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Friday, February 5, 2010

HaikuFriday Sky Watch & Photo Upload Update

Let's hear it for friends
in the Blogosphere who share
their knowledge freely!!!

Carver pointed to

Photobucket as a way
to add more pictures

and, of course, that works
(as one possibility) ...
Eye on Texel's, Dick

suggested that I
make a new Google account
then add it to my

current account and
this is what I chose to do ...
Kewl ... it seems to work!

Waiting for the rain
I snapped these pix yesterday ...
such diversity!

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Haiku Friday and Sky Watch

I found a 'workaround fix' for exceeding my Blogger upload limit. I'm not sure I did exactly what Dick suggested, but I've created a 'Google Account' for Happily Retired Gal (seemed like a logical choice since I use that persona already at WordPress) then used my 'storyteller' account to 'invite' myself (as HRG) to publish on each of my blogs. I'm using the new account to create this post and am looking forward to see how this all works out.

I'm planning to be a bit more cautious with my uploads for a while as I experiment going forward.
In yesterday's 13 Random Thoughts on my Mind at Small Reflections I shared how I tried to 'free up' space to upload more pictures (by deleting photos from older posts), but that didn't seem 'cost effective' time wise.

In the minimal space created, I opted to experiment with photos resized to 'small' using
a 'Vista compatible clone' of Microsoft's 'Power Toy Resizer' for XP and discovered they can be 'embiggened' ... but not as much as before.

The Sky Photos in today's post have been resized to 'medium' (uploaded at large) and I'll see what happens to their size when 'embiggened' once I publish this post.

I'm delighted to report that I spent an enjoyable day with my sister yesterday and (although the skies looked threatening most of the day), the rains didn't start to fall until about 2:00 this morning. Compared to what's happening on the East Coast today, our storm should be minimal and hopefully my recently planted pansies will survive just fine. Currently we've got slow, steady drizzles.

Thought for Today
"Hold a true friend with both your hands." Nigerian Proverb


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always enjoy your posts, no matter what name you're using ;>). Your technical prowess awes me!

Sylvia K said...

Well, I see that at least for now, your gorgeous blue skies have returned! Terrific shots as always! I particularly love the second one and the last one! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!


Janice said...

I have no idea what you're talking about but if it helps you post, I'm all for it!

The last picture of just the sky is my fave this week. Very calming!

George said...

It looks as if you have found a wonderful work-around to your problem. Your sky watch photos are beautiful. It certainly is a pleasure to see those gorgeous blue skies.

Karen said...

Congrats on getting around the upload problem! And enjoy your gentle rain...we're readying ourselves for the snowy onslaught out here on the east coast...

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There Virginia, Great pictures of the Palm trees--climbing up toward the sky... Amazing how tall they are!!!!

I checked my Blogger max and I am at 32%.. That is after a year on Blogger. SO--I guess I'm okay for another couple of years. Then--I'll have to find a Plan B...

We have had lots of rain today/yesterday. At least it's not ICE.


Mary said...

You certainly do have some diverse skies here...and all pretty!

Mary said...

You can pay for more upload space and it doesn't seem too expensive for what you get.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Virginia, I'm SO glad you told us about this. I might do the same thing because I think I'm about to hit my limit, too. THANKS! :-)

And I love your photos. Glad you found a solution because I always enjoy seeing them!


Sheila :-)

Maude Lynn said...

That first picture of the palm trees is gorgeous!

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

I love photobucket and Flickr. :) I use them both in addition to blogger. Glad you figured out a way around it.

I am also amazed by palm trees. You know we don't have those here (in Arkansas) and I have always thought that they were the coolest things.

Thanks so much for linking up with us at Looking @ The Sky on Friday! Happy weekend!


Ginny Hartzler said...

My word, you are computer savvy!! I can't understand much of what you are saying, but certainly wish I knew this stuff for my blog! Pictures are great!

Barb said...

Love those blue CA skies and the wispy/puffy clouds. Glad you seem to have found a solution to your upload problem.

Serendipity said...

Those clouds are lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely sky photo, the palm trees are beautiful. I am happy you found an answer to the upload problem. I was wondering how much space are you allowed.

Calico Crazy said...

Gorgeous skies and I love the perspective staring up to the top of the palms. ~ Calico Contemplations

Diane AZ said...

Wow, the palm trees sure grow tall in California! I love your sky photos, especially the last one which reminds me of popcorn!

Carver said...

Wonderful sky shots and I'm so glad that adding another google account worked for you in terms of photos.

Janie said...

I love the blue sky behind the palm trees and the puffy white clouds.
Glad you found a solution. I gave in to the pressure and paid for more space...

Anna said...

Your pictures are all gorgeous. I love looking up at those palm trees.

I'm glad you figured out a way to upload more. I'm going to keep that in mind if/when I need more space. I already maxed out Photobucket. That was irritating, because they never told me how much space I had, until I was 'over the limit' and had to pay to get more. No thanks.

Momisodes said...

Sometimes those slow, steady drizzles are nice :) Those are some gorgeous skies!

jabblog said...

Your palm photos give a real sense of the height and majesty of those trees - amazing! Embrace the rain - it's good for the skin ;-)

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

When I was at BLOGGER I found it the same problem and for that, decided to change to a domain. If I am you, would do the same a<nd would transfer all post from BLOGGER.
But, dear, I adored your comment and if u need some help, contact, adn I will try itt o help u

with relation your sky(skies) all are very nice.

Here, in Sweden, close to the North...the sky is a little bit WHITE...
have a nice weekend

Sandee said...

It looks so very warm. I'm ready for some warmth.

Have a terrific day. :)

Patti said...

You have a lot of technical knowledge! I'm impressed.

Beautiful blue sky with palm trees, and with those fluffy clouds..enjoy the weekend!

deb said...

Wonderful shots!! So nice and blue.
Rain has returned here today.
Have a great weekend!

Martha Z said...

I hear that the burn areas are experiencing mudslides again. Too bad we can't get the rain in less destructive doses.
I've a ways to go before I run out of room on my google account. It's nice to know there is help out there when the time comes.

Robin said...

Love the Washingtonias - so majestic!

Kcalpesh said...

Superb photos for a skywatch! Nicely shot!!

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