Hello, September, I’ve been waiting all summer for you to arrive! During this time of the year, I am anxiously waiting for cooler weather, and Mother Nature better deliver this month! Looking at the long-range weather forecast, it looks like I will get my wish. A cool front is predicted to roll in next week, and we’ll drop out of the 90s and get into the high 70s and low 80s. Hooray!
The big event marked on our calendars this month is another journey! Yes, we’re heading out on another tour in about three weeks. This tour will be with Tauck World Discovery, and the destinations are Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We will be seeing these areas for the first time, and we’re excited about the action-packed itinerary. Tauck is well known for their pampered style of touring, and we are looking forward to lots of sightseeing, learning, and relaxing. Of course, we'll be toting our camera equipment and photographing scenes along the way too! I will post more about the trip before we go.
The consulting work continues this month. August was tough for me because I was gone for three weeks in July. Payback is you-know-what. Right now I have more work than I can shake a stick at! I’m fondly looking ahead to completing my contract term in mid-January and resuming a blissful retirement schedule. In the meantime, I thank my lucky stars for the opportunity to earn some good, old-fashioned cash in these uncertain and inflationary economic times.
I have two new computer programs to learn and play with this month. One is a digital scrapbook software product by My Memories that I won in a sponsored giveaway by Janice of Gypsy Farm Girl. Yeah, Janice! The other is the new Black & White Effects software that Topaz Labs released this week. It is a plug-in program that works with Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, and Aperture. (And right now it is a steal at its special introductory price of $30!) I’m still discovering new ways to use the Nik Complete photo imaging programs that we got earlier this year too. So I have a lot of digital assistance at my disposal when it comes to improving and showcasing my photographic images.
Here on my blog, I will be featuring more Alaska photos. Images of bears and wildlife will be gracing your screens soon! I will also be participating in two photo challenges this month. So be looking for those posts as well. And, I will enjoy reading about how you and your households begin the transition into the cozy fall season ahead and say goodbye to the summer of 2011.