At my command, WordPress exported all the posts, pages, comments, etc into a zip file for me to download from their advisory email. I also exported the media, but discovered I need not have.

During the import of the unzipped xml files to christinejrandall.com, WordPress will import any associated media. How cool is that!

I have much the same theme over there. Any other theme I tried felt odd as I’ve gotten used to this playground for my images. The original theme is now replaced with Dyad2, but I haven’t worked out the differences yet. I do have a featured posts thingy that I haven’t tried yet.

I still have three files to import – tomorrow.

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Other Stuff

The merge is underway

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This is the neighbour’s cat, from across the lane. It’s eyeing me so suspiciously because I usually hiss at it and send it off home – like this …

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We had a frost this morning. One the way back from walking with Vika, I spotted puss sunning itself on the fence while keeping an eye on my place. Inside, I grabbed the Nikon D3000 (200mm lens) and popped it on auto.

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It wouldn’t let me get closer. I guess my hello puss wasn’t very convincing!

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Thanks for looking.

Do have a good week.   🙂

 

cats

Sun-loving Moggy

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Nikon D3000 – a little blurry as I think the UV filter might have fogged with the change of temperature.

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listening to the ground for food

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having a scratch

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or two

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Thanks for looking!    🙂

Birds

Magpie

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I’ve decided to go wide today, sharing the variety of birds spotted in my yard (and over the fence) while lurking with the Nikon D3000.

The featured image (above) is a pair of House Sparrows. 

Next … I think this is a female Scarlet Robin. A new-to-this-blog bird.

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Fairly certain this is a female Scarlet Robin

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or perhaps ’tis juvenile Scarlet Robin

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White-plumed Honeyeater

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Willy Wagtail

Below, another new-to-this-blog bird …  there was a small flock of these Yellow-rumped Thornbills in my neighbour’s yard.

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Yellow-rumped Thornbill

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Wattlebird looks on from afar

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New Holland Honeyeater

 

The blue sky vanished and rain threatened. So I took my camera inside.  For a while this week, it looked like we might go camping but rain is expected to be consistent tomorrow. We will hold off, yet again!

Perhaps I will get some writing done. Perhaps not.

I have decided to merge all my blogs into one.   I pay for an upgraded site, so I may as well make the blog I love the most my primary site.  I’ve found it too hard to separate writing from the rest of my life. Anyway, I was never really rapt in the idea of  trying to present myself as a professional writer. I think those polished sites with professional headshots are for aspiring writers who want an agent and publisher. Not me.

Ad-free! This proposed blog merger came about after I checked it out when testing a laptop we bought on eBay. There was a couple of video ads on my blog post. I hated the fact that they were there. I usually just see an innocent ‘from time to time your readers will see an advertisement here‘.

I will export the best bits? of this blog over to christinejrandall.com I’ll stick the book stuff on a landing page, and have the home page showing the latest blog posts. Though the theme might change, I’m keeping this blog’s tagline and the owl photo header.

Okay – now I want to go and fiddle with themes …  So I will, ‘cos I can.

Do have yourself a great weekend!

🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Other Stuff

Random birds & Merging Blogs

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not down there…

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or in that tree …

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I wonder if that cameraperson knows..

 

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c’mon tell me… where’s my friend

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here I am, he says, popping out from under the roof

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sticky-beak!

(Nikon D3000, 200mm lens)

Thanks for looking.

🙂

 

 

Birds

House Sparrows

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Wikipedia says…

The willie (or willy) wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Eastern Indonesia. It is a common and familiar bird throughout much of its range, living in most habitats apart from thick forest. Measuring 19–21.5 cm (7 1⁄2–8 1⁄2 in) in length, the willie wagtail is contrastingly coloured with almost entirely black upperparts and white underparts; the male and female have similar plumage.

 

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This one is hard to get a shot at – it’s constantly on the move.  It makes a chattering noise when scolding. Another call is interpreted as ‘sweet pretty creature’. Its name comes from a constant sideways wagging of the tail, so it was a little odd seeing it sit quietly on the fence like this – and yes, my neighbour’s yard again!  (Nikon D3000, 200mm lens)

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Thanks for looking. 

🙂

Birds

Willy-wagtail

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