I often use Photoshop and fooling around with my pictures as a way to escape the real world. I enjoy taking a simple photograph and fooling with it, maybe even adding some textures, until I like the way it looks. And for awhile, I can ignore things that bother me.
And more things seem to bother me on a Monday than any other day of the week.
It’s a fact.
So tonight, I found myself sitting around after a nice dinner cooked by my husband (mini penne pasta, with a vegetable marinara sauce) and fooling around with pictures. After a little while, I noticed that every one I’d chosen had red in it.
I began to sense a theme.
Our car getting a bath on Sunday morning as I sat and watched while sipping my coffee at the garage door. I’d just gotten up and my husband had been awake for hours.
I found this leaf today on my walk. Every single other leaf was brown, and our property has millions of leaves on it, so this one really stood out. By the time I got home however, it was too dark to shoot a photo. So I brought it inside, put it on the table and took it under my Ott-Lite.
I love the natural light of this lamp.
My husband found this little surprise in the garden today. It’s been really cold at night during the past week or so and we’ve already had a hard frost. But this little pepper survived.
The mums on the front porch. There isn’t much to say here. They’re mums. They’re red. And, oh look! They’re on the front porch.
Please contain your excitement. And refrain from jumping down and peeing your pants, as someone we know did the other night. But we shan’t speak of it again.
I’ll close in saying that although I don’t have enough time in the day to visit each and every one of you who follow or comment on this blog, I appreciate all of you. Thanks for your support and your friendship. The blogosphere is a better place for having all of you in it.
Oh, and congratulations to Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, whose cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, is #1 on the Best Seller List of the NY Times. I’ve been reading her blog for a long time now and enjoy her candor, wit, the love she has for her family, and her beautiful photography. And her cookbook looks fantastic.
Until tomorrow, my friends.