Monday, March 10, 2014

A Birthday, Some Melting, and Waterlogued

Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Meeee
Happy Birthday to Me 
 (and many more)

Did ya get it....yeah, today is my birthday.  Not sure how I am going to celebrate.  Good friends are out of town, daughter is up to her eyeballs in work, grands are all busy with work and school, son is too far away.  Soo...do I go shopping?  Do I go on a little photo jog? Do I stay home and read? Do I work on my writing assignment for the week? Do I clean out a closet....omg NO.  

The sun is shining and it feels almost like Spring outside....the big thaw has commenced bringing puddles and mud and slop.  But at least there is a hope of Spring finally making an appearance in this winter that will soon be written down in the annuls of Chicago history as being one of our worst on record.  We could still get snow, but with the days ticking off closer to the official start of Spring it's not likely to stick around too long.  And how about these longer days....sunsets so much later and we have gained over 3 hours of sunlight since December.  That in itself is something to celebrate.

I finally downloaded that app, Waterlogue onto my very old and very out-of-date I-Phone, but I love the results that this app gives to images.  I have always been a watercolor fan, so this is right up my alley.....sure makes those flowers from TJ's that are almost in the wilted stage look beautiful.  


And yesterday after church and enjoying breakfast at a new spot in town with a girlfriend, driving home I snapped a couple of pics in our older part of town....



Gotta go, the "kids" are wanting to come back inside which means major paw clean-up.  Have a wonderful day and a springlike week!!  

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." 
 
-- Thoreau 

34 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, to YOU!!!
    Do whatever will make you happy, today.
    Glad to hear it's thawing there...even if it means muddy paws.
    Have a great day.

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  2. A Very Happy Birthday Deanna!
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Your photos are so gorgeous to start with the app can't help make wonderful edits as well. :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! I love waterlogue (and water colors!) ...and I'm going to have to us it with some houses and buildings! We have so many gorgeous old houses in our area, but I always feel stalker-ish sharing pics of them....using this app would be a great "disguise"!

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  4. Happy birthday to you!!! LOVE the waterlogue pictures!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Deanna!!!! Spring is springing here too - it's sunny and melting and encouraging, that's for sure. I am loving those waterlogued buildings - LOVE!

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  6. It's YOUR birthday - do whatever the heck ya want!!!!
    Isn't this weather just grand??? Loving it to pieces!

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  7. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and enjoyment in whatever you do.

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  8. very pretty watercolors. happy birthday to you!

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  9. a very happy birthday to you, and many years more! we have sun here in Indiana too. yea rah! the app is marvelous! does it work on a pc? I have to find out.

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  10. Well, a very happy birthday to you!! Love how that app creates such beautiful watercolor images. Wow.

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  11. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEANNA. Funny that our birthdays are only 2 days apart. Something FISHY about that. hOpe that whatever you decide to do, that you have an awesome day . Give yourself a great gift. You deserve it!

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  12. Oh my Deanna, I LOVE these images! And Happy Birthday. However you choose to celebrate, ENJOY!

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  13. Oh my word!!! Those are stunning! Happy birthday Deanna! I'm getting myself a Waterlogue app for your birthday. I hope you're AT LEAST that nice to YOURself!! ;-)

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEANNA! If i was there...I'd take you out! but for now...consider yourself cyber hugged! and waterlogue is one of my FAVORITE apps!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Dear Deanna! Happy birthday to you!!! And, omgoodness ... she's using the iPhone camera and an app! Not that I have room to talk ... it's been ages since I used my iPhone as a camera, I need to get busy. But I must say, I've been drooling over that Waterlogue app. I may have to break down ... and it might have been you who pushed me over the edge. Beautiful work, Deanna.

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  16. Happy Birthday to you dear Deanna, Happy Birthday to you. I love the Waterlogue effect!

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  17. A very Happy Birthday to you, dear Deanna!

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  18. Happy Birthday Deanna . . . Enjoy a Happy, wonderful year. . .
    Love your Waterlogue photos . . . fun to play with, isn't it.
    And this . . . I really like . . .
    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

    -- Thoreau

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday, Miss Deanna! I have been thinking about you today and hope you had a wonderful day.

    I like your waterlogue photo edits; very neat.

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  20. I am late but the day isn't over so guess I am still under the wire, Happy Birthday hope it was a good one, if not celebrate it again tomorrow. Waterlouge is one of my favorite apps, love it so much, they have a winner with that one.

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  21. Well... sounds like the weather cooperated so you could enjoy some photo-time outside. I absolutely love this watercolor app. I may decide NOT to keep "take a watercolor class" on my bucket list. Hey, I could keep snapping pictures & use this app to create watercolors. It would probably be cheaper too... all those paintbrushes, paints, watercolor paper, a rack to dry my artwork... oh my goodness! Must download Waterlogue!
    Any chance we'll see a "watercolor" of your birthday cake? Many wonderful wishes for a creative new year!

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  22. A little late but it comes from from a good heart so H A P P Y BIRTHDAY, Deanna! You had a wonderful time playing with your Iphone, love the results of the Waterlogue app.

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  23. Happy, happy birthday Deanna! I hope your day was spent too much on the clear up. Yes, spring has finally made an appearance over here so things are looking a little brighter. Have a wonderful week xx

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  24. Happy birthday, Deanna! I hope you had a wonderful day! I just downloaded waterlogue, also. It's a very fun app - I love your water color flowers!

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  25. Happy HAPPY Birthday (belated) to you. Isn't that Waterlogue the best. :)

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  26. Completely off my computer yesterday so this is my first chance to wish you a happy birthday here but I hope you got my card. Hope it was a happy one and you did something fun. You are really rockin' the Waterlogue app, my friend! Not sure if I love the flowers or the buildings more! I love it too and use it often. Just so much fun! Glad to hear that spring may finally be in sight. Those longer days do a lot for improving one's disposition in spite of the cold weather still hanging around but it does give you hope for spring to finally arrive. Give yourself a great big birthday hug from me, will ya? Much love to you, my dear.

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  27. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that the snow storm headed your way melts quickly. Yes, the longest winter on record!

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  28. Deanna - Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you think spring is on the way there in Chicago. Yesterday, it was spring-like here in the mountains. So, I skied on your birthday. Hope you did something fun, too. You didn't mention how many years you're celebrating. (I know you're young at heart!) I like your Waterlogued photos - I find it works best with still life or landscape - less well with people portraits.

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  29. There is no sweeter birthday girl that you, Deanna. Get yourself a big treat! All week! I say so! And I'm the boss!
    Love to you from me.

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  30. Happy Birthday my friend I hope you treated yourself to something nice, I love Waterlogue it's the best....

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  31. Well I do hope you had a wonderful Birthday! I am loving all the photos you used waterlouge on! I am going to have to get that app.

    Hugs~

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