Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Texture Tuesday {Gratitude}

I am grateful for the silliness of my canine buddies.  This just makes me smile.

Sweet Dolan

I used 2 layers of Kim Klassen’s Portrait

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{Texture Tuesday}

Fire in a snow storm

Tiny pellets of icy snow started falling while we were winterizing the rose bed.   As the ice drops gave way to snowflakes, we decided to start a fire while we continued to work at cleaning the last of autumn from the gardens. 

I love watching the flames dance and flicker, listening to the snapping and crackling, smelling the hot woodsy scent.

Used Kim Klassen’s Softpalette, Magicscripted, and Swirlmagic textures.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Texture Tuesday {the number two}

Tea for two . . .

Used Kim Klassen’s Scripted Autumn and Shades of November textures


Friday, November 4, 2011

Little red headed visitor

I haven’t posted for a while; I’ve been so, so busy lately. 

I don’t know what kind of bird this is, but his/her coloring is so pretty.

I used Kim Klassen’s The Leaf and Broken Book textures.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Texture Tuesday {Times 2}

Off the beaten path . . .

A while back we pulled off of the highway to explore some old country roads and spotted this old silo with a tree growing through the center.  I snapped a bunch of pictures during that drive but it’s this photo that I keep coming back to.

I’ve spent too much time wondering how this tree survived.  As a sapling growing in a darkened space its only sun would be at high noon.  Wondering if silos have cement floors, and if they do, where did this tree plant its roots?  Do birds enjoy its protected space?

 It’s really a wonder that it survived . . .

I used Kim Klassen's Canvas Back and Warmly Cracked textures (2 layers of each).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Buttercup Squash

I love the curly Q’s and texture of the stems, and the dark green dimpled skin of this winter squash.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn Splendor

I love the pinks and purples in these leaves. 

I pulled some of the colors out of the photo, and put them into a color chart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Texture Tuesday-The Red eDition

Bright red dahlia– so dramatic!

Photo taken in Seattle Washington last year. 
Used Kim Klassen’s Magicscripted texture.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A pink surprise

An unexpected flower appeared in my flower bed, funny how that happens!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Trip to Winona

 Lily near Lake Pepin

 Dave at a coffee shop

Pumpkins in Wabasha

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Texture Tuesday- free and easy

Secret garden – sweet little houses hidden in the forest.

Images beautified with Kim Klassen’s Magic Scripted, Magic Grunge, and Vintage Magicness textures.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Texture Tuesday

A sunny, summery moment to remember  . . . as golden autumn begins to shimmer into view.

Beautified with Kim Klassen’s Autumn Burst and February Magic Edge textures (isn’t that ironic?)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Renaissance Festival 2011

Renaissance Festival 2011


Opening Trumpets

The Royal King and Queen 

Girl with Goose

Twig the Fairy 

Ravens of evil and death

Lily and Wanda

Dave and me

Sleeping fairy 

Sheep herding 

Petting Farm 

 What is this mysterious device?