I’m a fan of freeware. Here, The Daily Post at WordPress, offers an insider view and user tips for two free sites. Check it out. I will be. Would love to hear what you think about Canva and Pablo.  Bye the way, there are a number of other links in the post, including PicMonkey, which I’ve been meaning to explore …

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

Getting Started: To use Canva, you need to sign up for an account. Pablo, on the other hand, doesn’t require an account — just visit the Pablo page and start tinkering. Both are free to use, but note that Canva includes images you can buy for a small fee, too.

Given the popularity of our posts on designing custom image widgets and headers, photo apps, and free-to-use image resources, here’s a peek at two free tools that can help you create customized widgets, headers, and other extras for your blog: Canva, a program to make images and designs of all kinds and sizes; and Pablo, a tool to build social media posts, created by Buffer. I’ve been using both recently for design and image purposes: each have their pros and cons, but overall are great tools to try.

We’ve published tutorials using other free design and image…

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‘From the Forest Floor’ by Cheryl Andrews©

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On Wednesdays all over the internet bloggers post a photo with no words to explain it. The idea is the photo says so much it doesn’t need a description.

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[Photo Essay: Forest Floor – Rural vs. Urban]

IMGP3408This morning when I went to the shelf to choose a book of poetry, I saw a small book with a lovely jacket designed in degrees of mauves and blues.  So attractive to the eye.  And, a surprise. It’s  “W.B. Yeats : Selected Poems” John Kelly (Author), The best poems of the greatest voice of our century.

The edition I have was first published in 1997, and this Phoenix Poetry edition in 2002. The greatest voice is into his second century.

Flipped the book open to page 117 for today’s random selection.


Picture and book remain,
An acre of green grass
For air and exercise,
Now strength of body goes;
Midnight, an old house
Where nothing stirs but a mouse.

My temptation is quiet.
Here at life’s end
Neither loose imagination,
Nor the mill of the mind
Consuming its rag and bone,
Can make the truth known.

Grant me an old man’s frenzy,
Myself must I remake
Till I am Timon and Lear
Or that William Blake
Who beat upo the wall
Till Truth obeyed his call;

A mind Michael Angelo knew
That can pierce the clouds,
Or inspired by frenzy
Shake the dead in their shrouds;
Forgotten else by mankind,
An old man’s eagle mind.

William Butler Yeats

Publisher: [Orion House] The Orion Publishing Group

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