Can’t Resist the Flowers!

I haven’t blogged a single post in over three months!  Why?  Frankly, I’ve been paralyzed… paralyzed with indecision.  In an e-course I was taking, Hello Soul Hello Business, I was chosen to be mentored by Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nichols.  Wow!  So exciting.  Their main suggestion was that I combine my business website with my three blogs.  Yes, I know it’s crazy to have three blogs.  I’ve thought, and thought, and thought some more.  I just can’t see how to do it.  I can’t do it.  And last week, I decided, I don’t WANT to do it.

Still paralyzed with indecision as to what to do with this blog.  I’ve thought of renaming so that it fits more with the name theme of my other two blogs, Living within your Harvest and Neglected Seeds.  Any ideas?

Regardless of the indecision, I can’t resist joining in on my friend Lori Moon’s May Flower Challenge.  She is an incredible photographer and blogger, and I’ve been enjoying her posts all month.  The month is just about gone, but I’m sliding in with my very favorite flower — hellebores or more commonly known as Lenten Rose.

The simplicity and elegance of the Lenten Rose is what I think draws me to it.  They are the first to bloom — sometimes even in snow — and with such an intensity of color.  The color fades over time, but the simplistic elegance remains.

A single Lenten Rose with Kim Klassen’s texture “green.”

Remembering Ms. Guinea

Guinea Fowl are strange birds, and I had only seen them in pictures when I decided to buy 45 newly hatched chicks.  A third of them were promised as soon as they arrived.  When they were older, I gifted them until I had six remaining.  A half a dozen guinea happily grazing the yard sounded just right.

And then they were discovered by a Great Horned Owl, and within two weeks I was down to one guinea — Ms. Guinea.  She continued to out-smart the Owl for several months.  Each morning she was outside to greet me and would often sit on my home office window looking in.  Guineas can be loud, and no one came to the house without her alarm sounding.

Last week the Owl won.  Such is nature.  My Texture Tuesday project is a tribute to Ms. Guinea.

This is Kim Klassen’s texture “Felicity”.  One layer at normal 19% and one layer at soft light 100%.

Texture Tuesday

As if I don’t have enough on my plate, I’m also participating in Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.  The theme for this Tuesday is the word “open”.  Here’s my result.

I started with a stack of my old logic books — some things you just can’t let go.  Took a photograph with my macro lens.  And I do love my macro lens!  I’ve added Kim Klassen’s textures “Serendipity” and “Shades of November”.   Cropped the photo a bit, and there you have it.