6 Sep 2011

Summer heat and Texture Tuesday

I'm so looking forward to the first rains of Autumn . . . .We haven't had any rain since May and everything needs a good soaking.

More to the point, I have no flowers left in the garden to photograph apart from the plumbago, which has flowered it's little heart out all summer but I've taken so many photos of this that I've run out of inspiration.

I did see some lovely flowers in a garden about a mile away from me and when we get a calm day I'm going to go and investigate to see if I can get some shots of them.

 The heat of the summer saps my energy but as soon as we get a few cooler days I feel invigorated. Before I lived here I thought that the Greek would be well adapted to the heat but I've discovered that they feel the heat as much as I do but they just accept that it is normal and has to be endured. It's funny though they talk about the weather as much as we English !!

Anyway enough of my whinging, I really enjoy living here and being a bit hot in the summer is a small price to pay for all the other benefits.

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It's Texture Tuesday again, the days really go by so quickly, and the challenge this week was to use a layer of Kims texture "crackerjack".

Here we are, a little person, ready for her closeup . . .




I used two textures, "crackerjack" and "frame it"

This little goat was part of a herd  . . . by the way did you know that the collective noun for goats is herd, tribe or trip? I didn't until I just looked it up . . . that were grazing in the countryside as I was taking a walk in the Spring. Some of the goats still graze freely and wander around at will, it's a lovely sight to see especially when there are young. Isn't she just so pretty . . .

Can I just add a thank you for your kind thoughts last week for my injured arm, it's now back to normal with only the very occasional twinge if I overdo it.

Looking forward to seeing what you've all produced,
Teresa xx:-)


22 comments:

  1. Wow! That is so soft and sweet looking! Really quite lovely!

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  2. oh gosh this little one is gorgeous the textures work so well with this shot it's really beautiful

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  3. i could give it a hug... so adorable! as is your editing... gorgeous!!

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  4. Cute+++ Really lovely, gentle and soft looking little beastie.

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  5. Ah lovely shot there! The texture really suits it too!

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  6. What a lovely shot of such a sweet looking young goat...
    Jenni

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  7. Ciao Teresa, I wish I could send you all the annoying rain we are having (in exchange of a bit of sun, of course), I am so sick of it. :(
    I love what you have done here, looks so very cute! :) Have a lovely day.

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  8. A spectacular image. Makes a lovely portrait of that sweet little thing. V

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  9. What a sweet face, I like the combination of both the textures, lovely.

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  10. What a lovely image! I feel like you've captured a little personality there.... This is a National Geographic shot, that's for sure. I'm so glad your arm is doing better, too!

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  11. I love the look of this, beautiful portriat even if it is a goat. Looks like a painting.

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  12. How wonderful, beautiful photo, I love this kid with a nice light. Greetings.

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  13. Teresa, your little goat is darling. You did all the right stuff to this photo!

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  14. Glad to hear your arm is better. I really love what you did with this photo. So soft and sweet!

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  15. Beautiful, and the goat is soooo cute!

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  16. Oh the little goat is very beautiful, your texture work is gorgeous for her.

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  17. This is so beautiful!! The texture works well here.
    Wish I could send you some of our summer rain, we had more than enough of it in Belgium :)

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  18. What a lovely portrait of this sweet little goat!

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  19. Awww...adorable little face. What a great capture and the use of the textures is perfect.

    Kathy

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  20. This sweet face just popped out from Kim's site. I love your work with this image. It is just lovely. We, too, are longing for rain. What would we do without the plumbagos to get us through until autumn?

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  21. So adorable, what a sweet face! Great capture and texture work too!

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  22. This little guy was just begging to have his photo created huh?

    Lovely processing and subject!

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