A couple of weeks ago at the Inspiration Studio we were asked the question What Corner of Your World Inspires You? Honestly that could be said of a multitude of places, but I decided to take the question literally and show an image of my home office - the place where I do most of my photo processing and journey to the far corners of the earth via the miracle of the internet searching for (and finding) inspiration.
My Tuesday calendar is quite full of challenges and places I like to visit on the web, so today's post will be more pictures than words.
To begin, let's start with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday challenge. This week's theme is gratitude, which was top of my mind for the past two days as I attended the funeral of Lance Corporal Frankie Watson who served with my son's company in Afghanistan.
In the eulogy, the minister said that dying didn't make Frankie a hero, but offering his life for his country did. With two Marine sons, I've come to know many such heroes and sadly also many families whose heroes carried that offer through to its literal end.
At the graveside service, some balloons were released into the sky with cards attached bearing Frankie's image. I chose this image to process with Kim's "water stained frame" and "stained linen" textures with a heart full of gratitude for his service and sacrifice.
I shared the following image with the Happy Purple Tuesday group on flickr. These purple mums are sitting on my front porch now and I just love mums. I have some yellow ones on my back deck that will put your eyes out they are so bright and I may buy a few more this weekend (and probably photograph them, too). A couple of awesome Shadowhouse textures went into this one.
Tuesday also kicks off the Bluff Area Daily's Barn Charm linky party, so here's a lovely Tennessee barn again shot from the back of a motorcycle. So many barns, so little time. Of course, now I see them everywhere and it literally pains me to pass one by without stopping to take a photo. Around here, if I stopped to photograph every picturesque barn scene I would certainly never get to where I'm going. One thing I know for sure is that I'll always have a fresh barn shot to contribute to this link up.
Whew! I think that covers my Tuesday to do list. The only thing left to do is link them up and go take some more pictures.