Waterfalls on the lake…

while cruising around Lake Cumberland, mom and I checked out a bunch of waterfalls… and once we stopped to feed the ducks… sorry no pics of momma duck and her nine little ducklings… those little guys moved so fast the pics all came out blurry… and of course there is the fact that I admit to being a poor photographer … anywho… here are some waterfalls… 😛

I want to go back when it is a little warmer so that I can swim beneath them… the area needs a few good restaurants, but I loved being on the water… maybe throw in another Walmart… over 100 miles of lake and I drove all the way around… and only spotted one Walmart… lol… it was unnatural…

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my first mate and I were disappointed until we had our day on the lake… it really is the main source of entertainment in the area…. they need to add a few attractions… once visitors are there, they will gravitate to the lake… and the area will get more income from vacationers… just my two cents…

 

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Fairy Lanterns

how cool is this… my aunt sent this to me, and I love it… you can do it with just about anything… if you’re not a fairy person, I see so many other things you can catch in your jars… very cool…

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I hope these links work for you, so you can check out the tutorial, but if not… just type Fairy Lantern Tutorial into your computer, I found it immediately …

anywho… here is the Facebook page and the YouTube site … good luck guys… I would love to see what you all come up with… personally, I want to see if I can trap lightning and sprites in my jars… muhahahah…

checking out Lake Cumberland

lake week, mom and I checked out lake Cumberland…. I have a series I am working on (contemporary romance) and I wanted to get a better feel for the area… 😛 and to celebrate a job well done, we rented a pontoon and had a day on the water… It was beautiful… here are some of the pics…

clean and beautiful… and I got to be the captain of the boat… :P…. I thought a pontoon would be so slow it barely moved, but we definitely got some wake being kicked up from our speed… woo who…

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we were only out there for about four hours… next time we plan to make a day or two of it on the water… or get a group together and rent one of the house boats…

grow a little green

alrighty… not the normal artistic post, but I am soooo proud of my little tree… lol

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I planted this guy three years ago… and I admit, my thumb is anything but green… maybe even a little black… lol… so I assumed that twelve plums a year was all I would get out of the little guy…. buttttttt….

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this year the tree is full of little green balls that will soon be delicious plums… ymmmmmmy …

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it is hard to pick them out unless you know where to look, but trust me… there are plums growing all over the tree…. so many, I lost count when I tried to count them up… woo who… I cant wait to share what the tree looks like after the fruit turns color… later guys tracey

By the Sea

I want to learn how to do this … I was at Hobby Lobby (of course) with mom and she spotted this painting…

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this is just a close up of the children… I hope that if I study the brush strokes, I can figure something out… now most would take a class… HA… lets do it the hard way, I say… lol… it drives mom crazy, but I love to just grab a brush and go to work…

Mom loves going to the beach… it is her go-to vacations spot… if she has a chance to go out of town, her first thought always goes to the sea… I would prefer to go on walk-about… just jump in the car and drive… the most fun I ever had on a vacation, mom and I packed up our clothes and the dogs and slowly made our way from the East to our destination of San Francisco… all the little stops along the way, all the wonder full roadside rest areas were divine… I loved it and would do it again and again, if I could…

but first I would like to paint the sea for my mother… 😛

lightning tree

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Okay… this isn’t mine, but there are just some things that demand to be shared… I found this on Pinterest and loved it… it is a time-lapsed photo, or that is what the blurb below the picture said… personally, I don’t see how it could be done, but how ever they did this (and I’m thinking magic… lol) it is beautiful…

if you want to read comments about the pic (some oooing, and some doubting) Go HERE  

for me, it doesn’t really matter if it is photo shop or nature, it is still beautiful… 😛 and as for the hole photo shop issue that one commenter had, I can’t say if they are right or not… the magic that can happen on a computer is amazing, and easy to trick those of us unable to hit the right keys… perhaps one day I will learn about time-lapse and long exposures… but for now I will just enjoy the picture… TRACEY CLARK