...engaged in a job of work that is. This past week, I installed a new .exe file for my bird photos. Y'see, I have several collage wooden frames that have 8 [5x6] slots for photos. A couple of years ago, I thought that it'd be a good idea to not only indulge in photographing the many birds that migrate through our state, --instead of just having them saved on discs, why not show them off a bit? I had 80 of my favorite bird photos printed and then framed 'em.
Well, I really wasn't all that satisfied with the outcome. But framed 'em anyway. From another software program I used a black misted oval to frame all the photos...something I was growing to dislike...a lot!! Now that I have this fantabulous program installed with filters, plug ins, and favorite layers, I've spent the last four days when I have time to sit at the computer, and I'm planning on revamping all of them and re-frame them!!! The entire project will no doubt take me into 2015, I'm determined to finish this. I think I will be much more pleased.
The biggest, most time consuming, step is to go through all my CDs with photos of birds only. I have 5....and each of the 5 has 1300+ pictures!!! To find the one I need to re-do is taking a long time. So, if I seem absent from blogging for Hootin' Anni's, you understand my lack of showing up. At least not showing up as often; for now. For the most part, I'm having to use the 'originals' ...for instance:
from the ones on the left...to the ones on the right
-Bud was under the weather over the weekend, so I went birding myself yesterday. It was too quiet, and I missed my 'spotter'.
-The fog was thick and heavy this morning...but it's cleared out now, and the sun is shinning! I love this time of year in the Coastal Bend. Clear skies, mild temperatures, the rustle of falling leaves from the pecan tree....it actually does a body good to get out and do some yard work! We did get our back yard under control this past week. The raised flower bed wall was cleaned out of overgrowth of the vinica vines and runners of the ferns peeking out around the stone edges! It looks, finally, like someone lives here. It was so neglected.
-Winston's ouchie is healing well. Pretty soon the area that was infected will disappear [I hope], and his beautiful white long hair and whiskers will be back to looking like a cat again.
-My son, Erik, has also kept me away from blogging. It's finals week for his PhD courses this first semester. Several papers are due this week, and he's been sending me drafts to edit with commas/punctuation. And correcting the grammar. We've been sending excel/word documents back and forth as he added more to each paper. Most of his classes' finals are 15 pages in length. I think as of this morning...most are in final draft now, so he will print 'em out and submit for a grade on each.
-One more thing...."My" team, the Denver Broncos, won yesterday! That put them in the Clinch for the Division. They'll be in the playoff games for the chance for a super bowl. But, in all honesty, I don't think they'll get past the contending team...the Patriots. Peyton Manning [the Bronco quarterback] just falls to pieces in playoff games. He even did this when he was quarterbacking for the Colts. In any case, I'm a happy Bronco Fan!!!