picture number > D001 100126 L046
date taken > January 26, 2010
location > Grand Ledge, Michigan
original dimensions > 2048 x 1536 pixels
original file size > 1.16 MB
1600 x 1200 file size > 576 KB
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If I do not have a photo on a particular upload date already set aside in my picture of the week folder, then I have my computer do a search for that month and day. Depending on the number of years it takes before images are found, it can become a nostalgic journey through times long gone. 

Entering my 29th year as a domestic missionary at the Teaching & Sharing Center of Grand Ledge, this image reminds me of the many changes since the year 2010. Taken in the one room lending library, on the right you can see shelves of VHS tapes. The shelves with books on them actually have empty spaces to make room for more. Not so today. All the shelves are filled with books. Those VHS tapes are now part of the special collections (for Center use only) library, and they are located in a bigger back room at the Center, where DVDs line the "available for checkout" shelves in the space designated as the audio/visual library. There is no longer room for plants, nor the globe, in the "print" library of books to borrow, plus magazines, and reference items, for Center use only. I have, however, resisted change suggestions to remove the small comfortable couch which has provided a nice spot to sit and read over almost all the years from 1994 to now. 

viewing notes >

If your screen resolution is 800x600 pixels (as I use), you should be able to get a better view by pressing the F11 key on your keyboard. Pressing the F11 key a second time returns your screen to normal. 



Occasionally, after uploading the new picture of the week, I must click on the refresh button in order to get the new image to appear on my screen. If you still see the image from last week after Thursday, try clicking your refresh button on your screen (it looks like the symbol at left), or F5 on your keyboard. 


This william's picture of the week page had been under consideration for a while when I finally decided to put it together. As I was working with my images, and one would strike my fancy, I often knew it could be a long time before the photo might make it into one of my website pages, if ever, and from those moments the idea for this page was born. One of my concerns, which delayed doing this page, was the need to update it regularly. Traveling out of town, or just getting busy with other demands, can become an issue which prevents me from having time for my website work. So, the term "of the week" is used loosely. I will endeavor to make it so, but at times, a picture could run for as many as three weeks. I have chosen Thursday as the usual day of the week photos will change because it is rarely a travel day for me. Your best bet would be to add this page to your favorites, so you can easily check. And please, share the link with your friends and family. For sheer lack of time, I do not place my photography anywhere else on the Internet. 

Each time a change is made, the new picture will be uploaded with the same "WOW" file name as the previous image. The net result is that the older one is replaced and gone (note: you will need to change the file names if you wish to save more than one). These two pages are the only spot in the entire wsharing site where I use image files that are this large (except the single 724 x 543 image on the last page). Normally I reduce dimensions and quality levels until pictures are around 50 KB or less, to allow pages to open quickly (including backgrounds where I often trade quality for dimensions). These larger photos will not be archived on this site (see the Scrapbook Photos index for pages with smaller versions of past images used). 

The pictures on this page will not always be my very best work. Like with everybody else, the mood of the moment will influence my choices, so explore the rest of the site. There is a lot here to see. You are free to use these photos for personal non-commercial purposes. Usually a size large enough for use as a desktop image, greeting card, or even basic prints, will be available. Get creative . . . use your imagination.  Enjoy! 

To copy the above photo just right click on the image and select the "save picture as" option. If the original was large enough, there is also a 1600 x 1200 pixel version accessible using the link below. If you have a need for the original size (if larger) you must email me and request it. If you display my work elsewhere please be sure to acknowledge it as "courtesy of www.wsharing.com."  click here for details 

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