Since returning from NC, I have been playing catch-up or something akin to that with my time.
1. This is the first year I felt my allergies could stand creating my own hanging baskets -14 to be exact- and a few pots sitting around the front yard. Yea! for allergy shots that work and an occasional Benadryl on top of a new pricey Rx called Xyzol- a non-drowsy 24-hr. antihistamine.
Upon return the Marigolds were in full array at nurseries and big box stores. Since deer shun Marigolds it was my primary purchase plus some Alyssum and Moss Rose to fill in around the Marigolds.
I finished this project today.
2. Another project was to add some solar lighting, and repair or replace malfunctioning units from last year. This project is ongoing at the moment. I found some great orbit shaped solar lights which rotate colors. My photographic spirit is entranced with light so these mesmerizing spheres were a "have to" purchase. I also purchased some lights for each side of the driveway. When completed, I'll try to get some photos, of course.
3. The third project is boring. My housekeeper and I plan a garage sale, hopefully, Memorial Day.
One room in my house is filled with items destined for garage sale, and later some charities, or the dump. Complicating the sorting and pricing, is the fact I allowed the housekeeper to store items for her pet project, a Spay and Neuter program scheduled the end of May
This room looks like the popular TLC series, HOARDERS.
These projects are in addition to our usual daily schedule.
And Luckie supervises!
I have several unfinished blogs written and add or review them in between errands and duties.
Before July I have HOPE our humble steps will be aglow With Marigolds, Moss Rose and Allysum in blue Maxwell Coffee cans! [Later I will photo the hanging baskets.]
But the highlight of the week is a Hybrid Iris blooming . I had forgotten I had planted a small assortment of hybrid Iris, but after a few years there were no blooms. Ah! but this week... a hor d'oeuvre.
I ordered a text book for Adobe PhotoShop Elements. This little jewel of a shot will be given the PhotoShop treatment as I learn.
PHOTOS: [all by NitWit1, some Straight Out Of Camera]
1. Potting items
2. Marigold SOOC
3. Moss Rose and Marigold SOOC
4. Allyssum SOOC
5. Garage Sale Room -1
6. Garage Sale room -2
7. Luckie SOOC
8. Blue Coffee Cans SOOC
9. Hybrid Iris
MOVIE: to show you I am completely discombobulated, I decided to take a movie clip with my Canon Point and Shoot, in the portrait orientation. HA! HA! - no way to rotate it that I have found. So I'm posting it anyway.
First movie I've ever attempted with a "still" camera. These gadgets get smarter every day, but the operator sometimes goes the opposite direction.
Don't get a crick in the neck trying to watch it--just consider the weird sense of humor of the photographer.
OOPS! My new composing window has NO movie icon . I wish Blogger would rid itself of buggy programming. In Blogger Help several people have complained of same deficiency.
Apologies! You will have to wait for the crick in the neck.