It is common knowledge that posts which contain quality photographs have a better chance of attracting and retaining readers than those which do not. Images break up lengthy posts and provide the reader with visual support and understanding. Let’s face it, most of us are a bit lazy when it comes to reading a long blog post and a picture really is worth a thousand words! Oftentimes, your photograph is the story, so why not strive to put your best image forward at all times.
There are two ways to achieve that goal, 1)use an image from a copyright free site, or 2)take your own photos. This post is for those who choose option #2 and want to take better photos.Read More
Travel isn’t an option for us right now, but it is never far from my mind and one can continue to dream. Several years ago, while on a cruise, we spent a short day in Positano, Italy. Unless you really enjoy torturing yourself, don’t do that. Below, our daughter, Morgan shares her four day adventure to the Amalfi Coast in July, 2019. She accomplished a lot in that short period, but admits that even 4 days isn’t enough to fully explore this amazing destination. If you missed Morgan’s first guest post about her visit to Iceland you can find it here.Read More
You may have noticed a new look to Picture Retirement recently. While it may seem a subtle departure from the old theme, it does serve a purpose. For months, I have been noticing that links on other blogs did not appear as they do on my blog. For example, if I linked to information and labeled the link with a word or phrase, that word or phrase would be underlined and look like THIS . Try as I might, I could not delete the underline, or change the color, so after many failed attempts, I contacted Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News who is a great resource for all things blogging. Hugh had two suggestions – (1) try coding, or (2) change my theme. Yikes to both! The code he directed me to worked for the color change, but it still would not allow me to delete the underline. Buggers!!!Read More
Perspective refers to a general attitude or point of view. Most of the opinions we form have been shaped by a belief system, early childhood development, life experiences, and socio-economic position. Along with our DNA, it is what makes us truly unique. Many people live a lifetime without ever validating a perspective beyond their own and others are invigorated by change, education and growth.Read More
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Master Gardener, amateur photographer, intermediate quilter and lover of day trips around New England
What I Wish I Knew Before I Retired
But happily ... JT Twissel aka Jan