Thank you to everyone who tried to help me with my photo issues. It turned out to be a blogger issue, not the way or size of the photo I was saving and uploading. I posted the problem in the blogger forum and within 10 minutes someone very kindly answered and told me what to do to fix the problem. I hope blogger fixes it on their end so I don't have to go through this extra step, but basically the poster told me to switch from HTML to Compose while I upload the photo and switch back afterwards to type the post.
So now, I can show you the next custom order, just finished, in a normal sized photo:
Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends. Our local fireworks are on Saturday which we can see right from our house. We usually watch the Macy's fireworks on TV on the 4th. Are you going to you local fireworks display?