If you ever find yourself in Wilmington NC you must stop by and visit Airlie Gardens. This was my second visit. My first visit was in the spring several years ago. The spring tulips and azaleas were beautiful. This year my visit was in August. I guess anytime of year at Airlie is beautiful.
Here is a quote from their website…
"Life today moves at a fast pace, sometimes too fast to enjoy the old fashioned pleasures of nature. At Airlie Gardens, those simple pleasures can again be yours. Take time to admire azaleas, camellias, stand in the shade of our 467 year old Airlie Oak, or simply sit quietly watching a butterfly float by. Celebrating more than a century of gardens by the sea, our history dates back to 1886. Join us then in a self-guided walking tour of these 67-acres of historical gardens of mighty live oaks, tall pines and lakes which are abundant with colorful wildlife. Airlie Gardens, where history, art and nature come together to create a destination spot for garden lovers throughout the world."
Here are a few photos of my summer visit…
I did not see a fox but I did take pictures of a few of the critters I did come across. I also saw a fast moving black snake. I decided not to chase him down:-)
Beautiful gardens. If you are in the area I suggest you stop by.
I love this photo I found on Linkedin. There is such truth in this….
This is amazingly good advice. I am slowly surrounding myself with people that are in the same boat that I find myself in. Going through a divorce not of our choosing. I call us, affectionately, the Throw Away Women. There is strength, support, encouragement, friendship, renewed hope and faith and even fun to be found in a common bond. I am thankful!
Surround yourself with many friends.
Enjoy Your World!
Photoshop. I find to be the opposite of user friendly, however when I do figure something out the results are amazing. I decided to try out the filter options today. The most difficult thing for me was to get the photo in the proper format to actually change the image. The easiest way I found was to open the image and then reopen it as a smart object then you can go directly to filters and play. I am sure there is a much better way to do this but for me this was the easiest way. What I would suggest is that you edit you photo first, download it to photoshop, and then begin to play. Here are my results….Before and after shots…
Had a great time playing. If you have photoshop I suggest you take a few photos and give the filters a try. If you are on my level you "will" get frustrated because it is difficult to find the proper steps. I must have spent an hour on google searching but to no avail. I finally went to my book for
dummies:-) It is fun and well worth trying to crack the secrets of the learning curve.
Having Fun with Photography