Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wicked Winter and new iPad App

Well, here is my first attempt at posting from my iPad and using a new photo editing App called Aviary which is free!  This winter has resulted in damage to my plants from animals and although the rabbits pruned back this weeping pussy willow, the mice have now eaten the bark too.
The squirrels have been busy as well, eating the wood around the garden shed door so they could get in out of the extreme cold.  Hubby says they've made a mess inside.
Another photo I played with, but guess I forgot to save in the altered state is a portion of the road in our neighbourhood.  These splits are everywhere and there are some potholes, something that has never occurred. In the past.  Our driveway, like others has developed many cracks.
Are any of you posting from an iPad?  It sure is a learning curve and I don't see how I can link to a meme.  It's hard enough to get the text where I want it.  Any suggestions would be nice to share in the comments for others as well.  Also, how do you delete a photo you don't want?
Found the photo I meant to insert but the one above I can't get rid of.  I'm sure there's an easy process.
On to my computer to add more text, this was a tad frustrating to do on the iPad.
Feel free to add your own experience and offer any tips you might have please.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Judith,

    Kudos to you for creating wonderful posts on your iPad! I have yet to buy one and in addition, am still using my 15 year old Sony Cybershot Point and Shoot!

    I see that the local critters have also been busy creating new challenges for their fellow dwellers; good luck with the repairs!

    See you soon!

    Poppy

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  2. I still use my laptop and don't have an Ipad, so can't help you out there. The little critters must be suffering through this long winter you're having, too. Hopefully, spring and new growth will stop the damage. But there's still the roadways - patching those up takes a long time.

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  3. Judith...JP, in Aruba, struggling with my iPad and the lousy wifi here...I am looking for a program for my photos...thanks for the heads up!!...:)JP

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  4. Hi Judith. I don't have an iPad yet, but am threatening to buy one soon. I had to buy a new clothes washer this month, so the iPad will have to wait. I like what you did with your photos, though.

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  5. You'll get the hang of it as you go along . When I stated blogging last year I did my first 4 months of blogging straight from my phone period ~ as at the time I had no computer .
    You've done well getting started :)

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  6. So sorry you've had a lot of winter damage both from animal and nature. Your photos turned out well. I have no clue about posting from an, ipad though.

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  7. Hi Judith Good for you to try something new. I think i've only posted from my phone and that was maybe once. I know Vee uses hers a lot, she may be helpful.

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  8. My Daughter has an ipad, but I do not. Your pics look good. I did not know squirrels could cause damage like that, wow. We have had a bad winter too, first in 10 years.

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  9. Today I found the squirrals have invaded one of my wooden birdhouses. He tore it up completely. They are cute but a real problem.

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  10. Judith, Vicki uses Blogsy, I think. Not sure if that would help you out or not. Sorry about the plant damage. Frustrating! We got our tickets for Canada - I will email you. So excited!
    Hugs, Beth

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  11. Pot holes, ruts and cracking is a way of life here after every winter.

    Last week I hit an unseen DEEP pothole so badly it through out my car's alignment. Ugh. But typical.

    I am so sorry to see the damage this harsh winter has had on your garden world, Judith. Sigh. May it all be behind us for a long while.

    Happy springtime to you!

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  12. I do some of my blog posts from the iPad, especially when I take photos with it. I do find it cumbersome and Blogger app does not have a full palate of tools, so it is limited to text and inserting photos. Nor do I have a keyboard, making typing clumsy. I have an iMac desk computer that I much prefer to use with Picasa, Photoshop. Elements11, and iPhoto. I know that there are apps for iPad; I really like the Waterlogue that bloggers are using, but I only have the smaller hard drive. When I retired last spring I bought both the iMac and the iPad to replace my MacBook, which it does not. I think it boils down to just how much a blogger what's to do with a blog. Your photos are always exceptional, and it is fun to test new technology.

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  13. well good luck with the ipad - it sure is a learning curve. Do you have a keyboard - I use a keyboard and a mouse with my tablet!
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog on Monday.

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  14. Judith, I finally gave up trying to post for my blog or edit photos on the iPad -- it seemed to require far too many steps. As far as deleting photos, I am unable to delete the ones in iPhoto without syncing it via my desktop computer, and so far I've put off doing that ... sigh! (Very interesting, though, to read about the difficulties the critters are causing you! My goodness!)

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  15. No, I couldn't get mine to do what I wanted and it was frustrating, so back to the laptop! But I do enjoy it for other things and it takes great photos!

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  16. I only work on my big computer. The iPad can be so frustrating! Wish I could help you! xo Jen

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  17. iPads are great aren't they? Hope it warms up soon.
    Sherry

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  18. That's a fair bit of damage you've shown. Sorry I can't help with your blogging issues; I use a Dell laptop.

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  19. Can't help with the iPad, still do not own one:) Nasty damage to the pussywillow. Spring arrived into the garden, I found snowdrops and did the happy dance around the yard. Have a great weekend. Jen

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  20. I have the app for posting from the iPad, but still find posting the old-fashioned way via Blogger, even from the iPad, is preferable. Thank you for sharing Aviary. I love that program and got rid of Snapseed. They were both similar except Aviary allows text...gotta have text. We have potholes that are, I believe, portals to hell. It is unbelievable. An entire car could disappear! Talk about major car repair...

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  21. I don't have an iPad either. You will have to let us all know! Sorry about your critter damage, and potholes . . . we have them all over. A very long section of a major freeway is going to be completely shut down here for 7 months to fix all of them. Will be very difficult for a lot of people, but it needs it.

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  22. I'm so sorry about the damage this nasty winter has brought to your place. I'm having to replace our sweet little McIntosh apple tree because the bunnies started it and the deer finished it. We had put a 2' fence around it, but didn't consider the fact that we might get 3 feet of snow in our yard! Hope this winter leaves us soon. We just had another snowstorm today. Hope you have a good weekend and that spring hurries up!!!

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  23. Ian too much of a fussbudget to use an iPad for a blog post. It is too difficult to get things right.

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  24. I don't use the IPAD to do posts either but it sounds like it's a challenge. Have a good weekend my friend! Hugs!

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