Sunday, February 22, 2009
I am posting a couple of the shots post-processed in PSE to be used in card making. One of the card fronts I worked up is the swan image posterized (black outline)narrowly framed with pink & blue softly flowered cardstock highlighted with gold glitter curly-ques, then framed again in blue. A magical swan for sure!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Supper time! I wonder if this is how the 10 of us looked to my Mom when she said those magic words.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I couldn't help noticing these plump buds in contrast to the snow on the ground. A promise that spring is coming!
There are many hunting camps, cabins, & summer homes in this area of Pennsylvania. While I love the idea of being across the river relaxing away from the crowd, I would seriously need to consider using a swinging bridge to get there! We seen quite a few of the foot bridges along the way. This one had a seperate line & carrier for your supplies. Notice it has solar lights for night time travel.
One way to brighten your trip to the outhouse!
Take notice in this shot & the one from my last post how the elk don't mind sharing with people, especially if you share your garden, your crops, your shrubbery, & your flowers with them. The only large bull we seen was in the little town of Benzette quite close to houses. We have often seen elk browsing in front yards, back yards, under apple trees, or even resting in a yard. I can't forget one of my early trips to the area. We rented a room in a boarding house in Benzette, did some traveling around in the evening then returned to our room. A huge bull elk had bedded down between the car & the house! How exciting to walk cautiously past! Should you decide to visit this beautiful area & take a peek at these magnificent animals, please remember, even thought some elk will allow one to walk up & sometimes even take an offered apple - DON'T DO IT!! They are wild animals & can cause significant injury. It saddens me to think an elk could be destroyed because it injured someone that did not respect it's space.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I have taken a break from blogging for a little while trying my hand at something new. I decided to try making greeting cards using my pictures & with stamping. The hardest part seems to be cutting everything straight! Anyhow, Andy & I made a trip to Elk County in northern PA to see the elk & photograph anything that would stand still. Falling snow made it quite interesting - my elk are spotted! I really don't care if I shoot cow or bull elk, they are all magnificent animals, but one could not help noticing the lack of males. There were quite a few elk to photograph, but only one decent sized bull. This is compared to several years ago, before the PA Game Commission decided to allow a hunting season, when the proud bulls were everywhere. I plan to share shots of the elk & the surrounding area (although I don't have my favorites post-processed yet). Then move on to the ride home & a stop to capture ducks on the pond in Roaring Springs