Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Texture Tuesday

Last night my daughter woke me up to see the blood moon.
It was worth getting up for!  However, I wasn't up to getting my tripod set up for a picture, as it was cold and icy on our deck.
I could use the deck rail for a tripod with my camera laying flat looking up set on "bulb" mode to catch some stars.
I layered the above image with Kim Klassen's texture "Xanthe" which brightened the stars just a bit without increasing the dark sky.  The night was perfect for star gazing!

But, the blood moon was off to the side from my camera lens on the deck rail.  So, I decided to streak the Moon (and Mars) with the "bulb" setting as it would be blurry anyway without a tripod. (I moved the camera with the shutter open.)

Look how bright the Moon and Mars were compared to the other stars!   There wasn't enough exposure to see the other stars.
The theme at Texture Tuesday is Perfectly Imperfect.  I may be stretching this a bit (you think??) as God's sky is actually pretty perfect. :)  But, my photo because it couldn't be perfect...is kind of fun with the trailing moon.

It's Holy Week so I think I'll be back here next week.  
I have much to share in the upcoming weeks: the abandoned house pictures I mentioned earlier... a two year old's birthday party....an antique store....an abandoned theater....a frosting recipe....

May you have blessed week and a JOYOUS EASTER!!  
(My 8 y ear old daughter gave up all electronic entertainment...her idea...and she said the other day, "I'm ready for Him to be risen already!")

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Finds

It's been a long time since I've bought anything at a thrift store, auction, or garage sale.  It was exciting to bring home these treasures the other day!
1. Old wood crucifix
2. Metal crucifix---that opens up in the back to hold candles and candle holders on the metal back that comes off.
3. Bless our home plaque that I thought had potential if I took it off the wood piece it was mounted on.
4. Lovely ceramic bird
5. Stack of quilt blocks!!! (nothing matches...odds and ends)
6. Awesome colors in some of the quilt block pieces.

And, I was right, unscrewed from the wood plaque this metal "Bless Our Home" piece is so neat!

I can't decide where to put it yet. :)

Linking today with Kim:

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

For the Love of...Decay

The theme at Kim's Texture Tuesday this week was a fill in the blank.  "For the Love of...."
After shooting on Sunday, it was easy to fill in the blank. 
What always speak to me:
 Leaf skeletons?  Decay.  
Chippy paint? Decay.
Rust? Decay
Rotting logs? Decay.
Abandoned buildings? Decay.

I really like how this house sits back in all the overgrown trees, emphasizing it's neglect.  Out of sight...out of mind, as the saying goes.

I textured the image with one from Kim's Downton Collection, "Mary".

Happy Tuesday to you!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Preview: Abandoned

I was able to go do a little exploring yesterday with my camera.

And, I explored here.

More pictures to come.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday Digest

►Never underestimate the power of a tent set up indoors.  And, a flashlight?....one of the best play set ups!  This was a couple of months ago when our granddaughter came to visit.  (low light grainy photo)

►Wow.  London through a marble?!  Very neat photos on here at the blog, Conversation Pieces.

►I'm still hooked on the idea of crocheting baskets, and this pattern is neat.  I think you could do it with strips of fabric too, as we made in this post. Did you get the pun, "hooked" on crocheting baskets....

Off shopping with all of my girls today!

~Have a great weekend~ 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Out On a Walk

My little girls are getting older....

and a little more brave!

They got about half way out before they came back, but there was no time of panic.  Brave, these two are not...or now I can say, were not. :)

If you are wondering...yes, this was safe for them.

After they got off the branch, the cat walked out and settled in with ease, ha!

We had such a nice time enjoying the mild temperature yesterday!
Today, I'm linking up with Mary for Mosaic Monday.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Filed Under Shoes in Dressup

I've been trying to organize my pictures in my computer files and in the end, hopefully, print out more.  This week's Friday's Find is from my pictures files.

My youngest two, five years ago.
Playing dress up, but just with shoes this day.

Hmmmm...one was still in jammies and the other dressed.  

Dressing up in big girl shoes. :)

They haven't outgrown dress up yet either, thank goodness!  Just not as often. I realized today that I haven't taken any dress up pictures in awhile.

Time to remedy that.

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