Thanks, alan

Pushed for time to finish home-made Christmas presents I improvised on
alan’s suggestion that I print up one of my pictures and give that as a gift.

Because I didn’t want anyone to feel that they had to remember to hang up gifts when I visited them, I decided to make up a set of cards for Dawn and Jen featuring some of my best bird and flower pictures, something I’ve wanted to do anyway but have never found the time to get done.

I really didn’t have time to reproduce, or even find, my best pictures though I obviously relied on some pictures that I’ve published here.

I’m thinking that perhaps I might try to augment my retirement income by selling cards in local shops, or through my web page.

In that spirit, and because I haven’t found a bright enough day to get out and get new pictures in the last month or so, I spent some time this morning working in the new Photoshop CS3 on this picture of Red-shafted Flicker: