought I’d share one with you. You can click the photo above or download here.

(NOTE: to those that may have previously downloaded this brush, I apologize that I had left out the ‘A’, and have now fixed it to correctly say ‘Sometimes you just gotta stop an take a moment’ so please re-download the link. It has been corrected. Thanks..)

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Happy Tuesday, and have a great week,

Peabea

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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. Smiles

Peabea

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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.

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Have a great week…and thanks for stopping by.

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Peabea 🙂

Top ‘O The Morning

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Sharing my latest ~Top ‘O The Morning~ graphic with Tuesday Muse. I layered it with my pb_choco texture and added a picture of one of my coffee mugs. Original is below.

If you would like the graphic, you can get it HERE without my watermark.

Download for the pb_choco texture is HERE

Thanks, hope you enjoy and have a great day no matter what you’re drinking. I’m a coffee in the morning type person, and maybe some Cranberry Blood Orange Tea once in a while. Especially love Iced Tea with fresh sliced oranges on a hot Summer afternoon.

Cheers!!!

Peabea

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Milkweed

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Another from my ‘Weeds’ photos. Wasn’t sure what this was so I googled it, and found that it is Milkweed.  Seems it’s important for Monarch Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and other species. I know when I was taking this, the bees were loving this weed/plant.

If interested in knowing more about the Milkweed, I found some info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias and here: http://www.butterflybushes.com/milkweed.htm

On my photo, I started with one of Nancy’s textures as the background and added my photo on top with soft light overlay. I then applied the Dreamy technique that I’d seen in Kim’s tutorial on how to make your photo look dreamy. I didn’t do all the steps, and I don’t think mine turned out like hers. I then embedded a bird on a branch clip art from The Graphics Fairy, added a butterfly and a bee brush. Lastly, I applied kk_touchoftexture.

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Enjoy!! 

Comments are the best so I know you visited, and I can come visit you.

Peabea

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