Friday, November 29, 2013

It's Photoshop Friday

November 29, 2013

Good morning.  Did everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day?  Did you feast on all sorts of good foods?  I hope so.  We certainly did at my house.  Instead of four, there were five of us sitting down to dinner together.  One more of the dwarfs had his plans fall through so we welcomed him to dine with us.  You know, this is certainly what Thanksgiving is all about anyway.

Deanne and Eddie stopped by with lots of goodies for our table.  There were cookies, turkey rice krispy balls, candied yams, cranberry bread and a pan of macaroni and cheese.  Of course, I put the mac n cheese right into my fridge.  That will make a tasty supper for later.  Here's a photo of the turkey rice krispy balls that granddaughter Jasmine made.  The dwarfs gobbled these up rather quickly.

Our day started out on a nice lazy note.  No rush  to get dressed or go anywhere.  We brought out all the food that would need to be cooked or prepared, and Helen (dwarf) began preparing the turkey.  Meanwhile, Joe was making the olive and cream cheese stuffing for the celery sticks.  Once the turkey was in the oven, Joe helped Helen with peeling and cutting the potatoes.  I did most of the heavy onlooking.  lol.

By 1:30, we were all gathered round the table, ready to dig in to this fabulous Thanksgiving feast.  We said our blessings quietly to ourselves and dug in.  Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.  Everything was just so scrumptious!  And yes, even Pogo had a plate filled with turkey and veggies and gravy. 

After dinner was done, Joe dug out the "big pot" and Helen used the remainder of the turkey to make a huge pot of soup.  While the soup was cooking, everyone sat around munching on pies and cookies and all sorts of goodies while they watched some football on the TV.  Pogo and I snuck off to have us a little nap.

Last night, Deanne sent me a Thanksgiving photo that was taken several years ago, and I just couldn't help but modernize it a bit.  It was a photo of Kevin and Jasmine serving up a Thanksgiving dinner with a toy dinner set.  Gosh, but they have grown into such beautiful young adults.  Is it any wonder that I burst with pride all the time? 

Today is also Photoshop Friday, and I must confess that I forgot to send Queen Jester my version of her sunflower image.  I just sent it now, so I hope I'm not too late to play.  This week, she gave us an image of part of a sunflower to work with.  This one was not so easy. 

After spending a couple of hours playing with different textures, blending modes and a few other small elements, I finally came up with "A Floral Fantasy".  Here's the original image, followed by my creation.

I also want to ask if any of you has seen the new Sears ad that has been playing on TV the last couple of days.  It is one of the funniest ads I've seen in such a long time.  It shows a man holding a large paper bag, running through the woods chasing a turkey and saying "Get in the bad.  Get in the bag.  Get in the bad."  Then the man runs smack into a tree.

Gosh almighty, this one really tickles my funny bones.  I just love it.  Maybe because the humor in it is so real.  I can actually picture some folks doing this very thing.  ha ha ha ha!

Now I'm off to find some mischief to get into.  Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a magnificent day. 

Hugs, Edna B.


Andrea @ From The Sol said...

It sure sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Lots of good food, some cute and yummy treats (Love the little Turkey Popcorn balls) and good company. Like Pogo, Izzi faired well on Thanksgiving ... aside from the food that was slipped down to her from the table, she had a plate of giblets and gravy. I can't give her any dressing because it has onions in it ... not that she needed anything more anyway. We, too, had a nice meal with family. We always sit and watch a movie (which for some reason is always the men's choice). Last night it was the newest StarTrek movie. We have followed Star Trek since it began, though I assure you we are not Trekies. It was good, full of action and had us on the edge of our seat through the whole thing.

Today I am more comfortable (less full :) It is cold and today, for the first day, the lake is frozen. I can't remember it ever freezing this early, but it is and our little Mute Swan Cynets are fit to be tied. They have no idea how to deal with it. They have been sitting out there for hours, not knowing how to walk on the ice. The move short distances, but then sit back down. I don't know where Mom and Dad are ... they may have moved on. Hopefully they will figure out how to manage on the ice and how to find food. The area near the warm spring seems to be frozen as well which is where the geese and swans hang most of the winter. All I can do is sit and watch and hope that they do okay. The good news is that one of the juvenile eagles has been hanging around for the last two day. This morning he came and landed right in our tree while Izzi and I were out there. I could hear the big clunk when he landed ... they are magnificent birds. He flew away as soon as he noticed us, but what a site ... and, of course, my camera was in the house. I don't take it out with me when it is this cold ... Darn!

I forgot Photoshop Friday too. I sent mine to QJ as soon as I realized it. I went to her blog and she hadn't posted yet, so maybe we will be on time. I loved your alterations ... very cool, as usual.

I have to get some pictures trimmed, some pictures printed and some scrapbook pages put together today. Then my son is coming back tonight for leftovers ... yummmm. Hope you have a nice relaxing day ... or maybe we should both be out running laps to get rid of all of the layers we added yesterday. Oh well, it is a good thing we don't eat like that every day. You be well, Edna and Izzi and I will be back tomorrow ... Hugs to Pogo ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

smiekeltje said...

Sounds your Thanksgiving dinner was a pleasant time. Great that the dwarfs were helful too and sweet of Deanne and Eddie to bring along some yummie gooedies!
Wonderful what you did with the sunflower photo. It looks beautiful in the pastels and the add-os make it complete!
You have a fantastic day.