Brushing, Falling, Rotating, Double Exposing, Scraping, Burning Roundup and How Obamacare has Ruined our Medical System

(When she says no photos cuz she isn’t wearing makeup, she is not kidding. I don’t think she needs makeup btw.))

We had storms starting Saturday night and all day Sunday. I lost track but I think we pretty much had it all. Snow, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Ice, we even had some Thunder and Lightning. Of course this being Oklahoma we were just glad we didn’t have a tornado. The only thing Heather knew to do was get some paint and clean rollers and start painting. She is good at it.

#sunrise on the #beach #alabama #redneckriviera #tinyplanet from last summer dreaming of this summer

My blog friend East Gwillimbury Camera Girl intrigued me with a “Tiny Planet” photograph of hers. She told me that she uses Photoshop to make hers. I’m lazy and I’m too cheap to buy Photoshop so I found a Tiny Planet App for my generic android phone and I’ve been trying it out. Above is a dawn scene at Orange Beach Alabama. All this snow has me wanting to go get my feet wet in the Gulf of Mexico again. Seriously go check out East Gwillimbury Camera Girl. She is a very good and prolific photographer.

#tinyplanet #snapseed #brick #windows #downtowntulsa #oklahoma

This is my favorite brick wall in downtown Tulsa. All rotated and Tiny Planeted.

Tiny planet

And here is the view out my old cubicle window.

Tiny planet

And just when you can’t stand any more, I have more. This is sunset on the banks of the Arkansas River. I promise, no more. Today at least.

@thedianasblog #DianaPhotoApp #DianaPhoto #DoubleExposure #Diana #photoApp #myEdit #like #camera #vintage #art #insta #instaphoto #nofilter #trail through the city #igersok

I found another app for my Ipod Touch. It is called Diana. It is about double exposures with different filters. Its fun to play with but it takes a while to find pleasing results. I like the trail through the city above.

Logan Diana Double Exposure

And this is our neighbor’s big willow tree and son Logan. (Not my neighbor’s son you understand.) I like how the willow drapes around his shoulders. I’m not much for the SOOC concept. I don’t think it means much with today’s cameras. I don’t think it ever meant much.


Anyway, paint, snowstorms in March, and new apps are the only changes around here. I’m getting about that age.


The past few months I’ve had some lesions froze off my face and hands. Monday I got a persistent little bugger scraped and burned. Wasn’t that big a deal except a big headache after the local wore off. I have a tiny little bandage. The nurse said if I wanted she wrap my head with layers of gauze to get more sympathy. I told her no thanks, I’m with a tough crowd. So I got the little bandage. A plain one with no cartoon characters. And no sucker. Thanks Obamacare, thanks a lot. You took our suckers away.

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So I’m going to upping the defcon level on SPF and wide brimmed hats and long sleeve shirts in direct sun. I’ve worn sun screen 365 days a year for over twenty years and I always wore hats. But they were ball caps. The front of my face, including the world’s biggest solar collector nose is fine. It was the side of my face that the ball cap didn’t cover that was the problem. 

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10 thoughts on “Brushing, Falling, Rotating, Double Exposing, Scraping, Burning Roundup and How Obamacare has Ruined our Medical System

  1. EG CameraGirl

    I’m impressed with what that iPod app can do! Amazing. (BTW – Thanks for the compliment.)

    Sorry you’re having problems with your skin, especially since I know you like being outdoors. The hat looks good on you. But what a bummer about the suckers!

  2. DrillerAA09

    For a couple of years I took care of those little lesions in PhotoShop. Last year I finally had them frozen by a dermatologist. Now I can focus on other skills in PhotoShop besides the clone tool.
    Love the double exposure of Logan and the willow tree. Tiny Planet looks like more fun than I can handle. I may have to look into that app.

  3. Barb

    Gosh – a lot of new apps to try. I find if I like an apps’ effects, I get totally carried away. I love the sunset one. I like your selfie – a great smile. I also wear ball caps and my wrinkles say that too much sun is reaching my face (and hands). Then again, I will be 70 soon.

  4. Carole M.

    the apps are certainly adding some pic-punch Yogi. Here is Australia the sun is fierce and we suffer the consequences of our play in the sunshine youth now. Tks for visiting my blog

  5. Beryl

    Very interesting photo manipulation. Too bad about all your sunspots – can’t wait for them to perfect the laser.

  6. Leedslass

    The majority of these photographs take me back to when the children played with Spirograph – or perhaps that’s a UK Game? My favourite, apart from Logan, is the wraith-like image – very evocative.
    However, the sting in my particular tail this time is poor Heather doing the decorating ALONE. Can you not afford to get a man in to help? I do understand that she doesn’t want you in the room with your camera – girls much prefer to be snapped in their slap.
    Good luck with the phizog buggers by the way.

  7. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Even my dentist used to give out lollipops when I was a little kid. Wow, health care has gotten worse in the last half-century ;>).

    Sorry bout the skin stuff… dermatolagists do a good business here in Florida, including some from us.

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