While waiting for the clock to roll 'round to 11:00 last night -- the appointed time to pick up Mdd from her all-day, end-of-year class trip to Six Flags Great America -- I downloaded and resized the pics I took yesterday. I had some time, so I played around. Amateur photogs in this house just love to take multiple photographs that can be cobbled together in panoramic fashion, and that includes me! I figured out how to cobble 'em into a collage on the computer and it was kind of a lightbulb moment when I realized that a banner could be made in similar fashion. I've had this blog for over a year and have kind of wanted a banner for most of that time -- and I did it! If you're bloglining (uh-oh, am I gonna get hollered at for making that a verb?), click on over for a peek. It's kind of a collage, too; I have loved making collages since grade school, so no big surprise!
The columbine are all wild and they put on quite a show each year. The frilly pink blossom is dianthus. They're both amazing, aren't they. I made a quick stop at the nursery yesterday and bought a few things for the planter box on my shady front porch, and couldn't help but bring home some other stuff, too! I didn't get too carried away, and mostly it was because they also were amazing -- the way the leaf unfurls on one of the perennials is just fascinating.
Kt was painting in the garden yesterday, with some thrift store jeans as her canvas. We did a little thrift shopping with the errands yesterday -- one of which was to deliver the job application (which she actually forgot to bring) to Ben Franklin while on a quest for iron-on letters. FYI: Hobby Lobby has the largest selection of iron-on letters, by far, of any craft store we visited! And they managed to sell me some Lion Brand Kool Wool -- three skeins each of black, red, and purple -- on clearance at $2 each, and which I thought might make a nice wintery baby thing. I needed that like a hole in the head.
No Jazzercise yesterday, but I'm still feeling the muscles used during weed-pulling last weekend, and DH and I went for a long walk with the pup last night.
It's graduation tonight. Woot!