Friday, October 28, 2011

Attitude Of Gratitude


It is PhotoArt Friday again, and I've been saving today's image for the occasion.  As with all my photos this week, this one was also taken while on retreat.  I haven't picked up my camera all week!  Thanks to Linda Willets for identifying the flower as a Cosmos for me.  I jazzed it up and used Bonnie's "Soft Swirls" texture and added the subtle stripes using the gradient tool.

It seems I cannot resist joining up with new challenges and linky  parties.  (By the way, my autocorrect always wants to change that word to kinky day I'm not going to catch it and who knows what kind of traffic that will drive over here).

My spreadsheet is not getting the job done, so I've started creating html page templates with footers for each day of the week so I can remember which ones I want to link up with and don't have to go hunting codes and badges each week.  I think this will make blogging  life easier.  I am going to have to limit my number of challenges though.  There's only so many hours in the day, you know?

With that said, I'm unable to help myself and I'm joining up with three more:

Quotography at {My}Perspective
Quotography: I love good quotes and sometimes combine them with my photographs.  This will be a great incentive to do more of this.  Today's featured image was also submitted to this challenge. This is actually a Wednesday challenge, so I submitted it a few days ago but was holding it for my blog until today.

Thiry Days Of Thanks 

30 Days of Thanks is a November challenge from Deborah Tisch and I intend to finish off each post in November with statement of what I'm grateful for that day.

Today's image seemed to fit in nicely with that theme as well, so this seemed as good a time as any to announce my intention.  Great idea Deborah!

Shoot, Edit and Submit is a weekly photography challenge that I'm also going to make the effort to join.

This week, I'm submitting the photograph below taken in Abbo's Alley of the Gazebo in the Children's Garden.  I just loved the dappled afternoon sunlight.


Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!

Friday Linkups

Photo Art Friday


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos as always. I am very impressed.

  2. Leanne,
    I'm so glad you are joining me in November for Thirty Days of Thanks!
    Your idea of creating html template pages is very cool..I may just have to try that.
    Happy Friday!

  3. Great shots!! I love the "Quotography" challenge and enjoyed entering this week too!
    I think the "30 days of thanks" is a fantastic idea!! I plan to take up the challenge too.

  4. You amaze me! I don't know how you do it. I guess this is why you've gained such a good following so quickly. I can barely keep up with commenting on Flickr in addition to doing my own work. Good for you!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!! Your blog is gorgeous and I am so happy I found it. Have a lovely day~~

  6. Leanne! Really like your edit of the cosmos. It is gorgeous. Don't know how to use the gradient tool, but think I will need to learn that one! Have been enjoying your posts since you went on your retreat!

  7. Hello LeAnne,
    That Cosmos picture is so accomplished. You must be so pleased with the result. And the stripes: wonderful addition to Bonnie's texture.
    What's this retreat all about?

  8. What incredible editing! Looks so professional LeAnne - and I love how you used the texture. So happy you linked up with Photo Art Friday.

  9. Wow, I love your image and your blog, very inspiring for a girl just starting out and pretty clueless. I am leaving here feeling so inspired today. Thank you so much.
    God Bless

  10. Haha, I can see you're addicted to these "challenges". Your photo is just awesome. Bonnie's texture is marvelous on this and your quote is perfect for it.

  11. A beautiful image!

  12. Oh my gosh your first piece is fabulous!
    I love everything about it. Your Gazebo photo is also lovely, warm and inviting.


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