A journal of sorts.

I am an avid photographer with a love for digital processing. The Bearded One and I have become "Townies" once again and are in the process of transforming our suburban nest into a peaceful refuge.
This blog is where I like to stash things. An assortment of random thoughts, a recipe or two, a few of my favorite photos, and the processing thereof.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday... Whooty Whoo!

Before and After

As promised here is another one of Lorali's Pictures. This is a photo of her brother Rocky's Dogs. Animals have great expressions that translate well into "Rockwell" Style.

Rocky s dogs matte sm

Here is the before.

Rocky s dogs before

A great shot to begin with. I've cropped it just to bring more focus on their eager faces. I think the post processing just seems to animate the picture bringing it to life. What do you think? All comments, critiques, and suggestions always welcome.

And here is an over the top version. with lots of warm color.

Rocky s Dogs blog sm


More next time. Thanks everyone for sending your Photos! keep them coming.

Cottage Living

It can be pretty quiet here on the bay. We don't get cable TV and our internet isn't fast enough to watch shows on hulu. If the silence gets to be too quiet, the "Bearded One" will occasionally start reading aloud. He likes to read aloud. In fact if he's not reading aloud, his lips are still moving. I am his audience. If I'm not home the neighbor's dog Bette can sometimes be persuaded with a dog biscuit to sit and listen for a spell... This weekend they are predicting a little rain. It will be good to hole in, drag out the sweaters and get ready for fall's arrival. Oh and candles. Spicy pumpkin, cinnamon apple, and sugar cookie candles... gluten free of course.

Healthy Choices

Leslie Forwarded me a great post today dealing with "Gluten free" Click here for the original link . It looks like an informative site. Thank's sis! I'm sure I will have to back off the carbs to feel better. One step at a time. Besides I have a delicious gluten free raisin-cinnamon loaf to finish off.

Nate's News


See what Nathaniel in Arizona is up to...

Hmmm... Pause for Thought

Quotes from 'The Tao of Pooh'

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast? said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.

Remi s end sm


  1. In a few years you can put all this into a compilation, then I'll stand in line so you can sign my copy, OK? ♥

  2. Hee Hee... Maybe we can feature you in a knit segment.... hmmmm?