The Changing Seasons – September 2020 in East Texas
Although I spend a fair amount of time in Central Texas, I live in East Texas. While there is some overlap, we tend to see different plants, insects, and birds here, so I feel that East Texas deserves it own post. 🙂
And in an attempt to get to know some features of the WordPress Block Editor, I thought I would have some fun with the Image Compare block.
Almost every month, I walk exactly the same path around our farm, and take photos at the same spots. This year, August was very dry, and then we had rain in September that greened things up again. So here are a few comparisons:
I am happy to participate in The Changing Seasons challenge, hosted by Su (scroll down through the post to find the guidelines). She asks us to take 5 to 20 photos from our current catalog, to capture our month. I love to read everyone’s posts and get glimpses into so many different worlds!
In the final sets of photos, the slider makes the animals appear and disappear. When viewed in the WordPress Reader, the photos don’t appear left and right with a slider. They are above and below each other, larger, and have no slider.
I don’t know how to see my own post in the Reader. If anyone else gets the same results you did, I hope they visit the post. 🙂
I don’t know how many people use Reader. I use it to quickly see the various posts by people I follow on WP and from other places. If a post catches my interest, I often visit the post on their actual site.
Try this to see if it works: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/37205424/posts/2953040358
Yep, that worked! And it was also interesting to see how the photo captions show up in white, all over the photos. Thank you!
Great post. I must try the Compare Block….it looks like fun. I viewing using Reader and it is fine
Good! I’ll admit I didn’t even think about how it might appear in different formats but I am glad it is working.
I suspect your Lobelia is downy Lobelia — Lobelia reverchonii. A synonym is L. puberula. It’s in bloom now in Tyler and Hardin counties, in the Big Thicket and at the Watson Rare Plant Preserve. I saw it just once here at the coast, about four years ago, so I was pleased to find some that were small but photogenic.
Thank you! I should just always start with you when I am looking up plants! I just looked it up on wildflower.org and I think you are right! That one does not show up in any of my wildflower books. 🙂
I just discovered camphorweed last weekend, and was surprised, once I got it ID’d, that it wasn’t included in Eason’s new book. As a friend says, they can’t include them all, or we’d have to use a couple of wheelbarrows to tote the books!
Lovely to have you participate in The Changing Seasons. I had no idea the image compare function existed, so thanks for that. You’ve used it really well; rain has really made a difference.
Thank you, I am always happy when I actually learn a new piece of technology! I am so happy to join your challenge!
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Such a wonderful post. I really like the photo of the bee on the flower, it was so very well framed.
Thanks! I just crop everything in Photoshop Elements until it looks good to me. 🙂