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Menobittzle; Ide Not Known

The ides of March. Today. Middle-March, you might say. Or not. Am feeling a bit like a March Hare, that much I know. Eighteen days and counting till I take off for OZ.

Meanwhile, back in the Hutch; I had noted that the images processed and posted via the YAMroid looked a little pale, if not, indeed, a tad lacklustre on the bigger screen of Voovoo. [Note to self; allow the images to be darker than the eye requires on the smaller screen.] Whilst at the father's, I'd also attempted to transfer image files from the YAMroid, via the little hub, to a flash drive. It had worked previously but absolutely refused to do it again. If I haven't sorted that prior to travel, there needed to be another backup available. Therefore I had a go at uploading to G-Photos. It worked but took an age.

Now... right here and definitely now... am going to try and place a piccie here from that upload. Wait there...

Brilliant. No angry bird here. Photos wasn't a selection choice on the import image tab, but I just typed 'photos' into the search line of the Add Image box and they appeared.

It just means that I can clear out the storage on the YAMroid as I go and don't risk losing anything. I shall be keeping everything on the SD card anyway (which I usually clear after uploading), so here's hoping.

On the matter of images taken thus far, it's currently around 250 and the battery indicator is only just showing one bar used - quite likely now it will start to run down more quickly. However, in the time that first juice has been used as much for viewing images back directly on the camera, so I am going to suggest that if I could cut that habit, there ought to be at least four if not five hundred image capability from each charge of the battery. The spare one I bought was not a Canon, but a 'pseudo', so it is possible it will not perform as strongly but am really quite happy with this.


  1. So you are leaving on April 1, or is that an April Fool's joke. LOL
    Beautiful duck and oh my what a shiny sculpture.
    Hugs HiC

  2. Magnificent duck photo!

    Thanks for your well wishes too ~ I am gradually 'on the mend' ~
    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Eighteen days! It sounds like your preparations are well underway, photo-wise. And if the back-up needs a back-up, well at least it wouldn't be impossible to sort something out in Australia, one assumes.
    Love the birds today.
    Cheers, Gail.

  4. Mom wishes her photos could look even a tiny bit as good as yours. We never see a bad one here!!!

    Hope your remaining preparations go well. Those 18 days are going to fly by!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. Oh, those are beautiful photos!!!! You are goin' downunder??! Oh, I have missed so many posties!! dang! Wells, I sure hopes you have funs, and sounds like you are doin' some good prep ~ lots of memory is very impawtent on trips...we needs to see all the funs too! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  6. we go with you in your thoughts and we wish you the best time ever in Oz...

  7. We just almost count the duck's feathers! Love the photos!

  8. both photos look wonderful. I found that editing photos on tablet, laptop and desktop, they are all different when viewed.. I try to do all edits on the desk top. but what ever you did with these, this is the way to go...

  9. Isn't it great when things fall in place instead of falling apart! namaste, janice xx

  10. Love the duck photo!
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. Loved the duck pic :)

  12. How did you manage to click the duck picture? It should aspire to be an Olympian acrobat! Ha ha!

  13. I am getting quite excited about your trip!!!


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