November 11, 2015

Hazy Day

I recently upgraded to Photoshop Elements 14.  There is a great deal going on at Costco - $40 off the regular price of the software!

There are a number of new features that I'm experimenting with - one of which is haze removal.  My original photograph taken in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

original photo with haze

 hazed removed

I think the software did a pretty good job removing the haze.

November 2, 2015

Hot off the press...

I just received my complimentary copy of the December/January 2016 issue of "Quilters Newsletter" magazine.  My art quilt "Affirmations" was featured in the Photo Finish section of the magazine.

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October 29, 2015

3 Pears

Pears are one of my favorite fruits.  I especially love making salads with the red pears - so beautiful and tasty too.  Tonight one of these sweet things will be served with our dinner :-)

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October 27, 2015

home again

We had a lovely trip to Banff.  I can hardly believe we've been home one week already.  Tackling the process of culling through what seems like a thousand photos has been a challenge.  I've got many hours ahead of me deleting the "what was I thinking" photos; categorizing, get the idea.

We flew into Calgary and rented a car to drive to Banff.  Banff is a small town.  It's surrounded by glorious mountains, lakes, rivers - everywhere one turns there is something beautiful to see.

A view from one of the numerous hiking trails

I don't know what kind of a tree this is - the berries are a glorious red and against a blue and white sky - oh my!

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October 18, 2015

1A and more...

A cool, cloudy morning with a hint of rain - we decided to drive up Rte. A1 for a look see. 

Baker Creek

Back in Banff to visit Cave and Basin National Historic site.

Cave and one of several hot springs

 Lower boardwalk along marsh land


Glaciers and more...

We had a wonderful adventure in Jasper National Park.

Vehicle which took us to Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier

Glacier Skywalk - amazing views all around

Glorious blue waters of Peyto Lake

While looking for a parking space on the street, we found this bull elk grazing on the grass in a churchyard right behind our hotel in Banff!