Thursday, March 24, 2011

Checking in

I’m just checking in and it’s late as I write this. I said it would be a busy week and by jove, it truly has been. Home very late tonight after a visit to get the taxes done and running some errands – but my dinner was waiting for me. I love that. Tomorrow after work - another errand to run, and then Friday another late arrival home. I’m dropping off the trusty Element at the car dealer and picking up a loaner for overnight so they can address an issue that requires extra time.

I’m sure you’re finding all of this drivel fascinating . . .

Thanks for your response on the 1000 Cranes for Japan post below. It’s very soothing making the little cranes and my niece had a lovely idea to decorate my brother’s hospital room with them. I love it! So today, I made it a point to find a craft store that sold Origami paper and I hit the mother lode at Michael’s Crafts.


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Another offering from my ‘in flight’ attempts during last weekend. I posted this to Flickr last night and someone wrote that it looked like an angel. How sweet!


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I added a texture to one of the moon shots I took over the weekend. This one is from SkeletalMess and it’s called Hellbound.

Maybe I’ll use it in my Halloween decor at the school office next year.


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And I thought this one looked cool with the moon peeking through the branches of the trees on the property.

For the past several days, I have been remiss at visiting my favorite blogs. And for this, I apologize. I will catch up as soon as I am able. I miss you ~

Respectfully submitted,
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42 comments:

Hilary said...

Love the moon with the texture.
Very nice.

BUSH BABE said...

Gosh you are clever... I adore that moon and texture. I need you to show me how you do that... like actually fly to Oz and sit beside me and SHOW me.
:-)
BB

Rural Revival said...

I'm very fond of the moon peeking through the branches. Very warm and yet mystical too.

Hilary said...

Busy lady. Love all three shots. We took similar moon photos.. the last one, that is. Texture sure made the other one look so artsy. Very cool.

michelle said...

Your blog is so amazingly comforting to read at the end of each day! It's like the perfect cup of tea!

deborah said...

Love the haunting texture of the moon.
Thanks for sharing your day, I hope you have a little slower one tomorrow

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful shots make me think beautiful thoughts!

Gale Wall said...

Love that moon shot and texture!

Caroline said...

As I said before...that bird photo is magical! And so are your moon shots. Just take your time getting back...we are not going anywhere1 xo

Gone Country said...

Your busy week is more than half over, yay! Hang in there! Hopefully, there is some R&R planned for sometime this weekend.

Loved both moon shots especially the one behind the branches. It would be perfect for Halloween!

missing the mom gene said...

The moon shots are beautiful! As Caroline said, we're not going anywhere! Rest up and enjoy!
Reena

Ruth Andre said...

Love both of the moon photos and the bird is in such glorious motion!

mrs mediocrity said...

love all these shots, it does look like an angel! i think i like it better than the ones you posted the other day.

busy week here, too, but it is snowing again, so i don't mind so much work.

deb colarossi said...

I'm grateful you took the time to post.
I would miss you otherwise...

love the bird!!

texwisgirl said...

I like the "angel" bird shot...

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Oh my gosh I'm lovin' the moon shots with the texture and through the amazing branches! You have such an eye!

forgetmenot said...

The 2 moon shots are extraordinary!! I love the texture on the last one. Mickie :)

Karen said...

These moon shots are awesome, for lack of a much better word!!!....

beth said...

ohhhhhh, love the textured moon photo !
and hey, we understand busy, so no worries !

Hartwood Roses said...

I thought about you just now, because I have a Blue Jay sitting on my porch railing, eating my outdoor cat's food, doing impressions of every bird he can think of.

This HAS been quite a week ... perhaps it's just a universal state of being for all of us this week. Take heart, it's almost over, and we can spend the weekend recharging our spirits to prepare for next week ... which cannot possibly be anything but better than this week ... let's hope.

Nurse Nancy said...

the moon shots are eery and peaceful at the same time. Love them!

TSannie said...

Love that ~hellbound~ moon. Such etheral beauty shines through.

Kerri said...

Oh, your little chickadee does look like an angel! I LOVE that you only got "part" of him - that Totally makes the shot!
And your moon with textrure is Awesome too. Heck - they are all Awesome!

Snappy Di said...

No moon shots here... and that bird DOES look like an angel. How sweet of her to say so.

Bad allergies here (thank goodness for Nyquil), but the good news is I finally got a new lens yesterday. Now I just have to learn to used the silly thing properly!

Di

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Okay, you got great art, I got blurry objects that may or may not be the moon, if you squint.

Sigh ...

Love your blog. You give me hope!

Gail said...

Beautiful!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I've seen some wonderful moon shots recently and this one is no exception. And how nice to have your dinner waiting for you; I don't think that will ever happen to me, unless it's a Chinese or something from the chippy lol

CJ xx

Louisiana Belle said...

Love the texture you used on that moon shot! Great way to make it stand out from all the other moon shots. Mine looks the same, so I may play with textures to see what I can come up with. Thank you for the inspiration!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful shots of the moon.

That's a wonderful idea for your brother!

Daryl said...

After Saving Grace's angel Earl, I find it hard to imagine angels looking etherial .. however .. that bird does remind me of the time Earl let Grace see his wings ..

Mary said...

I think I already told you on flickr how much I LOVE that bird shot! Truly magical!
xoxo

Tess Kincaid said...

Your texturey moon shot is outta this world!

Jan's camera said...

These are gorgeous shots. Which lens did you need to use for these great photos? I especially like the one behind the trees.

Char said...

lovely shots and post edits

Country Girl said...

Thanks, everyone.

Jan, I used the Nikkor 70-300mm lens, full extension.

~ C.G.

Country Gal said...

WOW! Nice photos ! Have a great day !

Lili said...

Even in the middle of being so busy your posts are always so beautiful. That "angel" one gave me goosebumps when I saw it and it also reminded me a little of a ballet dancer too. xo ~Lili

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

aaahhhhh...that moon in the branches...LOVE IT !!!!!

HAPPY to see you today, my friend

Teddy is a yarn snatcher...and he LOCKS his lips TIGHT...so mommy knits standing up in the kitchen

:-{

hugs to george
xxx
kary and teddy

twbcountrygirl said...

I love the ery beauty of the last shot. Something very unexpected about lighting like that from the moon.
the wanna be country girl - Caroline

spindrift,me said...

I am so glad your wicked week is almost over. Thanks for dropping in and leaving such beauty. We will be right here, when you get back. Thanks for taking the time to drop by my place, too. Your encouragement means a lot. But I have told you that before. Keep breathing!!

Stacey Dawn said...

That last image - with the branches through the moon - beautiful!!

Anna said...

All three of these images are amazing! The texture with the moon is very successful.