Why ... hello, there! How have you been?
Yes, I know ... it's been a while since I've been here to visit you from Camperland, it's been a busy 10 days. And as it so often does, the busy-ness seems to stifle my creativity. My girls and I are back from a whirlwind visit to my mother in Pennsylvania. And then the day after tomorrow, Mr. Peepaw and I are leaving on our fall vacation. For someone who is mostly a homebody, I feel kind of like I'm stuck in a vortex ... in between ...
A few minutes after I woke up this morning, I noticed how the slant of the light has changed in my bedroom, which is what you see uptop. This room gets the morning sun and it always amazes me how the light changes so subtly from season to season. Autumn light might be my favorite.
Going out today into the beautiful morning helped awaken my senses. I had my iPhone in my pocket so I was able to snap some of the images that spoke to me. Here the sun glimmering on the purple blooms of the lirope stopped me in my tracks. Purple seems to be the dominant color in our landscape these days.
I was also pleased to find caterpillars on our milkweed plant. They look to me to be monarch cats but I'm not an expert. We have been seeing the monarchs around for the past couple of weeks so I've been watching the milkweed carefully. And squishing the aphids off. Yuck!
And, finally, if this daisy doesn't perk you up, you're a lost cause. There are only a few still hanging on from the second blush on the three daisy plants we put in this year, this is the best one. It's still hangin' on ... which is what I need to do when I go into a creative drought because I know that the energy will return.
I'll be linking up with Barb's App Happy Wednesday. For this daisy, I used Camera+, then Waterlogue. Still not satisfied, I hopped into My Sketch. Nope, still not happy, so I used ImageBlender to blend the Waterlogue and My Sketch. Getting better but still not quite what I wanted so still using ImageBlender, I blended the original with the blended Waterlogue/My Sketch. Yes, that will work. And for all three photos, I used Watermark to add my watermark to the photos. Oh! And I used WordSwag for the word art.
I wasn't planning a post before we leave on Friday but when I noticed all this beauty around me this morning, I realized I'd been missing y'all and I wanted to stop in and say 'hello'. I appreciate each and every one of you. It's a pleasure for me to have you stop by our little world.
And the big news about our trip ... we will be spending a day in Halifax with my dear friend Pam, aka Fishgirl. Pam and I 'met' in online photo classes some years ago and a friendship was forged. We've long wished we could meet for real and on Monday ... 5 more sleeps ... it's going to happen! Lots of photos, for sure!
So ... until I return from my adventures ... be well, be safe, be happy!