Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mandarin Orange Monday

This started out as a simple tree stump ... yes, another tree stump.  An old aged tree stump with lots of character.  I would love to show you the original, but as I started this several days ago and have been away at an Izzi trial all weekend,  I have forgotten where I fond it.   Good Grief!  But you can follow my dabblings anyway ...

As always, I wonder if you see what I see ... :)

Happy MOM!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Geometric Friday

Snow painted the geometrics on the tree ... natures artwork!  I added a little color to make it more visable :)

Lori, have you put a spell on me?  Every time I post on your blog, it ends up being orange :)

Have a great weekend everyone,

Weekend Reflection

Windows by the expressway ... Yes, I know, keep your eyes on the road, Andrea :(

Feline Art Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Giving Thanks

Hello ... I was hoping we could have a little talk before it is too late.  You see, I wanted to tell you that Thanksgiving shouldn't have anything to do with Turkeys.  Yes, I know, you think it is all self interest that motivates this conversation, but that isn't true.  Thanksgiving should be about you ... each of you and the ability to appreciate what you have ... no matter how little or how simple it is, what you have is a gift from God and you need to be thankful ...  and you are, I know you are.  But, back to my original point ... you really don't have to eat a Turkey to prove that you are thankful.  If you really want to show it, give something to someone else who has a need.  That is what I would do ... so click on the link (Giving Thanks)below and see what being thankful is really all about.  And have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends ... just sayin' :)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Good Fences

You can see there are two fences here.  The first is a railing on one of many over passes on the expressway ... the second was built after we had a rash of accidents on the expressway caused by people throwing stuff, mostly rocks at the cars below.  I am thankful for this fence, but not thankful for the kind of behavior that required it to be built.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NF DAM/Digital Art Meme

Simple Texture 1
(hair of a cat)

Last week's keep it simple ...

Simple Texture 2

Last week's keep it simple ...

Mix and play ...

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving for some ... enjoy and remember the word, moderation:)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Sunday afternoon, Mr. Cardinal came for a visit as he does every day ...

Monday afternoon Mr. Cardinal came for a visit as he does every day but ....
It is Snowing and it is Cold ...

Gold Finch ... a bird's eye view of winter ...

Gold Finch ...

A pair of Starlings ...

Another Gold Finch ...

Dark eyed Junco

House Sparrows

Mrs. Cardinal ...

Please notice that several birds were on the bird bath.  The birds need water in the winter.  Yes, they can eat snow, but it brings down their body temperature and their survival in cold weather depends on their being able to keep their body temperature up.  So if you haven't already ... invest in a heated water source for your birds :)

Happy Wild Bird Wednesday!

Monday, November 24, 2014

NF Inspiring Photography ... Catching the Light

The Great White Light 

The sun trying desparately to shine through the dark storm clouds ...when it is filtered this way by the clouds, it looks like a great white light in the sky.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mandarin Orange Monday

I call this a light painting.  I take a picture, select what I see and lighten it so it is clearer ... See my bear?

Oh oh, two bears ... hope they're friendly :)

Have a warm and fuzzy week ...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Geometric Friday

Believe it or not, this started out with a line of weave poles (agility poles that the dogs weave through) and then suddenly I was here.  Well, it is geometric, so it works, right? And, I learned some new tricks in the process ... now the real trick will be to remember what they are ...  It is fun to be old:) 

Happy Weekend ... stay in shape (Geometrically speaking :)