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Thursday, April 26, 2012

PAF Lone Leaf

     PAF challenge is to include one of Bonnie's textures; I used her "Painterly" texture playing around in CS6 Beta until I was satisfied with the enhancement of this lone leaf, photo taken on Monday.

Original Photo

Lone Leaf 

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Monday, April 23, 2012

At the Park

     After work today went to the park for a bit with friend Jaci and her "charge," who just began walking a couple weeks ago. Sheila is a sweetie.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Snow Geese

     We are blessed to see the Snow Geese migrate. This spring across the Kenai Flats is no exception. I drove to/from work for 30 years via this route and always enjoyed the changing view with beautiful Cook Inlet and Mt. Redoubt, animals and birds, flora and fauna. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PAF "New Life"

     PAF challenge this week "is to portray any piece of photo art that reflects 'new life.'" Last Saturday friend Judi took me on a drive to see beautiful cacti budding flowers in Sun City, Arizona - I so enjoyed the morning time with her and viewing a heron nest with babes. These are four photos from the adventure.
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Cacti Blooms

     The heron nests were quite far away and of course I didn't pack my Panasonic zoom 35-420; you can see how far away the tree is, but I stepped a wee bit closer to get a snap of the "babes" with my point and shoot Sony with the Carl Zeiss lens. 

Heron Nest

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Every Path

     Photo Art Friday challenge this week is: "Share a piece of photo art that somehow features a quotation that you hold 'dear' - a quotation that has proved meaningful or significant in your life. Share how or why if you like."
     This quotation is on an inexpensive plaque that my Mother hung in her home and I always recall our visits, her advice, and her love when I see or hear the quote. The photo rather depicts the "feel" of coming to a puddle in life, being fearful of facing and/or making the crossing, and then seeing the beautiful end of the journey or challenge for what the path has taught you. 
     My mother's passing was such a "puddle." I am so blessed and thankful for the memory. 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunflower Color Board

     Something new, adding a "color board" to a photo, with Kim Klassen at Photoshop Test Kitchen.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Day

     What a beautiful Easter Day; had a lovely noon meal with my dear friend Edna. The photos depict my morning fresh juice made with my Omega "auger-style" juicer - apple, orange, and ginger. It works great and is truly a dream for clean up. Edna arrived about 1130am and we visited while I finished the deviled eggs. We ate a nice piece of classic grilled tilapia, 1/3 yam, kale salad, and a deviled egg. Light, tasty, simple and delicious. 
     Now I can't forget the gorgeous bouquet of hydrangeas Edna gifted me knowing full well that I would have the cameras out in no time. The juicing, meal, and photo of Edna were taken with my iPhone4, thus a little grainy. But, of course, I brought out the Panasonic for the flowers.
     At 430pm I drove to the theatre and saw "Mirror, Mirror" - relaxed and enjoyed.

Three Easter Girls

     Taken tonight just before Saturday Vigil. My favorite of the three of them is below. I also posted a link under the "Portfolio" page to view several more photos. We missed having other family with us, too. Love and hugs to all.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter and Spring

     Today I went on a couple errands with friend Jaci; one was to a vehicle service company for a brake light fix on her 4x4. There were tulips in a basket on the counter. Soooooo - I took the basket to the only clear wall space which was the bathroom to take a couple of photos.

iPhone4 (5mp) images

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Suzy's LB Pages

     Completed two pages today for Suzy's Lacebook and have them up on the Mixed Media Page, a link is provided under the Blue Moose Banner above. Here is a teaser! Smiles.

Monday, April 2, 2012

LB Continued

     Amazing creativity! Here is the latest in the Lacebook Saga - and, comes to me via photos only. I must wait to see these and Suzy's (and, Deb's to follow) in person. Will be so anxious when June rolls around and I get to bind them all together, including any additional "ideas" that might pop into my head! Please click the "Mixed Media" page above under the Blue Moose Banner to see the front, back, and a bit closer view of the Triptych, and any of the other pages you might have missed. All the books are getting thicker and richer in texture.