Friday, February 7, 2014

Having Some Fun, Randomly . . .

Well you must all know by now that I have been pretty much
snowbound around here the past few months.
Well a few days ago, late at night, I got moved from
Snowbound to Snowlogued and then Waterlogued!
It is a fun app where you take one of your personal photos
and change up the look just a bit. 
 The photo above and the next four
are my results from playing around with Waterlougue..
Photo Above: NYC from this past October.
I made another tulip delivery today.
It is such fun to do.
This one I dropped off for a friend of mine celebrating a birthday
She is a parapro in science at one of our local schools.
I dropped the flowers off at the main office of the school.
The gal there didn't know who my friend was so
she called someone into the office, asked her if she knew her,
she did and I asked her if she
would mind taking the flowers to my friend. 
She said to me, "don't you want to take them"
and I said, "oh no, I want her to be surprised."
So off the gal went with a huge smile on her face.
I think she enjoyed being the delivery gal!
Photo Above:
Boat ride to Ellis Island, looking back toward First World Trade Center, October, 2013
It was so exciting this morning.
It was a bird frenzy outdoors at the feeders.
I saw five male Cardinals and five more females
flitting out and about from the back yard Hemlock tree
Believe me I have never seen so many Cardinals together in the yard.
At the same time the Finches and Juncos were
fighting for a spot on the Thistle Sock Feeder.
No time for photos,
Just Use Your Imagination
Above photo: Grandson Jordon making a run for the high jump, spring 2013..
I have walked everyday, in the morning,
for years and years.
I miss my walk very much.
It truly is the most difficult part for me of this winter blitz.
So beautiful around here but almost impossible
to get out to walk or drive to enjoy it!
Soon, very soon, I will
be pounding the pavement
to make up for my days of not walking.
I think I am going to purchase some orange, happy looking, sneakers!
Above photo: Empire Sate Building, NYC, artistic frame work.
Poor little Snickers
We are still nursing her bum leg/hip.
We hope better weather will
make it possible for her to get out to exercise more.
We hope strengthening those muscles will help.
We are enjoying the extra cuddling.
Photo: Snickers
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Tanya Breese said...

oh i love your tulip idea! what a fun surprise...neat photo editing! hope your pooch is feeling better soon :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful edits on these photos. I really like that app and may have to do something about it myself. I hope you have a snow free weekend. It's crazy the amount of snow you have this year. Hugs. Pam

Buttons said...

Oh I do hope Snickers feels better soon. I have been snowbound for months now and they only thing that makes it pleasant is the snowshoes. LOVE the edits they are awesome. B

From the Kitchen said...

Love the "watercolors"! I, too, am stuck inside and have had enough. Hope your sweet pup gets some exercise and relief soon. Our Oliver is not happy being housebound.


Claire said...

LOVE your paintings!! It's my first Random 5, so lovely to 'meet' you and get to know a bit about your week :)
Glad you're kidney stone free - long may it continue! Let's keep drinking those glasses of water :)
Have a happy Friday x

Cindy said...

Now that is the kind of program I wouldliketo play with. What is the matter with your little pouch? Have a wonderful weekend,

Nancy said...

Digging that app -- wish they made it as a separate effect for photo editing. Hope Snickers feels better! xo

barb said...

Happy Friday. Love those pictures, especially snickers.

Snap said...

I loved the edits and your wonderful shots. Your tulip surprise -- what fun! I'm sure it brings a smile to lots of faces. Poor Snickers -- feel better soon! Happy Friday!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love the photos - so interesting. I have had lots of cardinals too this winter - they are just such a miracle to me every time I spot one :-) said...

oh love the photo takes you did. I love doing that also.

It gives such a lift . Especially us guys who see snow and more snow.

I enjoyed even Snickers. he is not well. Ah poor baby. I bet he wishes it was Spring and he cant talk to you and say it so he is sick. Get the hint Mommy dearest.

Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

i know my weather is not nearly as severe as yours, but i'm feeling cooped up from my daily walks/runs, too.

really love these edits. all very pretty.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I absolutely love the watercolor effects! I'd be hanging them all over the house. :)
What a sweet surprise for your friend, and to have a yard full of cardinals - we don't get them here, I would be over the moon!
I feel the same about the winter - it's been hard for us to spend much time out of the house this year. Our dog, who just turned 6 last weekend, has his first limp going on this winter - appears to be a muscle in the leg or hip that doesn't like the cold, it cramps up on him outdoors. I've been hoping the same - that getting back to normal activity in more normal weather will help.
Enjoy your weekned!

Gail said...

Hang in there.

We are one day closer to spring.

Liz said...

This is a really neat app. Will have to check it out! I can't wait to walk again outside. Hope your pup feels better!

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

SO cool!! PS thought you might be interested in the $150 giveaway I'm hosting for

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I like all your editing- it makes the photos look like pastel watercolor paintings. Hope lil pup is feeling better soon. I know what you mean about walking- I've had a bum knee for about four weeks and am just now getting to walk. It's like starting all over again!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Oh no poor Snickers. Love the new app you are playing with. What a fun effect.

Missy George said...

I saw that on someones blog..Great look ..I'll have to try it too..

Missy George said...

Oh darn..Looks like you have to have something with an "I" in front of it for that app..I-phone..I-Pad, etc..

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Heaven's Lynne...they look like paintings! I wish I could ..NO, I NEED to take the time to experiment and learn to do things for myself on this blamed computer! I'm just lazy..impatient!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Mele had one day of a hip thing, rushed her to the vet..the next day it simply disappeared. She is getting old. Scares me. I hope is able to get out and get some sun and exercise soon. Wanna bring him when you come to CALIFORNIA? I'll pick you up at the Ontario airport!! :)

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, your edited photos are wonderful. I love them all! Poor Snickers, what caused the bum leg/hip? I am ready for spring, more my type of weather for walking. Have a happy weekend!

Ida said...

These are wonderful. I love the watercolor look. I played around with that effect from Be Funky this week.
Great Random thoughts too. The Tulip idea is so cool. Sort of reminds me of doing "May Day" flowers. Hope you & your sweet little dog get to go out soon for some fun walking. Winter is really taking it's toll on everyone it seems.

Bonnie said...

I love this app. The picture of Snickers is framable!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs! Bonnie

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I thought these were paintings at first !! :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a nice surprise for your friend - I bet she loved it. I love the water color photos, I think I need to check out that app! I hope you're able to get back outside soon!

Nancy said...

Love the photo editing, Lynne. Your photos now look like beautiful watercolors. Very cool. Poor little Snickers. Give her a hug for me. Hugs to you, too. ~ Nancy