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A Perfect Storm!

I was visiting with some good friends in Cochrane this past weekend, and afterwards I decided to go for a drive. I managed to go through a major storm to get here, but I was glad I persevered!! The clouds were really dramatic and the last of the ice on the pond was melting fast.

Forget-Me-Not Pond west of Bragg Creek, Alberta.



The season starts!


We’ve finally hit what most people would consider to be an “actual” spring here in Alberta with sunshine, buds on the trees and grass that’s turning green. The winter was a long one, and my camera outright refused to take anymore snow pictures. Of course I was on its side with that sentiment..!

Now I need to get out, enjoy this fresh new season and get my butt off the computer and create something again! I’ve been busy with a few projects already and have a few more lined up in the next little while, so that’s a good start:)

Here’s to an awesome spring everyone!!

Behance Network

It was a few years ago that I had problems with Adobe’s Elements 9 program. I was flustered and decided to vent about it on my wordpress blog. I couldn’t believe what I saw soon after, that a really nice lady came on from @Adobe_Care that helped me through my issue, and made things right in my little world 🙂

I promised to myself that when things were right, I would be sure to keep Adobe in mind when purchasing any more photo editing tools. Well I happened to do that this past year when they offered the package deal that included Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, and access to the Behance Network (Which is now my host) and many other perks they offered with the super low cost of around $10 a month.

Thanks Adobe for that gesture that went a long ways to make a user like me happy. And big Kudo’s to the lady that helped me from @Adobe_Care. The “Care” part is what kept me as a customer…



I had put this blog to one side for quite a while as I had used the built in blog that with my host Squarespace. They have been a really good host and the cost was very reasonable for the few years I had been with them. I did in fact change over to using Adobe’s Behance Network for my host now, as it came with the package deal that was on for a short time for about $10 a month. It included Adobe Photoshop CC,  Lightroom 5, and access to build a portfolio and Pro-site that I could point my domain at.

What’s nice about the new website I have through Adobe, is it has a link to this WordPress Blog Site, and hopefully it will be fairly seamless between the two 🙂

I do have more great things to say about Adobe in another post I’ll write about soon 🙂 Stay tuned!!

Time to relax :)

I haven’t posted for quite a while now, and I know I should write here more often, but it’s been a crazy summer so far at work. I am amassing a ton of photos on the computer and one of these days I would like to spend time going through and sorting them all out. Seems that the opportunities are endless on my journeys and  I normally have a camera of some sort with me, but for this coming weekend, I think it’s time to just enjoy the weekend and relax.

Time to open up a bottle of Merlot, and chill for tonight, then head up to Calgary to visit with my parents and sisters who I haven’t seen for a while 🙂 Happy times!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone, and don’t forget to put your feet up once in a while 😉

Galt Gardens


@Adobe_Care came through for me :) Huge thanks!!

I posted a little while back on here about some problems I was having with PSE9 for iMac, and Adobe Customer Service actually took the time and contacted me, helping sort through the issue at hand. All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the fine person in Customer Service that helped 🙂 (I would post her name, but I’m not sure if I should in a public forum :)) From this gesture, I will certainly buy/upgrade in the future from Adobe…! Cheers to a great team 🙂

Adobe…===UPDATE=== See new post on Friday, April 8, 2011

I spent the last hour on hold with Adobe only to find that I can’t be helped… Grrr. I purchased a Windows 7 version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 a month and a half ago online. I had downloaded the trial version, and got my serial number right away after using a credit card… Great!! Works fine 🙂 Now I bought an iMac, and  re-download the Mac version, and the serial number now doesn’t work. I talked to a online chat customer service rep, who said I need to open a case file @Adobe, then call this number… Did all that, then called the phone rep  who told me that it would cost me another $20+ to have a new box shipped for the iMac… I got the old serial number online, why not the new version… Seems like a cash grab to me when it could all be done online… PLUS I would have to wait for a week to ten days to get it… Nice going Adobe… NOT!

I am a super happy person after Adobe Customer Care came through for me: See new post on Friday, April 8, 2011