May 25, 2008

Summery Things

Such amazing flowers... a perfect design.

The water lilies are finally out and the yellow iris is blooming.  It feels just like the Wind in the Willows around here.

Mr. Heron is hunting the pond... well stocked with turtles.

The redwing sings from the tree tops.  Their red wings almost look neon during the mating season.

These leaves hold the rain like jewels.  Since we've had another day without the furnace on, it might actually be summer setting in.  The longest day of the year is a scant 4 weeks away... so it's about time!

May 21, 2008

Eating, Drinking, Reading...

Eating: Not very much... weight loss program in effect. I've lost 11 pounds! So I'm halfway done. 9 more pounds and I'll be back to my old college weight.

Drinking: Lots of V8 juice and tea. I make the tea very light by just brewing just a half cup for about 7 seconds... then pouring the rest with cold water to cool it off. Instant tea.

Reading: A fascinating book about a couple in Wales who bought an old run down castle and restored it all stone by stone. It's called 'Castles in the Air'. One of those books you just can't put down.

Drawing: I'm on the last page for my book... then just a week of color proof testing and tweaking. And then the cover. Seems like forever.
I notice the closer I get to finishing, the more nervous I get about backing up data. I've got about 6 DVD's burned as backup with each new week of work... squirreling them away for safety.

May 7, 2008

What is it about an apple?

What is it about an apple that always seems so perfect? It's just amazing what a little Photoshop can do to spruce up an image.

Photographs sometimes keep hiding secrets where you wouldn't guess there are any left to hide...

May 3, 2008

Next time I'll get Ethyl...

I've been behind in my blogging... but with good reason. Not that it matters. In fact I've even thought of putting the blog on hiatus. Maybe more of a once a month type of thing.

Life goes on regardless of the 1,000's of other things going on. Next time I'll get Ethyl...