turning over a new leaf…

typing on my new iPad that Mr Magpie surprised me with waiting to see how it works posting on my blog…img_0211so here goes…img_0238

WOW it works like a charm and it fits in nicely with my word for 2017 (SIMPLIFY is a word I have chosen as my  word of the year in the past…turns out it still needs work)…img_0236

these days I take so many photos with my iPhone it should be easier to attach those photos in my blog posts directly instead of having to send them to myself and work with them from the main computer… magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-january-sunlight

a more streamlined process that I am really excited about with some tricks still left to learn…1magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-candlelight-cuppa

I am joining everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesdaymagpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-time

wishing you a happy day (footnote: in the end I did have to fine tune a bit from my real computer but the iPad will definitely open new doors and I can stand instead of sitting all the time too!)

33 responses to “turning over a new leaf…

  1. Wonderful word – wonderful post liebe Patty!
    Happy T-Day to you!
    oxo Susi

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  2. Have fun with your new iPad, that’s a great gift! And well done on getting our stuff onto the computer, gut gemacht! Have a happy T Day, dear Patty, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Hello Patty
    a beautiful Post.
    Much fun with the I-pad.
    Greetings from Austria
    Sadie

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  4. What a cosy post… Your iPad will “simplify” your days :)… That’s an awesome start, Patty! oxo

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  5. Just love your photos Patty like always you take some great photos! So nice of hubby to surprise you!! Surprise gifts are spectacular! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  6. yes, aren´t ipads cooooool. i know what you mean about .,,,…now I can stand instead of sit…………true,true. Now your next purchase should be one of those desks that you can push up and down accordingly depending if you want to work standing or sitting. does wonders for the circulation and back:) just ask me:) I really like your choice of word too……I wish I could heed it more often. Looks like you are off to a good start. Happy New Year!

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  7. hi patty…me again….I just cruised your flickr fotos….what beauties from when you wer out west. Love the foto of the red cardinal on the sidebar.
    tooooo bad we don´t have cardinals in germany. could i paint that red cardinal. i would not sell it or anything…..but just to use the foto as a reference cause he is such a beauty. only with your permission of course.

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  8. What a fantastic gift. My friend Sally has an iPad (has 2 in fact for over two years) and doesn’t even know how to copy and paste on it. So, you are quite a quick learner.

    I like your word of the year. I almost reused a word, too, but I decided to chose a new one. Love how you shared it.

    Your beautiful vignettes are always fun and your mosaics of your photos are always out of this world. I spied that Eiffel Tower on the table, too. What a beautiful table setting and great cups of tea. Thanks for sharing these incredible photos taken on your new iPad with us for T this Tuesday.

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  9. Great word and photos, love the scrabble tiles with the flowers. WordPress has an app for your phone fyi and I now write my blog posts on my phone and grab my photos and go. Use my editing apps on the phone first then poof, done. Not sure if there is an app for the ipad for this, but for sure the phone. xox

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  10. Congratulations dear Patty, it will be a thrill for you, now, when not having to download all the photos to your main computer,- I have no ipad , but I`m sure you will love working with it. Beautiful photos again dearest, and a wonderful word for 2017, -I`m not sure I would succes in simplifying my stash more than already did, LOL.
    Xoxoxo

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  11. Beautiful photos and I”m glad the transition from one method to another is working so well! Don’t you love it when that happens?!

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  12. what lovely vignettes Patty. You seem to be having no trouble with your ipad. I imagine it helps to have been using an iphone too (neither of which I have). Love your word. I think it coordinates well with my chosen word this year-and I am working on it:) Happy T day!

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  13. Hi Cynnie ~ My poor Flickr is a bit neglected. Hoping I can do that easier too now with the iPad. Thank you for asking about using the cardinal image. Yes please be my guest and work your magic. Enjoy * Enjoy!

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog *“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver*

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  14. I’ve been wondering about getting an iPad, you make it look easy.
    Your word, for the year, is one that has been bouncing around in my head for a couple of weeks. I might just have to stop and apply it!
    Love all the photos
    Happy T-day

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  15. So I take it you had some success! :)Love seeing your other holiday photos. My daughter mentioned using Google photos, which takes them right from your phone or computer. I haven’t tried it but thought I would mention it. Hope its a wonderful T day, and lucky you, new iPad. Hugs-erika

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  16. Looks like you are on top of it Patty. As always, lovely photos.

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  17. Mr. Magpie is so thoughtful, what a fantastic present to help you “simplify”! Your post is wonderful, I love the settings you have created – the blues and whites with the swans and tree on your window sill reflected in that lovely white marble are gorgeous and it looks like ice. You must be so pleased with your new kitchen :-). Then there is the red and gold which works beautifully too, with the Eiffel Tower, swan and cute guy on the sleigh and the twinkly tree in the background. I like your card too, the snowlady and snowman (with the scarves on) remind me of you and your mister :-). Your tea looks perfect in that pretty mug, wishing you a Happy T Day dear Patty! J 🙂

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  18. What a lovely gift from Mr M and you seem comfortable using it. I really like your chosen word and I enjoyed reading the post. the collections of photos looked beautiful, the reflections on your bench look gorgeous. It must be good to sit there looking at the view from your window.
    Happy T day Patty.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Hello Patty, what a nice new photo page, and all made with your IPad, great!
    Jim is really a poppet because he gave you this IPad, so you are able to work
    on your Blog wherever you are.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine 😘

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  20. Glad you’re enjoying your new toy! Such a thoughtful gift from a man who obviously ‘gets’ you!

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  21. Such a thoughtful gift from Mr. Magpie! I keep thinking if this old workhorse of a computer ever dies I will get a tablet of some sort…would love an I-pad I think. I am so glad you are back posting again. I’ve missed your beautiful images, creations and thoughts.

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  22. have fun with your new bit of technology! Lovely photos as always…what cute snowmen! Stay warm and enjoy your beverage of the day! ♥

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  23. simplify really is a good word to choose… i love your wintery decorations, the swans are always a signature for being on your blog:)
    i´m sure you will be used to your ipad in no time!
    greetings from johanna

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  24. I might have said this before dear Patty, if not, here is what I think… I do believe you should have your own magazine for blogging- your art,photos, quotes, travels,well everything, you share, is where I come to relax. Just sitting here with my morning coffee , reading and looking at your photos, brings me joy to start my day! Love to you! Jackie xo

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  25. OH! A new toy to play with 🙂 Lucky you!!! You’ll have it mastered in no time flat and just posting away. I like the potability of a notebook or IPad too but sometimes I just need to set at the big guy and do some of the work too. Happy Belated T Day!!!!!

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  26. I have done a few posts from my iPad but I usually have them started on the computer and photos uploaded then can finish from the iPad. I use Photoshop for most all my editing and definitely my water mark so I don’t think I’ll be able to completely convert. 🙂
    I love simplify as your word. I used that one a few years back. It’s a good word!!!
    Happy T day!

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  27. Great word. Google now backs up all your photos though I still use icloud to back up my photos to my icloud photos file on the computer. Sometimes I have to log in and out of icloud to get the photos to port over. Still less time consuming than emailing photos. Enjoyed your swan decorations espeically the reflection of them on the shiny surface.

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  28. Simplify is such a good word – I have had a throw out of some rubbish today – decided that storing stuff ‘just in case’ for over 3 years was too much…and there’s still more under my desk!!! I love your blue Christmas photo! Lucky you to have an i-pad, I shall be looking how you get on! I will be e-mailing you soon dear Patty – I haven’t lost your e-mail address LOL!!!!
    Big hugs to you both, Chrisx

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  29. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    What lovely compositions your photos have. I love the swan one. Sounds like the iPad fits right in with your word of the year, “simplify.” Happy T Day, Patty!

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  30. So I assume you got an iPad and have already figured out how to use it! I’m impressed! Well done you. Enjoy! Our daughter in England has one and loves it. I have an android tablet which I don’t know how to use very well. I play games on it and use Skype.
    Fortunately my phone connects directly (with a usb lead) to my desktop, so I can transfer photos from phone to computer easily.
    Your photos are beautiful and so atmospheric. Thank you for sharing.
    I love your word for 2017. Simplify. It sounds easy but is so difficult to do…
    Sorry I’m so late in commenting, I’ve been away from my desk.
    Belated happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  31. I love your wonderful photos! They always look like in paradies! This is a good word for 2017 – I think I choose it also 🙂
    iPad – I admire you to be able to work with it! I am sure, there is much to learn?
    Happy T Day!
    Rike xx

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  32. Well, I’m excited about this!!!!

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