Sunday, July 31, 2011

Flora of Sweden Continued... 2011

NatureFootstep (visit his bird blog for some very nice images) commented on my previous post that he could not see complete images at the size I post them without expanding his browser size... for some time, it has bothered me that I don't know how to scale images properly for smaller screens and still give readers the ability to view the images in a larger size.

Between his comment and one posted by Vagabonde (a visit to her blog is a learning experience full of lovely images) on my vacation blog, I was inspired to try to figure out how to post smaller images... and to figure out how to include the code that would display the large size of an image by clicking on the smaller one posted here. Success! (I will not be going back and changing the code on every image prior to this post!)

I'll be posting this to Macro Monday over at Lisa's Chaos... make sure you stop by and check out the lovely macros... and join the fun! This collage represents three different types of flora seen while traveling in Sweden last month: mosses, lichens and other tiny forest plants, Northern Wolfsbane and a pine cone with just a few pine needles surrounding it.

I had asked last week for folks to let me know what they thought about the idea of combining my vacation blog (new post on Stockholm as of today) with this blog... results are mixed and I'm torn so will keep the blogs separate for now. I'll leave you for today with some information about Northern Wolfsbane (Aconitum lycoctonum, large image), a plant with which I was unfamiliar until seeing it in Sweden. It is a herbaceous perennial native to Europe and northern Asia that grows about 3 feet tall; all parts of the plant are poisonous.


  1. As long as I can click on any image and enlarge it, Victoria, that's all I care about! I'm such a fan of your macro work, as you already know. could something as beautiful as that Woldsbane be totally poisonous!

  2. You have me bemused:
    Blogger does that automatically for you, doesn't it?
    We call that blue flower Monkshood for some reason.

  3. Love the photos...the pine cone is incredible.

    My link is: COTTON FIELD

    Hope you find time to stop by. Have a great Monday.

  4. I will be honest and say I much prefer looking at the larger size images and have never had trouble viewing your photos, which always look amazing.

  5. I now post all of my blog photos via my Flickr Account. It has a share option that creates embedded HTML code that you can then copy and paste directly into your blog post. When your readers click on your image in your blog, it takes them to Flickr page where they can see it in any size and download the image, if you permit it. To go back to your blog, the reader can click their usual return icon.

    I do regret that I didn't do more research between Flickr and Picasa. I think Google generally writes better software than Yahoo and I might have chosen Picasa over Flickr.

    Please feel free to send me an e-mail if you need more hints.

    It looks like you had a grand vacation in Sweden!

  6. I love the blue flower in the middle! Such an intense colour.

  7. Nice selection and beautiful photos! It's very interesting to me to see the flowers in Sweden!


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