Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Serenpidity

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Serendipity is the name of Kim Klassen’s texture that I used on this photo...

I used Serendipity on the top photo at 100% in the multiply mode of CS5....

On the bottom version I cropped it more in Picasa and

applied the Picasa Sepia Effect...

I’m still trying to learn CS5...taking baby steps here...

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

What Little Girls Do...

Grandaddies...and grandgirls...

relationships made in Heaven...

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Beauty Queens ... all three!!!

 

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This Grandaddy, who just happens to be our county Mayor, is no exception...

One proud “Papa”!!!

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Flash Mob

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Just Outside My Door...

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Just outside my door is a trellis with a Clematis Vine

...and this year we have a birds nest...

It had only one egg the day I took these photos

Now it has three...

I’m kind of excited!!!

 

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The photo above is from my files, I think it was a Dogwood Bush or something

like that...I don’t think it has bloomed since it’s first year...

 

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I think this Candy Tuft might be my favorite perennial ...

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This Japanese Maple is more of a bush than a tree...

it is about four feet tall and probably six feet in diameter...

 

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It currently has a nice crop of weeds, ivy and a black dog under it...

 

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Michael thinks this Japanese Kerria is downright invasive..

I love those prolific blooms...

“Wild with abandon” comes to mind when I look at them...

 

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Wishing all of you a Happy Easter Holiday

Enjoy your families!!!

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Just a little snippet of the Phlox...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Texture...

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Texture...

...a crocheted bedspread draped over my curly willow tree branch...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Springier and Springier...

I took these photos a week or so ago...

Could anything look any springier???

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Have a beautiful week peeps...

Visit Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What A Doll!!!

 

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I ran into this young lady recently when

she was helping her Grandmother...we

decided she needed some cute shots taken...

even though it was raining buckets outside...

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She and her Grandmother made these cute elephant pins!!!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mosaic Monday...

Thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers

on my previous post...it was greatly

apppreciated and much needed...

I have the very best friends here...

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The white dogwood blossoms are from the Governor’s Mansion in Nashville...

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These are some of the ladies that attended

“Ladies Day On The Hill”  in Nashville last week and

The guy is our Representative Bill Sanderson...

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The lady in the red blazer in the top and bottom right photo is

Mrs. Susan Witcher, President of the Tennessee Federation of

Republican Women

www.tnfrw.org

Mary is hosting Mosaic Monday...

Please visit her...

Bittersweet Spring

 

 

Spring...

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Of new Life

Life is bittersweet

Yesterday we buried

Our stillborn grandson

Jameson Thomas Gookin- April 5, 2011

Son of James and Demanda... 

We grieve as the earth welcomes spring

...and God has another angel...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Header Ideas...

 

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I thought I would play with some photos and some new header designs...

 

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I always start with a mosaic that I’ve made in Picasa...

then I add text and crop it  down to what I like...

I get a lot more fails than keeps...

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Wishing you a beautiful week...

I’ll be away this week...

With a little luck...I’ll have some new photos when I come back!!!

 

Mosaic Monday photos are at Mary’s Little Red House

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