October 27, 2022 at 12:38 am #85145Susan EwartParticipant
Sue, can I have a drop of your energy? Fabulous calendar. Is that a badger? I just read about them in Nature Alberta magazine, they are so cool.October 27, 2022 at 3:37 am #85147Corrie KinkelParticipant
Sue welcome back. I know how it feels to have that big time difference and not be able to sleep. It takes some adjusting and what a great way to use a sleepless night. Your photos make it a stunning nature calendar! I hope we are getting to see some of your Welsh pictures over the coming months.October 27, 2022 at 9:23 am #85149
Susan, yes it is a Badger, I have several that periodically pass through, some stay, having their sets around and about. They keep the ground squirrels under control. It’s called natural predation. This chap was digging, to get under the workshop, where there were several families of ground squirrels. He stayed for 3 days and nights, before moving on. They are becoming endangered, due to pesticides, and their habitat being eaten up by humans. Due to having poor eye sight I give them a wide a berth, as they can be aggressive. They are at the top of the food chain. Stunning powerful creatures, that also live on insects.
For the dirt effect, on the background paper I used the dirt picture tube, which comes with PSP. Lowering the opacityOctober 27, 2022 at 9:29 am #85150
Thank you Corrie, it’s always hard leaving. I agree getting the body clock back into sync, takes some adjusting. The weather is great here, although we did have a fall of snow the day before I retuned. I’m making the most of the last of the autumnal colours during the day. In time I will be showcasing the photos I’ve taken, so many to sort through, and download.October 27, 2022 at 11:45 am #85151Marie-ClaireParticipant
Welcome back Sue ! ?October 27, 2022 at 12:04 pm #85152
Awe, thank you Marie-Claire. I’m looking forward to getting back in to the swing of things. So many wonderful memories to cherish and photos to showcase.
Already the girls (4yrs and 2 yrs old) are asking when am I coming back. As I arrived in time for Merryn’s 2nd birthday, stayed 3 weeks returned for Emma’s, left again to be with my daughter, and returned again for my son’s and Ffion’s 4th birthday. Traveling by train made commuting a pleasure. I have always enjoyed a train journey. They couldn’t live more further apart. Tim in Penzance, Cornwall, and Rachael on the west coast of Haverfordwest, Wales. Having a senior rail card saved me a tremendous amount of money, which I could lavish on the kids. I always had access to a vehicle too.October 27, 2022 at 3:11 pm #85156Susan EwartParticipant
Thank you for the bigger picture Sue. I did read about how they are also endangered in Alberta. They are so beautiful. Hard to believe they are part of the weasel family. Predation probably keeps disease down (in the ground squirrels) and then the strong, healthy ones pass on their genes. How lucky you get to see them. I cant wait to see photo’s from your trip.October 27, 2022 at 4:17 pm #85158Marie-ClaireParticipant
what a distance Sue, I looked with google map to have an idea. Lucky you like to travel by train.
You all live so far from each other. I also look forward to seeing your photos.November 1, 2022 at 9:52 pm #85409Anita WyattParticipant
Finally I am done. Here is my Calendar 2023 Cover Page:
I used the castle pictures from January, March and May. Used color from pictures for background and applied texture “Asphalt” at Depth 1. Added Year and drop shadow Font: Book Antica. Aded Word Art: Fonts: Ornate Gothic, Chandiluna, Elegans O’Feat, and Old English.
This was a very fun-filled class. Thank you Carole for offering this awesome workshop and thanks to all who participated. I enjoyed looking at your beautiful calendars. I also loved using Word Art for the first time.
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