Tuesday, October 4, 2011

40/52 and {Texture Tuesday} - gratitude

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

 ~Thornton Wilder


Two days ago I captured the image of this milkweed with it's pods opening. I loved the contrast of the natural textures of the pods,
 the seeds and the fluffy white parachutes that carry those seeds away.

The theme for this week's Texture Tuesday is 'gratitude.'
I'm grateful that I have eyes to see and I'm able to experience the change of seasons at this beautiful time of the year. 
The sun was just setting when I shot this and I could see a little bit of pink in the horizon.

Textures I used were 'Thursday' at overlay
and 'Subtly Yours' at soft light.


17 kind words:

Kim Klassen said...

welcome to TT Gail! it's so nice to have you join the 'party'....

your image and words... beautiful....
your site is also LOVELY.... truly.

have a beautiful day... xxo

Kathy said...

Visiting from TT. I think it is so wonderful how you were able to see how beautiful milkweed truly can be, enhanced it...and then shared the beauty with us. Thank you.


Misty said...

This is beautiful. Love the mood for the entire photo.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Just so peaceful and serene.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a stunning photo Gail!! Love the light, the texture and the touch of pink!!

Kim's textures look FABULOUS.... I will have to check them out:)

Have a wonderful week!!



Ashley Sisk said...

That really is stunning.

likeschocolate said...

So dream like!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Gorgeous...definately grateful for that!!! I bet you are enjoying this warmer weather just like we are...I wish it would stay until December 24th!!

Jboo said...

So very pretty!


Michelle said...

Lovely photo and sweet words!

Love Letters To China said...

What a beautiful photo Gail. Love the soft light that enhances the beauty of the milkweed. Gorgeous!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...


Lovely, lovely, lovely, post. thank you, for the gentle reminder.


Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Gorgeous picture! I love the softness of it!

Claudia Finn said...

What a beautiful photo, and I loved the words of explanation of how God opens your eyes to see the beauty. The seeds opening is such an analogy of motherhood.What a beautiful blog!

Sharon Ankerich said...

WOW~ one word~ Beauty!!! XO

Amarie said...

So soft, pink, and lovely!

Heidi Reitz said...

I am in love with the whole mood of your blog, Gail. The images, the fonts, the music.

I captured some milkweed on Sunday too. As a child I thought it was angel's hair.
You are so talented.

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