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'Painter's' Dozen...

Heat index around my part of the world is still in the triple digits. I do go for walks in the morning, but they're shortened drastically. Then...after I get home, have my thirst quenching water with lemons [I don't want anything very heavy with potassium and lemons are low in that nutrient] to help just a bit from the water leakage during my walks, I usually sit and read. I've purchased several books the past week or two and have completed TWO and on my 3rd book - I'll critique those two soon on a blog near you. I might, then, challenge myself with a game of scrabble on the phone, do some household chores, then....either color in my color books, or play with my photos from the archive folders!!

...like a Baker's Dozen, I did some paint effects of thirteen photos, over the last week. Photos of mine which have been taken through my lens during the last 7 months ... with Super Photo. Pasted on the image, I added in type, what they are. So, no more words are needed.







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  1. awesome!!! awesome!!!awesome!!! LOVe them All... the whistling ducks are my favorite because i love that color. gorgeous!!!!! i do all the things you do around the house except no scrabble on the phone.

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    1. Oh that scrabble is an addiction. I play a game or two while I'm eating my breakfast and when Bud is doing the dinner dishes at night.

      Thanks Sandra

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  2. BEAUTIUFL (sorry for shouting, smiles)---you are so talented, have a great week...no triple digits here, but high 80's and mid 90's...that's hot enough for western NY, wink.

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    1. Thanks Linda....hope it's not TOO uncomfortable for you - temp wise anyway.

      What do you think of the convention so far?

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  3. Having fun.I do this sort of thing in spurts.I can go for weeks or even months and just do serous editing and then at some point I try fun stuff again.

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    1. We all have to have 'breaks' once in a while...and what better way than having fun....and of our own choice. Thanks Ruth

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  4. Beautiful work Anni!
    This heat dome thing is supposed to hit us this coming week, and although we are on the outskirts, it's still supposed to be in the low 100's. I'm not ready for that. :)

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    1. Well, I hope the 'dome' didn't make it to your neighborhood. Heat is NO FUN!

      Thanks Mari.

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  5. I like them all. Smart getting your walk in early. The one exceptionally hot day here I noticed all kinds of people out jogging. I thought they must be crazy. Why not do that either in the morning or later in the evening when the sun isn't quite so hot.

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    1. I don't get the whole concept of jogging. They're exerting themselves, breathing in MORE fumes than just walking....tearing their knees and backs....they don't realize it until it's too late.

      Stepping down from my soap box now.

      Thanks Ann

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  6. I would hate to have to pick a favorite, because I love them all! Glad you're taking care of yourself, Anni, and are not venturing out when it's such a scorcher. :-)

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    1. Ya, I am not one for much heat, tho early in the morning the temp may be a bit cooler than midday, the humidity is always higher. Well, most always.

      Thanks D J

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  7. I just got Super Photo and love it! Your pictures are GORGEOUS!!! Especially the last one and the howling wolf. I play Scrabble on Facebook. Are you on Facebook? If so, I will play you.

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    1. No, I don't do facebook at all. I try to stay online for only an hour or so a day.

      Thanks Ginny for the compliments.

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  8. it's so beautiful, Anni. of all...i love the Texas blue bonnet the most

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  9. I've no idea how you get that effect on the photo's, but it's brilliant.
    Apparently our temperature will rise to a staggering 27 degrees C tomorrow, which I'm not sure I quite believe yet... but then summers over because on Wednesday we are in for thunderstorms. Never a dull moment here in Bonnie Scotland!

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    1. Down here, in the summer, it's hot, hot, and HOTTER. lol

      Thanks Nessie.

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  10. This heat is relentless..like unwanted company needs to leave after 2 days
    Your pictures are beautiful. We had a 2 hour non stop thunder and lightning show Saturday night. We were hoping it would cool things off but NOPE
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. The more humidity...the more like a sauna. Right?
      Thanks M&M

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  11. I sure do love the paint manipulations. Great fun and art. The Backyard Coyote Sculpture grabbed my attention for quite a while.

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    1. We found that coyote in Tucson and moved it with us to Texas!! It's huge and HEAVY

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  12. Well these look like great photos to start with, but your treatment of them all is absolutely wonderful. Beautifully done.

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  13. Wow! These are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Wonderful visions! just like illustrations for a book! the ones with the deer and cats are my fave. But all are amazing.
    Thanks for sharing them with us! A great week ahead!

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  15. Lovely collection of birds here Anni - I especially like the "dancing" Avocet!

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  16. Way up here in Canada we are having high temperatures as well with horrid humidity. Forecast for the end of the week in the low 100'sF. I love what you have done with your photos. They are all nice but I really like the Killdeer and Swallowtail!

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    1. Thanks Karen....stay cool now, y'hear?

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  17. Oh my goodness girl, are those cool or WHAT? Awesometastic artistic fun you got going on there - love it! ;o)

    It's pretty toasty here, too, though thankfully not in the triple digits (ugh!)

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    1. Thanks Jen....your heat index will climb after the 1st day of school...lol

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  18. Beautiful treatment on your photos! Well, I am still doing the slow version of packing (ie going through boxes in my hubby's office...will have the ones on the carport to do when I can face it heat-wise...that's only about half done) My husband is a horrible packrat, and I'm able to throw 2/3 of each box away if it's mostly papers, magazines and catalogues (I mean, seriously, he has saved catalogues from 2002!) But the rest of the stuff is camping gear and other equipment, and I am sorting it all slowly. That is what is taking so much time...since I have every little energy! He had five years to get it done and never went into that office except to have the boys (our grandson & nephew) re-stack a few things in all that time. He can't do much, but ten minutes a day would have probably gotten it done in five years! Still, I'm getting rid of more than he would have, so it's better that it ended up falling to me anyway. At some point we are going to run out of time, and then I will stop sorting and just sling stuff into boxes. I will have help from a friend with my kitchen...I have a lot of breakables and treasures and there's going to be a lot of bubble wrap involved. But all that will come at the end. :-) I will keep you posted!

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    1. I'm not a pack rat per sé, but I collect things...now Bud on the other hand...lol

      Yes, keep me posted. Thanks Marie.

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  19. Love those paint effects! Isn't technology amazing? Hope you get some cool breezes this week. We have not seen the sun for days here......x K

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    1. I honestly can state this: "I could go a couple of days of misty, cooler, no sun weather"!!
      Thanks Karen.

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  20. Fantastic art here! Beautiful birds. I'm with you on the heat. I came back from Wisconsin and now it's back here in the desert for a good while longer....triple digits are not my favorite for birding. So I lock myself up in my house with the curtains shut:) I've had enough of the sun for awhile. Stay cool and love your post photos!

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    1. Thanks Chris....we are more humid here in the Coastal Bend....until the AZ monsoon season...then, near equal in 'torture'.

      Thanks again.

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  21. I love these effects.

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    1. It's good to know you enjoyed these Adam, thanks.

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  22. Love the way these photos came out... Love the effect.. hot and in drought here...Michelle

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    1. Well then, I hope we both get some relief...sooner than later!
      Thanks for hosting Michelle.

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