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Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Taking a moment ... just because

Camera Critters is in the next post
Scroll down for Blog Your Blessings on Sunday
and Haiku Memories of my Brother

Fall photos from my
sister's U. S. travels back
in 2006

Palette Knife filter
blurs the details creating
an 'artistic' view

Distort - Pinch

Polar Coordinates

Poster Edges

Originals - Straight out of the Camera

Paint Daubs

Poster Edges

Click any image to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in
Scenic Sunday

Shadow Shot Sunday

Mellow Yellow Monday
Mosaic Monday

"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again." Menachem Mendel Schneerson

October 18th
birthday of my brother who

died just before his

65th birthday ...

Would be 75 if

he was still on earth.

In February

I'll be 65 myself ...

strange how quickly time

passes. I'm grateful
for many memories and

life-long lessons learned.

Generous and kind

loving son, husband, father

brother ... passed without

meeting 5 grand kids

each born after his demise ...

Lively legacy ;--)

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb
See my Daily Gratitude List
in the sidebar at Small Reflections
and the lists I've transferred to Happily Retired Gal

What are some blessings in YOUR life currently?
For others who 'Blog Their Blessings'
go to My Blog Rolls and/or click on the
Blog Your Blessings logo

above Really Good Things.
For those who participate in Sacred Life Sunday
click the logo below:
Blessed Be ... and so it is!

Thought for Today
"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." John W. Whitehead, The Stealing of America, 1983


Carolyn Ford said...

I love those mosaics! Beautiful roadtrip photos! I am going on a road trip in November to the Grand Canyon and Sedona...can't wait!

KC said...

Those were really nice.. thanks for shareing them with us.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful scenery and colors on your collages. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Z said...

Your sister has provided you with some great shots. I enjoy the way you experiment with the different filters.
Your coment on your brother gets me thinking how sad it is that my own brother will not see his first great-grand child due in April.

Pam said...

Beautiful photos as always, I like the way you change them.
Have a great day

Ralph said...

The giant rock surrounding the waterfall leaves a wonderful shadow on the opposing side. The camper is nearly invisible by the shadows surrounding it. The evergreen flora leaves such natural shadows, and this is a place to relax, unwind and take in the natural beauty!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely collages

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In the high country
aspens turn crisp and golden
in cold, brittle air.

My Shadow Shot

Sharon said...

Neat mosaics and love that you explained all the effects. Sharon

Mary said...

Such lovely mosaics! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Dishesdone said...

Very cool mosaics! Some really neat effects!

ellen b said...

What a fun program you have for Mosaics. Pretty scenery...

Ebie said...

Great mosaics and great view, beautiful autumn colors!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful locations and I love how you played with them. Where were they taken?

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful scenery, mosaic and effects!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Interesting colleges! Pretty scenery.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos! Is that Colorado? I like the different mosaic effects that your make.,,very unusual.
My condolences on anniversary of your brother's passing..it is always hard to lose someone still young. {{ hugs}}

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Such beautiful mosaics! I loved the special effects! I know you must miss your brother. My sister is the other half of me and I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have her. Siblings are so special!...hugs...Debbie

Stine in Ontario said...

Lovely mosaics loaded with tons of yellow!

Annie said...

Very much enjoyed all the varied interpretations but it was the palette knife filter that I kept returning to. I loved the mood this filter reacted.

Kathy said...

Beautiful, unique mosaics! Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

George said...

I really like autumn colors you've shared with us. And of course I love the waterfall.

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely collages as always! Very creative! Have yourself a wonderful week ahead :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

Oh wow - those are cool! i love the fall - the colours are amazing.

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful and fantastic mosaics! What a wonderful world we live in..

chubskulit said...

I love the polar coordinates!

Here's my mellow yellow little chef.

life's journey said...

Beautiful and creative...Happy MYM!

Stephanie V said...

I look forward to your mosaics. Love the palette knife effect. It is strange that time goes by so quickly after a loved one dies. At first, we think of nothing else and time just creeps. Wonder when the turning point is?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful pics, especially the waterfall shot in the middle of the collage! I'm still drawn to the poster edges

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Beautiful photos of the countryside and mountains! Lovely in fall!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I always enjoy your mosaics and the creative ways you play with them.

Mimi said...

Gosh, you've lovely pictures and I'm so impressed with your photoshop skills.
My MYM post is up too, have a good one!

Linnea W said...

Your sister has quite an eye for finding beautiful scenes to photograph, and you really have a talent for turning them into artistic mosaics! Thanks for visiting my sheep sign...

Sue said...

Beautiful foliage shots. The one with the mountain and lake in the background is awesome.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I always love your mosaic presentation of your pictures. All blog memes rolling in one stone. Plus the inspirational Thought for Today.

I'm sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Life without doubt has a beginning as well as an end.

Dick said...

Very nice presentation I like your mosaics.

Janie said...

Lovely memorial to your brother. it's so sad when we lose our loved ones too soon.
Beautiful photos from your sister's trip!