It snowed here again. I think this is the 4th time since early September that The Car Guy has had to plow the drive way. I wield the shovel – I am the Cleaner of the Walks and Photographer of the Event. Snow is often an event, especially if there is lots of it and more especially if I find a Red Couch in the yard. Canadian news outlets report snowfall in centimetres (1 inch is 2.54 cm), but like many older Canadians, I was raised with the Imperial system of measurements. Though I am ‘measurement bilingual’, my Snow still falls in inches. It snowed about 6 inches, but hardly any snow fell on the Red Couch. Canada began metrifying in 1970 because we were expanding trading relationships. Our government decided it should adopt a more universal language of measurements. Some of our Imperial measurements (the capacity units) didn’t even match the Imperial system of the United States. We ‘went metric’ in increments from 1970 to 1980. Many Canadians still work in Imperial for many …
Palm trees – yes. Miami – no. Arizona! This post was for the old WordPress.com Photo Challenge Rise/Set.
The original ‘Prolific’ post and photos, without these Topaz Studio filters, are at my other blog post: Bottlebrush Plant. This post is for the old WordPress.com photo challenge Prolific.
The originals of these photos are at Fueled by Chocolate. All filters are available in a program called Topaz Studio. This post was for the old WordPress.com photo Challenge Lines.
My Place in the World is in the Garden, with my camera, then at my computer – turning photographs into digital art. All photo filters were applied in the program Topaz Studio. This post was for the old WordPress Photo Challenge Place in the World.
This simple bouquet of two roses and some baby’s breath will last forever (or until it gets so dusty the roses don’t look red any longer) because I dried the roses by hanging them upside down in a cool spot for several months. After I took the photo, I tried a few filters in the Topaz Studio program which is a free download. Roses are angiosperms, Violets are, too. Sugar is C12H22O11 We know this from peer review. – Author Unknown – Roses are red, Violets are blue. Some poems rhyme, Some don’t. – Author Unknown – Roses are red and violets are purple Sugar is sweet and so is maple surple. – Roger Miller – Roses are red. Violets are blue. Please flush the toilet after you’re through. – Author Unknown – Roses are red. Violets are blue. Please don’t kiss me, ‘cuz I have the flu. – Author Unknown –
We arrived in Nelson on motorcycles, hot and dusty after a long day of riding. We could almost see our hotel, but couldn’t get to it because it was on a parade route. A police officer asked us to pull over and park. That is how we came to be spectators at the Annual Gay Pride Parade. That evening, after we had wined and dined at a local eatery, we realized that this was a perfect opportunity for people watching. There was a wedding reception in the hall near our hotel (downtown on Baker Street). Guests in fancy dress came and went from the venue, frequently upstaged by the eclectic garb of cross-dressers, marchers from the parade and bikers. The booze evidently flowed. It was an extremely entertaining evening. Nelson has many heritage buildings, but the finest, and most photographed, is the Court House. It was designed by a British architect, Francis Mawson Rattenbury. It was completed in 1909 at a cost of $109,145.88. Francis was also the architect of the province’s Parliament Buildings and …
All filters can be found in the Topaz Studio program.
All filters can be found in the Topaz Studio program. The original photo is here – Your Blog – What do Your Visitor See?
We had a family of Great Horned Owls in a tree in our front yard. For the full story, see Great Horned Owl Family.
My Story about these Alberta wildflowers is at Lady’s Slipper Orchids – Surprise in the Ditch
Digital Marbles (Amazing Circles) made from two photos of a Desert Chicory.
This post was inspired by the post Foreign Street Scenes.
A simple photo of a Canadian Flag lapel pin and the bobbins from my sewing machine. Why? Good question that has no answer. I bought an old sewing machine at an estate sale in Arizona. The owner had recently died, so I couldn’t ask her why she had a Canadian flag lapel pin in the box of sewing supplies and bobbins!
I’d rather be here where it is warm Than there where it is cold. This week’s WordPress.com Photo Challenge is I’d Rather Be…
Photos taken at Car Shows in Arizona: The first four photos use a Topaz Studio filter called Fine Wine. The next four photos use a Topaz Studio filter called Impasto. This week’s WordPress.com Photo Challenge is A Face in the Crowd.
Photo altered in Topaz Studio with a crackly overlay and enhanced colours. The story that goes with this photo is at Windows – Watching a Fall Snow Storm.
All photos altered with a pencil sketch filter in FotoSketcher. The story that goes with these photos is at Old Car Nostalgia.
The story that goes with these photos is at Blanche Russell Rock Houses. These photos were altered with a filter called Fine Wine in the Topaz Studio program.
The Belchen (35 Km south of Freiburg) is a mountain in the Black Forest of Germany. The Belchen Cableway takes you up to scenic viewpoints and hiking trails.