Thursday, February 14, 2013

Backyard Inspiration

 

backyard birds with pdpa textures

I was unable to download Bonnie theme texture for today so I used two of her previous textures Inspiration and brown rice paper to show you what makes me smile in the morning.  When I open the curtains to the new day I usually see some birds having their breakfast on the feeders.  This winter we have been visited frequently by Redpolls, a bird that does not usually overwinter here but come when food is scarce in their own territories.  It is a treat for us that they visit.

I am sorry that I have been absent lately but my husband was taken for emergency surgery to a hospital in Toronto last week and I have been making my way there each day to see him. He is to be brought back to our local hospital this evening and I am glad of that.  On top of that I spent the last two days in bed with the flu.  I hope that you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

I am joining Photo Art Friday at Pixel Dust Photo Art.

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25 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

The birds bring joy to every day. Now that hubby is coming closer to home, you need to take some me time. Jen xo

photoartbyanna said...

I have a similar view out my kitchen window... love the one 'falling out of the picture'! Lovely shot and image, and I hope for all the best for you and your family!

Kris @ beyond the whiskers said...

Wow...when it rains it pours. I hope everything starts to get better and better for you and your hubby.

I love the use of the Inspirational and brown rice paper. Works beautifully with your fiches!

Here's to a positive Valentine's Day!

Jan said...

You can't got wrong with birds......this is just charming! The textures you used make this photo just lovely. Can't wait to see what you do with the Bamboo one when you get it!

Lavender Cottage said...

Gosh Val, down on two counts. Hope your hubby recuperates quickly and that you get rid of the flu completely. Some people have had it twice - myself included.
I could live at the window in our kitchen watching the birds, nice shot of your visitors.
Judith

Jesh St Germain said...

Hope everyone gets better soon! keep up your spirits:) Love the edit of the birds.

lorik said...

That is a beautiful sight to wake up to... and I like the way you processed it.

Pamela Gordon said...

Valerie I wondered where you were. I'm sorry you've been through so much this week and hope you and your husband are on the mend now. Your photo is beautifully done. We have a lot of red polls around our home too. They are sweet little birds. Hugs, Pamela

Linda Kittmer said...

Valerie, this is a beautiful use of the texture to showcase your shot.

Yvonne said...

What a beautiful thing to wake up to each morning, Valerie!

Karen said...

Oh my, between your husband's surgery and you having the flu, brighter days have just got to be ahead. I'm glad you have the birds to cheer you, I love to watch their antics, too. Sending good wishes for you both.

Miriam said...

This is lovely and I hope creating it gave you a little time to yourself. I hope you & your husband will be a little better next week.

eljaygee said...

so sorry to hear that illness is having such serious impact on you right now - your feeding birds look full of gratitude

Heather - New House New Home said...

Oh no - that drive back and forth to see your husband must be taxing - I've been doing the same with my mother lately. Hope he is recovering quickly and will be back home soon. Take care of yourself.

Stephanie said...

A beautiful piece of work. Your layout and the texture really make it perfect.

Rosie Nixon said...

Oh that must have been so stressful for you Val. Hope that you'll have him home soon and that he's making a good recovery.

Love how creative you've been with your textures.

Jeanne said...

Will remember you and your husband in my prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery for him. Lovely shot of these adorable little birds!

Currie Silver said...

Such a happy photo which you've made yet more BEautimous, Valerie! I have the fun of squirrels and lizards out my window and they just deLIGHT me no end. the birds, too, though they are more evident when I am out and about.

Hoping you are quickly on the mend and your husband's recovery is fast and complete.

Sending you love and healing wishes...

Mariane said...

Oh Valerie - This is so awesome and beautiful, wow... Thanks for sharing

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ormbunke said...

So pretty birds. Like the frame to the texture. Ha de gott.

bailey-road.com said...

I love your presentation of this sweet photo of the birds at the feeder.

NatureFootstep said...

I hope both of you will get better soon. :)

You did great on your morning guests. :)

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous vintage feel you have given this piece of photo art!

Bonnie said...

I was so enthralled by your image I commented immediately and then went back to read your post. So sorry that your husband is in the hospital - and what awful timing to get the flu then. Hope you are both better soon!

Lisa Gordon said...

I love this, Valerie!
Such sweet little ones, and a really wonderful edit.
Happy day to you!