Friday, February 25, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Jim and I mark the beginning of our relationship from our first kiss which was on Valentine's Day in 1993. I counted on my fingers and toes and decided that means we've shared 30 Valentine's Days together. We'd better celebrate right?
Well, we did a good job, even if it was by accident. You see, Jim bought tickets for a Rod Stewart concert. He bought them a couple months ago and it didn't register that the date was Valentine's day. He also neglected to put it on the calendar. Therefore, when I got a notice from Pelican Harbor that, as a regular donor, they were inviting us on a sunset cruise on Valentine's day. That's what I really wanted to do, so we were prepared to forfeit the concert tickets in order to go on the sunset cruise.
But wait, what time are these happening? The cruise, in Miami, is 5-7 and the concert starts at 8. Hmmm, we may be old, but we decided we could do that. If Rod Stewart, at 77, could get up on the stage and perform, we could make the drive and and watch him.
It was a great night with both events.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Jim and Jimmy always get together in Jan/Feb and go diving, but there was a disturbance in the force last year called Covid and he didn't make it down.
We're so glad he was able to make it this year. And, I'm glad that there's some lobster in the freezer!
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Google Photos has a habit of posting photos from years past to remind me of my memories. Recently, I've been seeing a lot of photos from when Mary Helen and I spent an afternoon at Morikami Gardens in January 2018. So when she called and said, "let's do something" I said yes! Morikami Gardens.
It was a perfect day.
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
It's raining, drizzling, and gray. And my mood is matching.
|It was a dreary day, but dry enough to go for my walk|
My last post was about what a good day that was :-)
The contrast reminds me of a passage from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.
And he answered:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
The lesson is that dreary days are not to be condemned, they are to be appreciated since it is only in the contrast that you can appreciate the sunny, joyful days!
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
First of all, there's nothing on the calendar. I can sleep as late as I want. I can leave my hair uncombed and wear my PJ-style clothes. I can do a little yoga to get the energy flowing before sitting down at the computer and seeing where the keyboard takes me!
Then I started playing with Snapseed some more. We did our "Button" show on Snapseed this Sunday. I have so much fun with that app! Every time I teach it I learn something more. I was extra excited about the double-exposure feature that I've used before, but really figured it out for a particular purpose on Sunday's show. In this video I show how I took the first two photos below to create the third one.
During the show we had a couple of questions from the audience that have been bouncing around in my head ever since.
- Can I add text "below" the photo?
- Can I add a copyright watermark?