August 23, 2011
We're enjoying another gorgeous morning here in New England. It's a great day to be outside with a camera, so hopefully that's what Tootsie and I will be doing in a little while. Maybe we can talk one of the dwarfs into joining us. It's always more fun when someone else is along.
A couple days ago, I finally broke down and ordered Photoshop CS5 Extended. I have been putting it off, but seeing as how I use this program almost on a daily basis, I thought it was time to finally buy it. I also ordered a couple more of the "Extreme" memory cards for my camera. Santa won't have to visit me this year. I'm all set.
That reminds me of a day many years ago. Shortly after I had graduated with my Masters Degree, my hubby took me to Faneuil Hall in Boston. We had a wonderful time dining and shopping, and later in the day we saw Santa Claus sitting in a big chair having his photo taken with lots of children. At one point, Santa invited me to come sit on his lap and tell him what I might want for Christmas. I thought about it and then told him that I really didn't need anything - I already had everything I wanted. He said that no one had ever told him that, and gave me a bit hug and wished me a Merry Christmas.
Jeesh, now I'm getting mushy. How about an artsy photo? This is one of my yellow roses that I tweaked in Photoshop with an "ocean ripple" filter. I think it's rather pretty.
And here's another interesting photo that I took shortly after a rain shower. This particular plant was covered with hundreds of little water beads that glistened like tiny jewels. I think it's amazing how all those tiny little water beads can cling to the buds and not fall off.
Have I lost most all my marbles? Probably, but it's good to enjoy the simple things in life. They don't cost anything, and they bring so much pleasure into our lives.
Now I think it's time for me to maybe do a couple of things here, like vacuum the carpet and maybe wash the laundry room floor. Then I want to get outdoors for a while before I start working on the September collab kit. Later, I want to read more of the book my friend sent me. There's so much to learn about the camera. I wonder if I'll ever be able to take it all in.
Well, that's it for this morning. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.