Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bright And Cheery, In the Midst Of Dreary


 
1. There's nothing better than fresh flowers to brighten up dreary winter days.

2. I like the Lomo camera edit I used for this photo. (high contrast photo with vignettes and soft focus) I am really interested in true Lomography, so I added a Lomo camera to *my birthday wish list!

3. Of course I no longer acknowledge *my birthday, so it's actually on my "no it's not my birthday, but gifts are welcome anyway" list.

4. I don't have an iPod. I could never figure out why people wanted to walk around with music playing in their ears everywhere they went. That is, until I put those cute little buds into my ears, and listened to Hubber's pod. It blew me away!

5. So, I have also put an iPod on my "okay, if you insist, you can give me a present for what used to be *my birthday" list!

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FRIDAY FINDS
 
*the day that used to be celebrated as my birthday, is not until next month
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43 comments:

ladyfi said...

How very lovely.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful photo. I have an ipod, and love it. Especially when it gets noisy at work, it's wonderful to drown out the distracting sounds.

Elephant's Child said...

Love the tulips. And have resisted an iPod.

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, and I confess, I had to Google..Lomography.. a word I hadn't heard of, very different, IPod, no, iPad, no, but on my wish list!!! Will wait to see what your birthday brings. Cheers, Jean.

Jocee said...

Beautiful picture. Whatever you did it looks amazing. :-)

Leave It To Davis said...

The best time to have those buds in your ears is at work when all the gossip is going on....keeps you out of trouble....or at least it keeps me out of trouble. And I get more work done!

Kim Stevens said...

Yes, fresh (and in my case, potted tulips because they were on special for $5) flowers...equals endless camera fun. One pot is exactly the color of yours- beautiful photo!

Claire said...

I love Picasa's Lomo option, and they are such sweet retro cameras!
Great Random 5 and have a fab Friday :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous shot!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and image! Happy Birthday to you. I hope you get the ipod..

Have a great weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

#3 made me giggle!!

Beautiful, fiery, tulips!!!

Icy BC said...

Oh the tulips are just screaming for spring already in their beautiful colors.

I don't have an iPad either, maybe I should make a list of Wishful Gifts :-)

Buttons said...

"No it's not my birthday, but gifts are welcome anyway" list. Oh I love the way you think:)
I have never owned an Ipod either I like the sound of nothing in the bush but I love music when I am alone in the house. Beautiful edit and it is very cheery this rainy day. At least it is not snow. Hug B

Sarah Carletti said...

Tulips are my favorite flower and I never tire of seeing them. Great edit.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love fresh flowers. they are too fun. who says you can't still celebrate your birthday? i say celebrate it all month ... or year?? go ahead ... enjoy all moments!! you deserve it. well, within reason. i would hope. ha. ha!! ( :

Lynn said...

lomography I'd never heard of...fresh flowers and gifts on pretend it isn't my birthday I like...love my ipod.

Nancy said...

I use a Lo-Fi filter on many of my photos and love the graininess. Happy Birthday (early?) Karen -- hope you get all of the items on your list. xo

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the effect lomography has on your photo!

Robyn Goddard said...

Beautiful tulips, Karen.

I love birthdays. They are a celebration of life and a way to show those we love how much we appreciate them in our lives. I hope you had a great birthday!

No iPods at our house. I will say we are enjoying the free trial of XM radio we have in the car.

Have a super weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

#3 made me laugh. :) i don't have an ipod. i like quiet when i can get it and nature outside. :)

Kim Cunningham said...

Beautiful tulips! And happy not your birthday!

Inger said...

Lovely flowers, I hope they cheer up all those who have suffered through this harsh winter.

Barb said...

Beautiful image and edit of the tulips! Great list too!

Sterndal said...

Really nice editing work!
Love it!
Best, Brigitte

Muffie said...

I cannot wait for our tulips to bloom. Your photo is gorgeous, but I'm sure it was taken in a different season than now. My son and grandie are March babies, too.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful tulip and edit! Happy birthday and hope you get all the things on your list. :)

RedPat said...

I need to buy some flowers! ;-)

Sylvia K said...

I love those beautiful, colorful tulips!! Wishing you a very Happy and Wonderful Birthday!! I, too, hope you get everything on your list!
Celebrate and enjoy!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful colours

Debbie said...

i am "I" addicted. iphone, ipod and ipad. i LOVE them all and they are so easy to use!!

"I" always have music playing. both my ipad and iphone work with a speaker so when i'm home, i don't need the pluggers ;)

gorgeous image, i just bought a purple hyacinth, it smells amazing and i just can't stop looking at it!!

Willow said...

Ha ha love it about the "non birthday" .
I use my hubs gadget phone a lot for blog photos it has a lomo app , which I do use sometime . I will have to check out that link. I am still waiting to buy myself a "good" camera so far it's cell phones and point and shoots.

Ida said...

Pretty flowers, a cheery color combo for sure.
I don't have an IPod either although hubby does. We are tech savvy people though and haven't quite figured the darn thing out.
Funny about the non-birthday thing. I love celebrating my birthday.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well, just in case you forget to remind us next month, Happy Day that Used to Be Your Birthday! Hmmm....maybe I should try an IPOD. I had the same initial reaction as yours.

augcott said...

Fantastic tulip shot!!!
I have an ipod and I love it.
I use my iphone when I walk because it 1) tracks my walking and 2) plays music while I walk.
:-D
Have an awesome weekend!
diane @ thoughts and shots

Les... said...

wonderful pic, a beautiful mood to it *VBS*

Sarah Huizenga said...

I hope you get your iPod!

Stephanie said...

I love my ipod, take fairly decent photos.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The tulips are truly lovely. I have to admit that I didn't know what lomography photography was. Your "no it's not my birthday, but gifts are welcome anyway" made me laugh.

Stewart M said...

Nice picture. Some parts of my job require a lot of rather dull cross checking of information - gentle iPod music saves the day!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Cath H.C Photographie said...

Magnifique photo !!
Très bon week-end à toi !
Cath.

Me said...

Gorgeous photo of the tulips, so colourful. Kind of gives hope that spring may eventually come.

Linda said...

Lovely image! Hope your time off brings good things.

Lisa Gordon said...

You make me smile, and this photograph is just beautiful, Karen!