Alberta has 21 million hectares (52 million acres) of agriculture land that is used for farming and ranching. Wheat, barley, canola, oats, rye, dry peas, lentils, flax, dry beans and potatoes are the primary crops. An Alberta Harvest – past and present. Irricana’s Pioneer Acres hosts an annual Farm Days which features working demonstrations of the farm equipment that would have been used by our grandfathers and great grandfathers. This photo shows a wagon, a stationary thresher machine (which separates the grain from the straw and chaff) and a grain truck. The thresher is powered by a tractor (not shown). Today, harvesting is done by self propelled Combines that cut the crop and threshes it. The combine doesn’t even have to stop moving to transfer the grain to trucks. This is one of three combines that harvested the quarter section behind our place yesterday afternoon. It was a dusty day for everyone within a mile of the action (but probably not for the driver!) Farming has always been a risky business and that is no …
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.