I think this was our first really beautiful day outdoors this Spring. I spent the majority of the day weeding and clearing winter debris from my flower garden and it’s looking promising for lots of florals to shoot this summer! I’m very excited about that and the still lifes I can create.
Before I began the REAL work, I took time to transplant a couple succulents……donkey tail and aloe vera. I’m hoping I didn’t already kill the donkey tail. It looks like it had been too wet for too long, so I’m hopeful that the transplant will revive it. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
On both of these images, I used Kim’s “allthat” texture with multiply blend mode at 100% and then I added a mask to the texture layer and brushed some of the texture off portions of my image. I haven’t used many textures lately but this one with all the wood, the burlap sack and colors on the pots just called for texture.
IMAGE #1 – Before Transplant
IMAGE #2 – After Transplant
As I walked around the flower bed, I noticed all the moss growing in one of my Earth Boxes. All those little tiny TINY pieces growing upwards with water on them left from the rain last night just looked amazing to me. It made me think about the book I’m currently reading called One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp.
I had to write this “gift” down in my notebook……..the beauty and wonder of something so very small and intricate……..a tiny living plant that knows precisely when to grow in a universe that is balanced so perfectly to allow life here on Earth…….and thoughts of our Lord who made it all possible.
I’m going to place this post in my “Little Things I Love” category…….simply because I’m in my element when working in my garden and I love it all……the sights, sounds, smells, and thoughts……my little piece of Heaven right in my backyard……my time and place for soul searching, meditation, and even relaxation.
I hope you enjoyed peeking into my world today. What is it that gives you peace and relaxation?
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!