wow! so.... the snow was all gone.... that's right....... I said WAS!!
We had a hell of a blizzard yesterday! There is over a foot of snow on the ground and the wind was so bad, the drifts are huge! We could hardly get our doors open this morning!
Not only is this a pain in the ass - but it's also bad news because we are already flooding. Our water levels are almost at record highs - and this amount of precipitation (it rained for a solid day before turning to snow) is only going to add to the problem. Not to mention that our river was supposed to crest by the 28th -but now they have pushed that back about 2 weeks because a dam that comes before us is bursting at the seams, causing them to have to open the flood gates. Things aren't looking too good for the situation....... *sigh*
So, I'm not sure if you've heard about the tornadoes this week that took place in Alabama. I read on one news site that throughout the day, there were over 300 tornadoes on the ground. That's total craziness! SO much damage incurred, SO many people killed and hurt. Please send up a thought for the people affected by this terrible tragedy. They could use all the help they can get
I think Mother Earth is pissed at us. In a big way.....
So who watched the big wedding? I will admit that I did - but I PVR'd it and watched it later - that way I could FF through all the boring parts. I thought it was rather lovely. Very tasteful, and it was so nice to see the British people out there in droves waving their flags in patriotism and happiness! The would really could use more good news these days. I know that many people were bombarded with it and are sick and tired of it all, and that there are some who believe the Royal Family is a waste of time and money - but you know - the outpouring of excitement I saw on the tv screen as the people lined up and waited for so many long hours just to be there makes me believe that the whole event served to uplift and unify a country. And that is always a good thing.
I will say though - the people of the UK sure do know how to wear hats. Some of them ridiculously gaudy (hello Princess Beatrice!!) but interesting none the less! I just know that if I were invited to the wedding of the decade and I ended up sitting behind some of these hats I'd be pissed off!
Here's to hoping that all of you are well, my friends, and that you are safe, warm, your belly full, and your loved ones are near you!
A List of Links for tutorials/info that I've found to be useful!
Basics of Pen Tool [link]
Making Photoshop Brushes [link]
Adding Borders in PS [link]
Depth of Field [link]
PS Borders [link]
The Pen Tool [link]
Making Textures [link]
Layer Masks and Colour Gradients [link]
GavTrain Photo Training [link]
Manual HDR [link]
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