Perhaps some of you have noticed that my blog keeps changing a bit. I said I was in the mood for a change, but change comes harder when I want what I want and what I want is a changeble header without frames or borders. I tried several background colors and decided black shows off photographs the best, so black it is. Now, I want the header to stretch from one margin to the next, not sit in the middle. I want a photograph, that I took, to rest to the right, not be front and center. I want the photograph to fade at the bottom and left. My perfect header would have the blog title beginning at the edge of the photo in a unique font. AND...I want to have the ability to change the photo with the season or when the mood strikes. So for the last week and a half, I've been trial and erroring it through a test blog I set up, changing the template, HTML, and using the preset Layout on Blogger. I'm spending too much time searching for tutorials, suggestions, and how-to's while my frustration level at not finding what I want climbs to the point that I post a blog about it.
So if anyone out there in the blogsphere has any idea how I can achieve what I want, feel free to add your two cents worth and I'll be happy to try your suggestion.
The photo I'm trying to get to the left of the header is of a home that I named, the story book house, many years ago. It sits on a small hill with a brook gurgling behind it. The little barn sports dove cotes and the yard has always intrigued me. I like to imagine a cottage garden gracing the front yard to the entrance.