February 21, 2009

Photo Challenge: Signs of Spring

Time for the Brenda Photo Challenge! The subject is Signs of Spring, picked by the current challenge hostess, Joy of Shuttershy. Thank you, Joy, for selecting this great theme. I also appreciate my visitors for stopping by and checking out my entries!

Natural Signs of Spring
The spring season is starting to awaken here in east Tennessee. The forsythia bushes are blooming, and the faintest of light green colors is starting to tip out on the weeping willows. Yeah! With the help of a recent warm spell this month, our daffodils are stretching toward the sky and getting ready to begin their 2009 show.

I'll be picking flowers next week for our vases!
Artistic Signs of Spring

With my temporary consulting work winding down, I got industrious earlier this week and made up some new greeting cards for my inventory. I used an altered version of a daffodil photograph that I took in the gardens last year.

these will make nice Easter cards
Hopping Signs of Spring
Marty is getting into the spirit of the upcoming season here at the homestead. While he guards the door to my home office, he looks quite dapper wearing a beautiful green ribbon.

Marty never misses a chance to impress the ladies


  1. Hahahahaaaaa....Look at Marty!!! He's SO darn Handsome!!! I'm Loving the necktie!!
    Your art is gorgeous Miz Donna!!! Well done! Have a happy day!hughugs

  2. Hi Donna,

    You are so lucky to have those daffodils coming up, they look pretty. I do not see one litle thing coming up around here yet :-(
    Love your cards and was just going to email you because I got one of those when I went to get the mail last night and thought they were so pretty. Thanks for the pay it forward gift, I love them! And Marty is looking pretty good there. Have a great weekend!

  3. I enjoyed your photos! Your wood floor is so shiny! Pretty lace curtains on your door too! Marty looks pretty as well. The daffodil cards are neat. I'm getting ready to start creating (or trying to ) cards too! Your daffodils will be beautiful soon!

  4. Lovely daffodils Donna...well done!

    Good to know Spring is arriving for you there soon!


  5. I love the little scarf, but even more, I love the cards! What program are you using?

  6. Cindra - Thank you! I use Photoshop Elements and applied the poster edges filter to the image.

  7. Marty has Spring going on! Love the photos Miz Donna! The greeting cards are wonderful!

    I'm ready for Spring to show her bloomers!

  8. Daffodils and Forsythia are sure signs that spring is coming. I have some new software, so I might have to try making some cards like yours! Marty is so cute...

  9. Ah you folks in warmer climates already seeing daffodils. Beautiful shots Donna, I had to use some from last spring.

  10. Great job! ... and thanks for the tip you included in your response to Cindra!

    I think Marty is too cute!

  11. Oh Donna, your pictures are so good. My favorite is the daffodils about to bloom. But Marty is sure looking fine in his big green bow. And such lovely cards.

    Enjoyed your post!!

  12. Marty is such a looker!
    I love spring...It is the best.

  13. Beautiful colours of Spring. I love these cards.

  14. Your posies are lookin great! we just had another winter blast..wont be long and Spring will be heading North! Your cards are awesome!! Marty...well hes looking great too!

  15. Great photos of spring and I love those handmade cards! Psst...don't tell Marty Easter is coming!

  16. Donna I'm new here to your blog! Love the header!! SPRING has sprung..I'm on route to AZ from a country of snow and ice...I'm looking for Spring..and I'll find it I'm sure in the desert!!
    Love your dapper Marty..my bunny wears his bow in the snow..same color too!I enjoyed my visit!!


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