Today my friend Scott came by and worked his magic on my computer. He did the best he could to keep it going for just a bit longer. I'm hoping it lasts through the next six months at least. So once again, I'm grateful to my computer guru who fixes my computer and gets it running once again. I also called the phone company, and they did their magic to get my connection fixed. So, it was a wonderful Sunday for me. Now I hope to visit everyone again. However, since I have over 1000 photos on my camera that need to go into PhotoShop, I'll leave you with something just before the Oscars (also known as the Academy Awards, which is an annual American awards ceremony where members of the film industry are recognized by their peers. You must be a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or AMPAS to vote.) So let's head to the Oscars.
Yesterday (Saturday, 2/27/) ended up being shorts and sleeveless tops weather, but it didn't start that way.
Although I wasn't bundled like most of the people in line,
it was still a bit chilly as I stood and waited for the theater to open.
It took slightly over seven hours to view all these shorts. We were first shown the documentary shorts, which took nearly four hours.
Then we had a 30 minute break, where people could buy overpriced food and drink. There was no time to go anywhere, because there were no fast food establishments anywhere close, and by the time I stood in line to use the "facilities" I had just time enough to take a quick look around the lobby. I learned there were 20 theaters in all in this facility including an IMAX.
So I took a couple of photos and returned to my seat, where I next watched the animated shorts, then the live action shorts.
Upon returning home, I changed into shorts and
took my camera outside when I noticed it looked like spring instead of winter. These tulips are going to bloom in a few weeks if the frost doesn't get to them.
Of course, I've been watching these three hyacinth beauties as they broke through the soil about three weeks ago.
To my amazement, I now have what looks like a fourth flower that may come up. I am so thrilled that they are nearly ready to bloom, too.
I also decided while I was out shooting photos to take one of my "flower bed." It will soon be time to cut back my rose bush, but I'll wait till the Naked Ladies (aka Amaryllis, resurrection lilies, surprise lilies) have died out a bit before I do that.
Then I moved inside and took pictures of what is left of my herb garden.
Sad, but true, this is all that remains, except for the lavender in the dining room, since I've moved the big dill pots outside.
I hope you enjoyed reading about these shorts and my flower bed today. I'll be by to visit everyone after I see the Oscars which will begin in just a few minutes. Thanks for being so kind to me while I was off line. This has been a very trying time for me, even though I've tried to keep busy working and making art. And thanks to each of you for your kind comments.