Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Taking a Rain Day

It is raining again today and I don't plan to go out.  Rather than digging up an old photo just for the sake of posting something, I am taking a break.  It has been a year since I started this blog and so far have posted 760 photographs.  Sometimes I get carried away and post too many, as for King Tut.  I know I post too many photos of flowers, and birds, but I sort of share what is before me and I spend a lot of time looking at flowers and bird feeders.  What can I say, its my blog and I share what I have.

I do a daily blog for three main reasons.  First, because it is a way of communicating with family and friends, although I don't know that our kids actually check it very often.  Second, because Susan likes it (sufficient reason in itself).  And third, because I enjoy it.  Perhaps it gives vent to my creative urges.

The bonus is that I have made new friends in interesting places who read and comment here and whose blogs I have come to anticipate and enjoy very much.  To be honest, I expect that most people who maintain blogs live for the comments.  It gives us the assurance that what we have to say is maybe important, and at least is of some interest to others.

So, I wish you health and happiness, and thank you for reading.  Smokey sends his love. 


Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to your blog, we all have differents raisons to writte on our blog, Me, I have a blog first for you, to give a part of my life to my friend from Tulsa and now my children write to your grand children: It's a small world, as little dolls singing in Disneyworld !
Because of you, I travei to Dallas last days and I saw the Tut exhibition thanks a lot !
May we write again a long time to show our simply life to each other ! And sometime, i give a special thank to google for translation !!
Lot of kisses to you , Susan and .... Smokey of course !

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bon anniversaire à votre blog, Bill...
Champagne !
Mais savez-vous que le mien aura 1 an mercredi prochain ? Ils sont presque jumeaux, les petits !

Rassurez-vous, j'apprécie toutes vos photos et j'admire celles des oiseaux qui sont merveilleuses.

Certes ce n'est pas facile d'écrire quasiment tous les jours et il faut trouver un fil conducteur et de quoi entretenir la flamme du lecteur. Sans compter les soucis annexes que chacun d'entre nous doit subir : santé, voyages, etc.
Restez bien présents avec nous, Bill, Susan et Smokey... vous êtes ma famille américaine !

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I would not have guessed that some of my best internet friends would be in France. Thank you Elleona, thank you Micki, thank you Google!

Sharon said... [Reply to comment]

Well said young Sir and it's very impressive that you blog daily. For me Posts have to show themselves in a natural & organic way and then I play Dog and decide if they're worthy (or not)! Often I can't leave well alone and fiddle with them (sometimes) for days.

For what it's worth I love the flower & bird feeder picis and what the hell, King Tut deserves more than a cursory mention!

BTW nice job on your stitchings!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I agree, comments give us the idea that we are indeed sharing something meaningful and interesting.

I'm following your blog. :)

Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Your kids do read your blog. But not always every day. *kiss*