Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's get up close and personal

Watching the snow pile up once again on the driveway which was gloriously dry only yesterday, my thoughts turned to Route 66 for the millionth time in the past couple of weeks. I'm convinced that cabin fever manifests itself not with physical sweating, but with yearnings for Route 66 escaping from every pore. And since I can't have the real thing right now, I must rely on pictures and other memorabilia.

One thing I've always wished for on Blogger is the ability for the reader to enlarge photos I post here in order to see up-close details. As yet, I haven't found a way to do that. Today, I took some of my real photo postcards and cropped them very close so that details become as large as I can get them here. I chose the theme of gas pumps, but there are some very nifty old trailers in some of the photos, too.

Perhaps you can enlarge them yourselves. They're pretty cool -- two Texacos, a Mobligas, a Phillips, and a Cities Service. Have fun. I have to go sweep the snow off of my porch.


Lulu said...

Great photos Laurel, thanks for sharing big hugs

Trevor Hilton said...

Cool pictures!

I'm glad to hear you're staying warm.

Don't worry. In just one more month the cruisers will come out of hibernation.

Beth said...

Beautiful! By the way, I finished American Signs and enjoyed it very much!

In order to get your photos to embiggen, you need to link to where they're stored (mine are on Picasa). I've only done it once, and I really can't remember how to do it again. I'm sorry I'm not more help. :/

However, it was something I was able to figure out at the time, and you're every bit as computer savvy as I am, so I know you can do it. I think when you're posting on Blogger, there is an option as to how you want to add the picture. I'd start there. Good luck!

Brian Butko said...

Great photos, thanks for scanning and posting em!