Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Empty Nest Gardens before a freeze

The weatherman has forecast an artic freeze for Thursday so I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures before the Empty Nest blooms are gone.
I love having blooming roses in November.

The leaves on the oak trees were so beautiful this year, the most color I can ever remember.
In the greenhouse the Bird of Paradise is still blooming.

 The greenhouse is absolutely jammed packed with plants.  I always try to save everything from the killing frost.  After Thanksgiving I will have to take cuttings of some of the plants and try to downsize a little so I can get inside the greenhouse to work....lol. 

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.  I will be hosting 11 at my house.  Let us all be thankful for the many blessings in our lives.
Until next time,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fun with Kaleidoscopes

It has been a while since I posted new kaleidoscopes.  I recently purchased a new Filigree template that I can use in my Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 software.  Here are a few of the pictures I have created.
The picture above was created using a photograph of a castor bean seed pod.
This was created using a picture of a coleus plant.
This was created from the photograph below. 
Nosey, our female cat.

And this is our male cat, Brutus.  I used a simple circular kaleidoscope template.
Enjoy your weekend,