After the big walk with George this morning, I put the macro lens on my camera and went back out to take pictures of things I'd spied on the way. There were little things, like mushrooms and little flowers, all near my house. Then I spent hours afterwards, working on pictures and felt like a total slug, so I decided to finish work on the stone patio outside the kitchen sliding glass door.
When we moved here, this area around the shady side of the house was rather neglected. There was a little stone patio that had been started by the previous owner, but grass had taken over in all the cracks and open spaces. I'm trying to turn it into something that looks a lot better, and I don't mind sweating, hauling rock and getting dirty.
I also took a quick trip up to the garden center again, picked up a few plants for the shade, and planted them. The pictures posted here are ones I took of our sunflowers before we moved. No, I'm not reminiscing or anything, just sharing my flowers.
For those who are into Photoshop, specifically actions, Doug and Chenin Boutwell at Totally Rad Actions are having a sale until August 3. They're celebrating the fact that they've won Best Actions at Blu's Daily Blog. Sets are 25% off and I'm telling you, if I hadn't spent money on new curtains and a rug for this place, I would be right on this sale. I'd also be thinking of buying one of those cool downloadable sites on that blog. So I'm putting it out there for you. Check it out!