Another image using a Cris Kirkwood watercolor painting (with permission and enthusiasm of course). So a couple months back my Mom and her husband wanted to take my niece and myself on a lunch cruise. I cringed at the idea of course but begrudgingly went along to not hurt her feelings. It wasn’t cheap by the way. Needless to say it was rather tortuous but I loved being in the company that I was in and some good did come of it. For instance, the cherry blossoms. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a cherry blossom tree or just didn’t notice one before but I did on this day and thankfully snapped some shots on my iPhone while cruising down the Potomac. Naturally, when I capture anything of beauty, I have to add something ridiculous, meaningless, and goofy to make it well rounded enough for me to enjoy tomorrow. So that’s exactly what I did. I “spruced” it up.