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Antwerp, Belgium
Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


Heaven is in Belgium

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cloning a blog ...

Well, yes ... cloning.
Sort of.
You see, Terri asked me in a comment why I did not use bigger pictures in my posts.
I told her that I would like nothing better than that, BUT I had no idea how to do proceed to get them bigger. I may be a blogger, and I may be a photographer, but a geek I'm not. ( yet)
Anyway, one thing led to another, and she has spent hours emailing me and helping me out.
It turns out that I CAN upload bigger pictures by changing some of the HTML codes in my template. However, changing stuff in the template would cause the loss of all my comments again. It has happened in the past, and I know I hate to loose them. Your words and comments are very precious to me, and I don't want to jeopardize them again.
Basically, there is only one solution, and that's to start with a clean slate on this blog.
The only thing changing will be the size of the pictures, and a minor change in the name of the blog. The rest of the widgets, Twitter, archives, all of the stuff that used to be in my side bar ... you'll find all of that at the bottom of this blog.
Just think of it as a twin sister, okay?

From now on the new name will be Heavenisinbelgium.
That's not so bad eh?
I mean, .... some of you seem to think it is?

So please please, if you were a follower of heaveninbelgium, would you sign in to follow this one instead? Or adjust the link in your reader? It would mean so much to me. I sure hope I will not loose any of my precious readers by moving here?

On with the business of the day.
Macro Monday!

Tink suggested I should enter this post in Mellow Yellow Monday, so here we go ...


I think I like this.
How about you?

Find more Macro Monday posts at Lisa's chaos.
Click on the butterfly banner to find more Mellow Yellow Monday posts.


Terri said...

That's what I'm talking about!! Now we can really see those gorgeous photos. Love it!

Tink *~*~* said...

You could enter this post in Mellow Yellow Monday, too! Go here - http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com

Tink *~*~*

NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
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Jientje said...

@ Terri: Thank you so much, you were a great help. I could not have done it without you!

@ Tink: Thanks for following me, and for the advice. I joined MYM, a new blog, a new meme!

Willow said...

Yes, I like it, and yes, here I am.

You are doing great with the macro setting!

Charlene Amsden said...

Ya-hoo! This new blog is dazzling. I love the photos! You rock, Jientje!

Anonymous said...

I am not real thrilled that your blog insisted on logging me in with the incorrect prfile, though, so I came back to fix it.

Jientje said...

@ Quilly: Welcome my friend! Glad you like it!

Nessa said...

Found you and wow.

Anonymous said...

Well it was pretty easy to follow you and Jientje your English is great!!! You are a character and I'm glad that I found your blog in the first place. Anyhoo...love the next look. Your pictures are great no matter what size. You are all bookmarked and everything in my reader. :) Great job

Melli said...

Gene-Chu... (boy was I waaaaaaaay off!) I would follow you to the ends of the earth and back again! But do you have ANY idea how hard it is going to be for me to stop ThINKing your name is Jhon-tay? Gene chu... genechu ... genechu...

Love the daffodils!

Jennifer Chronicles (jenx67.com) said...

Beautiful. a few years ago i followed a blog on the open diary from someone from belgium.

Jientje said...

@ Nessa: Thanks. I'm rather proud of it!
@ Thom: I'm also glad you're one of my daily readers.
@ Jenx67: feel free to drop by as much as you want!

Carletta said...

When I first got here I thought I was in the wrong place! :)
This looks good!
I like the large pics too and that was why I started a photoblog last month. I think you will be very satisfied!
I posted a daffodil on my photoblog today and something else for Mellow Yellow.
These are wonderful!

MaR said...

I was pronouncing your name the German style, I guess...now I know better!!
Congratulations on your new site and on your gorgeous shots!!!

Robin said...

Ooh, those are gorgeous all blown up!

How did you get them so big, just by having a one column blog?

Jientje said...

@Mar: Now you know!
@ Robin: Terri ( Teelgee) helped me with this. I had to change some HTML code in the template of this two column blog to get the sidebar in the footer. All I need to do now is adjust the width and the height of each picture I upload by changing the HTML. I did not know how to do that yesterday either!

Korie said...

Hey, you stuck with me when I moved so of course I'll stick with you!

Anonymous said...

I like the pic at the bottom. Very nicely selected depth of field. And composion. Have a great week and happy MYM!

Jama said...

The flowers are so beautiful ! I wanted to post a bigger picture in my blog too, but not sure of how to change the HTML, I tried one and did not successful, maybe I'll try them again.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Hallo, Bonjour Jientje!

This is my first visit on your blog and I’m glad I’ve discovered it! :-) I’ve been to Belgium once (Anvers + Bruges) and I agree that your country is one of the heavens on Earth! :-) Thank you for sharing with us these superb macro shots of that beautiful yellow flower!

Have a great day,

Ciao ciao!

Anonymous said...

these are great!! and i am so happy to finally know how to pronounce your name!! congrats on the new blog.

United Studies said...

Oh WOW! The larger image format makes a huge difference! I will update my bloglist now...

Jientje said...

@ Korie: Thanks. I had already forgotten you had moved to another blog!
@prkl: Thanks for the compliment!
@ Jama: I could not have done it all by myself either.
@Muge: You're always welcome!
@Margie: It looks like my about me is on the right spot huh? Everybody seems to read it now,it has been in my side bar on the other blog for weeks, and not a single soul noticed it!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's wonderful to see the daffodils in bloom. I am anxiously waiting for them in my gardens but I don't even see the leaves yet. ;-)

My Macro Monday post is at
More of Me - EG

Unknown said...

The daffodils are beautiful! And I bet they smell great! Love the bigger photos!!

Momisodes said...

Congratulations on the move!!! Of course I will follow you. Anywhere you go Jientje! I am hopelessly devoted.

I love the new place and of course all of your gorgeous shots...now larger!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Daffy,
perfect for MYM and MM, great addition to both!

Anonymous said...

I'd follow you anywhere! Love the daffodils!

Terri said...

Good morning Jientje. I had a message on my blog from BLOGitse saying she couldn't leave a comment on your blog. I think the problem is on her end, but here's the url she gave me for you to have a look: http://blogitse.blogspot.com/

It's looking good here!

Unknown said...

Looks awesome :)
And yes, I'll follow you :)

Vicky said...

Oh just beautiful!! Such a breath of fresh air. Love the yellow and daffodils are a favorite of mine :) Happy Monday

Dragonstar said...

WOW! Superb at this size - I love it!

Hey, this is your blog. Your world where you do things your way. You must be happy with it, and then your visitors will be as well. Friends who can't be bothered to follow you are probably not the friends you thought they were.

Jientje said...

@ Jacki: Amazing huh? I like it too!
@ EG Tour guide:Those are the small ones, but I did see big ones in full bloom this afternoon too!
@ Lisa: The macro's will be much more fun!
@ Sandy: As I am devoted to you!
@ Amanda: thanks!
@ Evelyn Jackson:So good to see you here!
@ Terri: Well, after all, this blog is a little bit YOUR baby too huh?
@ Nicole: Join the club!! So nice to have you!
@ Vicky:Have a great Monday yourself, and ... welcome!
@ Dragonstar: I suppose you're right! But it's always good to see you!

VioletSky said...

Well, I will keep up with this twin as I did the other (even if I didn't often comment). Love the big photos, will have to try again to achieve that on mine.

Dianne said...

your photos are amazing and now that they're bigger they are twice as amazing ;)

Country Girl said...

I've never been here before and am glad I have arrived. Today is my first day participating in Macro Monday and that's where I found you. I love your photos this large!

Dr.John said...

I like your blog and don't really care what size the pictures are. But this is nice.

Christine said...

I love the large photos and they loaded up faster than the smaller ones! Of coarse I will follow you here. LOL

Tatersmama said...

Oh my Goodness! These photos are simply breathtaking in the larger size! I could get lost, just staring into the trumpet on the daffodil!

Oh... and I would follow you anywhere ! I know a good thing when I see it. ;-)

Lin said...

Yes, it is that time of year. Mine are on their way out of the ground right now! Great shots!

Becky said...

I too will keep on following you. I prefer the other size photos, these seem to big for my screen. No matter the size, they are always gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Stunning, my love. Absolutely stunning.

Jientje said...

@ Violet: I love it when you do leave a comment!
@ Dianne: Twice as nice huh? Thank you!
@ Country girl: Nice meeting you!
@ Dr John: Thanks!
@ Christine: after all, you were one of the first to find me way back when! We go back a long way now! Thanks for your friendship!
@ Tatersmama: That's such a sweet compliment, thanks!
@ Lin: I love this time of the year!
@ SassyDog: I'm still looking for the "right" size though.
@ Lceel: So glad you like it!

Susanne said...

How cool is this! I had no idea you could do this. Love that your pics are nice and big now!

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