Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fat Tuesday - Abe's Birthday
Today is commonly known as "Fat Tuesday", the day before Ash Wednesday which begins the Lenten Journey in the Christian world. It hardly seems fair that Valentine's Day is the day after Ash Wednesday when our thoughts and our stomachs should be focusing on giving up, perhaps even fasting, certainly not enjoying the "fruits" (ie chocolates) of the day. But I have a feeling God enjoys a good piece of chocolate no matter what day it might be, well not any day, but most days.
So just in case God doesn't indulge in chocolate the day after Ash Wednesday, instead of sweets to eat, I give you sweet flowers to enjoy. Today being Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen's site, her challenge to us was to include some LOVE in our photos and ofcourse, to use one of her textures. I would LOVE for you to be my valentine.
I used Kim's texture Cora from her Downton Abbey collection, 2 layers, one at soft light at 41% opacity, the 2nd layer at linear burn at 27% opacity. And I topped it off with a layer of texture from Lenabem-Anna's textures all found on flickr. And speaking of Downton Abbey, I have taped the latest episode, but have not watched so nobody give me any spoilers....OK??!! And can you believe next Sunday is the last episode for this season....oh no, and now we have to wait another whole year for a return to the stories of the upstairs-downstairs characters at Downton.
And one more image from my weekend trip to Milwaukee....again using Lenabem-Anna's textures to enhance the image.
And today being Abraham Lincoln's Birthday...a quote from the great Abe
Until next time.....