Saturday, June 01, 2013
Cherry Tree : May Photo-Heart Connection
This is a picture of a cherry tree in Sarry, France. We were there at just the tight time in April, visiting family a few years ago. I loved the gray, textured bark with the fresh pink (and fragrant) blossoms. The brick wall was an extra bonus. I've had this picture for a few years now, always wanting to work it up ... I recently came across the quote and it finally came together. ;-)
I love this quote. I think the speaker is from Japan, a culture that has a love affair with cherry blossoms. It also speaks to the magic of Spring. The blossoms come from living wood. If you chop down the tree, try to dissect it, you won't find those flowers. You'll never find those flowers. What makes it tick, you ask? The Spring Breeze ...
This spring, we remodeled our kitchen--a long overdue project. We picked natural cherry wood cabinets. No spring blossoms there, but the wood is warm. And we do have a reverence for cherry--wood and blossoms. Maybe I'll print this one out and frame it for the kitchen wall?
Layer 1 : Background image
Layer 2 : Copy Background image - Screen 20%
Layer 3 : Artisan Collection 2(3) Texture by 2 Lil Owls - Soft Light 60%
Layer 4 : Text - Jane Austen and Fortunaschwein Fonts at 70% ; Color chosen from tree
Layer 5 : Crop (It really needed to be cropped down. The Full frame made it difficult to focus on the words.)
Layer 6 : Add a color fill frame - Multiply 38%
I also did a final "I'm feeling lucky" tweak in Picasa that appears to have boosted the contrast a bit.
Don't worry. I still have the layers--That was just the exported version.
Cheers! Or should I say Cherry Blossoms!
Check out what everyone else has posted for the May Photo-Heart Connection.