Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rosebud - 082609

A mostly dreary day with some drizzle but there was a little sunshine and I was able to get this shot.

I mowed today but it didn't seem like I got much else done. I did finish ordering the materials for our Sunday School class. We will be trying some new materials and I'm excited to start using them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In My Garden - 082509

We dug our potatoes last week. This morning when I walked with Presten out to the bus, I found these kittens sleeping there. Silly cats!

Caramel PS action from My Four Hens Photography (from the Randomly Vintage set)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Yesterday and Today


Yesterday. Presten was playing with Cookie. She was purring the whole time so I don’t think she minded. This is how he gets scratched so often by the cats – he always like to have them up by his face. She didn’t scratch him at all and she follows him around everywhere when we are outside.


Today. Today was “meet the teacher” day for Presten. His teacher for 4th grade is Mrs. Mallen. I’ve heard good things about her and I enjoyed meeting her today. Tomorrow is the first official day of school for the elementary kids. 7 – 12 th grades started today. I hope it is a really good year for Presten. He has come a long way since the beginning of last school year!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Project 365


Here are my latest Project 365 photos. You can see the full photos on my Flickr site. Sometimes I have considered “dropping out” of Project 365 since I have missed a few days. All it takes for me to change my mind is to review all the photos I have taken this year – most of which I would not have taken if it weren’t for Project 365. Overall I am very pleased with many of the photos I have selected for my daily shots and there are a lot of others that I’m very happy with as well. I think I’ll keep going!

Friday, August 21, 2009


The I ♥ Faces website has a Friday feature called “Fix-it-Friday”. I thought I would give it a try this week.

This is the original photo:


The first one is after adjusting levels and curves. I also sharpened the eyes just a bit.


For the second one, I added Pioneer Woman’s Seventies action.


And this last one I converted to sepia using a black and white adjustment layer. This one is my favorite.


This is my first “Fix-it-Friday” so constructive criticism is appreciated.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Siblings - 080609

This is my little gray kitten with his litter mates. Yesterday he had a mouse and he was so ferocious when any other kitten or cat came near him. I picked him up briefly and he clutched the mouse in his mouth and growled the whole time. It was a small mouse so it is entirely possible that he caught it himself.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blue Cornflower - 080409

Just playing around with textures and overlay blend modes. Texture from

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bathtime - 080209

First one paw, then the other.

I figured that I should "feature" a different kitten. This is another of Tippy's kittens. They are all so cute. This one is almost as tame as the little gray and white one. There are also 2 little black and white ones.

I'm Ready..- 080109

...for my almost daily portrait. I'm just so cute. But I need a name. (He does need a name but I'm waiting for just the right one to pop into my head.)