This is the same thing, but it uses a gallery, which is a lot easier. I put in most of the captions. We can have text at the before and after the photos, but the having text between the photos (except the captions) is a bit more complicated.
This is easier because it uses the photos in the format they were uploaded (that format is called a gallery). The Newsletter format needs to have the photos brought from the gallery to the blog. In these other formats, we just insert the gallery in different formats.
This takes about 20 minutes (including uploading the photos.)
We Can Use Titles and Captions
Titles have larger font.
The Great Egrets are back on Greenwich Cove. Their presence is a sure harbinger of spring. This one was stalking breakfast in front of our house.
Great Egrets have large, pointed, yellow bills and their legs are all black.
When we see the return of this elegant bird we know that warm weather is approaching. I rush for my camera - they are so photogenic.
The Snowy Egret has a black bill and black legs with yellow feet.
The osprey are back, too. We can see this one with binoculars from our house. We call this the "McMansion" of osprey nests. It withstands the winter storms.
Don dropped our lobster pots and within 24 hours we had four lobsters, two shorts which he threw back and two keepers - a hopeful sign for the lobster season!
Ros Brady writes "While walking on a meadow trail in Haley Farm State Park (Groton, CT) today I saw a tiny blue butterfly on the damp ground. It was a Spring Azure. It is one of the very early butterflies along with Mourning Cloak and Red Admiral. I hope you will see these spring lovelies while working in the garden."
I walked around town this week and the flowering trees were dazzling. I got a window between the storms to take some photos. What could be more charming than these gorgeous blossoming beauties in front of a stone wall?!
The weeping cherry in Pat Fox's elegant garden was cascading over the charming patio while a bunny watched the pussy willows.
This mature pink star magnolia on Tomac Avenue had a carpet of petals under it.
Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'
The Snowdrift crabapple is a popular ornamental tree around town.
Lindsay Leigh's home with it's mature trimmed shrubbery was lit with a candelabra of blossoms.
One of the most glorious spring trees in town is the enormous blossom-laden tulip magnolia, Magnolia x soulaneana, on the corner of Edgewater and Sound Beach Avenue, set off by a stone wall and white picket fence (too bad we can't have buried utility wires in Old Greenwich!)
I look forward to this site every spring!
A classic Old Greenwich landmark garden on the corner of Sound Beach and Shore Road is the stunning Evans house and garden. The flowering magnolia and cherry trees are a happy sight on the way to Greenwich Point.
Another lovely tulip magnolia graces the First Congregational Church of Greenwich on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich.
Created in May, 1665, the church celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2015. It s a treasure to have an institution which preserves tradition, fellowship and history in our town. While I was taking photos I watched the youth group carrying the cross out to Greenwich Point for the Easter morning service.
I love the way the church overlooks Binney Park - a reminder of our founder Helen Binney Kitchel.
Did you know Binney Park was originally a mosquito infested swamp?
(Photo courtesy of the archives of the FCCG and Coline Jenkins)
Now the church looks over our beautiful park which is being restored.
Halfway between green and yellow, this chartreuse is a fleeting color you will see on the weeping willows only for a brief period of time.
How enchanting they look in Binney Park. Enjoy the brief moment before the color changes. Ephemeral art indeed!
Last week garden club members were out in force cleaning up winter debris and planting pansies in Old Greenwich. The town is ready for spring.