Monday, October 19, 2009

I Finally Got Batteries!

...too bad I don't actually have any knitting to show you.

I'm still on the first sleeve of my Expedition and I'm slowly knitting away at another test-knit for Stephen West, but neither of those are worth showing at this stage.  (I'm almost done with Stephen's project, but not quite yet.)  It's pretty, but I may have chosen the wrong yarn for this project.   ...more on that later.

As I don't have anything to show you knitting-wise, I figured I would take more pictures of trees.  Doesn't that sound fun?  Well, you're getting them anyway.  Too bad that most of them (the trees) turned ugly before I got batteries in my camera, but there are still a few nice ones hanging around.

Today is in the 60s again, so I thought I should take advantage of the weather to walk around campus for a bit.



That tree on the left I think is one of the prettiest on campus.  Every fall it becomes so incredibly vibrant.  I'm going to miss it next year.



Some nice contrast.

And every night on my way back home I walk under a maple tree lit up by a little lamp by the sidewalk and I think it looks really cool glowing in the light.  Last night was really windy, but I sort of like the way the picture turned out anyway...



And there you have it.

P.S.  Does anyone know why sometimes you can click on my pictures to see them bigger and sometimes you can't?  These ones don't seem to work, which is really a shame - that tree in the first one really is beautiful-er close up.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely photos!

    I'll be in the naughty corner if you need me.

    xo

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  2. Make room for me, Cookie.
    Beautiful! I think it has something to do with the options you select when you upload, but I'm not sure - I link mine from Flickr so I can resize to my little black heart's content.

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  3. Nice trees.

    Nope, don't know the secret of embiggening. Please share if you figure it out, okay?

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  4. Oh, and also ... get rechargeables, dude. Rechargeables rock.

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  5. You are bumping Expedition to knit something for Stephen?!? I am offended! (OK, not really, his Diamond Mitts are kinda awesome) Hope things are going well, can't wait to see more pix of knitted things

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  6. Oh, I do miss the pretty trees. Not the cold, not the cold or snow or freezing wind, but the pretty trees yet.

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  7. Dave and pacalaga are both right. You need rechargeable batteries, and it has something to do with the uploading. I far prefer uploading to Flickr and then linking to there, primarily because I can still store a file in original size but still have the latitude to adjust size for the blog.

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  8. Amazing trees! Fall in NC is rather boring, unless you are in the Mountains.

    Alas, I live in a geologically boring area called the Sandhills. Need I say more?

    I'm jealous of your test knit. I have much love for Mr. West.

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  9. Oooo, love the trees. My Caliornia deprivation makes me drool over these photos!

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  10. Do you choose the "large" option when you upload your pics to Blogger? That's what I do. It also might have to do with the size picture you are taking, your camera settings. I'd test one thing at a time.

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  11. Hey P-Man...the enlarging problem has to do with how you link the Flickr pics to the blog. If you link to the "Original Size," assuming the original size is big, then the little pics in the blog can be clicked on and embiggened. However, if, like me, you link to the "medium" or "small" size of the Flickr pic, then it's the only size available to link clickers.

    That's my theory...discovered through my own Flickr trials and trvails...

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  12. Lovely photos... I have the same problem with pictures on Blogger, and no idea why it happens. Listened to part of your podcast, very entertaining! However, I have no reference for Farenheit:)

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  13. Hello! Pretty pics :)
    The embiggening, in my experience, has to do with cutting and pasting the entire pic code when moving them. I have to move the pics by cutting and pasting in the html tab. Cutting and pasting in the Compose tab just moves the pic with out transferring the code that lets you click on it. HTH

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  14. I was blog-hopping and happened to recognize the picture of Main Hall at Lawrence University - my alma mater! Fall is gorgeous in Wisconsin this time of year. Best wishes for your future - and I enjoy your knitting posts.

    - Jen

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  15. Ooo, lovely photos! Our color got severly stunted this year with an early snow fall. It caused many of the trees to just turn brown and drop their leaves. So I appreciate getting to see fall color on the blog circuit!

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  16. Excellent photos of the fall color!

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