Helllllooooo! Is anyone there? Where has everyone gone? Blogland seems to be very quiet and a bit deserted right now. Do you all have spring fever or what? Or are you all buried in snow?
I thought I would show you a couple of pictures of things blooming around my yard....just trees for now but they look pretty.
The little bit of pink against the white blossoms and all of that against the brilliant blue sky....I think it looks beautiful!
These are blossoms on one of our almond trees. Aren't they pretty?
This is more of that pink from the back yard. It's our nectarine tree. We had it seriously pruned last year so there are new limbs coming out in strange places. I thought this one looked particularly pretty with the bright pink against the dark bark.
Ok, have I enticed you enough with Spring blossoms? Now I'll tell you that I can see fresh snow on the mountains nearby! We had a wild storm come through on Saturday and it brought snow to the mountains. Nothing where we live though....just cold temperatures.
I recently bought a new program for my computer on the recommendation of someone. It's called Bamboo Fun and it's a tablet and pen to use in conjunction with Photoshop or PaintShop. So far this weekend all I've managed to create is a huge big headache for myself. I just do NOT understand these programs. And don't tell me to just get in there and play because I have been in and out of the damn thing all weekend and I still can't do one single thing on it! Everything seems to be in a foreign language that I don't understand. I touch something and everything disappears or gets huge or gets tiny or does all number of weird things! The tutorials don't really show me HOW to do anything. I need step by step instructions that begin at the beginning, and in plain old basic English words that I can understand! Maybe I'm just too old to learn this stuff.
When this person talked about it I was really excited because she said it was fairly easy to use. But I didn't stop to think that easy for one person can be very difficult for another person! I'm not a stupid person and I've learned many things just by reading a book with clear instructions or by having good pictures to follow. But for the life of me I can't make heads or tails of this stuff!
I bought PaintShop Pro 9 several years ago and it came with a big, 502 page instruction book. None of it made sense to me so I bought "Paint Shop Pro 9 for Dummies"....that's gotta work, right? Wrong!! I didn't learn anything out of that book either. So when Lisa talked about this new program I thought it sounded much better than what I had. So I took PSP9 out of my computer, bought the new program and installed it and when I opened it, it looked almost the same as what I had just taken out!
Don't misunderstand me....I'm not in any way blaming this person for any of this. She made an honest recommendation of a product that works great for her. But for me, it's another piece of software that I don't understand.
If I could just find someone who could come to the house where I could use my own computer, and they could give me classes in this stuff I think I could learn it but I don't know of anyone who does that. So for now I have a very nice paper weight on my desk and a lot of stuff in my computer and I can't use any of it.