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I am digging my way through boxes in the basement. For the second time. Maybe the third. Perhaps it’s four…I’ve lost count.

The annual street sale is coming up. And it being Spring it feels right to be shedding things.

I have always had a thing about drapes. Many years ago, in the days of totally amazing auctions and rummage sales, I picked up more than one pair. Heavy green velvet drapes burnished gold in spots from the sun. They finally fell apart but I used them for years.

Today I came across a set of bark cloth drapes I bought at a garage sale on the highway near Bancroft, Ontario. I am thinking this was likely at least 20  years ago. Maybe more. They were $3.00. Although I remember all this detail I have absolutely no recollection what I was doing near Bancroft.

As I was standing in the basement surrounded by boxes I started to wonder what they would look like in Little Girl’s room. With some reservations I approached the question. As whatever they are they are certainly not Bollywood.  Apparently however they may just do:) The colour is perfect. Just perfect. They are exactly wide enough plus plus. (I hate skimpy drapes). And the length. They are about three inches too short. And the hem is about 5 inches.

I knew I was hanging onto these for a reason. Like so many other pieces accumulated in my travels – these drapes have found home.

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My dear friend Lois said clearly. And I am working on it. No point in yearning (as yearn I do) for a new camera if I never take the damn thing off automatic. AV is the first step.

The first shot was with the camera set on AV. Early morning. Very low light. (Very slightly tweaked in Picnik)

This shot on automatic. Low light = flash. You pick.

Okay. Really it’s not a fair comparison. Acknowledging that I tweaked – even just a tiny bit. This is the SOOC on AV.

And here is what happens to the photo taken on automatic when you tweak it.

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Protected: It takes the Cake…

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