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  1. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty March 25, 2018 2:58 am

    Beautiful! And is that a corgi in the picture? 🙂

  2. Don
    Don March 25, 2018 5:29 am

    Great photos. Still not ready to leave the warmth of FL 🙂

  3. Claire
    Claire March 25, 2018 7:06 am

    Not a corgi. Just Ava seen from slightly above and appearing a little foreshortened. Sorry.

    And Don — totally a wise choice. My thoughts turn to Florida (and Panama and the Caribbean) this time of year. Stay put. Enjoy. But other than being cold most of the year, man I love this place.

  4. jordanms2015
    jordanms2015 March 25, 2018 9:54 am

    OK Claire
    Where in the @#$ did you come up with “embiggenate”
    had to go to my thesaurus to figure out what the heck you were talking about.
    For very simple image editing check out, less overhead than GIMP

    Don, I lived for years in the southern climes then moved north – while at times the cold and dank can get to you (that’s why it’s cheaper to fly from Seattle/Portland/Vancouver to Hawaii that it is from Los Angles).
    The biggest thing I love being here is the ever changing environment and seasons – keeps me focused that time is passing – rather than being lulled to sleep as I was in the southern climes

  5. Claire
    Claire March 25, 2018 10:43 am

    Okay. Well, “embiggen” has been floating around the ‘Net for a while. I forget who invented it. I just thought I’d make it fancier. 🙂

    I hope somebody else here can benefit from It’s Windows-only, so not for me. But it would be nice to have a less complicated, less opaque program than the GIMP for photo editing.

  6. larryarnold
    larryarnold March 25, 2018 11:41 am

    Where in the @#$ did you come up with “embiggenate”

    She found it in her portmanteau.

    (See “portmanteau word.”)

  7. Claire
    Claire March 25, 2018 1:19 pm

    Good one, Larry. Wish I’d have thought of that.

  8. Claire
    Claire March 25, 2018 3:47 pm

    Ah, thank you, Kent!

  9. RickB
    RickB March 26, 2018 11:39 am

    One of my Grandmothers was a pretty good artist (oils). But one of her favorite things to do was to hand tint enlarged B&W photos. She used a light touch but the difference was amazing. I don’t know how she captured the skin tones so perfectly.
    My younger sister snagged all of them. The oldest is a group photo (my great-grandparents and their children) from the 1890s.

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