Linking up with Emily Freeman over at Chatting at the Sky for a monthly review of what we’ve learned. If you missed Emily’s post on how she keeps up with her monthly lessons, check it out here. And link up with what you’ve learned this month or just leave your monthly lessons in the comment section here. Let’s learn together.
In no particular order:
Canva I’m a sucker for new apps and this one is not only for mobile devices but can be used on your laptop too. Since I’m also a sucker for free I downloaded this app that is described as “Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software”. It has a very stylish look to it and isn’t complicated to use but, I haven’t found much of a need for it. After having it for several months, it hasn’t become my go-to. I’ll stick with PicMonkey.
I learned the to identify Black Skimmers and Royal Terns. This lesson learned thanks to Facebook friends who know their Florida fowl better than I. The black skimmers are the black-winged birds in back in this photo. This was taken on Florida’s gulf coast on Marco Island one of my favorite places period. I’ve not seen the skimmers here on the east coast.
Another lesson learned from my visit to the Gulf Coast was the different between Conch (pronounced Conk) and Whelks. The difference seems very slight with the main one cited as the Whelk lives in cooler temperate waters and the Conch more tropical. Right. It’s Florida and either side of the coast in the southern areas are fairly tropical. It doesn’t make much difference to me which one is which but maybe I sound a little smarter. Maybe.
After using the free version of Evernote for several years, I learned I can max out the monthly space allotment. Yep, it’s taken me that long to really put this tool to work for me.
I learned Google+ photography communities is better for getting feedback on your photo’s than posting to Flickr. I especially enjoy the Street Photography photo’s.
I learned that if I accidentally touch (and I mean barely) a dead lizard that poured out of a vase I was emptying I will jump up and down screaming like a child and then place said vase in front of its dead body in the sink and not visit that side of the kitchen until my husband gets home. I’m just saying this would probably be what I would do if it actually happened. And bleach might be involved.
I learned I may be officially too old to watch the Grammy’s anymore. I don’t even know where to begin on this so I’ll just say, heaven help us all!