One of the unforeseen consequences of staying in a really fine bed and breakfast with a lovely garden is the desire to fix up your own house and garden when you get home. I had hoped to go to Roundrock today, but . . .
Whilst in Oregon, I got a short training from my web designer on the use of Photoshop Elements. The knowledge is now lost, all lost, but maybe an idea or two will resurface. Still, I don’t really want to doctor the photos I give you of Roundrock since I want you to see what I see there. But maybe I can come up with some other uses.
I mostly get spam comments on this blog (though I’m always grateful for everything you have to say), but even though I suspect the comment I’m about to comment about was bot generated (it was made to a post from last October, and it begins “Greetings friend of nature”) I think it is worthy.
Hike For Discovery is a fund-raising technique used by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Basically, if you’re a hiker going on one of their 27 expeditions, you pledge to raise a certain amount of money. If you want to support a hiker, you can contribute toward that person reaching the pledged amount.
My daughter had run a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon through this organization several years ago and was personally enriched by the experience and managed to raise her pledged amount.
The deadline has nearly arrived for submissions to the next Festival of the Trees. This month’s host is Wren of Wrenaissance Reflections. Send her your posts or links by this weekend at treefest [at] wrenaissance [dot] com.
The Festival is now a year old and you can help sustain the glory by being a host yourself. If you’re interested, send me or Dave (bontasaurs [at] yahoo [dot] com) an email
It seems that I am not the only one with a disappearing lake. (Thanx, Duff!)
- Spiny softshell turtles lay eggs on sandbars and gravelbars.