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Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shadow Shot #18 - Blog Your Blessings Sunday

This is my eighteenth …
More Neighborhood Shadows
Frequent visitors
may find palm trees familiar
yet the shadows I've

captured & collaged ...
photos taken in the late
afternoon are new.

For new visitors
I share a few more snapshots
of my neighborhood

palm trees to provide
perspective for the shadow
photographs above.

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in Shadow Shots at Hey Harriet

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb

Really Good Things

Monday I enjoyed a delightful lunch with the Retired Gals but skipped the shopping spree afterward because I wanted to be alert for the first Digital Media class at Adult School.

2. I remember enough from my previous PSE6 classes to keep up in the Digital Media class I'm taking this session Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-9pm. I knew my friend Carol was enrolled but am pleasantly surprised to learn my neighbor Barbara is taking the class too. I made these on Wednesday evening ...

3. I received a DVD in the mail this week with Alaska photographs from my sister & her husband so I can view their travels vicariously.

4. As noted in the daily gratitude list in the sidebar at Small Reflections ...
I'm finally getting my photos organized and tagged in a methodical manner.

I'm gradually figuring out a useful set of 'keywords for tagging' photos & learning to use the 'software tools' to integrate previous tags into the new system I've generated experimentally.

I'm able to access my blogs even though something has gone crazy with my 'C-drive' leaving less than 8mb of 'free' space after running a Back Up to my 1TB 'G-drive' last night.

5. I appreciate those who regularly BYB on Sundays visiting & leaving comments on the weekend even when my own BYBS post is missing. Sometimes the day just gets away from me and I post belatedly, but other times (as for the past few weeks) life intrudes and I don't get around to it at all. I hope to catch up with your recent posts soon ... though I'm not sure just when that will be.

What are some blessings in YOUR life currently?
For others who 'Blog Their Blessings'
go to My Blog Rolls and/or click on the
Blog Your Blessings logo above.

Thought for Today
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." Carl Sandburg


Carin said...

Those palmtrees make fabulous shadows!

Sarah said...

It looks so beautifully sunny there beneath the palm trees! Lovely.

Sarah said...

Oh-well done with the digital imaging too-it is all a mystery to me!

Rosebud Collection said...

There is something so beautiful about palm trees..I just love them.
Wonderful shots..Happy SSS..

SandyCarlson said...

I love hearing about your blessings. I am glad you have fun and keep on with the camera. These shots are lovely.

That is the chicken said...

Wonderful shots of the palm trees. I always like your palm tree shadows...no palm trees where I live!

Jeri ~ said...

I love your palm tree shadows! All your collages are magnificent!

Raven said...

Lovely collages as always. I enjoyed the flowers in the post below too.

Congrats on getting your photos organized. Sounds wonderful to me.

Hope the big California fires are not impacting you. You have been in my thoughts over the past couple of weeks.

Hey Harriet said...

Love your shadowy palm trees collage! Organising your photos sounds like a good idea. Something I really need to get on top of. One day... Have a great week :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

The fronds of palms create such relaxing arced shadows! Lovely in a collage!

Dianne said...

trees are so generous - they give wonderful shadows
I love hearing your excitement about your classes

Karen said...

There is an ebb and flow to everything--even within the world of blogging. I'm enjoying what you produce when you produce it--no stress, just joy.

Mom Knows Everything said...

I've never seen a real palm tree before. I guess I need to start heading south eh. ;o)

Gattina said...

I wished I could lay under these palm trees !

PERBS said...

I guess I did miss this last week -- I did drop by and must have been too early. . . anyway, glad to see yoru blue skies in the collage and read about your class. It must be fun!

Inday said...

Thought provoking good words, quote and blessed life looking upward to the tall palm trees watching skyward.