You may have to click on this and enlarge to appreciate all the flowers in this collage. I am having fun with the Picnik program I downloaded (it's free at www.picnik.com) but beware, it costs $25 a year to have all the bells and whistles, and it only took me a couple of hours to buy the premium edition. Without paying, you can only download five pictures, and then the others drop off. Some of the editing tools are only available in the premium edition, too, and they are totally cool. (They also offer monthly rates but you have to be careful because they want to automatically sign you up each month.) This collage layout is only available in premium. All pictures were taken by me this summer and fall.
I just returned from the yarn store, where I bought a hat pattern and yarn for another scarf. It already seems odd to sit down in front of the television without my knitting -- that took no time! I will work on the hat and scarf for Christmas gifts. Although I considered buying yarn to make myself a vest, it would have meant a lot of money and no time to make any handcrafted gifts. So I'm happy, and I'll show you my projects once they are finished.
We have another wind- and rainstorm on the way for tonight. Even for this part of the country, it's unusual to have 50+ mph winds day after day. I see, however, in the long-term forecast that we've got a high pressure ridge setting up for the Thanksgiving time frame, with a much needed weather break. One thing I've noticed with a lot of joy is to watch the birds flying in the stiff winds: they like to face into the wind and flap like crazy, then turn and soar with the wind, having what looks like a whole lot of fun.