Georgia Font

These are the fonts available for my blog. This line is the default font.
If I use the bold setting (as in this line) it makes no difference in the appearance. 
Italic shows up like this.

The Arial font of this sentence must be the default because it looks the same.

Courier is definitely different. It looks like the text of an old fashioned typewriter!
It's a bit fainter.
The bold print is not any "bolder" for any of these fonts. It must be set up that way by my blog template. 

I like the Georgia font best.
The italic is even better.  It seems  more personal to me, like an easier to read script.

Helvetica seems almost the same as Arial!
The italic is different.

Times  is the smallest here.
Italic is also small. 

Trebuchet is okay.
The italic is a little different. 

Verdana is not bad. It's the largest.
Here is the italic.

Now I'm printing the rest of this post in Georgia italic. I wonder if I can get more fonts by somehow going to the "Template" section. But if I do that it might convert all texts making it difficult to choose another text for a particular effect (like using Courier to mimic a typewriter on occaision).

Below are images of other fonts I downloaded as photos.  Maybe that's the only way to do it.  I found these on the web.

Here's an interesting table I found that explains how some fonts can be used and their technical category.

Here the Georgia italic is put into the Serif  category for"Tradition & Comfort"

You can spend hours playing with the small differences in fonts.  I had fun with it. I'd like to have more choices in my blog post fonts.  Maybe I'll find a way.

Do you know how I can do this?

Two Funny Items from My Daughter's e-mail

Their dog York watching TV, relaxing with his neck pillow.


Another "Trigger Finger Surgery" on August 26, 2013

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that every so often I need to have an operation to release what is called a "trigger finger".  Each time it's a different finger. The pain when my finger gets stuck only lasts a few seconds but it can be intense, like touching a hot stove.

It's not a serious operation for me. I insisted they only give me a local injection to numb my hand. Not only is it safer but I won't have a hangover from the anesthesia. I can also make sure they operate on the correct finger!
Click on the link to see the original post. Trigger Finger Release 2013

Backyard Cypress Vine

The blossoms are tiny and an intense deep red.  These photos show the pollen coming from their centers and landing on their petals. 

Here you can barely see how tiny they are, hidden in the vines. 

We had beautiful pink rosebushes climbing up the trellis but for the several past years they did not do well.

Here is one from behind.

Early Saturday Morning with Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are one of my favorites.
I was lucky enough to make these videos.

This first one is short.

The second one is better.

Kaya's Blog: Visual Impact

 A Nice Post from Kaya's Blog
Visual Impact

Don't miss the music video!

A Stick That Walks !

Every once in a while I see one of these insects in my backyard.
They're one of my favorites.
I was lucky enough to make this video.

Wild Turkeys in Backyard

Here are some photos I took this morning.  
I shot them from inside through the kitchen window so they're not as clear as I'd like.
I had to work fast.  Usually the subjects are gone before I can get to them.
If you click on one of the photos you can see them all in a slide show.

More Tomatoes Than I Expected !

There were almost the same number of tomatoes still on their vines, not ripe yet.  These photos show three of the four types of tomatoes I'm growing.  These came from only one vine each.  Each week or so I get another large harvest.  Sometimes one or two a day.  Other times almost a dozen.




My wife Lynette made sauce, cream of tomato soup, thin slices with basil and cheese, etc.
We've had them in salads of course.

I never expected to get so many tomatoes from just four vines!

Clover Planted Itself in a Succulent Flower Pot

Is it trying to disguise itself as a succulent? 

Blue Hydrangea 2013

Backyard July 2013

Try clicking on one of the photos to view them as a slide show.

Fantastic Photos from an Environmental Blog

These photos seem too bizarre to be real but I believe them because they're from an environmental Spanish blog.  

The link:


What do you think?

Miniature Photographic Images

I'm not confident enough to paint my own ACEO, so I'm trying miniature photographs. 
ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) are miniature works of art about the same size as playing cards, 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches.
I bought a tiny easel to display them.

This is also the size of wallet sized photographs.  At Walmart the wallet sized prints are sold as sets of two.  This means I must cut them into the correct size. 

I can display them at home.
I can give them away, maybe put them in a greeting card or on presents.
I can trade them with other artists.
Some people sell them but I'm not sure if I want to do this.
There's still a copyright printed on them but it's almost impossible to read.

Here is how they turned out:


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