Sunday, September 17, 2006

Photo Friday: BRIGHT

My submission for the Photo Friday challenge BRIGHT. For anyone interested there are a couple of trade organizations and government agencies that assign numbers to metal finishes. The finish shown above (which most would call Bright Brass) is designated US3 by the American National Standards Institute and designated 605 by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association. And now you know..............

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Just For Fun

Todays' post is just a little something for fun; a collage of a few pictures from some recent family get-togethers. Clockwise from top left: Granddaughter Micah, Grandson Blake, Sister Dana and Son-In-Law Jeff, Micah and me, Micah and Me, Micah, and Sister dana with my son Michael.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hibiscus Moon

I haven't posted much lately so I thought that I would add one last Moon Plant update (I promise!). The moon plants continue to thrive and produce blossoms in abundance. The blossoms also seem to defy what I said about Moon Plants only blooming at night with blossoms on my plant starting around 7:00pm and lasting well up until 8:00am.

In defense of the post title I just wanted to use something a little different so I made up a title that reflected the photo subject and background. The Hibiscus in the background is also in my flower bed with the Moon Plants but it seems to be finished for the season. It never produced more than two blossoms at a time but they were magnificent when they were fully open. I took some broad liberties by layering two images and then duplicating them to create my backgound.

I hope to actually find the time to be a little bit creative in the very near future. I hope to do a bit more sketching for Illustration Friday and photography for Photo Friday soon.