Doing portraits in natural light and settings is a passion for me. After being away from the photography world for about 30 years, I am back with a vengence. The digital world has opened up so many options for photographers. There are just so many opportunities to capture beauty and wondrous things with your camera. I use Photoshop Elements 7 and 9 to edit my photos. And I am self taught. Please enjoy my photos here and thanks for stopping by!
Hi my friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful week! I am just stopping by to tell you that I have moved...more about it later. But if you so desire you can find me here: http://butterbeanrow.blogspot.com/
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Davidson's mother, aunt and girlfriend to commemorate his graduation this Wednesday. Davidson is graduation with a business degree from Kennesaw State University and his mother and aunt came all the way from Bolivia to celebrate his accomplishment. They were just delightful to be with and I will be showing their photos as soon as I can edit them. In the meantime, I selected one of Lorena, Davidson's girlfriend from Mexico. It is hard to take a bad picture of this girl; she is just that photogenic and loves having her photo taken. I used Kim Klassen's pumpkin grunge and simple things textures. Happy texturing everyone! Thanks for taking time to look!
Do you have a lot of May flowers around you? Most of my blooms are not open yet. I am waiting for my pretty hydrangeas to put on their glorious show but I must be patient. My Knockout Roses were recently pruned to encourage more blooms so no show there. But entwined in my gardenias ( not blooming yet either) was a cluster of these purple clematis that always make me smile. I am awful at flower arranging but this is the best I have to offer you. Hope you are having a wonderful day, my blogger friend. And that you will enjoy Mother's Day. Everyone is a mother in some way; to a child, a pet, a friend. So celebrate!
**Frugal Tip of the Day: Make your own window cleaning solution. It is waaaay better than Windex. And it is "green". Just take a spray bottle and fill with water about 3/4 of the way. Then add either white vinegar or isopropril alcohol and a squirt of dish washing liquid and shake. You can used newspaper or a rag instead of costly paper towels. I would love to hear if you have tried it.
Sadly enough when my mother died, my stepmother moved into the house with my Dad and threw out all of our childhood treasures from the attic. No notice to come and get our stuff or anything. So my old dolls, Ginny dolls, Betsy Wetsy and a special Hummel doll ( with real knitting needles in her hands) that my aunt and uncle brought me from Germany plus all my year books and date memorabilia are gone. I have nine brothers and sisters but I have not heard from them whether they were able to retrieve their priceless items or not. But. my good friend, Paula, was gracious enough to allow me to photograph her old baby doll and carriage. I can't wait to see what others have entered for "Vintage". Good day, everyone and blessings of the Lord be with you.
Okay, so I know this is a stretch. But "April showers...bring May flowers" and so what if my posies are in the background. I just had to make my daughter the star of the show. :o) Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week everyone! Oops. Forgot to mention how much I adored watching the British Wedding festivities! I love all the spectacular show of the soldiers on their horses, the horse drawn carriages, the Rolls Royce automobiles, the hats and of course, Prince William and his beloved Catherine. Weren't they gorgeous! Kate's gown was very elegant and classy, not as over the top as the one Diana wore in the 80's. And the princes..so handsome in their military gear. The fairy tale of it all was so very intoxicating. My ambition when i was little was to be a ballerina or a princess. I grew to be 5'10" tall, so the ballerina gig was out. And there were no nearby princes for me to meet so my early dreams fell apart. Ha! I have been an Anglophile for a number of years now, enjoying Catherine Cookson's historical and romantic novels. So.....drum roll, please. I have decided that from now on, I am to be known as "Lady Charlotte". Come on, I am rather old. Indulge me. LOL
Yesterday, I went shopping with my daughter, Katie. There was a sale on sun dresses and the ones in the circular looked nice. Now this is a pretty nice store in the mall; a department store. I was stunned at how ugly the dresses are these days. Is this a cruel joke? The prints are absolutely awful and gaudy! What happened to feminine, pastels and florals, checks, etc?
Here is another photo:
Get a look at these prints!
I feel sorry for the young women who don't know how clothes used to look. They were so pretty! I remember almost salivating over the dresses, skirts and blouses at Lord & Taylor, Garfinkel's and Woodward and Lothrop. Being in a large family, we couldn't afford to buy too much though. But I could dream! Now I hate shopping. Looking for an Easter dress this year was a futile effort. Even online, I still had no luck. And another thing....just kidding. I am done ranting. LOL