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It’s a changing world………

Always keen for something different to put on the blog, I’ve taken to changing the header photo over the past year or two – thats the big one up at the top.  Most are local scenes close to where I live, a couple are from places I’ve enjoyed visiting and looking at them you’d be forgiven for thinking I have a liking for water as well as green grass and gum trees.  Definitely true – windy paths and benches are another favourite as well 🙂

Remember what I said the other day about the blog name ‘Still Waters’ – cool calm and collected on the surface but being different underneath? Well I’m hoping that in a way the gentle images below sort of demonstrate that visually.

These are the cropped images I’ve already used.

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Glacier Bay Alaska

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Queens Beach Bowen Queensland

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Cape Schanck Victoria

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Donnelly’s Weir Healesville Victoria

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The TV masts on The Dandenongs Victoria

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Local Parks and Gardens eastern suburbs Melbourne Victoria

Bet you’re wondering what is about to happen now??

Well, being New Year, a time of learning and all that, I was thinking about changing the header and discovered that the theme I use (Cheateau) has the ability to choose pictures randomly instead of using the same (chosen) one all the time.  What that means is that each page has a different photo at the top – whatever the header is when someone comes to the blog should be different to the one on the contact me page or the books read page and so on.

I was like a kid with a new toy after I clicked save – looking and checking the image on each page and discovering (most of the time) a different one to the previous one.  I even went down the sidebar clicking on recent posts to see what was there, laughing at myself for ‘being so clever’ LOL

Have a look and see what you think – click a few pages and see the difference.  Then again it’s possible nobody else but me will actually notice:).

44 thoughts on “It’s a changing world………”

    1. Have a go Helen – if your theme supports it you have nothing to lose. This was different to when I tried a new theme and did lose lots of pages and widgets. Not happy that dayI Turned out they were all still there in an inactive place so once I went back to chateau I could reinstate them.
      I already had some header photos I’d used before so didn’t have to go through the process of finding others and cropping etc.

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  1. I like the idea of having the header photo rotate through a collection. For my theme, that would mean editing a collection of photos to the size requirements of the header. If I decide to do that, the photos would be of favorite places we’ve been. Cool idea.

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    1. All I did was to load some of my photos I thought would look good as a header. There is a resizer that pops up in the header section of appearance which does the work for you. You can slide it up and down to get the view you like before saving.
      A lot of our travel photos aren’t suitable because you have to choose only part of the photo – not right or left side but by cutting the photo horizontally.
      Cathy

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    1. Give it a try – find some pictures you like and go to appearance then header and it’s all fairly straighforward from then. Glad you like the photos – I’m always snapping away at something with my little elcheapo pocket camera

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    1. Easiest way to Glacier Bay is on a cruise ship – only way to travel – in fact one of our favourite and enjoyable way to travel lol
      Healesville is a little place setin the Great Dividing Range about 30 minutes from our house.

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    1. Like the man who bought the razor company GnG we liked Glacier Bay so much we took another cruise just to see it again four years later 🙂

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      1. I don’t blame you! I have not traveled as much as you have, but from the moment my Alaskan cruise ended, I have always longed to go back. I loved the puffins, the whales, the eagles, the scent of the trees wafting over the water to fill my nose with Alaska… loved it all!

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    1. Thanks Lizzie – as I said the green grassy ones are just in the local parks and gardens. They don’t look so appealing in the middle of a hot dry summer when the grass is all brown and dry. Not much chance of that this week tho – so much rain they are definitely green.

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      1. Yes, I tried several and ened up with this one as it highlights the books. You can go back to the one you want quckly. I am checking what others are using to see if I like it.

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    1. As I said to someone else you should see them in the middle of summer when the ground is all dusty more brown than green.
      Take a little time on your holiday Dawn and see what you can come up with. Try to find a beach with no people or just look at the sea and have a go

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    1. I sometimes sit a while on the bench in the last picture – its half way up an incline in the park trail and it’s nice to watch anyone else out walking.
      Just wondering why you said the changing pictures are distracting?

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        1. Don’t laugh EC but even now when I’m looking at the blog proper I’m still checking and wondering which photo will come up next 🙂 I’ll give it a week or two and then maybe go back to the same photo on all the pages.

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    1. They are set along the path that runs in front of a school Dianne – so the school grounds (which are bordered by a chain link fence next to the trees) are to the left with a road on the right. Just part of a walk I take sometimes

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