In Luxembourg there are few signs that Spring is here. It’s still bitterly cold and showers – more like April showers – continue to pour rain and sleet over the sodden landscape. However, the pollen-laden heads of pussy willow buds brighten the landscape, little beacons of light in the gloom.
This photo has been blended with Kim’s Mondays and I’ve reduced the opacity on the texture layer.
textured with Kim’s Waterfront
Artichokes are such versatile plants. Apart from being good to eat, they’re great to look at and their seed heads provide food for the birds in the winter
“His memoir is a splendid artichoke of anecdotes, in which not merely the heart and leaves but the thistles as well are edible.” – John Leonard
“At least you’ll never be a vegetable – even artichokes have hearts.” – Amélie Poulain in the film Amélie
Sunflowers are such beautiful flowers and the sight of them always brightens the dreariest day. Last week I was staying close to a field where you can pick your own and made sure I had my camera with me.
I used Kim’s cool grunge texture on this photo and reduced the opacity.
Light, textured with Kim’s ‘play’ texture blended in soft light
This light was at our hotel in Kalkan, Turkey, which we visited on our Turkish road trip last year.
This week over at Kim Klassen, it’s another free and easy theme
I used Kim’s magic texture 2BL with the screen blend mode and reduced the opacity to 86%.
This week’s Texture Tuesday’s theme is another free and easy one.
thistleheads – textured with Kim’s 2110 texture
This is the first time I’ve participated in Kat Eye Studio’s Photo-Heart Connection.
Pick one photo, with which you feel the strongest heart connection, to share. The photo shared can be any photo that you worked with in the last month, either newly captured or edited.
Write about your heart connection with that photo. Why does the photo speak to you? What do you feel?
I saw this man with the kitten on his lap on our recent road trip round Turkey. I asked if I could take his photo and he said yes, I could. I chatted briefly with him (my Turkish is not fluent and he seemed to have some sort of speech impediment) and, as I turned to go, he took a bunch of grapes out of the plastic bag and gave them to me. They were delicious – small, sweet and seedless.
textured with Kim’s Pumpkin Grunge
As August comes to an end it is becoming apparent that September is raring to go and rush us full speed ahead into Autumn. I’m not ready to go yet! I would like to be able to sit in the sun for just a bit longer.
I’ve used Kim’s Appreciate texture from the August end collection and Mixed from the grunge collection, blended with multiply
Texture Tuesday over at Kim’s cafe is another free and easy edition.
I used this photo I took with Audrey Hepburn’s inspirational quote and blended it with Kim’s textures Music light and Linda