how do you post a pic here w/out using a link, so it will be here forever??
To post in a message, you generally need to put the picture on a picture hosting website and then use the HTML image code to have it appear. It wouldn't be there "forever" if that site goes down for some reason or you remove the picture from the site.
Alternately, GW lets you upload pictures to their server via the Hibiscus Gallery.
There are good instructions for posting pictures here.