So here's the back-story for those so interested. Shortly after I had joined this site (moving from that other site of recent note), I felt sufficiently auspicious enough to decide to try my hand at banners. (Some may call it hubris.) Consequently, I went at it. This was among the first that I did. Several banners that I attempted "disappeared."
Then I started really looking at the wonderful banners you all do. I got intimidated and largely abandoned the intent. I can fall prone to the "leave it up the pros." Perhaps with your encouragement, in spite of my less than perfectly stellar landings here, I will try again... as I think, should you. Thanks much for the welcoming spirit. Many acorns or not, the thumbs up and encouraging words from you are still most appreciated.