Posts Tagged ‘ Winter Landscape ’

The Perfect Branch

March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014

Yes, Winter, you are beautiful, but goodbye. There is a sea change in the weather today. No heading to the thermostat first thing in the morning, daffodils racing to see which can bloom first, coats hanging unneeded  in the closet, and tinges of pale green showing up in trees and shrubs.  Only one day, and I’ve already forgotten about your ice and snow, your slick highways, closed schools and frozen water lines.

I do have pictures – in case I get nostalgic.

Frozen

March 3, 2014 - Frozen

March 3, 2014 – Frozen

Beautiful, yes, but single digit temperatures, freezing rain and wind did some damage at Radnor over the weekend. The icicles are pointing sideways on this tree because it fell over!  Poor buds, swelling to pop open in what used to be considered spring, now encased in ice. Frozen and doomed.

Une Perle

March 4, 2014 - Une Perle

March 4, 2014 – Une Perle

Mardi Gras celebrations leave trees dripping with green, gold and purple beads.  At Radnor Lake during Mardi Gras this year, Mother Nature liked the idea, but used ice and silver in her decorating scheme.  Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Cathedral

Bell's Bend Nashville TN

PAD February 7, 2011

I’m sure the inspiration for our houses of worship are rooted in nature. We walked at Bell’s Bend yesterday. The beauty of our surroundings was awe inspiring, and since we got lost!, prayers to the Great Guide for direction also filled my mind. We obviously found our way out, but not before the 2-1/2 mile trail became much, much longer. We barely made it back for the Super Bowl kick-off.

Blizzard

Winter Landscape

PAD January 11, 2011

We had a beautiful, non-threatening snow yesterday, and this photo was shot after all the snow had fallen, but the addition of a Get Totally Rad Texture Layer, Foxy Laurinda, adds a snow storm look to the scene. This is the result of some play time, where I tried different things just to see how they would look.  I can envision many other directions for this particular photo. The original, an in-camera motion blur, is posted below for comparison between the source photo and the variation.

Snow Scene

Snow Forecast

Snow scene

PAD December 31, 2010

Another snow scene brought to you by OnOne PhotoTools. I was only kidding about inserting snow into all my pictures from now on. Tomorrow I’m planning to post a still life of some Christmas ornaments in a bowl on my dining room table, and while the snow looked great in it, the origin of it is a bit puzzling. It’s good to plan to try new things, though, especially on the eve of the New Year. Last year I planned to post a photograph a day for the whole year, and I did it! It was a good plan that I enjoyed so much that I’m going to do it in 2011 as well. This is a formal announcement of that intention.

I have another blog that I write about photography, art, family, and travel that I have neglected, maybe because posting an image a day does take some time. I am also making an announcement of  my intention to post in that once a week. I don’t want it to be rigidly tied to the calendar, however, so that might mean none for three weeks and then three posts at once. Anyway, that’s my plan, my New Year’s Resolution.

Thank you to everyone who looked in on either one of my blogs in 2010. I appreciate being part of your day and sharing the things that interest me. To my friends whose blogs I follow, and to the new people I’ve met through their blogs, keep on writing! I look forward every day to your photography, creativity, humor and unique slant on life.

Redbud in Snow

Winter Landscape

PAD December 30, 2010

We see the distinctive Redbud seed pods on trees all over Radnor Lake now that the trees are bare of leaves.  We started our walks last spring after the Redbuds bloomed, so it will be a new treat to see the purple blossoms painted in among the branches in a few months. The snow was created with an OnOne PhotoTools filter.  I mention this because I love it so much I’ve decided to use it on every one of my pictures from now on. I know what you’re thinking. Don’t worry, it will be OK.