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or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Colorful

July 24, 2011 20 comments

Hi everyone, I said I would post at least once per week and I’m just making it by re-posting one of my old photos. Today’s posting is also special because July 24th is my cat’s birthday.

Cinnamon is 19 years old today – Happy Birthday Cinnamon!

Weekly Photo Challenge | Colorful

ClassyRose©,postaday2011, postaweek2011, weekly photo challenge, cat, calico, refuge

Happy 19th Birthday Cinnamon!

She doesn’t do much except sleep these days especially with the heat we’re experiencing. I think she may be going a little blind and also hard of hearing. Cinnamon has always been a nervous cat and would jump at the slightest noise but these days I practically have to be on top of her for Cinnamon to hear that I’m near.

She also can’t jump very high anymore so there is only one window that she can easily look out of.

Click on the following links to see more colorful pictures I’ve posted during the Weekly Photo Challenges.

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring in Purple

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring – I found it!

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Refuge

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

Rule of Feline Frustration:

When your cat has fallen asleep on your lap and looks utterly content and adorable, you will suddenly have to go to the bathroom.
 
 

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge| Spring in Purple

March 20, 2011 39 comments

As many of you know, I went looking for Spring the other day and I found some signs of it. Spring officially arrives today at 7:21 p.m. EDT. There is nothing bugging me today!

Today I’m bringing you signs of spring in purple, one of my favourite colours.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring in Purple

Spring officially arrives today at 7:21 p.m. EDT 032011

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Last night I decided to see how many other bloggers posted yellow flowers for the Weekly Photo Challenge and these are the ones I found. Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge | Yellow flowers

Jesse Jaca – photo blog

Touch2Touch – A View From The Woods

butterflybound – You are Here

Huffygirl – Huffygirl’s Blog

Renee – It’s just my thing…

barbaramelnikcarson – Too much fun Blog

Caroline – Poppyposts

chrisvicente – Photography at the Speed of Life

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

p.s. Post 100

Quote for today

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke

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or not – How To Add Copyright To Photos

March 19, 2011 18 comments
ClassyRose©, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Things in life I find annoying

Image via Wikipedia

I know I usually write a Housekeeping post on Saturdays but this week I’ve chosen to do this instead which has been part of my blog Housekeeping over the past week. There is nothing bugging me today!

This information will probably be helpful to anyone taking part in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

How To Add Copyright To Photos Using Picasa

I don’t have Photoshop, so I’ve used Picasa to finally add the copyright symbol – © - to my photos.

It was actually quite easy.

Open Picasa
Select your photo
Select Text

How to add Copyright Symbol
Select the Font, Size, Style, Colour and add anywhere in the photo – don’t worry, the text can be moved if you don’t like the position.

How to add Copyright symbol using Picasa

Nothing is changed on your original photo until you click the Apply button and save the file.

When I saved my photos, I added the copyright symbol © to the file name using the keyboard shortcut Alt0169. This is an easy way to recognise which photos you’ve added the copyright to.

To insert the copyright symbol ©, hold down the Alt key and type 0169 on the numeric pad on your keyboard. For those who have a laptop without a separate numeric keypad, hold down both Alt and the Fn keys to activate the numeric pad on the keyboard. Look for the small blue numbers.

You can also insert the copyright symbol using the Custom Character button Insert Custom Character in the Visual post editor but you have to make sure you are showing what WordPress calls the Kitchen Sink.

WordPress Post Editor showing Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink button is the last one in the row. Kitchen Sink Button

It’s really not that complicated to add the copyright, just remember to save your photo with a different name so that the original isn’t changed.

Will you be adding the copyright to your photos?

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo.F. Buscaglia

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring – I found it!

March 18, 2011 38 comments

I’m getting out of my writing slump but I couldn’t resist going out to see if I could find some signs of Spring in the neighbourhood. And I did! There is nothing bugging me today!

In keeping with the yellow flowers I posted yesterday I even managed to find a couple of yellow Crocus poking up out of the ground.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring – I found it!

ClassyRose©, Things in life I find annoying, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Weekly Photo Challenge, RandomBlog2011

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Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Crocus.
Lilja Rogers

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Home for Lunch

March 15, 2011 39 comments

I don’t feel like writing much today so I’m posting another photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Home for Lunch

ClassyRose©, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Things in life I find annoying

Home For Lunch

This is what my Mom’s dinner table looked like for the holidays or any big family gathering.

To the right, at the back, is the kitchen where there was another table set up.

You can read more about all the mismatched chairs at: or not – Sundays With Mom.

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments.

Some photos from my fellow bloggers.

http://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://redneckprincess.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://yorijuly14.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://nprimopiano.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/im-home/

http://staceyarcher.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://therunninggarlic.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://crowingcrone.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://noobcake.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://passionateaboutpets.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

Quote for today

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

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or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Home

March 11, 2011 24 comments

This was home to me for 17 years. My room was the one on the top floor seen in the photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Home

 

Weekly Photo Challenge, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, ClassyRose

The Home I Left at 18

This is the home where I grew up with my parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. I have very fond memories of growing up in what is known as ‘Little Italy’ in Toronto. Everything was within walking distance – school, church, shopping, parks. When it wasn’t we would jump on to the TTC’s Red Rocket and it could take us just about anywhere we wanted to go in the city. My brother and I would often take it to High Park to spend the day.

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Congratulations to the first winner of the Weekly Photo Challenge | Boundaries, Barb from Passionate About Pets.

Voting is still continuing for Weekly Photo Voting | CURIOSITY

Weeky Photo Voting-Curiosity, RandomBlog2011 Challenge, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011

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Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

A smile is a window on your face to show your heart is at home.
Author Unknown

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Shadow Part 2

March 8, 2011 15 comments

In order to give myself some time to go through the information from the comments on yesterday’s post Not Knowing How To Use Twitter Properly, I’ve decided to take the easy way out today. I’m posting some extra Shadow photos I managed to find.

There is nothing bugging me today!

Weekly Photo Challenge | Shadow

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Getting out of the summer sun!

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If anyone missed it, we have a winner from the voting for the first Weekly Photo Challenge.

Voting is still continuing for Weekly Photo Voting | CURIOSITY

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Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

If you’re participating in the Photo challenge you’re welcome to post your link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Shadow

March 6, 2011 50 comments

I struggled to find something for Weekly Photo Challenge | Shadow.

This was the best I could come up with.

Not too many shadows in my photos. Although I do like the way this one looks in greyscale.

Point Pelee National Park

RandomBlog2011 Challenge, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011

 

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Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

If you’re participating in the Photo challenge you’re welcome to post your link in the comments.

Don’t forget to vote for Weekly Photo Voting | Boundaries

Weekly Photo Voting - Boundaries, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, RandomBlog2011,

Boundaries

and

Weekly Photo Voting – CURIOSITY

Weeky Photo Voting-Curiosity, RandomBlog2011 Challenge, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011

Curiosity

 

Blogs I’ve Visited

 

Marina - milepebbles

Teresa – One Wet Foot

There is nothing bugging me today!

:cool:

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

Housekeeping Today and Some Goodies

March 5, 2011 9 comments

Blog, Housekeeping, annoying, bugging me, blogging, chores, pet peevesI heard from Ryan at INSIGHT last night and it seems there isn’t much voting happening. This is what’s bugging me today!

Because of this, housekeeping is a little different this time around. But then I like being different!

He’s asked me to help out and I couldn’t say no because what he is trying to do is fantastic. Giving more recognition to some of the great photos that are being published every week in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

He has gone through all the photos by himself and choosing the Best 10 to vote on.

If  you haven’t voted already please head on over and cast your vote in the following two polls.

Week #1

Weekly Photo Voting! “Boundaries” (via INSIGHT)

Weekly Photo Voting! "Curiosity"

Please do read the previous post before proceeding further. And so here it is!!! The very 1st “Weekly Photo Challenge Championships” :-) The theme was “Boundaries”. It was the very 1st WordPress Photo Challenge. Till date there were 119 comments under the topic with almost equal number of entries. I’ve gone through all of them (The ones who posted it in the Weekly Photo Challenge Topic only). The ones who didn’t post it under that topic wi … Read More

via INSIGHT

Please help get the word out.

Week #2

Weekly Photo Voting! “Curiosity” (via INSIGHT)

Weekly Photo Voting! "Curiosity"

Ok so my 1st experiment with the “Weekly Photo Voting” didn’t exactly set the world or rather the bloggers on fire coz the voting process seems to be going on at a snails pace. The voting process is in its closing stages. You can still vote for it at Weekly Photo Voting- Boundaries. So I thought that I’d give one final try with the Weekly Photo Voting for CURIOSITY, the next theme. This was of course the 2nd theme of “The Post a Week”. . … Read More

via INSIGHT

If anybody has an interest in helping out please contact either me or Ryan at INSIGHT.

Vote on these two polls.

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Goodies, Things in life I find annoying, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011Now some goodies for you. :-)

I found two sites where you can find images and clip art that is in the public domain. This means you can use them freely on your blog and both sites allow you to edit the clip art image.

Enjoy! :cool:

Public Domain Images You Can Edit

Vector Clip Art - Royalty Free & Public Domain

Now for some more smilies. You have to remember not to leave any spaces when you are typing the text.

: cool :      :cool:

: oops :     :oops:

: cry :        :cry:

: ? :           :?:

: razz :      :razz:

: idea :      :idea:

: roll :        :roll:

: shock :    :shock:

: mrgreen :     :mrgreen:

 

This is what’s bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

In helping others, we shall help ourselves,
for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
Flora Edwards

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or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Abundance

February 26, 2011 27 comments

My contribution to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

Parasailing at Cape Hatteras

ClassyRose, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Weekly Photo Challenge,

Without an abundance of air and wind this wouldn't stay up long.

 

This was the first time my daughter and I went parasailing.

It was such a wonderful feeling and experience being
up so high in the sky with nothing else around.

 

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

If you’re participating in the Photo challenge you’re welcome to leave a comment and post a link to your site.

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

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