Last fall we were in California for five weeks living in Grover Beach while Harvey worked at Diablo Canyon. As most of you know California is my home state. Every summer as long as I can remember we took our vacation at the beach in this area, it’s like my second home; it’s where we would go for a quick weekend getaway. So I know this area quite well, which means I take tons of pictures and some of them never get to my blog.
This week The Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo, Ca, was running a contest on their Facebook page consisting of posting pictures of their gardens, which will be judged and the prize is Dinner for two at their fabulous restaurant. This is their posting:
In the spirit of our upcoming spring festival, Apple Blossom Days, we are looking for some your photos of our gardens! Post any spring Apple Farm photos that you may have and the top three (decided by our staff) will win dinner for two at the Apple Farm! You have until Monday, March 28th to post. We will announce the winners on Friday, April 1st!
So of course I remembered the pictures I took and wondered if I had anything I might enter:
And here is my entry! Because we are going back to Diablo Canyon in May and I am looking forward to that dinner for two!
I’ve been working on my family tree for the last month and I haven’t played in Photoshop very much. We bought the Family Tree Maker which comes with three months access to Ancestry.com and I am addicted, but then so is Harvey! That’s all we have done lately, last weekend we stayed up till 2am researching. You know on the commercial where they show that little leaf that tells you, “You have a history hint”? Well those little green leaves on all these ancestors’ names are driving me crazy! It becomes obsessive to get them all off my names. Thankfully my Mom and my aunt Mary have already documented a lot of our family, so that entails multiple calls to them to verify facts, which caused my Mom to use all her cell phone minutes last month.
So when I saw this contest I had to open up Photoshop and play! Today I have edited a few more pictures from that trip.
The Old Mill House
The water wheel!
And one more look at that flower! (Sorry I don’t know what it’s called.) I edited it a little more abstract and it’s a different angle,
I’m not sure if I don’t like it better!