On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 10 – Put Your Collections on Display

Cee’s Photography Blog provides good information on the many and varied photo challenges that are out there in the blogging world. Cee inspires many with her beautiful photographs.  You might have read one of Cee’s encouraging comments and she always manages to click the like button. too.  She is one of the most prolific bloggers I follow.

Yes, I know I missed the first nine weeks of the Hunt for Joy Challenge but week ten collections jumped out at me.

I am all for hunting for joy, too.

Not a Beatrix Potter rabbit but she’s knitting!

Here are some of my rabbits and also some Beatrix Potter Figurines.  They’ve been with me for decades.  I don’t add to the collection.  They sit on a shelf of the lawyer’s bookcase with the glass front down but to take a quick photo of them tonight I lifted the glass.  Dusting them might have been a good idea.

Have a collection you want to display? Email me a photo and I will add it to the post.

I love to hear how your collection got started. How you curate it. Do friends add to your collections?

 

 

 

My photos turn up in unexpected places when I search

One time I explored various tags of mine on the blog posts over the years.

For example        Dogs was one. Cats was another.

This evening I went to search “soup rutheh” to see some other images of soup that I’ve posted.  And there are a lot. Soup season in upon us.  I like to make soup.

But here is what else I found.  There were at least eight other websites/blogs using photographs I’ve taken without having asked permission and there’s no photo credit.  Over the past decade I have received requests from magazines, textbook authors, CD producers and  brochure creators and a television show, asking to use a photograph and  I’ve granted permission for them to do so.

It’s something to see an early morning school bus headlights and recognize the scene as one I captured being used on a site to illustrate “The Impact of School Start Times” .  One of the sites with my jar of jelly beans photographed in my former Photo Class is on a website that is No Longer Found but still, how can they just take it and use it without even asking?  Another site of What Do They Eat? has all of my minestrone ingredients with my Spode dish on my kitchen table.  I get the idea of the Pinterest pins in different categories and somehow the internet knows they are my photos even though they are showing up on other’s sites and posts because there they are coming up in my search. I know my grandson saw their family dog on someone else’s website about Airedales.  Taken from the blog.

I guess one puts a photograph out there into the world and others think it is just fine to snare it and use it.

For all the people who give photo credit and request permission, thank you.  It means a lot.

Here are a few of the photos that come up when I searched “soup rutheh” and were found on other sites

Minestrone Ingredients Still Life

FoggyMorningSchoolBusStop

 

Guess How Many Jelly Beans in a Glass Quart Jar

We’re Talking Trash Now      Why trash comes up with a “soup” search is beyond me.

 

Pot of English Breakfast Tea   On this one they did include my name


I knew this was my photo too, on another site  Essie’s Orginal Hot Dog Shop

Oh well, you get the idea. There were a few others.

 

Die_Wollnerin in Berlin Live Video

This afternoon at Die_Wollnerin, (That’s the name to follow on Instagram)local yarn store in Berlin, a cool duo were filming a live Instagram video. I was able to send the video to some knitting friends in the states while it was happening. It’s up for another 19 hours. Yes it’s in German but look at the gorgeous yarn.

Meet Sabine Bornemann, owner of the Yarn Store Die Wollnerin and fabulous hand dyer of lovely colorful yarn.  Every time I visit Berlin, I stop by to visit and buy yarn souvenirs.

Here are the Instagram Live Video creators Diana and Stefanie  so much fun to meet them and watch the action  https://feierabendfrickeleien.com/

for more info about their podcast 

Die_Woolnerin, a local yarn store in Berlin. there was an Instagram Live video recording happenings

Cee’s Black and White Challenge

I’ve followed Cee’s blogposts for tears https://ceenphotography.com/2019/05/16/cbw-hands-feet-or-paws/ Click to see her gallery of Black and White photos with Gsnds or Feet or Paws.

Her photography is excellent- she inspires the blogging community, and compiles links of host challenges created by other bloggers all over the world. When WordPress stopped the Weekly Photo Challenges feature, Cee’s challenges (Oddball, Flower and B & W  to name a few) prompt thousands of posts around the Internet.

Cee’s colorful Flower posts have always cheered me on many a gray winter day.

Cee visits my blog, clicks the like button and leaves a good word for me.

Then on another blog-Lingering Visions– I read the posted photo was prompted by Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. Hands feet or paws. Both bloggers prompted me to post my Hands, Feet or Paws photo.

This 2016 wedding pic, taken in Austin Texas, (thank you Anna, Aric and Champ) has both hands and paws

3500th Blog Post Today

3500th Blog Post Today

Thank you readers and followers and fellow bloggers for hanging in there with me all these years.

I appreciate your looking at the photos (hopefully right side up), clicking the like button and writing comments when you can, even when it’s been a hassle.

Wednesday afternoon view from the Heinz History Center.

It’s Spring Break at Grandma’s House for three of the grandkids.

I am fortunate to live in a city with so much to offer. 

Wordless Wednesday (almost)

A test request:  Can you leave a word or two in the comment section today so I can see how EASY- Difficult or IMPOSSIBLE it is to leave a comment if you are not a WordPress Blogger.  I have heard from at least two regular commenters that it is not easy to do so.

Nobody has time to experience a hassle. 

The WordPress Elves may have “improved” something in the comment section of the blog. Thank you.

Sideways- Not the Movie

Dear Blog Readers.  I hope you can help me today.  Computer/blog issues are frustrating as many of you know, but not something anyone really wants to spend time on.  WordPress Happiness Engineers are trying to assist me. The problem is they can’t see what YOU see on your computer or device.

It has come to my attention that some of my photos on the blog posts are showing up sideways, reducing the enjoyment of viewing the photographs for sure.  I’ve been blogging for 9 1/2 years and this issue has  occurred recently it seems.  Have any of you bloggers experienced this problem.

I take photos with a camera and or an iphone and blog from my computer or my phone.  Not sure if the method I use to upload photos is the problem.

I am going to post a few photos and if you would be so good as to let me know if you see them correctly.  Also what device are you viewing them on IF you see them sideways. Thank you.

Photo 1 is photographed vertically   

Jack at Thanksgiving in Virginia

Photo #2 is shot horizontally    

Maura in Virginia at Thanksgiving

Photo # 3 Shot Horizontally  


Michael in Virginia at Thanksgiving

#4  A vertical shot for sure

The First Post of the Tenth Year of Blogging

Today is the ninth year anniversary of blogging. The start of year ten. Yikes!

Almost every day. Sometimes every 36 hours instead of 24. The times when there was no internet access, the hard drive crashed, the time I fried the computer with a glass of beer, traveling or feeling unwell. Many days I found a way, made a way to get a photo posted, somehow.

A friend gave me this Campbell Pottery (of Crawford County Pennsylvania) vase with a little brass frog to hold the flower stems. It’s a beautiful work of art. Thanks Debbie.

Being part of the blogging community and getting to know fellow bloggers around the world is the best. We share thoughts, ideas and images that inspire and we encourage one another to keep on blogging.

Thank you readers, commenters, guest bloggers and those who click the “like” button and those who visit anonymously.