The Beauty Around Us

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

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An Invitation

I have a second blog “Bicycling the beauty around us” that went live a few weeks ago.  I created “Bicycling the beauty around us” as a logbook, of sorts, to track my husband and my bicycling adventures.  The new blog contains content from 2016 to the present (in chronological order)

I added a widget on the right hand side of this blog, “The Beauty Around Us” (circled in yellow) that previews the last three “Bicycling the beauty around us” blog posts.

Widget for “bicycling the beauty around us” blog posts

You will see the blog previews, however, only when reading “The Beauty Around Us” blog posts.

This is an invitation for each of you to follow separately my “Bicycling the beauty around us” blog, which may be found by clicking here.  Doing so will alert you to new “bicycling” blog posts.

 

This is a screenshot of the latest “Bicycling the beauty around us” blog post.  Note the section circled in yellow on the left side of the page.  This section explains one way to follow my blog.  There are other ways to follow my blog as well.  If you have a WordPress account, you can add my blog to your reader.  Personally, I use the free version of Feedly to keep up with blogs that I read.

 

I still plan to use this website, “The Beauty Around Us”, so please don’t stop following me here!

New Blog Website

 

I have a new blog “Bicycling the beauty around us”. I created the blog as a logbook, of sorts, to track my husband and my bicycling adventures. I have spent the past few days putting the blog together, adding content from 2016 to the present (in chronological order)  My new blogging website may be found by clicking here. Please check out my new blog.  At present there are 36 published blog posts.  I still plan to use this website, “The Beauty Around Us”, so please don’t stop following me here!

Little Voice in My Head


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I started a new project today, as a result of Flickr changes that I discussed in my previous blog post.

The majority of the photographs in this blog are embedded Flickr images. If I delete the original Flickr images, the embedded Flickr photographs in my blog will be deleted as well. In essence my blog photographs are held hostage by Flickr!  Recently I paid for an additional 1-year subscription to Flickr Pro; however, I do not wish to pay indefinitely for a Flickr Pro subscription.

My project, beginning today and continuing throughout 2019, is to download (and then delete) Flickr images embedded in my blog.  I will upload the downloaded images into my blog in their proper place.  Eventually my Flickr account will be devoid of all images, and I will either limit my photographs to 1,000 images  or delete the account.  Hopefully, I complete this project by November 1, 2019 — the day on which my Flickr Pro subscription would auto renew.

This project is a BIG undertaking! I have 1,474 blog posts to act upon!

I wish I had paid more attention to the little voice in my head, when I first started my blog. That little voice in my head kept asking “what if Flickr is no longer a viable hosting site for pictures in your blog, what then?”

How Long Have You Been With Your Hair Stylist?

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I had my hair cut and colored today at Styles Unlimited. My hair stylist was Brenda, who has been my stylist since September 1998.  Brenda styled my hair for the first time on my wedding day.  Brenda and I converse with each other, while styling my hair.  We bring each other up to date on our families and vacation plans.   My last hair appointment was late January. My hair was holding up OK, but it was definitely time for a cut and color.

How long have you been with your hair stylist?

Six Years

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Today marks a 6-year anniversary for me. I published my first blog post on March 1, 2009. My blog was entitled “Linda’s Photo Journal” at that time, and I used the Blogger platform to publish my blog posts.  I migrated to the WordPress blogging platform in October 2012 and created a new blog entitled “Days to Remember”.  I republished “Linda’s Photo Journal” blog posts into the new blog.  In November 2014 I went live with “The Beauty Around Us” website, which soon afterward incorporated my “Days to Remember” blog.  “The Beauty Around Us” website makes use of the “Photography” premium theme that I purchased for $68.00 in February 2013.

Throughout my six years of blogging I have maintained the original intent of my blog, that being “to capture a moment in time and place, preserving that moment through my photographs and words, so that I might share that particular slice of time with others”.  I like my blog’s new home, as part of “The Beauty Around Us” website.

A No-Go

It got really cold last night. I saw local friends on Facebook recording temperatures as low as -20. At 8:00 am our thermometer read -11.9 degrees.

By noon the temperature had risen to 20 degrees, and I decided to run a couple errands. I put on my winter coat, hat, boots and gloves. I opened the garage door, opened our back door and walked across our partly snow-covered driveway to my car. I opened the driver’s car door and slid behind the steering wheel. I inserted the key into the ignition and turned it. I heard a click and nothing more. A second attempt to start the car yielded no sound at all. I have a dead car battery.  I guess those errands will have to wait!

 

UPDATE:  Well, I am surprised. Bob came home from work. I told him that my car battery was dead. He went out to the garage and tried the ignition. The car started! We did notice, though, that the clock in the car was 2 1/2 hours behind.  I took care of the errands I wanted to do earlier today.  Bob accompanied me.

The Beauty Around Us

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I have been busy.  For the past few weeks I have been working on the creation of a new website.  “The Beauty Around Us” is that new website.  It went live last night.  “The Beauty Around Us” will showcase scenic photographs taken during my travels.  In addition, my website will showcase nature photographs.  My goal is to display these photographs in an organized manner via photo galleries.  “The Beauty Around Us” includes a blog, which I plan to utilize on a weekly basis.  I envision my blog posts taking the shape of one photograph accompanied by a pertinent quotation, saying or poem.

Whenever a new blog website is announced, the question always comes up whether or not the blogger will maintain two blogs.  I intend to continue the “Days to Remember” blog, which I began in March 2009.  “Days to Remember” is a photo journal blog that provides a glimpse into my life both at home and on the road.   “Days to Remember” is a much more verbose blog website than “The Beauty Around Us”.  I hope that each of you will follow both of my blog websites.

UPDATE:  When I wrote this blog post, I did intend to maintain two blogs.  Somewhere along the way that intent changed because maintaining two blogs just wasn’t working.  I moved the “Days to Remember” blog, as an integral part of the “The Beauty Around Us” website. 

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