Monday, May 16, 2011

Here’s how I did it!

I know it may be different for other computers and

not everyone uses Picassa but here’s how I did it!

Fullscreen capture 4292011 104904 AM

First I opened the web cam for Folkston HERE

and I opened Picassa.

Then when my hubby called to say he was close, I watched him go over the tracks and hit the button at the top of my computer that says, Print Screen.

When the icon popped up from Picassa, I clicked on it and went to the top of my page under file and clicked ‘save as’ and I saved it!

It was that simple! And lest you think I figured this out myself...hubby showed me how to save it before he left! heehee!

Here’s a couple of tutorials I found online just now!

Wiki How

Yesterday was the anniversary of when we met 17 years ago and he gave me this card! He bought it after he made the sign! How cool is THAT!


Have you looked at the eagles in Decorah lately?

The link to that webcam is....HERE !!!

I had a fabulous weekend! Can’t wait to share photos!

Here’s a sneak peek....


Happy Monday everyone! island


Jaime Haney said...

How cool, I have my 17th wedding anniversary this Saturday! Your husband seems like such a romantic. Great sneak peak picture, can't wait to see more... gorgeous!

Della said...

That's a pretty nifty trick Diane! I'm still amazed that you CAN use web cams in various places to do this in the first place. Modern technology is just incredible.

How amazing is it that he found a card like the sign he made?! Totally, totally amazing!

Happy 17th year meeting each other anniversary!

Vee said...

How interesting! That's pretty cool and your hubby is quite the romantic!

The Bear's Blog said...

WOW, how cool is that? And seventeen years ago today you met. Was this your first date? "Teddy bears minds have to know". Giggle

Heaps of Hugs

Jill D said...

How sweet of him...I love a bit of romance !!
Jill x

RURAL said...

You've got a keeper!

What a great idea. Now I just need to find a web cam around here.

Love your shots.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Lila Rostenberg said...

Amazing technology! Amazing sweet husband too!
You two make a great team!

Happy@Home said...

How interesting. It seems like there is nothing that technology can't do now.
The card and the sign ~ WOW ~ he's a keeper.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a sweetheart! Very clever too!

~ Tracy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

WOW 17x WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

thats really something,, how smart are you!!!!Thats a beautiful water photo,, the light and shadows are lovely

Anonymous said...


I always love coming here and seeing your photos!

have a great day! and thanks so much for stopping by!

ciao bella


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Congrates on 17 years! Hubby and I just had our 40th! Time moves quickly!


DaCraftyLady said...

what a beautiful place can't wait to see more.. :)

Wendyb said...

That is so tricky!!!!....what a clever hubby! must have a play!
I've heard about those eagles on the news here in Australia....sounds wonderful.
sugary hugs
XX Wendy :O)

Debbiedoos said...

Sweet! Our 16 year anniversary is in a couple of days. Enjoy!!~

xinex said...

That's pretty neat that you could do that. HAppy Anniversary! What a sweet hubby you have!...Christine

joyh82 said...

Whoa..neat way to capture the picture. I love the beautiful lake photo! Have a fun week ;)

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! What a sweet post. To 17 blissful years and more to come! Have a great week

Tina said...

How romantic to celebrate when you met! I can't remember the date for us.
I would have loved a web cam like that when our kids were younger. I could have kept a real close eye on them!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fun idea this is, Diane, and how cute your husband is to hold up that sighn for you! :)

I loved reading about your "other self" in your prior post. I also love to look for shells on the beach, and sea glass!

Unknown said...

Creative idea! LOL Thank you for sharing about the eagles! I cant stop watching them now, theyre so cute sleeping!


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

A few years ago while visiting in NYC, my son told me where an Earth Cam was (by the TGIF in Time Sq). When we got there, I called him. He got on the link, and saw us waving at him.
Gotta love modern technology. : )
Thanks for coming by today.

Unknown said...

Great photo, and I love the effects that you used. I have to have a peek at that tutorial. I always love learning something new. Lovely photographs.


Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Hello, I saw your post to Carmelina and just loved the name so I had to come by and check your blog out. How cool that he made that sign for you and found the card. Very sweet!!

Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Reena said...

This was way cool! What a romantic hubby!

I have been watching the Decorah eagles from the very beginning with the eggs. So addicting! They have gotten so big. (Of course, I have a special interest, being from Iowa and all. :-)

Lallee said...

What a great idea! And your romantic hubby did proud--heart melting.

Thank you for your kind comment on our loss of Baggins. It really helped!

Shellbelle said...

You're such a clever gal and I see your hubby is just as clever! That is so cute that he held up that sign and that he found a matching card afterwards.

Okay, you guys get the Blogland Cute Couple Award this month! Congrats on 17 years and I wish you many, many more.

Now what I personally found most interesting is that the little town of Folkston has a webcam, I never knew. I have lots of family in that area and I'm ready to call them up and tell them to get down to the tracks, so I can see them LIVE!


Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

wow, that's amazing! technology can be scary stuff, no where to hide! lol!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh, you two are so cute!!

Yes, I have been watching the Decorah Eagles. Isn't it amazing?