Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fourth of July

Howdy Nancy,
A library patron called up today and asked what a blog was. That's a question I could answer, unlike, "How does mold grow?" or "What was the city budget for Whitefish in 1991?" Unfortunately for me, whenever someone asks me a question, even though it may be something I've never cared for, I become intensely curious about where to find the answer. I still need a lot of work on answering reference questions, though I'm much better at it than I was before. And guess what, the internet is not always the best place to find the answer.

But what I started out to do was to post a picture of what Fourth of July looks like in Whitefish, after the fireworks at Whitefish Lake are over, and the mad crush is on to leave City Beach. Meanwhile, everybody with a leftover firework is trying to shoot them off all at once, to prolong the finale and probably to get rid of them all before the twelve midnight deadline.

Funny - I put my favorite picture of the fireworks on my desktop and somehow deleted it from everywhere else. Now, how do I get it off my desktop and back into my pictures file?

You can see these aren't the clear fireworks photos as I've seen you take, but they do give a sense of the action and noise, don't they?

Christy was here all of the holiday week, and gave me a cd of pictures that she took at the wedding. I'll add them to the album on webshots sooner or later.

And the other news is that it rained tonight!!! After days of this beastly hot weather, it rained for only about 10 minutes before the cloud moved away, but how lucky we were to get any rain at all. PJ is all stretched out on the porch in abandonment, the cement stinks, and it wasn't enough for the garden, but it still rained. Hope you're getting some. Love, Mary P.S who won the game of Hand and Foot?


Nancy Drew said...

Can't you open it and click on the picture and get a window and choose 'save as'? Otherwise I would use windows explorer. You can drag things around when you have window explorer up and just put them where you want them. I learned that in a windows 98 class about 10 years ago. I do remember when I got XP I had to search to find windows explorer.

Mary Drew said...

Nope. Doesn't work. Rats.