265. Happy New Year

•December 31, 2010 • 11 Comments

A huge thanks goes out to all you for all of the great comments and friendship through out 2010!  I really enjoyed blogging with all of you and learning about you from your pictures.  I am looking forward to another year of following your blogs and seeing the world through your eyes!   Since it is time for out with the old and in with the new, I will be moving my blog to: http://tchesney.wordpress.com     I hope you all join me in 2011!   Until then, Happy New Year to all of my virtual friends!  Wishing you all the best in 2011!

264. Sleeping in the New Year

•December 30, 2010 • 15 Comments

“I’m not waking up until 2011″…….and I say, let sleeping lions SLEEP!

263. Fabric

•December 30, 2010 • 11 Comments

I was in a gift shop yesterday and fell in love w/ this fabric pillow.  I think I may go back and buy it today, nothing like buying myself a Happy New Year’s gift!  lol (my husband will love it)   🙂

262. Wrapped

•December 27, 2010 • 21 Comments

Wrapped under the tree was my new lensbaby Scout lens….Santa (aka my loving husband) was very good to me this year!  Since I had Christmas dinner this year, my mom brought over a Christmas Orchid to decorate with….I love the way they wrap their petals around the center of the bloom!  I had tons of fun the next day playing with my new lens and orchid!

Many people have asked what is the difference between the scout and the other lensbaby lenses.  Basically the scout is just like the composer but it doesn’t move.  The sweet spot is always in the center of the image.  The scout comes w/ the fisheye attatchment….which I have been playing w/ quite a bit.  I like the fisheye especially w/ the scout over the composer since the effect really gets messed up if it is not centered perfectly.  For more info on the lens go to:  http://www.lensbaby.com/lenses.php

Hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas….I have been kinda scarce the past few days –  holidays, kids, life, you all know how that goes!  🙂

261. Large

•December 24, 2010 • 24 Comments

Happy Christmas Eve Everyone!  🙂   I got a early Christmas present today.  I had a new (and rather large) visitor at my feeder this afternoon….a hawk!  I was just sitting at my kitchen table watching the pretty purple finches and all of a sudden I heard quite the chatter and all the little birds flew away and I then saw these huge wings fly down to the deck.  At first I thought it was an owl, but then when I seen it I was in shock (I have never had a hawk on my deck).  I grabbed my camera as quick as I could and got 4 shots in before he took off…of course, he had to land behind the corn, but I guess I couldn’t be choosy!  I thought hawks only ate small animals….I was amazed to see him pecking at my corn.

As I checked him out, he checked me out too….we had a small stare down going (or he was thinking my camera was food lol)

260. Innocence

•December 20, 2010 • 24 Comments

This Red Bellied Woodpecker (aka Woody Woodpecker) is maintaining her innocence, she swears she is not the culprit who is putting holes in my deck and bird house.  I’ll let the jury decide…innocent or guilty??

259. Soft

•December 19, 2010 • 22 Comments

My poor Chloe….the things we do to her!

258. Primitive

•December 18, 2010 • 11 Comments

This statue is one of the muses from Greek Mythology.  I added some textures from Shadowhouse Creations and played w/ the topaz simplify filter.  I also added a frame.


257. Treasured

•December 17, 2010 • 15 Comments

Family and home are treasured during the holidays and all year round…

256. Mr. Grinch

•December 16, 2010 • 16 Comments

You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch

You really are a heel!

You’re as cuddly as a cactus

You’re as charming as an eel,

Mr Grinch!

Doesn’t he just look like a Grinch??