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Hepatica is another early blooming woodland wildflower.  These are round-lobed hepatica (the lobe shape referring to the leaves).  They come in a range of color, from palest lilac, virtually indistinguishable at a distance from white, to the deep purple seen here.  DP110-2015  Posted Monday, April 20. For the unfiltered version, see here:  http://smu.gs/1P5MH9H To produce this filtered version, I applied a layer of Topaz Labs Impressions Impasto filter (brush #4, no canvas texture), and on top of that added one of Filter Forges Watercolor frames.  I tweaked the stroke length and width in the Impasto filter, and added a touch of vignette.  Taken April 19, Crooked Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan  Title:  Hepatica - Mixing Art and Nature - Impasto Impressions
Butterfly - I believe this is a Northwestern Fritillary. I took this picture at Mima Mounds near Olympia, Wa in 2012.
Burros at Bonnie Springs - around Las Vegas
Future Possibilities with Fractals - Mandel Explorer One was the First Interstellar Fully Autonomic Self Contained System Capable of Major Self-Repairs was sent on a Mission to Explore the Universe and Forward all Data back to Mission Central’s data collection points Alpha, Charlie and Delta.  It was Launched Five Hundred Years Ago on St. Patricks Day and has performed its Mission flawlessly to date.  The Data it has collected has launched several other Ships to other Quadrants of Space.  Manned Space Travel is still in very early stages of development.  Several New Techniques and Theories look promising using Star Gates for short distances which will be eventually be replaced by onboard Space Folding Generators.         Link to Photo  Without Frame       Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 03-17-2015
Yum...I love peanuts!
Day 110: Cherry Blossoms - April 20.  The cherry blossom trees are almost at full peak bloom at Branch Brook Park in Newark New Jersey. With over 4,000 trees, it is a glorious sight.  Still processing the images that I took over the weekend and hope to get back once more when the rain and wind that we are having clear out.
Monday, April 20, 2015  "WHITERRIFIC"   "Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do." ~ Michel de Montaigne  Dancing in the wind were these ornamental, spectacular, and spring flowers known as "Magnolia Stellatas" (aka "Star Magnolias"). According to Wikipedia, they are "slow-growing shrubs or small trees native to Japan that bear large, showy white or pink flowers in early spring, before their leaves open."  I appreciate your comments on my "Nana Necklace" yesterday. I noticed that a few of you got a kick out of me being known as "Glam-Ma" (aka "Glamorous Grandma").....and yes, I am....... and love it!  Have a marvelous Monday!  NIBBS (Hair Salon)  ***#10 photo of the day***  (photo taken 3/24/2015)  My Homepage: www.Godschild.SmugMug.com
Lunch anyone???
Sun - smoke from a fire in Siberia that moved across the Pacific. Taken near Olympia, Wa.  I really appreciate the comments!
April 19.  I went to a bridal shower on the water yesterday and the weather was superb, like a warm summer day.  This was her cake.  I'd say a bit different, I've never seen one quite like this before.
Seagull - taken near Olympia, Wa.  I really appreciate the comments!
Part of the wall in front of the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert; saw this as we were leaving the Orchid show in Friday
AZ, Phoenix-Downtown - Shot at sunrise           Link to Photo Without Frame
Thursday, March 1, 2012  "B-17G SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY" (Flying Fortress)  Marianne Williamson said, "The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it."  OK, this is the final aircraft post in the series. This museum was of particular interest to me because as I have stated many times before, I have a first cousin in the Air Force, a nephew in the Marines, and my father is retired from the Army.    "The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum" complete gallery of photos is here:   http://godschild.smugmug.com/Military/The-Commemorative-Air-Force/  SOOC comes this 68 year old aircraft built in 1944 and considered to be the most authentically restored flying World War II B-17 bomber in the world today. Sentimental Journey now visits an average of 60 cities and towns across the United States and Canada each year as a patriotic and educational exhibit.  It is based at Falcon Field and owned by The Commemorative Air Force. Although there were 12,731 B-17's built, approximately 50 are still in existence. It operates at a cost of $2000 per hour. It has been featured in movies/television shows such as "All The Fine Young Me," "1941," and "Wings." Its nose art features a photo of Betty Gable.   On the day of our visit, Sentimental Journey was one of three airplanes that tourists could take 40-45 minute flights for a fee..........$850 (for the nose) and $425 (for mid and aft fuselage).  I really appreciate that you enjoyed my presentations of the various aircraft over the last few days. If you are ever in Arizona, a visit to this museum is a "no brainer."  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday!  The Commemorative Air Force Wing Aviation Museum Falcon Field - 2017 N. Greenfield Road  Mesa, Arizona 85215   ***top 10 photos of the day***  (photo taken 12/28/2011)
April 20.  Chinese Legend, by artist Erte.  She is a 19lb bronze statue that we listed on Ebay yesterday.
Hepatica is another early blooming woodland wildflower. These are round-lobed hepatica (the lobe shape referring to the leaves). They come in a range of color, from palest lilac, virtually indistinguishable at a distance from white, to the deep purple seen here.

DP110-2015 Posted Monday, April 20.
For the unfiltered version, see here: http://smu.gs/1P5MH9H
To produce this filtered version, I applied a layer of Topaz Labs Impressions Impasto filter (brush #4, no canvas texture), and on top of that added one of Filter Forges Watercolor frames. I tweaked the stroke length and width in the Impasto filter, and added a touch of vignette.

Taken April 19, Crooked Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Title: Hepatica - Mixing Art and Nature - Impasto Impressions

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Hepatica is another early blooming woodland wildflower.  These are round-lobed hepatica (the lobe shape referring to the leaves).  They come in a range of color, from palest lilac, virtually indistinguishable at a distance from white, to the deep purple seen here.  DP110-2015  Posted Monday, April 20. For the unfiltered version, see here:  http://smu.gs/1P5MH9H To produce this filtered version, I applied a layer of Topaz Labs Impressions Impasto filter (brush #4, no canvas texture), and on top of that added one of Filter Forges Watercolor frames.  I tweaked the stroke length and width in the Impasto filter, and added a touch of vignette.  Taken April 19, Crooked Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan  Title:  Hepatica - Mixing Art and Nature - Impasto Impressions
Hepatica is another early blooming woodland wildflower. These are round-lobed hepatica (the lobe shape referring to the leaves). They come in a range of color, from palest lilac, virtually indistinguishable at a distance from white, to the deep purple seen here.

DP110-2015 Posted Monday, April 20.
For the unfiltered version, see here: http://smu.gs/1P5MH9H
To produce this filtered version, I applied a layer of Topaz Labs Impressions Impasto filter (brush #4, no canvas texture), and on top of that added one of Filter Forges Watercolor frames. I tweaked the stroke length and width in the Impasto filter, and added a touch of vignette.

Taken April 19, Crooked Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Title: Hepatica - Mixing Art and Nature - Impasto Impressions

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