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Huntington Gardens and slideshow tutorial

April 9, 2011

Last weekend, Q, friends and I visited Huntington Gardens. We wandered on a grey day through the crazy fascinating textures of the succulent garden, the fantastic smells of the rose garden, the wonderland of the cloud forest and arboretum, and the ‘hurry-its-closing-time-but-this-so-awesome’ history of science hall in the library.

My lovely mother has her own blog as landscape designer at MacKenzie-Childs, a creative and whimsical home and garden factory and store. She would have loved the gardens, so I’m posting a slideshow here for her.

Love you Mom! (How to make the slideshow in WordPress: upload all of your photos at once. In the window that pops up for you to upload, scroll all the way to the bottom and save changes. Now click on the Gallery tab in the top of the upload window. Scroll to the bottom. You can see a button that says ‘insert as gallery’ and another that says ‘insert as slideshow’. Click the slideshow button. The draft of your post will have the word slideshow in brackets. You are done! If you don’t believe the ‘magic’ of the slideshow in brackets, click your preview button to see what the post will look like. You should see a slideshow. Call me if you are still confused. The thing is, it is even easier than you think it is, that is why you are confused. LOVE YOU!)

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2011 1:48 pm

    Hello there. I’m pleased to meet you. I apprecaite the fact that you backlinked to my post and came to say thanks so much for doing that. I also watched your slideshow and enjoyed it too. Best wishes to both you and mom when it comes to blogging and in all you do.

    • roese permalink*
      April 9, 2011 1:54 pm

      Thanks for the excellent tutorials!

  2. Mariann Fessenden permalink
    April 10, 2011 4:39 am

    Marissa, Thanks for the tutorial and the link. I will play around with it at work tomorrow! Your slide show is beautiful. I definitely need to work at my picture taking, slow down, and really look.

    • roese permalink*
      April 10, 2011 9:57 am

      I just got some film developed– so I am able to see the difference between my photographs 3 years ago and now. Having a digital camera has really helped– I take more pictures and delete the bad ones. I love the macro (really close-up) setting on the little point-and-shoot Q and I have. Q took a few of these pictures– the really wet looking ones. They were in the cloud forest–part of the conservatory with lots of mist.

      • mum permalink
        April 11, 2011 5:01 am

        I do not have a lot of time today to really delve into this, but I followed directions and discovered I DO NOT HAVE AN “insert as slideshow’ button. Hence, my problems. Maybe I need to download a slideshow plug in?

  3. chinyereamobi permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:34 pm

    Do you know how to delete some of the pictures already in your slideshow?! It’s driving me crazy!

    • April 21, 2013 11:32 pm

      I think you just delete in the media gallery… but I’d have to fiddle with it to remember. I haven’t done a slide show since this one.

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