Let's start with Sweet Shot Tuesday. I took several of these, and I really couldn't pick a favorite, but at the moment it is this one.
Now my other Tuesday usual, Texture Tuesday. The theme this week is garden. I'm not sure this technically counts because I don't know what flower this is, but I'm pretty sure it is a weed--a giant, purple dandelion like flower--at least it wasn't in a garden but a patch of other weeds. Update: apparently it is a flower: a Centaurea montana or Bachelor's Buttons. I want to hunt some down for my yard now. They are a very pretty flower.
Then, because I liked how it applied the texture and brightened the photo but I did not like how it changed the richness of purple and greens, I added to the Silence layer:
a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer; hue +180, Saturation -100, Lightness -30
(If you group with previous it will only apply adjustments to the layer it is grouped with)
Then to brighten it a little more:
I copied the photo, brought the copy to the top at Soft Light Blending Mode 80% opacity
Be sure to check out Kim Klassen's Blog for more Tuesday Texture photos; there are some wonderful artists out there.
Have the most blessed of Tuesdays!