Yes, I do think it has arrived! To all of my friends in the Northern Hemisphere, Happy Summer to you!! And to all of my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, I can only say that I sure wish our winters looked like yours. Happy Winter to you! Interestingly enough, the mornings are still quite cool here, but the days have been sunny and warm. Really, just about perfect. In spite of the unusually cold winter, there has been lots of beautiful color, with the exception of our lilacs which never bloomed this year, and the 10 rose bushes that we lost to the winter. In both instances, this has never happened before, so I guess it was not just me being ultra-sensitive to the cold this past winter.
In other news…for those of you who have been visiting me for a while, you know that we have a House #1 (where we live), and a House #2 (where we spend holiday and weekend time). Well, it looks like we will be moving to House #2, and selling House #1, after an addition is put on House #2. Got all that??? Hopefully excavation will begin at the end of July, and we plan to be in there by spring of 2015 at the latest. It’s definitely an exciting time, but there’s also a lot of work to do in deciding what will go with us, and what will not. I have been sorting and disposing of “stuff” since last November, and I am seriously considering an audition for the “Hoarders” show. Okay, it’s not that bad, but I am definitely a keeper of things. You know, I am not sure I ever really understood, when someone would say that getting rid of stuff you don’t need/will never use, actually makes you feel lighter, but now? Oh yes, I completely get it. However, I have yet to see how I will feel when I go to look for something that I decided I wouldn’t need/wouldn’t use, and that WILL happen. I’ll let you know just how “gracefully” I handle it. :-)
For those of you using Photoshop CC, how about that new update??? It is surely making me rethink all the unhappy thoughts I had when Adobe decided to go to subscription format. It is amazing. Lots to learn though, but I’m working through it a little at a time.
Finally, I have decided that instead of keeping comments totally off, I will turn them on and off. On, for a “wordy” post like this one, or a tutorial or the like, and off when I just post a photograph. A kind of happy medium, and one that I think I will be comfortable with. Now I just have to remember how to turn them back on!