I posted my 201st photo on Flickr this weekend and received notice that I would have to upgrade to a Pro account to display more than 2oo pictures. I thought about it and decided to pay for the new account. Last evening, I organized my photos into sets, and am pleased with the results. I correspond with a number of local amateur photographers in our area through Flickr, and it is interesting how we give each other new ideas and perspectives on common sights.
Talking about common sights...Mary apologetically posted a picture of a house fly last week. I totally understand the urge to zoom in on or macro everything you see with a digital camera. This tiny spider was climbing up the wall in our hallway, and my arachnophobic daughter was yelling for someone to come and kill it. I took this picture instead, much to her disgust.
Bev, at Burning Silo posted some fascinating spider photos last week. Since I started reading her blog, I hesitate before I kill spiders and other insects (except houseflies, Mary).
I have deleted my WordPress blog and have to say there is no perfect blogging platform in the blogosphere. I admire the many beautiful WordPress pages out there, but it was frustrating for me in many ways as I do not have a lot of HTML knowledge. It was not easy to change fonts and colours or to text wrap around pictures as I have done today. Unless I used Flickr, it was impossible for me to resize my photos. If you use Flickr as a photo source, you cannot delete the pictures from Flickr or they will also disappear from your blog. I did not want to test the reliability and interconnectivity of two different sites and prefer to upload photos directly to my blog.
I have read some other interesting posts this past week as well as those mentioned above.
Laura introduced me to a different ice sport. Jayne continues to attract birds in her yard. Laura (from Natural Notes) assures us with confidence that spring is coming. Susannah is doing a wonderful job hosting Good Planets this month. Ginger makes me want to visit Florida...today! Lynne had a successful birding outing this weekend in northern Minnesota. Donna gave a moving tribute to a medical missionary who impacted her life. Susan summarized her week in her own unique and funny way. My daughter, Becka, summed up her week as well with this poster (she is also a unique character!)
Well, I could go on and on. I love reading other blogs, and will have to feature some more another time.