Sunday, May 16, 2010
Another beautiful day here, and the temperature was perfect. I asked Hubby to get out my small rototiller so that I could dig up my garden patch, and I'm happy to say it's now all planted. It's an 8' x 10' space at the front of the garage next to the lawn. In previous years, I've planted tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, and a few flowers and herbs. This year I planted sunflowers against the garage and a Songbird Flower Mix in the rest of the space. We'll see. It should be colorful. I may put a tomato plant in a container on the patio this year. I'm stiff this evening after using the rototiller, but not too bad. It's a small gas-powered engine, and it's not heavy, but there's a certain amount of wrestling it about and controlling it. Not something I'm used to at all.
I started reading my Photoshop Elements manual(s) tonight. My friend Cathy loaned me two, and I had already bought one myself. She made a great suggestion. She said to pick one topic and read that topic in each manual to see which one works best for me. I thought that was a great idea. It seems to me that the manual that I prefer is the one I bought myself, so that's a good thing. Boy, there's a ton of stuff to learn. You see here the photo I took this spring, and the photoshopped copy made to look like a watercolor painting. The jpeg format needed to put it on the web has made the image look somewhat washed out. Much better before I put it on the web.