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Apr 2, 2010 6:09 PM CST
|I love the pictures and the formatting of your articles. Very nice and a pleasure to read!|
Apr 2, 2010 6:32 PM CST
|Dear Dave, I really do not know what to say about your comments, stunned and taken aback is the least at the moment!|
I wish more people would read or look at them, as I put stuff on daily for the cubits and work hard on the Articles.
The biggest help was when you put the Article size down in edit, then I could see what I was doing. It was very hard doing it on a 27" iMac and trying to visualize what it would look like on a laptop.
When I did the beta test on the Chelsea Flower Show, it looked like I could get lots of pictures on one line, until I tried to see it on my wife's Mac book. I have learnt since, down to you and Zanymuse.
Thank you for your comments. I am sure my mother will be delighted for I did the photo work for her needlepoint collection on Sharrans decorative stitches forum on sewing.
A picture for Trish and your goodself, that is not on the Article!
Apr 2, 2010 6:49 PM CST
|Lovely buds. I have a Magnolia 'Ann' on order and it'll arrive on Tuesday, can't wait!|
Keep at it. The time you're spending putting together your articles is not a waste, because even if only 50 people view it today, it will continue to be present in your cubit from here out. Every day a trickle of people will continue to read each of your articles and that number will increase. In a year from now, each article may have been read a thousand times or more.
Apr 2, 2010 6:51 PM CST
|Neil, what a lovely article and absolutely gorgeous photos! I am green with envy over your earlier spring, but you give us hope, and fill us with happy anticipation for our spring, which will be glorious! Keep up the good work, so many of us really enjoy your cubits, photos, recipes, and of course, your perspective!|
Apr 2, 2010 9:09 PM CST
|Neil, Thanks you so much for this great article. I feel like I am getting to know you. I will be back again and again for these pictures. So many beautiful things that are not real happy in my climate so I can enjoy through your photos. Please make a "scratch and sniff patch" for the Hyacinths! I grow them in containers and they never get very big!|
Apr 3, 2010 4:06 AM CST
|Dear grmesue, thank you for your most kind comments. I will keep trying to get everyone some pictures they enjoy. I do have one member that has asked for a sniff and taste patch on my recipe forum.|
Unfortunately that may be a few years to in the making yet. unless you ask Dave nicely as he seems to be able to fix most things!
Watch out for more.
p.s. it is blowing a gale here!
Apr 3, 2010 7:16 AM CST
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Apr 3, 2010 7:21 AM CST
|Dear Cherie, thank you! I have also redone the Chelsea Flower Show Article as I did it as a Beta Test. You can now enlarge the photos and see Chelsea in its full glory and it has links!|
Chelsea Flower Show! Click here
An American plant at Chelsea!
Apr 3, 2010 8:06 AM CST
|Fantastic flower photos and article, Neil... Loved it! |
Apr 3, 2010 8:17 AM CST
|Dear Connie, Thank you very much. I will do some more just got to do a lot of work on things!|
Hope the family are well.
Name: Judi Darin
Apr 3, 2010 9:25 AM CST
"Give me again o nature your primal sanities."
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
Apr 3, 2010 5:34 PM CST
|I really enjoy your articles, Neil. Don't worry about them not being read. I can assure you that they are.|
Apr 4, 2010 8:14 AM CST
irisarian said:I really enjoy your articles, Neil. Don't worry about them not being read. I can assure you that they are.
Look at all the replies this thread garnered, for example. You're on the right track Neil!
Apr 4, 2010 10:50 AM CST
|Dear Dave, thank you for you comments and support. It has spurred me on to newer and better things!|
A friend told me he was surprised to see a picture of my wife and my lupin picture on the BBC Chelsea page, so was I.
So I had a look and sure enough there was my wife on the first page with the Delphiniums behind her at Chelsea and my Lupin picture, with my name on as well. Shock being on the BBC!
I cannot remember putting these on, and my friend was searching for cubits and my Chelsea Article here is the url for the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/chelsea/p...
Going out this morning my mothers friend also has tree ferns, but hers have suffered over the winter. So it was great to see a new frond in the process of unfurling, an amazing sight!
So for Trish and your goodself here is a Dicksonia antarctica with its first frond, all other leaves having been lost.
It is like the Dawn of Time seeing this. To watch one is awe inspiring as there are fossils of these over 150 million years old.
Apr 4, 2010 11:32 AM CST
Apr 4, 2010 2:29 PM CST
|Stunning, thanks for sharing|
Apr 4, 2010 2:42 PM CST
|Dear Susan, thank you. Here is another one of it!|
Apr 4, 2010 6:44 PM CST
|Neil, those photos of the ferns are spectacular! Life in progress. Beautiful.|
Apr 4, 2010 6:56 PM CST
|Dear Brenda, I was quite pleased the ladies tree ferns had survived, but to get the photos of them was an added bonus!|
I admit to being pleased by them, although only in thumbnails at first on my iMac. However when I clicked on one and it came out full size on a 27 inch screen, I was a bit astonished!
The picture quality at that size was amazing, but I am pleased I put them on for somebody to see.
As I have some more I might put some in another Article as I think people would like to see them!
It is not every day you see a tree fern emerging!
Apr 5, 2010 3:37 AM CST
|Brenda, Neil mentions you quite a lot! Especially when he is cooking something totally British.|
He is always taking pictures, I have told him he is going to wear the cubit out. But he says he like to put up to date pictures on as people like them. I must admit he was busy yesterday with the pictures, now with these ferns I can see why. The second one is amazing!
He had to back up his pictures last night to his external hard drive, hours later it had still not finished
It keeps him quiet though.
He is cooking me roast lamb today with all the trimmings and he does make OK gravy
Sarah (Neils wife).
You do not own a cat, they own you!