Oh it's Tuesday and it's 10:15 AM and I have been up since 7:00 AM. Have I accomplished anything in the 3 hours I have been up....now you know the answer to that...NO. Every night when I go to bed, I think, "oh I am going to get up early and really start on cleaning out that closet, or go through all the papers in the office, or take the dog for a long early morning walk." ...oh I am such a loser. I never do any of that. I guess I get an A for at least thinking about it, but a definite F for no follow through. You know living alone has it's advantages, but it also has it's downfalls. There is no one here to get on my tail for not getting things done. Now my sweetie was ever so patient with me and very rarely said anything about my housekeeping skills???, but ever once in awhile, when things begin to pile up, he would kinda lose his cool and let me know that the piles were beginning to bug him. That would get me into action and everything would be back on track again. I guess I need someone to lose their cool with me to kick me into action again. Out of town company is always a motivator....anyone want to come visit? Believe me, I love a nice clean, no pile home, but sometimes it's just not.
Anywho...today is Texture Tuesday over at Kim Klassen's and she, in her continuing generosity, presented us with a new texture last week entitled "partings" and asked us to please use this in our entries this week. So here is "partings". Sunday I snapped this hawk circling a field high above, scouting for critters in the farmfields.
While out in the country I always like to stop by this barn for an image or two. I call this my go-to barn and I manage to take pictures of this in every season. The sky was incredibly blue on Sunday, but using a polarizing filter on my lens really, really helps in bringing out the blue in the sky. I know that plenty of you must read Kevin and Amanda's blog, she always has great trip images, good food photography, free fonts on occasion and wonderful hints and tips. Today she talks about filters and how they can enhance the colors in your landscape photography. Hop on over and give it a read. And as you can see in the deep blue of the sky, polarizers definitely work to bring out the deepest blues and lush colors.
I am going to have to stop talking about the corn crops pretty soon. But below is the sadness that happened this year due to the terrible drought. OK, I am done, no more corn shots.
OK, that is definitely enough ramblings for one day. Please do join Kim and enjoy all the many entries using her "partings" texture.
The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together. ~Bill Gates
Until next time.....