Howdy, kittens and dawgs! Yesterday, I shared sunset shots taken from Water Rock Knob, North Carolina. I got a little creative and thought I’d share it with you and if you like photo-art, then you may want to visit Claudia for s-A(R)T-urday.
In my original, I bumped the grey scale removing most of the color except for the sunset glow and added my copyright. Then, I went back in added a bokeh heart background as an overlay and lowered the opacity so the hearts appear faintly in the image. My last touch came with the color balance in which I bumped the mid-tones and highlights causing the sunset to stand out.
Alrighty, I know I’m late with announcing June 1st battle showdown between Judy Collins and Eddie Money covering Drops of Jupiter by Train. I know you guys follow these battles pretty darn close, even with out the help of a fancy widget showing the results. Anywho, here’s how it went down.
Eddie Money was like a runaway Train (pun intended, totally) in this battle making him the clear victor.
Who got my vote? Conflicted on who to give mine to, I went back and forth between the artists until I finally decided to give it to Judy Collins. Her vocals and song style was different from the original and Eddie’s giving Drops of Jupiter more of that summer airiness I was referring to in my post. Judy made the song seem magical like a summer night. 😀
Congratulations to Eddie Money!
I know many of y’all couldn’t cast your vote thanks to the internet police restricting both video contents to folks outside the USA. I really don’t get this, but that’s just the way things go.
Unfortunately, I failed to make all the rounds this time. I got side tracked with repairing issues Google flagged on my site. This is the second time in the past month I’ve gotten notification from Google. Each time something new and it’s so annoying.
Last week the urge for a blog hiatus hit kinda hard. I need energizing! So, starting now, I’m officially taking a break from blogging. This is a perfect time to kick back while blog traffic is light, too. I’m not setting my return date in stone, but I’m aiming for July 1st. Who knows, I might sneak back early or decide to go a little longer. I’m playing it by ear.
Thanks for your votes! I hope you’ll visit Stephen to see how the other showdowns went down. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with….
Baby Hold On to me. I’ll be back in Blogosphere in a wink of an eye! 😉
I captured this image with my iPhone and used Pixelmator for the photo editing.
If you’re visiting today and don’t know what’s going on in my life, then let me do a quick recap. DH lost his job last Friday. Bummer, right? Well, we were given three months more from his original termination date (3-31-2015) and that was a blessing to get the extension.
For the next bit, DH and I are going to regroup, take some time for ourselves because who knows when we’ll get a chance to unwind for a bit and vacation days with a new job will be zero for this year. So, we plan to enjoy a some R&R.
Be patient with me. I’ll be back to my blogging ways before no time. Meanwhile, say a prayer for us. We know God is in control and it’s in Him we place our trust. Thanks!
but, I’d sure like to. On the spur of the moment, I decided it was time to step away from Blogosphere. Well… not entirely I will keep up with my daily blog reading and I have posts scheduled and of course, I will do return visits.
So, why take a break? A few months back, I committed myself to the big A-Z Blog Challenge and I’m facing that next month. Doing what I’m doing isn’t allowing me enough time to blog, visit, and plan. If I want to stay ahead of the game, then I have to get into the groove now and while it seems I’m relaxing on the blog, I am working feverishly to pull together my April posts.
Have you signed up for the April blogging challenge? If not, click the A-Z button in my right side menu to join and get the details. This is an excellent way to grow your following, create a regular blogging routine, perfect your flair, and make lots of new friends.
What are you waiting for? Scat like a Cathy before it’s too late!
I’m taking a tiny hiatus, but feel free to make yourself at home. Before you can blink an eye I”ll be pecking away at my keyboard and blog hopping. Until then, grab a cup of coffee and just hang away my blog for a while. I will be back next week. So, leave me a note telling me you stopped by and I’ll be over to visit you soon!
If you’re looking for some fun blog hops, then you can begin by checking my Daily Blog Hops page. 😉 Have a good day!
I’m taking a tiny hiatus, but feel free to make yourself at home. Before you can blink an eye I”ll be pecking away at my keyboard and blog hopping. Until then, grab a cup of coffee and just hang away my blog for a while. Oh yes, leave me a note telling me you stopped by and I’ll be over to see you ASAP!
If you’re looking for some fun blog hops, then check my Daily Blog Hops page at the top of my website.
This week, I’m taking a leave of absence in Blogville. Feel free to make yourself at home browsing through past blog posts. Your comments are always welcome and I’ll be sure to get around to visiting your blog next week.
I’m looking forward to sharing another full and fun year with you in 2012. It’s been a real pleasure having you among my circle of blogging buddies. I will leave you with this awesome playlist of hot songs from this year.