Adding another item to my 'to learn' list: take good photos. I drool over the blog pictures I see which have an almost luminous quality. The lighting is always perfect, the shadows enhance the overall picture, and there is never any doubt that the photographer knew exactly what they were doing.
My Sweetie went and bought me a new camera. Oh, it's not the SLR I'd someday like to have, but it does a great job with the photos. I just have to learn the ropes a little bit.
And here to show a few pics I shot with it, are some of my garden plants.
I remember well the time I posted about my quest for this tree, which I assumed was some kind of 'Zote' soap tree. Turns out it's the lemon scented Eucalyptus Citriodora. My beloved Sister was able to acquire it for me. It is now waiting to be transplanted to the ground when the heat is well gone, as per my Sweetie's wishes.
And this is American Beautyberry, which graces an area near our front door.
This is a pot of portulaca and moss rose I planted over the Summer.
This is a citrus tree which my Sweetie planted years ago from seed. We really have no idea what kind it is, as this is the first time it produces fruit. We hope it's an orange, but the fruit is rather large.
This is one of my Hoyas or "Wax Plant" also known as "Porcelain Flower".
And in other news: I'm changing my blog layout. I've decided I rather like the look of simplicity. The 'less is more' approach is something I've been meaning to adopt. I will eventually remove several items from the sidebar. I'll be adding new blogs to the 'favorites' and removing some to make room for others.
I do love the look of all the wonderful free layouts available. I have found, however, that they cause the pages to load rather slowly. I think it's the same with having too many graphics, at least I suspect they have something to do with that. Well, I am just trying something new for now. I may just go back to the old layouts....it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind. What's great about these programs is that it's almost like 'moving the furniture around'. Just like at home when you get tired of seeing the same layout, and you try for a 'new look'. I move my furniture around at least once a month! So, until next time, have a good one!!