Thursday, March 29, 2012

Just a Ramble

Just a little "editing" on a picture I took the other day. I think purple and yellow pansies together like that are so pretty.
Did some cropping, then took out a stop sign, vehicle, and a couple of light poles. Much better......
After - Click on picture to enlarge.
Have not been around the "land of blog" a whole lot lately, as the weather has been absolutely beautiful and have been spending a lot of time outside enjoying the sunshine, beautiful flowers and fresh air. And sneezing !!
Set out on a mission to take pictures of what is in bloom in the neighborhood, and after only 2 pics, the batteries were dead, and the extras were also. Guess that was a sign that I needed to get some work done, instead of playing.
Think I have finished planting annuals in the pots for the season. I always seem to plant the same kind every year, but gave up trying something new, then have it fail. Limited amount of direct sunlight, but I love the shade I have also - sure keeps the utility bill down the the hot months and time spent in the courtyard more enjoyable. Will take pictures after the camera batteries are charged.

While doing outside clean up a few days ago, I looked up and what did I see - Beautiful blue sky, fluffy, marshmallow like clouds...........and Squiggles !! Yep! It is that time of the year, when the trees shed their squiggles . The trees have since leafed out.
Yeah! I know that is NOT the correct term for them, but it just seems to fit the ones from the oak and hickory nut trees. The fat ones that are generated from the pines - well they look more like caterpillars. Had to brush some out of my hair after being outside for a while.

And these are back also.......
The carpenter bees! This is a picture I took a year or 2 ago - no need to take another one as they all look alike. A couple of them flitted around overhead when I was working outside - did not swat at them so they did not bother me. Now if they had been bumble bees or honey bees, it would have been a whole different story - I would have run like a chicken! :-D

Just another Dab of This and That ramble.
Have a great weekend.


mustard seeds said...

Hey Glenda, You did a great job of photoshopping your picture. I'm impressed. Haven't we had some great weather! and I just love pansies...still have mine from last Fall. I plan to plant lots of them next Fall.

Cheryl said...

Hey there missy.... Here is a link you MUST try out to help you with your pictures:
Now.... take that same photo with the stop sign and the car.... and use the "stamper"... well, you pick up the color of the road... and stamp the "road" color over the car-- and its gone. Same thing with the stop sign... You can "stamp" out pimples, red eye, little things & big things... and its free :-)
Also, you can add text toooooooo!
Big hugs,

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Such a pretty picture and so much better without the stop sign:-) Glad to hear you're getting things accomplished in your yard. I've been bad, my yard has been neglected.

Donna said...

I always have to crop my pics! You did great with yours. The pansies are gorgeous with the yellow and purple.
I have the same problem with squiggles and I hate them. The carpenter bees have been busy here too.
I have been busy in my yard also ... so much to do!

Victoria Lynn said...

Hi Glenda,
Thanks for stopping by! This weather has been incredible although I haven't had much time for gardening yet. :( I love the bee picture and I didn't know that was the type of bee they I know! Have a great weekend! Victoria Lynn

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Yep, I hear ya loud and clear sister. The weather is just too nice not to spend a good part of the day outside.

I tell ya with this warm winter the weeds are winnin' the war in my flower beds.

I love the way you cropped the pics and the flowers are beautiful sweetie.

God bless ya and have yourself a blissful kinda weekend my friend!!! :o)

momto8 said...

I am ready for spring and to be outside! sounds like you have a great start on the work that never goes away!!!
thank you for your thoughts today. i am grateful for your blogging friendship. i appreciate you.
happy happy weekend!!

Leslie's Garden said...

I would love to know how you got rid of the poles and stop sign! Seems like the only bees you have to worry about around here are yellow jackets and hornets. Mean buggers, they'll come after you in a heartbeat. Honey bees have been swarming more than usual around here. Kind of scary.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I love your beautiful editing job. And you're right, the brilliant purple and yellow together are magnificent!
I was sorry to read about the loss of your blogging friend recently.
Blessings and prayers to her family who now have to go on without her.
Each day is a blessing we shouldn't take for granted.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am sure loving your pansy's such pretty spring pics!
Thanks for your sweet note too...Happy Sunday!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The carpenter bees have been insane this year! We finally had to give in and spray our deck which I don't like to do.

Great photo the yellow and purple pansies are pretty when grown in huge blocks like that. I hate when my battery dies!

Sue said...

I have always loved purple and yellow together. That is gorgeous. How did you remove the sign from the picture...magic??