Thursday, January 01, 2015

The New Hath Been Rung In


Here's wishing you a Happy New Year. Although this photo was from Christmas Eve, I wore the same outfit last night although my glass was never that full. Sadly.

Last year, the snow was piled almost waist high, but we don't have any this year. We did, but it's gone with the Christmas week thaw. However, it shall return as soon as tomorrow and may remain for several months. So, although we didn't have a White Christmas, the weather break may make winter seem a little shorter this year.

We ran into a bit of a problem this week when we noticed that we had lost some shingles and were down to bare wood in one spot. It likely occurred during the severe winds of Christmas Eve, and we just noticed it on Tuesday. With snow coming soon and the New Year holiday on the horizon, we were were somewhat distraught, especially when our roofer seemed not to be answering calls. However, he finally came through just before darkness fell on New Years Eve. So, I guess that meant that the new year actually began well with hatches well battened.

I downloaded a calendar template from http://www.redphotographic.com/lr-calendar-templates/ for Lightroom. It may work for you, but it was just a little off for me, so a rejigged it in Photoshop and came up with this ↓ for January. Since it involved quite a bit of fiddling and faddling, I have only done the month of January and may or may not do the rest on a monthly basis. The photo is a blend of two photos from around this time last year. You can see how much snow we had.

Just in case anyone wishes to do their own, I will offer this blank calendar to insert your own photo. Unlike most of my photos, it is of printable dimensions if you wish to save it to your computer.


Happy New Year!

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glad you got the roof repaired in the nick of time, it sounds like! happy 2015 ahead!

Hilary said...

I really love that photo of you and Sue. An ongoing calendar is a good idea.. unless it becomes too troublesome. Happy New Year to you and yours.

ADRIAN said...

Happy New Year John.

Tabor said...

Happy New Year and I do remember your posts in all that snow!

Mage said...

Just a thank you for all the gifts you have shared with us this last year...especially photographically for me. May you and yours enjoy health and happiness in the coming year.

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

We didn't ring it in, it just happened when some of us were sleeping and others, of the under 2 age, were deviously planning to sleep no more.

Shammickite said...

You are so darn clever with all your fiddling about with photography and now you're making it into a calendar. My brain is boggled by it all, especially now as my poor tiny brain is befuddled by a dose of the flu.....
HAPPY 2015!