September 1, 2011

September - A Look Ahead

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.


  1. YAY September!! I am ready for summer to be in the past! we have had a horribly hot summer.. and we rolled from winter right into summer so no spring made it even worse!

    Have fun with those programs!

  2. Sounds like September will be a busy month for you. Enjoy!

  3. You all amaze me... Another trip so soon??? I am still tired from our 2 week trip out west in June...ha

    BUT--we are going to be gone for a couple of weeks in Sept. We're going to the Buffalo area to visit my hubby's daughter and hubby.. Then we'll do some sightseeing in Ohio and West VA... Easy trip --but should be fun!!!

    I to am ready for cooler weather... We also desperately need rain... We haven't had any rain since the end of June. It's getting BROWN up here....


  4. I wish you would pick me up on your way North this time! heehee! Those areas are on my list of places to visit! I downloaded the My Memories software last night and I'm having so much fun with it! You'll love it! ♥

  5. When I was a kid we would ride in a Ferry Boat to get to Prince Edward Island from Maine. You would just sit in your car as it took you over. We had friends who still live there but apparently they ruined the ferry experience by building a stupid bridge.The country, not our friends. LOL!
    Have fun. I can't wait to see pictures of that.

  6. A beautiful posted intro to Autumn! :-)

    Oh bet you will love Nova Scotia. I read a blog, positioned there, by great photographers, and it does look marvelous, along the coast. -happy sigh-

    I'll give you a link to this blog, because you love/appreciate photography so...

    "From Sophie's View" blog...

    Today, Sophie (their dog) is at a canal, but they'll be back to the ocean soon, I'm sure. But what lovely pics he has... of a simple canal!

    He even changes his Header photo often, and they are works of art too. :-)

  7. Looks like a exciting September for you! I look forward to the cooler temps, too! You going to be learning so much more about photography and photo editing..and I wish I knew 1/8th of what you know already!

  8. Sounds exciting and busy!! I wanted to go to PEI when we lived in Maine and never made it over.

    Look forward to seeing it through your eyes :)


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