Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A beautiful weekend

Thanks for your comments from the post below. I never knew a butter dish could move all of us like that. I even had two men respond, both of whom probably think I’m crazy.

Over the weekend, I got a lot of Springtime sprucing up done around the yard. It was the perfect weekend to work outside with the pleasant temps and mostly sunny skies. First thing was to finish up the potting and transplanting a few indoor plants into bigger containers.

I found this little mushroom growing outside in one of the old pots. Perhaps you remember my penchant for fungi.

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I used this free texture {Royal Grunge} from Shadowhouse Creations to edge the photo. Have you been to Jerry Jones’ site yet? It’s a wonderful resource for creativity for photography and Photoshop. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.

I’m also fooling around with a new watermark. I’m tired of the old one.

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I bought a new pot this weekend. It’s quite shy so I’m only showing you part of it.

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This is a little cement tile that I bought in Ocracoke, NC years ago. I created a little spot for it, planting moss around it to make it look like it’s been there for awhile.

It’s fun transplanting moss.

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A few hanging baskets just before the sun hits them on the back patio.

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A different perspective for my three-tiered planter. I’m way into the shallow DOF lately. (DOF = Depth Of Field).

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And I guess that concludes my photo journey for today. Stay tuned tomorrow when I may bring you even more exciting photos.

If I can find any.

Until later, my friends . . .

32 comments:

suezoos1 said...

Love the photos today...it's chilly and rainy here and they brighten up my day.

Mary Lou said...

May I have your old watermark because I love it?? What do you mean that wouldn't work?
Love the photos. I'm living in shallow DOF with you. It's so interesting.
Rainy here..

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Thank you for sharing that texture. I've been wondering where you found it. :)

Julie Harward said...

i love finding mushrooms too..they are always a neat little surprise! I like your pot, what it let us see anyway! And I like the tile too, very unusual! Come say hi :D

Gail said...

I am still trying to figure out how to make a water mark! Not devoting too much time to it but it is on my list.

Your plants are very colorful and enjoyed the tile and pot. Your perspective is always unique, that is what makes my visits so enjoyable.

Don't pull on your boots, because it is getting deep...I would not say it, if it were not so.

Marla said...

It looks like a beautiful weekend, for sure. It was stormy and cold all weekend here, so I'm glad there was sunshine somewhere.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

deborah said...

Love your pics today! I also love fungi (almost did a master's degree with that focus lol!) It's been raining here, so I didn't get any weeding or planting accomplished this weekend. The DOF is unique, I'm enjoying it!

ELK said...

how i enjoyed my time here ..filled with color ..joy and art..kate it is lovely

Shana said...

beautiful pictures as always!!

beth said...

i'm so loving dof, too !

so much so that i'm going to try to explain it on my blog....why are words so hard when you want to show something with your hands ?

oh well, i'm not a teacher, but i'm going to try and wing it :)

Hilary said...

Lovely photos as always, Kate but really.. shy or not.. you ought to be more generous with your pot. ;)

Farmchick said...

I do love the mushroom photo. I have been planting flowers and sprucing up around the farm as well. Tired of the winter look.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Mushroom photo - LOVE IT!

Deb said...

always look forward to your photos...

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I have so much to learn about Photoshop...love to see the ways you transform your photos :)

BUSH BABE said...

*sigh*
Lovin' your shy pot!

Am halfway through a HOW TO Watermark post... but yours is so much prettier than mine!
:-)
BB

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

Your cement tile is lovely! It reminds me of a shell lying in the sand with the colors of the sky, seaweed and the foam of the waves surrounding it. :0)

Caroline said...

All your photos are so very lovely! But, that mushroom...OMG...so delicate and perfect!

Andi said...

I love shallow DOF - one of the reasons I really wanted a "real" camera. The mushroom picture makes me want to move the macro lens wayyyy up on my wish list. :)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Your hanging baskets are beautiful. I'm waiting for two which I have commissioned a local gardener to make up for me. They usually come looking very baron, but end up looking magnificent.

CJ xx

Nurse Nancy said...

So very pretty and peaceful....love it!

Mental P Mama said...

Heaven on earth....

The Japanese Redneck said...

I very much need to do some yard work. I keep thinking that the garden gnomes will show up and get it done for me.......

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh, lovely....it is just still a little early here, but I will be planting over the next few weeks...so nice to see flowers!

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh, lovely....it is just still a little early here, but I will be planting over the next few weeks...so nice to see flowers!

Ellen said...

Wonderful color! and DOF....smiles.

Daryl said...

lovely .. and you've reminded me I need to add some more plants to the window box the marigolds look lonely and the grassy stuff with the little blue flowers seems to be growing faster and will soon dwarf them ... did you know marigolds keep bugs away? Yup.

Mary said...

Oh, I'm sure you will be able to come up with a few more photos for tomorrow... :)

LOVE the funghi photo, the new watermark, and your beautiful tiered plant stand!

It's pouring rain here today, so no weeding in the garden... but then somehow I haven't weeded when it was sunny yet either... lol

Char said...

great little 'shroom shot!! love the photos

Oliag said...

You do have a way with fungi Kate!...great shot!

I have been enjoying Shadowhouse Creations blog for the past few weeks...I think I found it through your site...and I do love it and have learned the little I know about textures through it...Thanks!
xo

Jerry Jones said...

Very kind of you my dear, and deeply appreciate the plug.

Think I'll leave you with a simple response ....butter dish!

These Nine Acres said...

I really need to do some springtime sprucing myself. Normally I am finished by now. This year? Not so much.