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Monday, April 18, 2011

In and Out

Another bright blue sky to welcome the day. The cherry blossom buds are still not trusting the weather, and refuse to open into blossom.

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After my magical day yesterday, I thought I better catch up with some household chores. Can't spend too much time away with the fairies ;) After lunch, I headed out to weed the rose garden. I didn't want to kneel down because of my recent leg episode, so I decided to take a low stool and bunny cushion.

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I'm so used to kneeling when I weed that it took some getting used to, and I found that most of the time I stood and used a small, but long handled rake to help with the job. Up in the apricot tree, a bird was singing and I could see its silhouette. I took a photo, and while it isn't very clear, it appears to be a male House Finch by the colouring.

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A pot of daffodils added a cheerful touch to the back garden.

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The sky began to cloud over, but it was perfect for gardening.

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When I was finished for the day, I noticed my little Yellow-Rumped Warbler friend high up in the oak tree. It was really hard to get a decent angle for a shot, but this is just to show that he returned today.
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All in all, a productive day. There are a few more days of sunshine forecast, so I am looking forward to being out in it!

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful Glo! Thanks so much for your tips re dandelions - I am sure you will see a difference when you check out my progress on my blog! heaven help the little weeds when I am in THAT frame of mind! lol!

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  2. Spring sure is unfolding in your neck of the woods. I like how you played with the daffodil image and turned part of the photo into butterflies and leafy tendrils.

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  3. Being out in the sunshine doing some gardening with the birds for company sounds good to me! Flighty xx

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  4. Our cherry blossoms have at last burst fully into bloom though some of them really took their time! I love your bunny cushion!

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  5. I need to pick your brains about Photobucket. I think I am missing something somewhere. Do you subscribe (pay) to get the effects you do Glo? I really like the daffodil in the heart. x

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  6. Hi Denise - Thanks and You're welcome :) Yes, a big difference now that they've been cleared away.

    Hi Hilary ~ Spring seems to be tentatively unfolding, and now with more sunshine and slightly higher temps, everything has a chance to proceed! I found the heart cut out frame in Photo Elements 9, and all I did was choose the frame, and instant butterflies and tendrils :)

    Hi Flighty ~ Yes, it doesn't get much better than that (other than being able to kneel comfortably ;))

    Hi Juliet ~ Your cherry blossom tree looks lovely :) Hopefully the longer mine takes to blossom, the longer it will last! I have two different bunny cushions that were given to me (outdoor fabric). Glad you liked it!

    Hi Louise ~ The effects are not from Photobucket, but from using the frames in Photoshop Elements 9. I also have Photoshop Elements 5 which came with my scanner. PE 5 is the one I usually use for collages as it is quite a simple format. PE 9 has a few more choices and capabilities. Glad you liked the heart shaped frame with I saved as a .png rather than a .jpg. A transparent background can be saved that way.

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