• Wordless Wednesday

    Central Baptist Church #WW #SWF #Hodgepodge Q&A #BoTB

    Hello Kittens & Pups! This is another mashup edition of three hops rolled into one which means it’s gonna be longer than usual. As you know, I’m simplifying my life with the holidays by trying to not get too overwhelmed with blogging life but I invite you to link up and enjoy the fun. I promise to visit ASAP! Next up, Wednesday Hodgepodge, a weekly Q&A segment hosted by Joyce. This is a great way to get to know one another better. 1. What takes you out of your comfort zone? At one time I could easily name a few things that I hated the thought of not doing because…

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    Jack’s Patch #WW #SWF #Hodgepodge Q&A #BoTB Results

    Hello, Kittens & Pups! There’s too much to do with the upcoming holidays and making everything into a chore just isn’t fun, so the rest of the year I’m taking things slow in Blogosphere.  Smartphone technology is just super cool with a camera on-the-go right in your pocket. Even old technology is awesome. I used my previous iPhone 5s for the last time to capture this photo (near the Target on Northshore Drive just off south I-140 (Pellissippi Parkway) in Knoxville) in September.     Next is my Wednesday Hodgepodge segment hosted by Joyce. This is an excellent way to get to know your fellow blogger and you’re invited to play…

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    Another Countryside Barn #WW, #BoTB, & #Hodgepode Q&A

    Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! This post is gonna be jammed pack since three memes collide this time but hockey smoke, can you believe it’s a brand new month so soon? Not me! The year is goin’ up in a puff of smoke! For the last several weeks I’ve shared photographs of barns. This will conclude my series with another countryside barn. I snapped this along a rural stretch of road in Lafollette, Tennessee north of Knoxville on a Sunday afternoon drive. In keeping with my series I used the original to create new photo-artwork using the following apps.   The later two images I really like because it captures the…

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    A Countryside Barn #WW

    Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! DH and I stayed close to our area since his eye surgery in March but the good thing living in a place like east Tennessee there is always something interesting to see for the first time or the first time in a long time. One thing we enjoyed doing was driving along country roads which is as close as a few minutes away. Down one of the many twisty rural drives at a fork in the road sat this barn in a rural community near Lafollette Tennessee. I loved that I could see a rolled hay in the loft. Do you see it? Here’s my photo-art…

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    Cades Cove Barn #WW

    Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! This old barn is in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains.  If you look through the first barn you’ll see another barn behind and a buggy. I shared a close up of this shot in Forgot Past several years ago if you’d care to take a peek. Meanwhile, I used the above image to create more magic through these photo-artworks.         This week, Joyce is taking a fall break from Wednesday Hodgepodge.      I’m not sure why I’m drawn to  barns but I love the things of the past and how it makes me feel. Do I long to…

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    A Different View of Grandpa Kennedy’s Barn #WW

    Welcome Kittens & Dawgs, last week I shared Grandpa Kennedy’s Barn with you and since that’s sort fresh in your memory then I thought we’d take another peek from a different view. I took this photo the same weekend visit, as the first view I posted last Wednesday. The next three photo-art projects I used the same apps as in my previous post. First image creation is a product of Distressed FX with these options “Wren”, “Patina”, and the bird overlay “Soulmates”. The below photo-art creation is a Brushstroke production using “Washed W2” and Paper sytle “Vintage”. I don’t believe I made any other adjustments. What I like about this…

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    Grandpa Kennedy’s Barn #WW

        Good-morning, Kittens & Dawgs! Yesterday I learned of more sad mews. The 66-year old rock n’ roller, Tom Petty suffered cardiac arrest and passed away late Monday afternoon in Santa Monica, California. This morning’s mewsic dedication is a tribute to his memory. My prayers are with the Petty family, friends, and fans.   A new month is here, can you believe it? I’m ready for all things associated with autumn, aren’t you?  Last month, I began sharing a series on barns and I’m continuing through this month. My father-in-law’s dad built this barn. The below photo, DH’s oldest brother shared with us many years ago. The cool thing…

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    Red Barns #WW

    Thanks for joining today, if you’re looking for my Wednesday Hodgepodge response, it’s at the bottom. Now for my not-so Wordless Wednesday segment! 😉 The first Friday in May, I shared a red barn iPhone photo that I took at the end of March while at DH’s post-op eye surgery visit in Maryville, Tennessee. Nestled against the Smoky mountains it’s not surprising to find large open fields with barns, cows, or other critters in this little community behind a medical complex. I wasn’t prepared with my big girl camera, so on another trip to the same location I took it so I could zoom in on this beautiful barn. There…

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    Weathered Barn Near Boone NC #WW

    Somewhere along the North Carolina mountain countryside is this quaint, weathered barn. judging by its condition I don’t believe it’s been used for anything in years. I snapped the original (above) in August 2011 and first shared it with y’all in 2013. I knew when I began my barn photo-art series that I wanted to dabble with this image more. After looking at my archives I found I had more than one version taken at the same location but after shortly studying them I decided I like the way the wild flowers framed the lower bottom edge better in this one. Using my iPad Distressed FX app adding color and…

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    Red-Roof Barn Farragut TN #WW

    Shortly after getting my Big Girl camera years ago I photographed this barn in Farragut, TN. I know I shared this pitiful shot with you no doubt right here on not-so Wordless Wednesday. Anywho, while on blogging hiatus over the summer and on one of our knocking around town ventures, I told DH that I’d like another crack at taking a picture of the red-roof barn sitting on Concord Road. He happily obliged my request. I’m more comfortable with my DSLR now and felt excited at a second chance to capture, especially since I screwed it up the first time. What followed next left me shocked and saddened. Turning off Kingston…

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    A Barn Near Keller Bend Park #WW

    Welcome back to (not-so) Wordless Wednesday Kittens & Dawgs! This month I will share photographs of barns I’ve taken recently or past in which I saw the original followed with new image(s) created with one or more  photo-editing apps. Today’s photo I snapped near Keller Bend Park in Knoxville this summer. It was a dreary day and I failed getting the exposure right. No picture is a complete loss thanks to technology. In Pixelmator I adjusted the Curve lightening the exposure, brushed some additional clouds overhead, and added a textured layer. In the next photo, I changed to an autumn texture layer selecting the blending option as “Subtract”. I liked…

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    #WW Fairy Houses

    Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, I’m keeping things fairly short today but if you’re interested in seeing my watercolor Iris Mother’s Day card I did for my mother then check out Cathy Chats segment from yesterday. 😉 I created this fantasy photo-art after snapping a short of twin mushrooms growing in our yard. Using Obsidian brushes I added the pixie and glitter effects plus I used a free bokeh texture (unfortunately the site I borrowed it from is no longer working) as an overlay. The rest of the week and maybe the next two, I’m talking it easy to regroup after the April A to Z Challenge. Not to worry, if…

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    #WW A single cardinal

    Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Life after a month of A2Zing is slowly returning to normal.  At the end of February, I spied a gorgeous cardinal outside my kitchen window. I was certain by the time I returned with my camera and appropriate lens in hand he would be gone but he wasn’t.  My cleaning fairies were on strike, so pardon the image quality it isn’t the best shooting through a dirty window but I got the shot and let those fairies go shortly after. lol Isn’t he a beauty? I think he was looking for his mate but she was no were insight. It’s magnificently vivid color stands out against…

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    #WW Cherohala Parkway Mountain View + #BoTB results

    Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last year this time, DH and I were enjoying a drive in the mountains. It was a gorgeous spring day but the wind had a nippy bite. We stopped at an overlook along the Cherohala Parkway and walked the very short trail to the observation deck. The panoramic view is nice but what really caught my eye as we were leaving were the trees. What character, I thought and had to snap a shot.  Now, looking at it doesn’t look like much but I played with the image coming up with a new photo artwork which I really like and I’ll share it on Friday. Do…