Xingfu means happy and blessed in Chinese. Even though 2014, the year I started this blog, was a busy and, at times, difficult year that is the word I thought of for this space. Mama not because I have many children but because I seem to fall into a caregiving role. Sometimes I feel like Mama to the world.
The name XingfuMama means Happy Mama with undertones of being blessed.
I realized the other day that I hadn’t used my Topaz Studio software in a very long time, so I thought I’d give it a whirl with this close-up of a rosemary blossom.
I am thinking about starting a monthly photo processing challenge to take one image and process it three ways. It might be fun to see all the different creative ideas people have and learn about all the amazing techniques and software available. Would you be interested?
A quick snarl from this lioness sent the cubs obediently off. I wish my kid had been so obedient…
My dog, Ginger (the smaller one, she belonged to my grandma at the time) and my Dad’s dog Sam (now deceased) were really good friends. One visit when Ginger espied Sam she raced off and they looked like they were hugging. I managed to grab a picture of them hugging on our arrival before they ran toward me to say hi to me.