Can anyone tell me where November went? It sure seemed to fly by and it is hard to believe that December is nearly around the corner. There are just two more installments left for the Thirty Days of Thanks challenge, and indeed it has been a challenge on some days to come up with a thought of gratitude. It is not that I'm feeling ungrateful, but I think I've covered most of the things that are most important to me - family, home, friends, community, a job, God, and coffee (not necessarily in that order!)
Thanksgiving 2011 is but a memory, fading quickly in favor of decking the halls and making Christmas wishes. Snow is even in our forecast this week, although I hope and pray it comes to nothing. However, Kim Klassen is determined to help us eek out every bit of gratitude there is to be had left in this season by making it the theme for this week's Texture Tuesday challenge. Of course, we should be grateful 365 days a year and I am (most days). But, dedicating a season to focus on gratitude does increase our mindfulness of the ways we've been blessed in a special way. And boy am I grateful for the wonderful free textures she sends us each week. I lightly used her "Paper 4" on today's image.
The photo was also processed using Topaz Labs Adjust 5 plug in and the Venice Painting layer. This well is on my parent's property this past October. Wow, that seems like just yesterday and here we are nearly in December. Seriously, where does the time go?
Since we are trying to tie into gratitude, I thought the Wordsworth quote was an appropriate touch. Can you tell I'm missing the Quotography challenge?
This one will do extra duty as the next submission to my Greeting Card Universe line. By the way, my Christmas card order finally arrived from GCU, and I'm extremely pleased with how they turned out. The design was simple, but I also ordered a couple of other designs for myself and they all are very high quality. I can now feel good about selling these cards online because the printing is exceptional and quite true to what it looks like on my computer screen.
Well, I have to get to work early for a conference call this morning, so there's no time to linger. Have a great day!
My dad cleaning the leaves, gunk and a can of Red Bull (yes, Red Bull) out of my downspout, thus averting disaster this rainy week.