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.....