Elusive Bluejay in my Backyard!



Art Tag-‘Memory’


The TMTA challenge this week is Togetherness.

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Photoshop Tutorial-Combine Photos and Text

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Originally uploaded by EMCphotos

My son took this picture in our front yard today. Looks like this guy got him a nice squirrel for Christmas Dinner. Here’s the whole story…I sent my son, (23) home to pick up the dictionary because we were all over at my daughter’s fiance’s apartment getting ready to play UpWords. Of course we needed a dictionary to make sure no one was cheating. 🙂 So my son call’s me and say’s, “Mom, I just got a picture you are going to be so jealous of!” and he was so right. I couldn’t believe it when he told me. For a year I have been trying to get a ‘good’ bird picture and have failed miserably.

No, I am not jealous, I am so very proud of my son that when he saw it he thought it was important enough to go inside and grab my camera and capture this rare moment. What a great Christmas present we both received.

Merry Christmas

Tree Bokeh

Originally uploaded by EMCphotos

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

What is Wordle.net?

This is an awesome site where you can make your own word ‘cloud’ from any words you type or use your tags from your blog. It is so fun. You can customize it in many different ways. Also, there is a gallery that has ‘clouds’ that other users have made.  I heard about it from my Creating Keepsakes Newsletter and just had to share it with you.

Wordle Word Cloud Aly Dosdall wowed us with the “word cloud” design she made in minutes in Wordle. To create your own version, simply: 1. Go to http://www.wordle.net to create your word cloud and follow the prompts. 2. When finished, click PRINT. 3. When your print menu appears, go to the drop-down menu to select the printer you want to use. Select Adobe PDF, then click PRINT. 4. When your PDF document appears, click on EXPORT at the top of your toolbar, then select JPEG and save. 5. Open your image-editing software and use your Wordle word cloud as desired.


B&W Peace on Earth

B&W Peace on Earth

Originally uploaded by EMCphotos

Amazing photograph of a winter landscape in Black and White and says, “Peace on Earth” and on the inside it says, “Goodwill toward men.”

Comes with white envelope.