Spring Blooming Flowers 6-7-2016

Happy Tuesday!!

Hop on the wayback machine to see what I found blooming in 201320142015


I’m going to guess here – Sisyrinchium angustifolium ~ Blue eyed grass


Euphorbia ~ Not sure of variety

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Centaurea montana ~ Amethyst in snow cornflower  |  Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’


Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ ~ Lungwort


Looks like Veronica ‘Waterperry’, but not sure.


Trollius chinensis ‘Gloden Queen’ ~ Globeflower

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Dennstaedtia punctilobula ~ Haysented fern  |  Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’ ~ Lungwort


Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood purple’

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

27 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 6-7-2016

  1. Love the info. I wanted to zoom in but when I click I get an image that opens the same small size. Something is not right. What size are you using when you upload for posting? You might try to contact WP help for that.


    • I know what the issue is now! It just took my old brain to think about it. I use the app to upload all my photos. I have it set to only upload 500 pixel size. There are a few reasons I did that. I don’t want to waste time having to watermark my photos from being ‘borrowed’ and the small size is unappealing to hacks. My cloud space is small also.
      While using a real computer, I can see the box for “open in new window”, my phone was just too small to have all those windows open and see the opts. I will try to remember to do that in future.
      I may change the size on a few posts that I think are worth seeing big, but I’m not sure if I want to lose all my space in a year due to large pix.
      If you have any suggestions of a compromise, I’d be more than happy to listen. 😃


      • Hope you find this information useful: Storage is cheep, so I have 3 4 terrabite backup drives and 3 interenal drives of similar size. I save files to the largest size possible. You can never get lost file data back. I use the cloud to transfer data, not store it. I can then pick a resized photo from the cloud to use for Instagram on my cell. I create WP posts on my computer with their app. I export files of ~1200 px wide from the RAW file in Lightroom for my WP posts. I save files for WP to folders created for WP posts. Should my WP site go down, which it can, I still have all my the data. I backup all data once a week to 3 4TB hard drives.

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        • Wow! You’ve got this data stuff down 😉 I really appreciate you schooling me!!
          You’re right. Data can never be retrieved once lost. I do have my phone photos backed up via an app (cloud) + download it occasionally to my puter. That is done at a large size.
          My problem is I don’t think like a photographer, I think like a writer and worry about my writing more than my pix. 😞
          I also have to blame it on laziness. I want to post with the least amount of work. That’s why I don’t put a watermark on my pix, color correct them or even rename them. The renaming thing does bite me occasionally when looking for things. I have to remember when I took it to find it. I have to assume I’d get more hits on posts if the images were named (?) Do you know?
          Anyway. Using your advice, I will upload my future photos at a larger size and not worry about space. It may be a few posts before you notice, I do run about 8 posts ahead.
          I thank you again for all your help and direction with the photos. Maybe this winter I’ll be ready to (re)learn Photoshop 😉

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