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Oct
27
Happy
10/26/2019

....Well, this isn\'t exactly a reprint yet, but the link below will take you to the actual post, I promise! :D

I originally posted these "How To" instructions back in 2012. I re-did the directions back in December of 2014, so I figure I\'m way overdue to post them again.

For now, I\'m going to post the journal entry you can go to that actually has the "How to" directions. Here it is! :D

Elaine :)

https://my.desktopnexus.com/CollieSmile/journal/how-to-post-a-desktop-nexus-wallpaper-p...
Oct
24
Happy
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I\'m pretty tired tonight, so I\'m just going to put my basic profile greetings in here I think. I\'ve been doing that a lot lately... oh well. :) If you\'re one of my fans or friends you probably saw this already.




Hi Everyone,

I\'ve been longing to get outside & get Autumn on camera. During the past few days, I finally got my chance. It\'s been a feast for my eyes! There are so many wonderfully colored trees in my area right now! :D

I hope the trees are this beautiful in your neck of the woods! (Or that when your part of the world experiences Autumn, you\'ll have great colors to see also!)

Have a beautiful rest of the week!

Elaine :)








Sep
1
Happy
Friday August 30, 2019

Yep, I know that today is September 1st- - - but I meant to post this on August 30th, and I forgot. If you are a fan and/or friend of mine, you have probably read this already, since it\'s what I posted on your profile. But if I missed you for some reason, read on! :D

PS. There is a story behind these rainbow photos that I was so excited to get. I almost made it another journal entry in itself. The main story is in "A Double Birthday Rainbow" and in my "Robin & Rainbow" wallpapers. :)



Rainbow & Robin

Greetings to all of my friends on Desktop Nexus! :D

I\'ve spent a lot of my life chasing rainbows. I finally caught a good double bow in July --- several times --- with my camera. :P Can you use a rainbow in your life? Search for them after a rainstorm; if there is one it will be directly opposite the sun. In the meantime, here are 5 you can choose from. :)

Besides chasing rainbows, I\'ve been busy with work & watching my 2 young granddaughters grow. It\'s been an interesting, happy summer for me. I\'m not quite sure I\'m ready for it to end. (I bet that any of you from Australia or other places in the Southern Hemisphere are ready to trade off seasons though. lol)

I never realized that the seasons are opposites in the northern and southern parts of the world until I joined Desktop Nexus. I think that GreenFroggy/Di from Australia was the first person to enlighten me. (I got curious when she was busy uploading Spring wallpapers in the Fall, I think.) That seasonal fact still fascinates me!:D

For those of you in the USA and Canada who celebrate Labor Day this Monday, I hope you have a great one! As for everyone else on DN, I hear that many of you celebrate Labour Day on May 1st. Don\'t worry... your turn is coming!

In any case, have a great weekend!:D

Elaine :)

A Double Birthday Rainbow

The Whole (Double) Rainbow

The Other Side of the Rainbow


A Rainbow Close Up
Jun
26
Happy






If you\'re a fan or a friend of mine, you probably have this posted on your profile already. :)

June 25, 2019

Hello everyone,

I\'ve been behind in all things DN, especially visiting around. I\'ve been dealing with everything from a very painful tooth to taking a short 3 day vacation. Unfortunately, I had to take the painful tooth with me! :P Finally, towards the middle of the 2nd day, the tooth began to calm down as the antibiotics I was taking started to work. When my husband and I drove home on the third day, we felt refreshed and rejuvenated. Sooner or later, I\'ll be uploading some vacation photos. We stayed in Michigan and went to Mackinaw Island and then to the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula.

Something funny happened to me just before we came home. We were eating at an old fashioned diner. After we had hamburgers, we decided to order soft serve Sundaes for dessert. (I was all for anything soft & easy to eat.) When the waitress brought them out, her hand hit my tall glass of ice cubes and water. Ice and water cascaded into my lap and onto the floor. The poor waitress was very dismayed... but I just burst out laughing. I told her not to worry; she had picked the right person to spill ice water on. I had an extra set of clothing in our suitcase. After John and I ate our desserts, he went out and got me a denim skirt and a green tee shirt. I changed out of my soaked clothing in the bathroom, and then we started our drive home.

I took loads of photos while we were on vacation, but all of the walls here are ones I tried to upload before we left. I simply ran out of time. (2 emergency dental appointments just before we left didn\'t help!)

Anyway, I hope you like these. The "church geese" and the wallpaper with the moon in it were all photographed at my church. The other three photos are ones I took near my home.

Have a great week, everybody. May you experience lots of blue sky and sunshine! :D

Elaine :)





Apr
20
Happy
If you are reading this... you\'ve probably seen it already on your profile... :)

April 19, 2019

I\'ve been playing with colors...




...keeping my eye out for color loving rabbits...


and being thankful for what Easter is all about.


Have a beautiful & meaningful holiday! And don\'t eat too many chocolate marshmallow eggs! :D

Elaine :)


Apr
1
Happy
March 31, 2019 Sunday

If you\'re a fan of mine you\'ve likely already read this....


I did some unexpected & unusual cloud watching the other day. I\'ve got some striped wallpapers to prove it! :D

Have you ever seen cloud formations like these? If you have, I\'d love to know about it. They\'re sure new to me.








Mar
17
Tongue
Sunday, March 17, 2019

I have decided to make a journal entry to commemorate the fact that I stayed up waaaaaay.... too late last night struggling with my Irish Abstract Shamrock wallpaper design. (It\'s below.) I am truly glad that I have a wallpaper to show for my efforts, but believe me, before I was finished with it, I felt like this, several times over! :P



My dream for next St. Patricks Day is to have my Irish wallpapers ready to go several weeks ahead of time. I\'m not holding my breath for it though. I\'ve been on DN for 7 Saint Patricks Days now, (missed #8 by one month) and I have not been ready for it yet... :P

Happy Saint Patricks Day, Everybody! :D :D :D

Elaine :)








Feb
1
Happy

(If you are one of my fans, you\'ve probably read this already... on your own profile) :)

February 1, 2019

I\'ve been a bit out of touch with most of you, because my back decided to go out once again. So up until now I\'ve had to limit my computer time because of back pain. I finally feel better, however, so I\'ll be able to start spending more time on DN. :)

Have you ever seen sundogs? I got to see some on January 6th. I couldn\'t photograph both of them at the same time, or I might have ruined my camera. (I would have had to point it directly at the sun.) I was able to photograph one sundog at a time though, and I\'ve uploaded 3 of my favorite shots.

I hope you will read the description under one of the sun dog walls, especially if you would like to see sundogs in person. Each description gives the best times of day and the best season for spotting them. I like the way they came out in my photos, but everybody should have the joy of seeing them in person. They are more common that you might realize! :D

There is one more wallpaper description of mine I hope you\'ll read. The colorful abstract above is a sort of journal entry for me, about the deep polar vortex cold that so many of us in the USA & Canada are experiencing. Michigan residents were asked to do something last night that I\'m sure will go into the history books. Hope you read it and add your own comments!

Take care of yourselves everybody, and stay warm!

Elaine :)








Dec
30
Happy

December 30, 2018

If you are one of my fans you\'ve probably already ready this... I\'ve posted it on many profiles already. :)


Guess what? It is almost



It\'s time to party, celebrate,



and have a



May you have a wonderful year! I\'m looking forward to great times one Desktop Nexus. I hope you are too. Thank you for your friendship, now and in the years to come.:D

Elaine :)

Dec
23
Happy


December 22, 2018 (Although it will be December 23rd in 15 minutes... lol)

If you are a friend or a fan of mine, you\'ve probably read this... I posted it on many profiles already. :)




Hello Everybody,

Merry Christmas! :D

So many of you have already posted wonderfully cheery Christmas greetings on my page already... for which I sincerely thank you! :) :) :)

I haven\'t been able to do any Christmas posting until now because my life has been bananas! Actually, I\'ve been feeling a lot like a banana lately. :P

As many of you know, I work at a laser engraving shop where my daughter is my boss. (Yes, she\'s been going nuts too...) What\'s happened is that we\'ve been bombarded with all kinds of large orders. One company that sends us 4,000 to 6,000 parts to engrave each month decided this was the right month to send us 15,000 parts. This is great for our business, of course, but oh, the timing!

I\'ve been working many extra hours. My eating is rather off kilter; I\'m beginning to believe that candy canes are one of the basic food groups. :P (The canes that haven\'t made it into my stomach are handed out to customers.) I still don\'t have my Christmas shopping finished. My Christmas wallpapers never really got finished either. I was hoping to get at least a dozen uploaded. Not anymore... looks like these 5 are going to be it.

Oh well, the rest can wait until next year. I\'ve had a lot of fun with the ones that have made it up, with one exception. (I\'m not going to tell you which one it is, but I will tell you that it had me laughing hysterically while my husband rolled his eyes up, because it gave me so much trouble!)

Thank you so much for the love, care, and patience you\'ve shown me over these months. You guys are the greatest, and I\'m so glad I know you all!

Christmas Hugs,

Elaine :)






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