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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Autumn-Gratitude

Only a few leaves cling tenaciously to this tree once brilliant with varying shades of red, brown and green, but one by one the wind and the rain will soon strip it bare.  My house overlooks this natural park where the kids play, dogs romp, and summer neighborhood block parties are traditional. This year, the foliage was stunning, almost blindingly so, with the afternoon sun illuminating the leaves. I am grateful that I could gaze out on this beautiful sight.

More Gratitude Quotes:

I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.  ~Benjamin Disraeli


All that we behold is full of blessings.  ~William Wordsworth


Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert



Praise the bridge that carried you over.  ~George Colman


Image was processed using Rad Lab and two layers of "Phoebe" texture by Kim Klassen for Texture Tuesday.
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14 comments:

Kay Heritage said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful quotes, Lynne! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Sue McB said...

That is a beautiful photograph and super editing. Well done.

Mira said...

oh, my! that's a beautiful image, so beautiful that I'd put it on a wall. great job!

Linda Trine said...

love what you did with this...beautiful work!!

HeidiRose said...

Breathtaking!
Heidi via texture tuesday

T Opdycke said...

What a bounty of color and sentiment....so lovely.

Vonda said...

Beautiful...love the autumn colors and the texture-gotta love trees-mine are all bare now.

WildeLifePhotography said...

Love the vibrant colors, very nice.

DebC said...

Thank you for the quotes.
Beautiful photo.

Anita Bower said...

Beautiful!

Anita Bower said...

Beautiful work.

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

I love what you did with this. It has an edgy appeal, yet it is soft and inviting. I loved the quotes you also shared!

kareninkenai, artist said...

very pretty; wonderful processing. thank you {texture tuesdays}

T Opdycke said...

Hello Again,

I discovered homemade lightboxes by accident on You'll Shoot Your Eye Out. Kathy gave the link where to find the tutorial:

http://leavesnbloomphotography.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-make-table-top-digital.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LeavesnbloomPhotography+%28leavesnbloom+photography%29

Gosh that's a long one! I didn't follow the exact directions though. I used waxed paper over the windows instead of tracing paper. Since I didn't have shirt cardboard, I used a length of white fabric. I'm going to pick up white poster board to use in the back and on the floor of the box.

Good luck and let me know how it goes!

 
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