Monday, January 9, 2012

Embrace Joy...?

In an effort to at least feel like things are back to normal, I decided to participate in my most longstanding Tuesday photo links.  These are the links I first found and have experienced much joy in.

First...Texture Tuesday:
This week's challenge was to use Kim Klassen's new texture, Embrace.  I took this picture at the zoo today...fabulous time with a friend and our daughters.  Our zoo always has the most interesting plants though winter created slim pickings.  This is one layer of Embrace at Soft Light 100% partially masked off of the flower.  Also, one layer of the photo again on top at Soft Light 44%. 

Something we have been trying to help our middle son do is choose to focus on the positive rather than the negative.  The easiest way to teach him this will be if we embrace joy ourselves.

Now no matter how sweet my little Sunflower appears...
...she doesn't always embrace joy...

...but she certainly embraces life with a passion!  You would think she'd look a little more pleased after Mommy spent $3 on a crazy critters juice and put food in front of her.  She'd been claiming she was hungry every 5 minutes since she finished her last snack only a little more than an hour earlier.

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31 comments:

hannah singer said...

oh my word, what a CUTIE. love the expression:)

Natalie said...

My son claims hes hungry a lot as well, like 30 minutes after he eats! Lol but nonetheless, your girl is cute as can be! Love the texture shot as well!

Teresa said...

Beautiful shots and you're right we sometimes have to live in something before we feel it . . .Happy Tuesday xx

Toma said...

What a face, lol! She's cute and I'm jealous you live somewhere where there's ANY type of flower growing outside right now!

Leovi said...

These flowers give off a wonderful light, beautiful picture.Preciosos y dulces retratos, encantadores. I wish you a happy Tuesday.

yvette said...

A beautiful photo for TT, and we should all embrace - joy...every day and every moment in each day! Happy TT.

Seeing Each Day said...

I love the shades of the pinks in your first shot - as well as the depth of field. Also really appreciate the character from your subject in your second capture.

Melanie said...

Hey you! Wow. The 1st shot is really stunning! But how can my fav not be your little cutie! Hahaaa... love that she is quite the character. You always capture her so beautifully.

Kathleen said...

I love your interpretation of the TT theme, and your images are just perfect! Your textured flower (and I am also jealous of ANY flower this time of year) is lovely, but your daughter is adorable... such a character!

Erika B said...

Love that first shot. It is so true that we need to embrace joy!!

Erika B

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

She's so darn cute, tho!

Linda said...

Your photos always bring me such joy! For that reason, I awarded you the Candle-Lighter Award this week. Please check out my blog titled "Passing the Flame" at http://theroadawaitsme.blogspot.com and then check out the site where the award originates. You brighten my days!

Pieni Lintu said...

So lovely!!

johanna said...

beautiful pictures, the flower as well as your little sunflower!

Evelyn S. said...

Precious images! "Embrace Joy" is a good mantra.

brenda said...

I could only dream of flowers in winter here. So lovely! Especially like the pink on the green background.

Em S said...

What can ya say...kids!

Angie said...

Ommph! I LOVE the last photo best!! She looks as though she embraces life with passion, yes!

Love your zoo flowers and texture work too! :)

Gina Kleinworth said...

HA- she is so cute!!! But I am really loving that first shot- it's beautiful!

Ashley Sisk said...

The first shot is so pretty - love that.

Linda Makiej said...

simply marvelous!!! :)

Michelle Renee said...

That first photo is so pretty!

On The Wings Of Love said...

...a very uplifting ands inspirational photo !
Lucky you to be able to go to the zoo this time of year !

Cheers,
Bre

Amarie said...

Thanks for bringing us some Spring! Lovely photos!

elizabeth said...

Stunning photos! Obviously you're better with your new 35mm lens than I am with mine!

MarieElizabeth said...

Such nice shots, even with the funny face.:)

Sharon said...

Such clarity in all the photos! Beautiful!

Kim said...

Oh those flowers are lovely. I love the colors and the light.

Carol said...

"Embrace Joy" is a joy to look at.

Kaylene said...

A lovely composition and great to find something while having fun.

Sivinden said...

Your picture of the flower is beautiful, - great editing.
And what a charming girl!