The Mamas and the Papas

This was yesterday post but I guess I never push the publish button.

Pictures: The Mamas and the Papas sure where a coming and going on the cliff side this morning, Cliff Swallows busy at the nest.



Exercise: I walked maybe a mile and half this morning but I was packing my camera so maybe that counts more 😏

Night Folks


PhotoBucket is Back

Pictures: Hot linking/images hosting from Photobucket, It is back! Although it is no longer free it is at a very reasonable price, $19.99 per year to start and maybe $25.00 the next year. That is a fair price, so I did sign up. I use Flickr now for all my new photos but I have a lot of photos still in Photobucket, and according to Photobucket support all my link should work now. I ask a few question before signing up, see a copy of the email below.
This was a special often and ends today, but maybe it will come around again if there are others out there that would like to restore their links. Hopefully the ridiculous price of $400.00 a year is gone forever!

Other Photo storage news …. Flickr will be in the hands of Smugmug come the 25th of May, I think this is a good thing! I got Emails from them both yesterday and today with today’s Email pointing to SmugMug’s Terms of Service for Flickr and Privacy Policy for Flickr. I’m not one that can understand all that lawyer chitter-chatter but just scanning in it a bit I think it is far better than what Verizon/Oath wanted us to agree to.

Some of my first uploads to PhotoBucket many moons ago.
Goose Donestic photo EverydayGoose023_zpsfef18e0a-1.jpg

Goose Canada photo CanadaGoose_5562_zpsd3938d91.jpg

Exercise: I walked 2 mile this morning, even though I did not feel like doing so.


Copy of Email from PhotoBucket with My question in Bold

Drew (Photobucket Support)

May 22, 4:49 PM MDT
Hello John,

Thanks for reaching out.

Please see below for answers to your questions:

1. If I get this plan will my hotlinking(your words) be restored on my blog?

Yes, the Ad Free with Hosting plan that we are offering will include 10 GB of storage and 3rd Party Hosting (hotlinking). Your images will be restored, so you do not need to re-link your images to your blog. All you need to do is clear your browser’s cache and cookies after upgrading.

2. Am I right in thinking that “Hotlinking” and “3rd party image hosting” is the same thing?

Yes, you are correct.

3. The offer of $19.99 is that just for first year and if so, what will the next years cost?

Yes, it is for the first year and it’s only for a limited time. The regular price of the subscription is $2.49/month or $24.99/year.

To purchase this limited time offer, please click below and select a payment option that works for you.


Just a heads up since this response is a bit late (our apologies), this special offer is only good until tomorrow, May 23rd.

4. Do you still have the same CEO that jack the price up to $400.00 a year?

Not anymore. Photobucket has a new management team that is working diligently to make changes and do right by our customers.

If you have any other questions regarding this, please let us know.

Thank you,

Drew@Photobucket Support
Have a question about something else? Our help site is packed with articles to get the help you need quickly. Click this link to access our help site –
I just love it when Corporate America has to come to their senses!

I am posting a bit early today in case anyone out there would like to sign up for the PhotoBucket deal.

Good Day my Friends

Back to easy Stuff

Yes back to the easy stuff, post a couple of pictures and a couple of lines of text and done, LOL. All the tech explaining is hard on old brain cells like mine! 😵

Pictures: A squirrel and a Deer.

While in the Datil Camp Ground this Squirrel and I would often have long stare downs. I had my bird feeder hanging up above the picnic table and when this guy came he would run up the pole and turn over my feeder dumping all my seed or if that didn’t happen he would eat all the seed in one setting. So if I seen him headed up the pole I would clap my hands and scare him down. So this got to be the game he would come and set (or even lay down and get all stretched out) on the picnic table and then the test would begin … he was watching me to see if I would look away and I was watching him and waiting for him to make his move … We spent hours playing this game LOL. Sometimes he would win 🤔


This Deer came by the other day and give me the look that said “You are not support to be there! “.

Exercise: I walked two miles this morning.

Photobucket: Hey are these folks having a change of heart????

Got this in an Email today.

Link to offer. I will maybe do this if I think I can trust them again, just to get all my broken image links on my blog back to working. I’ll not be adding any new Photos to their site.

Night Folks

More Scrub Jays

Pictures: This Scrub Jay was stocking up on peanut. I hate the back ground in these shots but the Jays come out clean.



Exercise: I walked 2 Miles today.

How to post linkable images: I am working on a little tut that will show folks how to link their image from Flickr to their WordPress Blog. If you don’t know the reason you may want to do this, it is save space on your WordPress Account. I only have 3 gig of space with my free WordPress account and with 10 year of images I might be running low if I didn’t link images. Coming soon.

Night Folks


Pictures: Hi fellow bloggers, I need your help. I have notice that when I use my WordPress Reader to look at my blog, my pictures and a few other folks’s pictures look really bad …. but on the web site/sites they look great. I don’t upload my pictures to WordPress, I link them from Flickr where they also look fine ( I do this because I want to save space on my blog). 99% of pictures I see in the WordPress Reader look just fine, but not my and a few others.
So what is the reason that my pictures look so bad in the WordPress Reader while others look good on both their site and the reader, what am I missing???? This has had me puzzled now for a couple of years, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Today shots are Canyon Towhees.

Exercise: I walked two miles this morning.

Night Folks