Saturday, May 24, 2008

Magically delicious

It's that kind of day here in Maryland, where the weather is perfect and the sky makes you constantly stop to admire it. The cloud formations are awesome and I'll try take the time to get some pictures, but for now, I'm just taking a quick lunch break from my busy day. I took this photo of one of my peonies the other day and Christine, wait until yours bloom! I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised. Yes, those giant black ants love them, but you've gotta just shake 'em off!

I used a free action on this picture that I downloaded from Totally Rad Actions. It's called Boutwell Magic Glasses. It just added a slight zing to the peony. Then I cropped it. Totally Rad looks pretty darn cool, but right now I don't have the $149 to shell out on their 46 ass-kicking actions (their words). But I did get to download three free ones. All you have to do is visit the site and ask to sample their demo.

This is a quick post, as I'm off to get the marigolds planted around the garden and then fix up the campfire area. A couple of girlfriends are coming over later and I'm actually making dinner. (Yes, I can cook. I just choose not to. Usually.) I think we'll even put up the tent.

What is everyone up to this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope your skies are sunny and your hearts are gay, in this lovely, lovely month of May.

Oh, Good Grief! I think my husband's rhyming habit is rubbing off on me.


Dr.John said...

Beautiful picture. My wife is out working on the garden even as I visit blogs.

Hilary said...

I'm smiling here because you sound very happy right now.. and I'm glad for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I can't wait for mine to bloom now!!

We went yesterday and got a new sewing machine and a serger for me (YAY!) and today we ran errands (Boo!). Tomorrow we're just puttering around with odd and ends of things to do. Memorial Day we're grilling hamburgers (YUM!). But I have to work all weekend too. Putting in 20 hours between these next 3 days. But I'm taking lots of breaks to enjoy the beautiful weather! :)

Happy Memorial Day!!

Jeannelle said...

The peony is gorgeous! Hooray, Boutwell Magic Glasses, whatever that name may mean!!

Enjoy your sounds fun!

abb said...

PEONY! My favorite (well, among many) flower! Just a beautiful picture.

Anonymous said...

I love Peonies, I bought some Raniculus, (alot of people get the two mixed up)They froze! I was so sad! I will have to keep my eyes open for more. We will be roping this weekend, Well my fella will be roping, I will be taking photos! Hopefully some good ones to post. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Mental P Mama said...

My peonies are just about to pop...that is beautiful. I can even smell it!

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful peony picture. Love the color.