On The Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

So far, this feature has been about travel, with the occasional “local” picture or two. I think limiting this to just travel is just that – limiting. So I’m changing this up a bit to include neat, colorful, funny, interesting, poignant, etc. pictures that don’t require travel – for you!

As always, if you’re on a trip or have a story to share, you can just pitch in below. Please hold off sending new pictures as the new form will launch Monday.

 

Travel safely everyone, even if it’s just down the hall for that second cup of coffee. Most importantly, have a great weekend!

 

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On The Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

So far, this feature has been primarily about travel, with the occasional “local” picture or two. I think limiting this to just travel is just that – limiting. So I’m changing this up a bit to include neat, colorful, funny, interesting, poignant, etc. pictures that don’t necessarily require travel.

I’ve found that the most remarkable sights are often around us in our normal, everyday lives, it’s just that you’ve got to be aware – see more. Sometimes life is looking out of an airplane window, touring a sight or museum, but sometimes it’s noticing that silly dog playing with a plant, a character in need of a show, or a brief but amazing life-stage of a tiny, humble insect.

As always, if you’re on a trip or have a story to share, you can just pitch in below. Please hold off sending new pictures as we’re in the final testing stages of a submission function to make this feature less error-prone and a bit more automated. It will be live Friday! Once it is, I hope folks will use it to contribute 5-7 pictures as a set, to be shown in one go.

 

Travel safely everyone, even if it’s just down the hall for that second cup of coffee.

 

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On The Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

So far, this feature has been about travel, with the occasional “local” picture or two. I think limiting this to just travel is just that – limiting. So I’m changing this up a bit to include neat, colorful, funny, interesting, poignant, etc. pictures that don’t require travel – for you!

As always, if you’re on a trip or have a story to share, you can just pitch in below. Please hold off sending new pictures as we’re in the final testing stages of a submission function to make this feature less error-prone and a bit more automated. I hope to have it live by week’s end, and have plenty of pics until then!

Final maintenance note – in order to best support both desktop and mobile users, and especially those using older systems, I’m launching a new plugin later today to show pictures. It will show one picture at a time, allow you to zoom in to a full-size version, and will work the same on both desktop and mobile sites. Once that’s in, there will be one or more galleries per submitter per day. Should be snaz-zy.  Performance and functionality was less than ideal and it would have messed up the hard work we’ve done with the form. So for a while, we’re keeping the current serial display of pictures.

Travel safely everyone, even if it’s just down the hall for that second cup of coffee.

 

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On The Road – Yellowstone Flowers

I promised flowers on my Twitter feed, and I am a day late. Alain is still trying to make FYWP work.

I took a great many wildflower photos on my trip. The reason I went to Yellowstone at this heavily populated time of year was to see the flowers. They were wonderful. Here are a few photos from the Upper Geyser Basin, where Old Faithful is located. The book I’m using to identify the flowers is Flora Of The Yellowstone, by Whitney Tilt.

Blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium montanum (1-2 cm)

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On The Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

So far, this feature has been about travel, with the occasional “local” picture or two. I think limiting this to just travel is just that – limiting. So I’m changing this up a bit to include neat, colorful, funny, interesting, poignant, etc. pictures that don’t require travel – for you!

As always, if you’re on a trip or have a story to share, you can just pitch in below. Please hold off sending new pictures as we’re in the final testing stages of a submission function to make this feature less error-prone and a bit more automated. I hope to have it live by week’s end, and have plenty of pics until then!

Final maintenance note – in order to best support both desktop and mobile users, and especially those using older systems, I’m launching a new plugin later today to show pictures. It will show one picture at a time, allow you to zoom in to a full-size version, and will work the same on both desktop and mobile sites. Once that’s in, there will be one or more galleries per submitter per day. Should be snaz-zy.

Travel safely everyone, even if it’s just down the hall for that second cup of coffee.

 

And….I cannot upload pictures. <insert exploding-in-anger-Cartman> >

 

Have a good day folks, I’ll figure out what still needs resetting during the workday and not now, post-9pm.

 

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On The Road

Good Morning All,

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.

So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…

Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!

 

Should you have any pictures (tasteful, relevant, etc….) you can email them to picstopost@balloon-juice.com or just use this nifty link to start an email: Start an Email to send a Picture to Post on Balloon Juice

 

Have a great weekend everyone, there will be some changes to this feature next week!

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On The Road

Good Morning All,

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.

So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…

Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!

 

Please keep holding on to pictures in anticipation of the new submission form – thanks!

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