Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"picniking" on the riverwalk...

Last week I brought my camera on our River Walk. 
We have just over 8 miles of paved trails around town all on the river!
It is very rare to go for a walk and not see people jogging, biking or roller blading.
This is the first part of the regular walk that Duane and I take for our daily excersize.
(we do not do all 8 miles on our walk, but we are planning on increasing our regular amount)

no pain no gain

what crazy person said that?

I have been wanting to play with picnik since I took these,  Picnik is a new creative outlet for me : )
We have 3 of these iron bridges on the trail, aren't they gorgeous?

Here is another of the iron bridges, this one is curved at the top like the other,
but I still think it is beautiful.
Our town received a 'cool city' grant a few years ago so many of the stores got
makeovers... front and backs.
The store owners picked the colors and the awnings.
I love the different colors they picked.

This steeple just pops out at you when you cross the bridge in town.

I wish I could tell you all of the textures that I used in Picnik,
I just played with each one until I liked what I saw and then I layered 3 or 4 on top of eachother.
I suppose having a pencil and paper handy would be a good thing... hmmmmm?
I don't even think I could duplicate these!
Good thing they are saved to the computer, or I'd probably forget I even made them!

50 + menopause + low thyroid = some serious brain fog
keeping it real...

Happy Tuesday!

Theresa xoxo

ohhhhh it feels good to be back!
: )


  1. Love the pics! We so need to get together before the summer is over. What a beautiful place to walk. I would take my camera on my walks, but the horse goes with me and it is so hard to take a clear pic while being pulled by a great dane!

  2. Love how you made them look like prints. Very pretty. Pretty enough to frame:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  3. What a beautiful, relaxing walk that must be... so many things to see and photograph! I love what you've done with Picnik (be careful, it's addictive!).

  4. What fun to stretch your creativity in new ways!
    Stay cool chickie :D

  5. You know, if I had a place that beautiful to walk, I might be in for a little "pain" too! Gorgeous....And I love what you did with those photos....Wow! So, French Impressionist looking...Ok...."Picnik"??? Guess I do live in the boonies....never heard of it....and STOP it!!! I don't WANT to!!! As cool as what you did is, I don't need another distraction or addiction!! (But thanks for sharing yours!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. You are so fortunate to have such a lovely walking path. We have two near our house but they aren't quite as beautiful. Sometimes I feel like I am a rat on a wheel going round and round. Of course, too hot for that right now. I do love walking and can't wait to get back to it. Even our night time temps are 90 something so still not quite cool enough although hubby keeps trying to get out there on his own (with only 5 other crazy people). :/

    I've not tried any digital imaging. I know my limitations when it comes to time. 2-1/2 weeks and I'll be back at school so time will be even more limited.

    have a great day! Tammy


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