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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sultry Tulips

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Study of Magnolia Flower

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While looking into old photo files today, I came across a few hundred images from 2006 that I took while on a trip to the east coast.  I had completely forgotten about these images, spent several hours going through them and was surprised that none had made it to these pages.

Taken with my old Canon PowerShot SD450, a little workhorse of a camera that I never should have parted with, I love the gentle muzziness of the images - not quite sharp yet not quite out of focus.

It's funny how my standards for photography have changed over the years.  I've gone from knowing nothing and being lucky, to knowing a little more, still lucky at times, and being a bit more fearless about it all. And throughout all that, I've striven for the sharp, clear image.  Now that I see these anew, I think less sharp, and less clear have their place, and I'm happy to give it to them.



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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Columbine and Celebration

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See that little sunburst coming from the water droplet?  Look for it, I know you'll find it.  That is my celebratory Hurrah! - I'm back on Blogger and ready to roll.

I spent three very fretful days over the long weekend while I couldn't access my blogs, my gmails, and some very important other accounts: Didn't sleep, couldn't stop going over and over and OVER the problems I've been experiencing, exchanging emails with Blogger Product Forum (nice people), and finally getting a solution last night from a local friend.

Thank you, Sylvia, Mimi, Kalyn, and dear Susan, for your support and good wishes. Good blogging friends are priceless!

I'm off to fix the other password problems but wanted to post this so you know this kid's alright!


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Sunday, May 04, 2014

First Artichoke and Blogger (Google) Problems

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Our garden artichokes are coming on strong. A mere few days ago the buds were so tiny it seemed that it would take weeks for them to get to cutting size, but now we have so many on the verge of ready-to-pick that I don't know how we're going to keep up with them. Eat artichokes every night, I suspect.

This post is really a test to see if I can post to this blog and my cooking blog. Since the recent change of Blogger to Google,  not only can I NOT access my blogs through Chrome, I cannot access three of my 4 Gmail accounts. I have emailed, pleaded, begged, and gone around in circles on the Internet trying to solve the problems to no avail. It's very frustrating and maddening (I have a bruise on the side of my hand from slamming it down on my desk, to prove it.)

I finally tried access using Internet Explorer, which, to my knowledge, is not owned by Google, and here I am.  Keep fingers crossed for me.





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