Sunday, March 29, 2015

Time To Share

© FD - Summer's End

   My image, Summer's End, was voted as a Shared Winner in the April Avatar Challenge for Visual Texture for April
   There were three images that tied for first place, so we will share Avatar duties through the month.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

APRIL AVATAR ~ Opened Tulips

I just had to include this image of all of these gorgeous Tulips open to the sun, speaking so brightly of Spring's arrival.  Happily, my image of Vintage Parrot Tulip, was selected as a finalist in Tulips, and the April Avatar Challenge. {It can be found on the top row, right corner}.  How lovely can this all  be?!

Newest Journal

© FD - Vagueness of 7 AM
  I am happy to see that a few people have noticed my newest Journal over on the right sidebar.  I like to take time out each season now to select images that I have especially favored, and put them in a collection to tell my story.

  We have had a wild winter and early spring, with succeeding snowstorms and very cold temperatures here for long periods of time. Almost 8 ft. of snow engulfed us, and sadly damaged my prized Japanese Thread Leaf Maple tree that got buried and frozen in a very big snow drift.  One major branch was damaged and snapped part way off,  as were two smaller ones off the main trunk.  I am hoping we can preserve the damaged branches, and keep the lovely tree together.

I am busy working on more images, and my use of textures and effects continues to focus my perspective on things right now.  When the sun shines more earnestly and more green colors return, I know I will welcome them with  open mind and arms.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Untitled" is a Feature

© FD - Untitled

A new image of mine that I recently submitted to the Amazing Challenge Entertainment Group,  was selected as a feature today.  The image remains as "Untitled", since I was at a loss  to give it a name that I thought was appropriate for it.  So, it remains Untitled, and it is now a new feature for the week.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Visual Texture

© FD - A Simple Thing

   One of a new series of my images, A Simple Thing, was selected today as a feature in the Visual Texture Group.

  Great way to start off the week, and a new series of textured images.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Avatar/Single Gerbera - Enchanted Flowers

   I just had to post this most recent feature that just concluded for Enchanted Flowers.  My image, Peach Shadow Moonbeam, a silly name, I know, was a featured finalist in this latest Challenge.  I also just had to include the entire group - they just so speak so much of Spring to come shortly.  I just can't wait!  My image is located on the top row, right corner.  They are all so pretty.

Friday, March 13, 2015


   No B/W Sepia One Color Monochrome Image Only, just concluded a Challenge for Winter and Autumn Things. My rather abstract image, Dreams and Whorls-One Eyed Jack, that was found in a wood stump a year or two ago, was selected as a finalist. 
    One Eyed Jack is located in the middle row, right edge.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Feature

© FD Contemplation


  A surprise result today being selected as a Top Ten Finalist in the latest Elegant Rose Card Challenge as a "Confined Rose" meaning pictured in a vase or container.

  The results were a pretty collection of roses in various containers and poses.