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Snowscapes and Fun with Waterlogue App

We got a rare proper snowfall today (six inches!) and it was magical.

The man and I went for a couple of walks to bask in the beauty and that wonderful silence when all you can hear is the snow falling.  And our neighbor’s adorable toddler squealing with delight.  That was pretty wonderful too.

Of course I couldn’t resist bringing my camera and firing up Waterlogue.  Teaser: I will be doing a post later to show some fun things you can do with your Waterlogue creations!

Enjoy…

The towering Magnolia in our front yard

 

Our neighbor’s Pines and Maples.  This is my favorite of the Waterlogues

 

Now these are some flocked trees.  I gotta get one of those for Christmas next year… And if that’s tacky, I don’t want to know!

 

Our beautiful old Dogwood.  The Waterlogue reminds me of a Jackson Pollack I saw in NYC

 

 

This pretty lady let me get quite a few snaps

 

Here are 3 Waterlogues of this pic to demonstrate the variety of looks you can achieve with this app.  I LOVE it!

 

Our neighbor has the most gorgeous Crepe Myrtles.  I try not to envy…

Our street.  I think we have a Christmas card or craft here. I don’t know where all those faint purples came from, but they are everything!

 

The Villa

Our front yard

 

This is a holly we call Cousin It.  For years only his lower branches grew and grew along the ground, and if we didn’t prune him constantly, he looked like Cousin It.  This Waterlogue is another one that needs to be turned into a Christmas card.

 

I got the first 3″ off in the afternoon, he got the last 3.  My shoulders are not amused.

 

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Waterlogue – Coolest App Evah!

A few weeks ago I discovered the cooooolest app:  Waterlogue.  It “morphs” your photos into watercolor “paintings”.  Not only is this app totally fun to play with, but for me it is a decorating boon.  I love to take pictures of all the places we go, but I do NOT like to put photographs on my walls (no clue – it always looks good in someone else’s home, but not in mine.  Kinda like red or yellow walls!).  However, I absolutely LOVE watercolors!  So my plan is to “Waterlogue” some of my photographs, have them color printed on heavy paper and display them.  How cool is that!?  The app is a couple bucks and available on iTunes.  Here are some of my favorite “Waterlogues” so far…

The Old Homestead after a recent snow

The Old Homestead after a recent snow

Flowers from my garden

Flowers from my garden

Diamond Head from the beach at the Royal Hawaiian - Waikiki

Diamond Head from the beach at the Royal Hawaiian – Waikiki

Sunset Palms in Poipu Kauai

Sunset Palms in Poipu Kauai

The Poggio family farm, Linden CA

The Poggio Family Farm, Linden CA

Lenten Roses

Lenten Roses

The KY State Capitol

The KY State Capitol

John hiking Flat Top Mtn near Anchorage, AK

John hiking Flat Top Mtn near Anchorage, AK

A perennial bed in our front yard

A perennial bed in our front yard

The famous Dragon of Cabo San Lucas

The famous Dragon of Cabo San Lucas

Unripe Blueberries

Unripe Blueberries

My man and I in Beaufort

My man and I in Beaufort

Crabapple Blossoms

Crabapple Blossoms

Crabapple blossoms

Crabapple blossoms

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