How-To Share Photos From Flickr To WordPress, Now (And Unexpected Snow)

Unexpected Snow

Unexpected Snow, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

Well, obviously, all my photos are all still here on WordPress; so the Flickr changes are not an issue in that respect. This post is kind of a test-run to evaluate the new changes made to Flickr and figure out exactly how to post from there, now. Basically, it’s not too complicated, just much more time-consuming. Maybe, speed will come as I become accustomed to doing it this way. For anyone wondering who hasn’t figured it out yet, these are the steps for embedding a photo from your Flickr account to WordPress, now:

  1. Open the photo you want to share.
  2. On the right-hand side of the page you will see your new sidebar. There’s a share button (a rectangle with an arrow pointing to the upper right-hand corner). Click on that.
  3. You’ll see the option to share in a variety of ways, but WordPress is no longer an option. Select the HTML option (radio button) at the bottom of that share box and “copy” (Control “C”) the HTML code.
  4. On WordPress, go to “Add New Post.” Rather than adding media in the traditional way, you will need to add the HTML code to the “Text” tab. Normally, when you are editing a post on WordPress, you are using the Visual Editor (What You See is What You Get). Right next to that tab, in the upper right-hand corner of the editor, you will also see the “Text” tab. Click on that tab, and paste (Control “V”) the HTML code in the position where you want your photo to show up. This may be a little more tricky for those of you who are not accustomed to sorting through HTML; but you can easily switch back over to the “Visual” tab/editor to be sure you’ve pasted it in the correct place.

I hope this how-to explanation helps. If anyone has any questions or you need clarifications on a step, feel free to ask. Also, if anyone finds a simpler or faster way to do this, please, don’t hesitate to share. Honestly, I really dislike the new photo page viewer on Flickr. It seems to have a few glitches right now, like not loading properly every time to move through the photostream with ease. My guess is that will work itself out eventually, though; and I’ll get used to the new changes, like all the other changes that occur online.

I debated on whether or not to share the other three photos with this post or to create a new post for them. I decided I might as well combine the two posts for extra practice with this new method of sharing. When I glanced outside this afternoon to see snow coming down with a ferocity like I’ve never seen, I was both in awe and fascinated. I couldn’t resist going out in it for a few photos.

 Purple Deadnettle #1

Purple Deadnettle #1, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

I thought I may have mislabeled these plants during my 366 project as Lamium aplexicaule L.; but apparently, I just called them Henbit, which is a common name for either Lamium aplexicaule L. or Lamium purpureum L. (what these actually are). Though, it’s possible that there is a mixture of the two in the yard as they commonly grow together. Our yard is so full of weeds, but I kind of like it since most weeds have very pretty flowers.

Purple Deadnettle #2

Purple Deadnettle #2, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

Socks & Sandals in Snow ;)

Socks & Sandals in Snow 😉, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

Yes, I’ve worn socks with sandals ever since I lived in Hawaii, where this practice was common. I’ll never understand the fashion faux pas of doing so. They’re also the quickest thing to put on to protect the soles of my feet just to run out to the mailbox or whatever. Normally, I’m barefoot (or sock-footed). I hate shoes!

The snow didn’t stick around long – at all. In fact, by the time I wrangled Moses back into the house (he was determined to go out in the snow, too), the sun quickly came out and melted the tiny bit that was stuck to the plants. Now, it’s just sunny and windy.

A Snowy Anniversary

Today my blog is 4 years old! I almost forgot it was my anniversary. Thanks WordPress for the reminder and being such a great blogging platform. I enjoy my time here so much more than any other place on the internet. I enjoy reading so many blogs; and let me tell you, I spend a lot of time reading, even if I don’t always comment. I apologize for that; I’m a little shy. I also want to take a moment to thank all of my followers, all 182 of you. You guys rock and make blogging worthwhile!

So thank you, thank you, thank you, each and every one.

I thought I would share a few photos of the unexpected weather today, at least, unexpected for me!

Where on earth did this come from? Last I heard before I went to bed was a high wind advisory and possible snow flurries. I awoke this morning to the screen door slamming into the side of the house and the ground covered in snow! So pretty!

Apparently, I walked out to the mailbox a little too early. About 15 minutes after I came back inside, I saw the mailman drive by.

The snow is too powdery for a snowman, so I just drew another goofy face on my car. It’s still flurrying out there. It looks like a snow globe with big fluffy snowflakes. Weather like this makes me want to sit at the window with a hot cup of tea and just watch it snow. Everyone be safe out there today!

A Snowy Day

This Year’s Tiny Snowman

It’s been a pretty mild winter here in Tennessee. When I woke up this morning to a little snow, I couldn’t resist the urge to go outside and build a tiny snowman. Even now, it’s still spitting snow; but I’m sure it will all melt away quickly enough by this afternoon.

Paw-prints in the Snow

Moses insisted on following me outside, briefly. These are his perfect little paw-prints. He only walked around for a couple of minutes before darting back to the porch to go in. The poor little thing tripped going up the steps and face planted on his way up. I think his pride was hurt more than anything.

Snowy Branch

Weighted Down

The bird feeders remain empty because I’ve noticed a young neighborhood cat hanging around using this area as her own personal training grounds for hunting. She’s not quite learned the skill yet, but I don’t want to make it any easier for her.

Reflections

Day 364 Falling Snow

Day 364 Falling Snow by pixygiggles
Day 364 Falling Snow, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

I wasn’t particularly satisfied with any of the photos I took today, but this one was kind of interesting. I wish I had thought to try using the flash earlier in the day when it was snowing so much harder. I’m not horribly keen on using an on-camera flash, but a lot of what I was reading today about capturing photos of falling snow suggested using a flash in order to light up the snow. There are probably better ways to do this, using manual settings. However, as I’ve stated before, my point and shoot doesn’t have a lot of options as far as manually choosing a focal length.

One good reference article I ran across earlier is by Christopher O’Donnell: How to Photograph Snow. I’m sure there are plenty more out there. Feel free to make suggestions or offer any helpful advice you’ve come across in photographing snow.

And just because I felt a little cheated out of getting a decent snow photo today, I share with you a video from earlier in the day when one of our Downy Woodpeckers stopped by to feed at the suet feeder. She was making a fuss out there, probably because the snow was coming down so hard. Later, I ended up taking out orange slices, cranberries (curious to see if the birds will eat those), and corn.