Posted by: jeannineatkins | June 19, 2010

Morning.

My husband and I are drinking tea on the screened porch at eight a.m. He’s downloading photos, some he just took, so there’s a click-click accompanying birdsong. The dogs are sleeping. I’m working on a difficult revision, trying to match my patience to that of the morning. Everything is all right.

Everything is good. Just let the world keep waking up.

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  1. Good morning! May I offer you a cup of coffee, maybe share with you the magic moments of an unfolding day?

    xo

    (How is it that I’m able to embiggen your pictures by clicking? I really like having that option. I use Photobucket, so my images are pretty much static once I’ve uploaded them to LJ.)

  2. Sounds lovely, enjoy!

  3. I read this first as “secret” porch. Screened porches are good too. But a secret porch sounded very interesting!

  4. Melodye, I’d love to share the morning, and coffee, with you!

    I sent your question across the table to my techy husband, who took a look at the photos on your blog and noted they’re saved as very small, and thus won’t get bigger in this LJ format. He suggests trying to save them in a bigger form, perhaps 400 to 600 kilobytes. These will take longer to download, and you may have to experiment with exactly how much larger you want them to be. But we hope that works!

  5. The neighbor’s dog is now barking, but no one is mowing lawn or cutting down trees. Fingers crossed for lasting silence. Have a good weekend, Karen!

  6. There’s another book for you to write, Laura, The Secret Porch. Ideas just spill from you even when you’re not looking!

  7. I’d love that too! 🙂

    Thanks for asking your DH. Love this collaboration. 🙂 I do save them in a large format (sometimes twice the size he recommends), upload them to Photobucket, and then shrink the overall dimensions (width and height) for my blog.

    My Q was more about making mine clickable, like yours, so as to enlarge them *after* posting. How do you make that happen? Do you upload your pics from Photobucket, or…?

    Hope those revisions are going smoothly. xo

  8. The above is the answer to your question, at least it’s what Peter found. The photos have to be saved smaller to become clickable and enlarge. I don’t upload from photobucket, but save in graphic converter then put up, but am not sure that relates to the question.

  9. Lovely photos!

    How on earth did you manage to wake up without waking the dogs???? We’ve trained Echo not to disturb me until he hears the sound of my alarm clock radio. Sometimes he wants to get up with the sun. He comes over to my side of the bed and checks to see whether I’m awake. I pretend to be asleep; he goes back to his bed and waits.

  10. “I do save them in a large format (sometimes twice the size he recommends), upload them to Photobucket, and then shrink the overall dimensions (width and height) for my blog.

    My Q was more about making mine clickable, like yours, so as to enlarge them *after* posting. How do you make that happen? Do you upload your pics from Photobucket, or…?”

    Neither Jeannine nor I use Photobucket, so I can’t really comment knowledgeably on what effect using Photobucket might have on how your images show up in Livejournal.

    However, I would ask — given that Livejournal allows direct uploads from your computer to your Livejournal page — if there is any compelling reason to use Photobucket as part of the process. Jeannine doesn’t do anything special to make her photos “clickable” when they appear on her Livejournal blog pages — it’s just something that happens when she puts them up there, using the direct-upload-from-the-computer method. (As you probably know, this is accomplished through the “Image Properties” window which pops up when you click on the “Insert/Edit Image” icon — at the top of this window are tabs for “Image Info”, “Link”, “Upload”, and “Photobucket”. “Upload” is the one you click on if you’re going to upload an image directly from your computer.)

    Again, without having any experience with Photobucket, I suspect it is possible, if not necessarily likely, that whatever software controls that site may be doing something to your photos once you’ve uploaded them, some odd formatting or something that Livejournal doesn’t like.

    But I could be wrong. — PL

  11. Good Echo for waiting until your clock goes off. It’s the same thing here re being watched after sunrise — at best. An elbow raises, and one pants, the other walks all over me. I should have said the dogs were napping. They’d already been out and fed, and lucky them, can return to sleep more easily than us.

    And now that they’re both in middle-dog-age, they will sleep in just a bit.

  12. It sounds so lovely. I *love* opening up all the windows in the morning and listening to the birds. My fav time of day.


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