Sunday, November 29, 2009
Here I am, 11 months into the blog experience, and I have just discovered a new tool that might make the last month of posting easier – Windows Live Writer. I’m composing in a window outside of Blogger. When I’m finished, the entire post will appear on my blog.
Here is a cool map of the Microsoft campus, inserted with one of the Live Writer tools.
I think I may try this for the rest of my blog posts. It’s a free download from Microsoft.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I was fortunate to have my grandparents until I was in my mid-40s. When my grandfather passed away, I asked for his large dictionary, a well-thumbed volume gifted to him from my grandmother before I was born. He instilled in me a love for wordplay - crossword puzzles, Scrabble, puns.
One keepsake from my grandmother is this lovely tea cup. As a child, I can remember her hosting bridge parties. We grandkids were shooed off to other areas of the house, and these special cups were brought out for her guests.
They may not hold much monetary value, but these heirlooms are priceless to me.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thanks to my faculty colleague for loaning me these long enough to snap a photo of them!
PS: Ellen...how'd you know I was going to post this?? (comment from yesterday). You must be psychic, girl! :-D
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This next image shows part of our trail. We hiked for about a mile through Cohab Canyon, climbing up to and over a pass in the "vee" at the back of the photo, then down, down, down into Frying Pan. In the lower right corner of the photo, we began climbing out, resting where this picture was snapped. Enlarge the image to see arrows tracing our route. From the point of the vee to where this picture was taken, it was about 3 miles. We still had another hot, arid mile to go to reach the arch.
It was beautiful, but more fun to think back on than to actually do!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
(OK, so it's a stretch...but I liked the photo and couldn't fit it into any other theme)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
At a recent visit to a pumpkin farm, Jon took a photo of some squash the farmer had on display. Each squash was decorated with a pair of eyes. In Photoshop Elements, he later had fun with the image, adding and distorting some "squash chickens" to make the photo more appealing. Before you scroll down to see the original, can you tell which squash in the photo are real (the original) and which are artificial (cloned in)??
(Scroll down to see the original)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Used a little Topaz Buzz Simplify to tone down the glare from the shiny parts.