Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Wow..I can't believe it has been almost a month since I posted here. I have been busy trying to learn my new camera, taking pictures, and learning how to use some terrific Topaz plugins on them!

I hope everyone has been well and for those of us who live in the U.S. that you all have a Happy 4th of July.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Life in the Cemetery

I was visiting a cemetery this morning, and this little fellow played hide and seek with me. He would run behind a head stone, then come out and get fairly close to me..then off to hide again. He had some playmates there too, but this one was the friendliest. Perhaps they get lonely for some live company. :-)

Monday, June 1, 2009


One of my neighbors has some lovely poppies growing in her "field of flowers", so I had to run over and photograph some.  There are so many beautiful flowers this time of year..I wish I could photograph each and everyone of them. :-)

Have a wonderful day and take a moment to enjoy the beauty nature gives us.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is celebrated this weekend here in the United States. Traditional Memorial Day celebrations have diminished over the years, and I think many of us have forgotten the meaning of Memorial Day.   I hope we all take the time to remember and honor those that have served our country.  

Take a few minutes and go here for more information about Memorial Day and what you can do to help honor our men and women who gave their lives for us.


Monday, May 18, 2009


This is a digital oil painting from a photo I took a couple of weeks ago.  I loved the way the trees bent and curved and the goose enjoying the shade, along with all the reflections.    

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nature's Moments

Using another picture from my adventures at the park I went to last week I made this to give credit to Mother Nature for all the beauty we can see everyday.  If you're like me, though, I don't always see it...or take the time to appreciate it. :-)

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Reflections of Summer

A friend and I went out for brunch and then I grabbed my camera and we made our way to one of the beautiful local parks.  It was a glorious day,  sunny and the temperature was in the 60's so I was happy.    I've loved the photos I have gotten from this camera, but it is 7 years old now and I've been having some problems with it,  and the time for a new one is getting close.

I loved this photo as the water shows all the colors of the plants, flowers, and sky that surrounded this spring fed pond in the reflections.  I never noticed it as I was taking the picture, so I was pleasantly surprised when I unloaded them this afternoon to see that the reflections showed up so beautifully. Being a novice can work wonders at times....LOL

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nature Awakens

Just playing around this morning with this graphic.  We have been having some beautiful weather and I've been spending some time outdoors, and just enjoying life.  I've also been doing some walking to get rid of this extra 10-15 pounds I gained during my winter hibernation. :-)  I'll have to try and join a challenge this week or I'll forget how to do graphics!  

Hope everyone is well and that you are enjoying Spring.