Tuesday, September 8

Oh, yes she did...

Darn right, I did.
Blogged twice in one day.
Must mean You-know-who is coming home and there will be other activities keeping me busy for a while.

You know, activities like cooking...and cleaning...and darning socks and such.  

Mmhmm...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

I've been experimenting with Photoshop and I must say, "WOW!"  What a difference it can make in a photo.  Given my technological handicaps and less than stellar photography skills, I'm amazed at what it can do.  Okay, okay, you all know this already.  I'm a little slow in the cool new stuff and gadgets department, but I must comment on it, simply because it's news to me. 

I'm boosting color and increasing exposure and contrast like crazy around here.  I'm especially fond of the effects toolbar that lets me see it in antique and sepia and black and white all at one time.

A little slice of heaven on earth.

By the way, the magazine in the photo above is one of my favorite publications.  It is published by Somerset Hill who has a number of really unique magazines that it puts out quarterly.  They're a little pricey, but worth every penny if they feature a favorite artist or two.

  "Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities."
(Frank Lloyd Wright)


Stacks of lovely white color-boosted linen and computer faded florals.  

Even glitter looks better in high contrast.
It's the little things, really.

Now go ahead and do what the sign says.

Laugh it up.

When in Rome...

You know what they say, "When in Rome, do what the Romans do..."
Well, in Maui, they paddle.

That's right, paddling. 
 Unlike canoeing, which is done in murky ponds and mountain lakes in Idaho.
Not one to be left out of all the fun, Child No. 3 has taken up paddling.


(He's the little brown speck in the 2nd seat from the front of the canoe.)

Take a look at the size of those paddles, would ya?

Awwwww, a hug from his coach for a job well done.  

It was fascinating to see all of the canoes lined up and the teams warming up and getting ready to go out.  The regatta was held in Lahaina and there were teams of all ages competing, from middle school age to adults.

  You should have seen the guns on some of those big guys paddle teams...

I'm thinking of signing up to get in shape... 

Yeah, right.
   I'm signing up just to watch!!!