Saturday, April 20, 2013

Better Days Ahead

Hallelujah the sun is shining today, albeit the temps are just barely 30 degrees.  Since all of the rain, the grass is green and there are obvious buds on the trees, not bursting buds, but buds nevertheless.  I knew it was going to be a better day as I watched the television last night as the remaining "terrorist" was apprehended and the streets became lined with the citizens of Boston applauding the works of the local, city, and state Police and the FBI.  As I watched and saw the images of the youngest "terrorist" and heard what a fine young man he was while in highschool it makes me wonder, how does someone like him, get so far off-track in his life in such a relatively short time that would bring him to destroy human lives on purpose?  An answer we may never know.

I am going to focus on the good this next week...beginning right now....this past week focused too much on the bad.  Today my good friend, Marti is hosting a brunch to raise money for the Purdue University Cancer Research that she is very involved in.  Instead of running a 5K and asking everyone to donate, she opts to host a brunch where we enjoy eating while we donate.  Yesterday I  helped her in the preparing by creating spring on her tables.  Again, Trader Joe's to the rescue with their abundance of beautiful tulips.




Marti cut out the butterflies and hung them from fishing wire from her chandelier....aren't they sweet?!



Decided to play again with Jill's "Creative License Friday".  This week the original photo was taken by Gail Dixon, my blogging friend, from her blog "Louisiana Belle".  Visit Gail, she takes the most amazing bird images...breath-taking.

Here is her original photo....


And here are two of my renditions....the first one I added a texture from Lenabema Anna from flickr


The second one has a texture from Nancy Claeys from her blog A Rural Journal.


Ok, I am off to wash my hair and get dressed to go fill my tummy with Marti's wonderful brunch.  Hope you all have a glorious weekend.

"Life isn't tied with a bow, but it is still a gift."  ~  Regina Brett

Until next time.....

27 comments:

  1. It's 39 here in Denver. I'm hoping for a sunny day. We have the 4 Grands with us. Those tulips and Mati's butterflies remind me that spring is where we want it to be. Your photos of flowers have started my day off just right. Now must go feed the baby! Have a yummy brunch with friends!

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  2. Gorgeous tulips! Makes me wish I had a Trader Joe's near me!

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  3. The work your friend put into those lovely butterflies is commendable. Have fun today Deanna. xo

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  4. lovely edits on Gail's photo, the textures works really work on the photos.

    hope you have a sweet day.

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  5. i love the butterflies. so cool!! they have always made me so happy. gorgeous creatures. ( :

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  6. Yes we need a better week for everyone in the world. Sounds like you have a nice day planned, good for you and enjoy the sunshine.

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  7. Lovely centerpieces and adorable butterfly decorations (boy, oh boy do I wish we had a Trader Joe's locally). Your edits on the flowers are wonderful and your 'positive' outlook philosophy sounds like a good plan.

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  8. A friend made a comment about the suspects yesterday that made me wonder if it could be the answer as to why these young men did what they did. It's interesting that their father is the only one of the family that is back in Chechnia now. Could he be the one who put his boys up to this? It certainly would make more sense of this senseless act and involvement. WIll be intersted in hearing more about the father. Always a pleasure coming and visiting here....your images are always stunning and your words and thoughts uplifting! Wonderful edits on Gail's image and thanks again for playing along!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! And I love your second edit! Enjoy your brunch :)

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  10. The sun is shining here today too and I'm so thankful! Your edits are beautiful! I need to try to do more things with textures. It sounds like you have a wonderful day ahead of you...have fun!

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  11. the brunch setting is adorable! go, trader joe's! :)

    love your edits, too! gail is one of my faves, too.

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  12. Oh yes, the table is so pretty between the both of you and your talents, have a wonderful time! I just might have to try creative license Friday, fun!

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  13. I particularly like your first edit and quote, the "canvas" quality is quite special.

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  14. Your table decorations are so pretty, so perfectly "spring"! And those butterflies Marti made ... exquisite! Well done, both of you!

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  15. The flower arrangements are gorgeous--so whimsical and spring-like! And the cloud of butterflies is beautiful! Enjoy your day!

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  16. coming from CLF and your editing of Gail's photo is pretty and soft fresh looking and I like the quote too!!
    Hugs

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  17. Very beautiful flowers! I love the butterfly effect lol

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  18. The flowers were lovely to look at and the butterflies are so pretty and whimsical :) The quote was wonderful and I appreciate you sharing it.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  19. delightful post all over again; you create beautiful to look at images Deanna. Enjoy your day with friends...

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  20. So look forward to reading your blog everyday love your images have a great time....

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  21. Beautiful post Deanna! Loving the edits.

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  22. Lovely post and what a good idea to have this luncheon while you are donating! I love your first rendition of this remake! Just awesome!

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  23. You are just a sweet and caring person and it comes through everyone of your posts...Today is no exception...I hope Mari's lunch was a big success; her decorations were just lovely.....

    I really like the edits you did on Gail's picture...the first one looks like a canvas...We do have fun with our processing don't we?

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  25. Thank you for the plug and for working on my photo! You did a great job on both edits. You always find the most uplifting quotes and arrange them in such a pleasing way. :)

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  26. Deanna your edits are lovely - the warm shades and the canvas makes a special, cozy atmosphere, and your quotes makes them stand out!

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