Monday, February 16, 2015
My 8-year-old niece Jane likes my photo editing software. She loves to sit down with my computer and do outrageous things to pictures. This is what happened when I let her loose on a couple of photos of pink azaleas in my mom's yard.
She doesn't go in for subtlety, but I kind of dig the effects!
I went with my brother and his family to my dad's yesterday for his birthday celebration. We went to dinner at a favorite Tampa restaurant and went back to our house for ice cream and cake. My dad said at one point, "I never thought I would be 78 years old."
I suppose no one really thinks that -- but especially someone who smoked heavily for 50 years.
Jane says this is a "rock star azalea"...
...and this one is supposed to be glowing in the moonlight.
Several months ago, my dad and stepmother adopted a couple of chihuahuas from one of their maids. Apparently she had to move because of a foreclosure and she couldn't take the dogs with her. So Pinky and Manny have become part of the family. They're cute, but holy cow those dogs are high-strung. They quiver with perpetual tension, and they went ballistic yesterday when we all came over. Manny in particular is quite literally an ankle-biter -- he went after my pant legs with a ferociousness belying his size. No harm was done, but my ears are still ringing from all the barking.