Friday, July 27, 2012

Special Effects are Making Me Crazy

Maybe I have too much time on my hands...but geez I cant say I mind using it to make Kalides

or globes

Or painting all special effects I have been learning

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Coming Home

 After I left Tybee Island I wound my way up the Brown Mountain to visit the Singing Swan.  You can tell by her smile what a wonderful women she is.  She introduced me to Grace the cat and I played around with painting Grace.  I just loved the sign in the back of a pickup and of course it was RED!

Swan was patient while I set up the remote timer on my camera.  Took three tries.

Made one more stop in Durham before heading home, but somehow never pulled the camera out.  I had a nice dinner with someone I have known since Kindergarden and her husband and after breakfast made the goal to get home and managed to do so before dark.  Was so happy to see the Star Gazer Lillies still hanging in there and played around with them too.  Starting to get the feel of all this post processing.

Although it is always good to be home once there the work is always there too.  WEEDS must really love the heat.  Lucky for me it rained for almost a full day and has been nice and cool for the past two mornings so I made a little dent in the weeding around here.  The after pics will have to wait...BUT LOOK...NEW GUTTERS were installed when I was away. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

On the Road

I find when the road calls you just have to answer it.  So I packed up my car...picked up my good buddy and travel companion Patti...and headed South.

We stopped for a visit with her daughter in Washington D.C. and then
took the long drive to Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We visited the Memorial to the Wright brothers and even in weather that was hot and muggy found it worth walking around the site.
Neither of us could resist the light houses but neither of us was too disappointed when we could not climb one as it was under contruction.  The Cape Hatteras light house that we did climb...the one with the red the tallest light house in North America.  Even more interesting is the fact that it was moved in order to preserve it. 
It was funny driving around the Outer Banks because we would see the painted horses everywhere...some with wings and some without. Kind of like our Bucks County Mules.

NEXT STOP...was Charleston South Carolina.  We stayed in a magnificent B&B and  visited the Magnolia Garden Plantation

Well....we were driving from Charleston to Tybee Island, Georgia when we had to stop and get something to eat...A friendly police officer saw Patti trying to get a shot of the resaurant and there  I was waiting.  so he said to me "you girls like taken pictures?"...and of course I said "yes".  He went on, "Did ya'all ever see the movie Cars?"  Once again I replied "Yes". "That thar rusty wreck across the street is painted up just like TOW MATER and lots a folks stop to take a picture".  So what was I to do.  I walked across the street and gave it my best shot.

Tybee Island, where I sit now.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hot Hot Hot

It has been very very very hot here and the river is getting low.
Today we are being warned by the talking box to stay indoors or be prepared to sweat.
The river is always a great place to stay cool and all the usual suspects knew it.

We were hanging out at home when we heard the sounds of the fourth.  So we took a walk following the sizzles and booms.  Just around the block and we were able to watch for about 40 minutes.  I was pretty far away though and only got one that looked halfway decent so I went GONZO then could not stop.