Another blogger has fallen into the omnipotent Picasa trap. I'm sure that many of you will be aware of this already, but just in case you are not here's the basics (for basics is all that I can offer).
I you use Blogger for your blog - and I guess that both my readers probably do - you will probably be uploading your images to Picasa (even if you don't know it, you probably are!). This is where the images that appear on your blog are stored, and if you delete the images on Picasa, you'll also irretrievably remove them from your blog posts - past and present.
OK, so so far that doesn't sound too dramatic, but here's the rub. The chances are that you possibly also use a smartphone and/or a tablet. I can only offer advice from an Android point of view (I'm talking O/S here, and not suggesting that I'm not a biological product!), but if you look at the 'Gallery' app. on your device, you'll probably notice that all your blog images are neatly stored here. WELL, THEY'RE NOT !!!! These are only links to the the images stored in the clouds with Picasa. Delete these from your device and you can say goodbye to them forever - everywhere! If you see that the folder with the images has a depiction of a rainbow-coloured camera iris, leave it alone!!! That's the Picasa logo. I'm not sure about this next suggestion, and I'm not about to take any chances by trying it, but it may be that it only happens if you are a Google + user.
I was fortunate enough to hear of this problem before I joined the smartphone/tablet set so, thankfully haven't fallen into the trap - yet! - No telling what I'll do as I advance further into my dotage!
Whilst on the subject of warnings, the week before last I bought one of the the Wildlife Cameras that Aldi were selling for GBP 69.99. To match the spec. of this camera you'd probably have to pay three times this, or more, elsewhere. The offer was so good that they'd sold out in the first day. Sadly, mine was faulty and has had to be sent away. However, whilst trying it out I did capture (nearly) this (shown below) with the camera at 00.55 one morning. Until now I'd been totally unaware that a Fox had entered our garden, or even could enter our garden. I wonder what visits your garden/back yard, without you knowing about it!
|Fox - our garden|
It'll probably be back to the owls with the next post .
Thank you for dropping by.