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, January 27, 2012

Final week of vacation begins...


Lichen down at the waters edge this morning

Cottage living

It's official, I go back to work a week from Monday. Both the "Bearded One", and our budget, will appreciate the dawning of that glorious day. In the meantime I'm on Vacation. Whooty Whoo! Somehow it feels a little different than being on my "temporary unemployment" hiatus. I will head into this next week with a bounce in my step that only a "real" vacation can give. I'm pretty sure I won't be getting a tan on the outside, but on the inside I will be a lovely golden brown. Several things that I had intended have not been accomplished during my hiatus. I haven't completely reorganized my crafty stash. I haven't developed the habit of rising early each day and trooping up and down the long driveway. I haven't faithfully gone to the gym three days a week. I haven't sewed, anything beyond putting a button back on, and my photo file is still bloated and out of control. I have however managed to get back on track eating-wise these past few weeks. I have also come to grips with the fact that I have a nineteen year old grandson, middle aged children, and a bladder that will not allow me to sleep through a whole night. I have also discovered that life is pretty good. Small "disasters" that sometimes come along are actually opportunities, and if I can look towards where I am going, instead of where I am coming from, things seem to fall into place much more easily. So here's to a lovely week and Bon Voyage'  even if only in my imagination.

Before and After Project 365

I went out to take a photo for today's 365. I was wearing my slippers and hadn't intended to go to the beach but the tide was out so down I went. These are our neighbor's sea going vessels tied up to the bank to keep them from floating away. I had just watched some tutorials on textures so I decided to have a little fun. It was kind of a dreary, foggy morning but the boats were colorful.


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I ended up "grunging" the image and now it looks as though we had been through a tsunami of mud, much to the "Bearded One's" chagrin but it was fun and I kind of like the depressing, distressed look.

Waiting boats

A little blur, some filters, and a sepia tone added with a mask to reveal the colors of the boats just a bit.

Lowcarb Livin'

Not a whole lot to report, no new experimental recipes. I did have blueberry almond cakes for breakfast and salmon for dinner, and some lovely french green beans with peppers and onions. I think for dessert that I will dish up a little cottage cheese with cinnamon and a sprinkle of sweetener. A nice way to end the day.

Pause for thought...

Until next time...


1 comment:

  1. The lichen photo would be a beautiful card! Great post :-)