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Web presence

I’m tryin to get The Write Gardener’s new website up and running but it’s taking longer than I expected. I’m thinking the new website will have articles, photos, and perhaps a video or three on such topics as gardening, music, poetry, fiction and nonfiction writing, blogging, or in other words all things related to “Life in and Out of The Garden.”

I need to rearrange the way I do things so that I can dedicate the necessary time making (and keeping!) The Write Gardener’s website an enjoyable place for everyone to visit. It should be nothing less. This will be a new endeavor for me and The Write Gardener. It is hoped that y’all will provide a word or two of encouragement, and possibly a suggestion or three if you feel so inclined.

The unofficial start of summer has came and went, but I’m announcing the official start of summer – June 21 – as the debut date of The Write Gardener’s new website.

The Write Gardener’s blog here might be incorporated into the new website sometime in the future.

I believe that life started in a garden and continued onward and outward from there. My aim is to tell others about that journey using words, music, and pictures; the story of Life in and Out of The Garden.




New cameras and whatnot

I’ve upgraded to a new (new to me) camera after many years with my old reliable Sony DSC H1. I purchased a slightly used Canon PowerShot S100, and I’m still in the process of learning how to use it. I’m also teaching myself (with the help of “the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 book for digital photographers“) how to use Lightroom 4, it helps you set up an efficient “work flow” system of managing and editing your photos. I’ve not used it enough yet to develop my own work flow, but I’m getting there.

The Sony served me well over the course of many years, and if not for the fact that I needed more pixels for printing large photos, I’d have kept using it until it broke. I went from 5 megapixels with the Sony to 12 with the Canon, which should allow me to make really nice quality 8×10 prints. But of course size isn’t everything; I gave up the Sony’s super cool 12x optical zoom for the Canon’s 5 power, but there’ll always be give and take for folks on a limited budget.

Other things that have either been upgraded or are waiting in line:

  1. Wheel Horse riding mower* 
  2. Living room suite
  3. Kitchen appliances*
  4. Kitchen makeover
  5. Mobile phone(s)
  6. Acoustic/electric guitar*
  7. Vehicle(s)
  8. Bedroom furniture*
  9. Bathroom makeover
  10. The Writer Gardener’s website

(*= 20 years old or older)

The above list is a work in progress, and it may even grow so large as to require a complete home makeover! (Note: talk of such an idea has been floating around.)

Somewhere in Kentucky
Floating around somewhere in Kentucky