Blog tweak

Sitting around with a broken leg makes be bored. I’m reading like crazy; but I can’t read 16 hours a day. So, I thought I’d try my hand at updating the header photo(s) that appear in my blog. Usually for each non-book report post I crop one of the topic photos into the constrained 9.4 x 1.98 that my theme uses. My overall/default banner photo has been a landscape photo of somewhere in the southwest – red rocks, Arches, or Monument Valley most recently.

I like those photos but they don’t really represent what my blog is about; so, I went into Photoshop and built a few collages with represent various aspects of my posts: cooking, travel, and trains. Here are the three I came up with.

Collage 1

This shows contents of a marinade for some pork kabobs; the mid point of Route 66 and passing trains at Ridgefield Wildlife Sanctuary


Collage 2

This is the same cooking pic; Hackberry General Store on Route 66 in Arizona, and a train in Victorvile, California


Collage 3

A slab of lemon cream pie (same post as the pork kabobs); the mid point of Route 66 and that train in Victorville


I’m using collage 3 at the moment as the default; but let me know what you think. I’m also considering randomizing a series of selected past banner photos.

Let me know what you think.

Now I’m back to my book. I’m reading The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro- a biography/history of a year of change in rulers (Elizabeth to James); plague; and more. Shakespeare wrote King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, and Macbeth in this year. Shapiro does a wonderful job in bringing the age to life. I’ll have a full book report later.

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