Monday, 27 August 2012

macro monday 27.8.12 - meadow walk

some shots from a wander through the mini 'meadow' 
we planted in memory of my father

Posting to Lisa's Macro Monday

Janet xo


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Snapshot & a Song 26.8.12

The Eagles are the 5th highest selling act 
and highest selling band in U.S. history...
Their “Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975” is the biggest selling album of all time.

After a 14 year break up they released the album
“Hell Freezes Over” in 1994. 
Legend has it that the album name was the result of an interview 
when the band first broke up, in which, when asked if they would ever consider getting together again one of them responsed with 
‘when hell freezes over!’
They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and they are still touring and will be in Vegas in November 2012.

I loved and still love that comeback album!
And there are several songs I could choose from as favourites
However, as you can see from my snapshots and the highlighted lyrics, there is a reason why I chose this particular one:

 the mister 'standin' on the corner in Winslow Arizona ...
note reflection of girl in flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at him...

and a photo of travel weary me with a bronze statue of Don Henley
taken by the mister...

"Take It Easy"
(written by Jackson Brown & Glenn Frey)

Well, I'm running down the road
tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven women on
my mind,
Four that wanna own me,
Two that wanna stone me,
One says she's a friend of mine

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
and take it easy

Well, I'm a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me
Come on, baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
gonna save me
We may lose and we may win but
we will never be here again
so open up, I'm climbin' in,
so take it easy

Well I'm running down the road trying to loosen
my load, got a world of trouble on my mind
lookin' for a lover who won't blow my
cover, she's so hard to find

Take it easy, take it easy
don't let the sound of your own
wheels make you crazy
come on baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
gonna save me, oh oh oh
Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy

Why not join me over at Photos by LeAnne
for Snapshot and a Song


Janet xo

Thursday, 23 August 2012

flower art friday 24.8.12

This is the first time I have participated in Flower Art Friday
over at Photos by LeAnne

This photo of the pink phlox in my garden was taken on a sunny day!
I used it SOOC with the texture Drippy by Karen Burns
(you can find her AMAZING work here and here)
using the normal blending mode at 91%
and lightly brushed the flowers at 16% opacity
That's it!

If you aren't familiar with LeAnne's blog, 
you ought to pop over and have a peek...
besides the wonderful work of the other Flower Art Friday participants,
she has some happening stuff going on over there!

She has recently started an awesome new meme
You should definitely check it out!

you should definitely have a great weekend!

Janet xo

Also posting for Leontien