ADOBE FIXER-UPPER

“Just needs a little TLC”, said the realtor.

 

THEA’S WINTER GARDEN

THEA'S WINTER GARDEN / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

I don't think we'll be having breakfast out there any time soon. Mexico beckons!

Hasta mañana.

 

MORE TAOS DECOR

MORE TAOS DECOR / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

I still haven't figured out what's causing a six or seven hour delay in publishing these posts, but I'm working on it. Along with several other projects, including packing for my upcoming Mexico trip. Time to get warm!

I'm publishng this at 9:30 am. We'll see when it shows up on the web.

Hasta mañana.

 

A CHANGE OF VIEW

We had friends over on Sunday and I took some good natured ribbing over my recent series of posts. You know the ones, shots taken through our kitchen window, of the two dried sunflower stalks in the snow.

Well, on Monday, at 4:50 pm, I looked out my office window, and saw this.

I took a picture with my iPhone with thoughts of an “O K, here's a view out a different window. So there.” But I had already started work on the blog of the little Escaramusita. She won. That got me going on a series of Rodeo and Charreada kids.

Then, yesterday, Wednesday, I just happened to look up from my iPad and glance out the office window. I pulled my iPhone from my pocket and grabbed this shot, at 4:51 pm.

So there! Now, back to the kids! 😉

Hasta mañana.

 

THE BIG ONE BITES THE DUST – ER, SNOW

THE BIG ONE BITES THE DUST – ER, SNOW / iPhone 6s Plus / Sapseed

All you loyal followers will recognize these dried sunflower stalks outside our kitchen window. Theyve been featured before on this blog, here, and here.

A Mystery.

Today, when I looked out the window, this scene presented itself. Big Guy down! What happened to the larger of my models? Judging from the tracks, I suspect one of the neighborhood magpies? It looks to me like he landed on it, road it to the ground, checked for leftover seeds, then walked away, looking for easier pickings. Is that what you see?

Hasta mañana.

 

THEY’RE BACK!

THEY'RE BACK! / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed / Filterstorm

This morning, our main player's cap from yesterday's photo had been replaced by a hat. The smaller of the pair appears to have inherited the cap. Meanwhile, the winter yellow of the dried background sunflower stalks was just too tempting for me to pass up. I would be happy to know which of these images you prefer.

I finally made some progress with the research today. My order of Kachina books, however, seems to have been lost in shipping. We're working on it.

When I looked out the window this morning, my first thought was “Hmmm, Winter Wonderland. Wonder why I'm still here”.

Hasta mañana.

 

SNOWCAP and CAT TRACKS

SNOWCAP AND CAT TRACKS / iPHONE 6s PLUS / Snapseed / Retouch

When I looked out the kitchen window this morning, I saw this jaunty snow cap being worn by the taller of these dried sunflowers, remnants of last summer's end. I had my iPhone in my pocket, as usual, and knew I had a candidate for an interesting black and white photograph, so I quickly grabbed this shot.

Later, as I was processing the image, I noticed Atticus the cat's tracks, left behind as he made his rounds, patroling the property like a reincarnated mall cop.

Otherwise, today was a busy mix of painting and computer maintenance

Hasta mañana.

 

TAOS CAT

TAOS CAT / Panasonic Lumix TZ5 / PhotoForge2 / ACDSee

While photographing this old truck covered with snow, I saw something move in the shadows beneath it. Soon, this little fellow peeked out, a tiny kitten, perfectly framed by the old truck.

You never know what you might find if you keep your eyes and your mind open when out photographing. I certainly got lucky on this day.

You can click on the image for a closer look.

OK, I promised I would start today telling you about the projects I've been working on lately. All I can tell you right now is that I wrapped one of them up late last night. I can't spill the beans just yet, as I still have a bit of tidying up to do. But…

Tomorrow, I will give you a sneak peek!

Hasta Mañana.

 

 

THEA’S GARDEN

This afternoon…

THEA'S GARDEN FROM THE OFFICE WINDOW II / iPhone 6+

THEA'S GARDEN FROM THE OFFICE WINDOW / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge 2

Amazing, isn't it, how different these images are, although they're just a couple of weeks apart?

Brrrr!

Hasta mañana.

 

SURE ENOUGH

WINDOW REDO / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge 2

Brrrr. Same view this morning, but quite different than yesterday's image. It's like the scene got photoshopped – by nature.

By the way, I finally got to the bottom of the preview problem with my KACHINAS book. Blurb previews don't work properly on iPads. Probably because iPads don't do Flash. It is working fine on PCs and Macs, though.

If you haven't already, click on this link and have a look:

http://www.blurb.com/search/site_search?search=KACHINAS+Farnsworth

Hasta mañana.