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Showing posts with label BLOGAVERSARY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BLOGAVERSARY. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Day Lilies Galore in our Yard, 2016---and a Blog-Aversary!

Hello Blog and Facebook Friends/Family!   I am posting TODAY for a specific reason.  I want to show you all of our many, many Day Lilies which are blooming now ---BUT I also want to tell you that  TEN YEARS AGO TODAY (June 15, 2006),  I started Blogging for the first time.  I began on a site called LightBlog (which is now gone).  In 2009,  I switched to Blogger...  The rest is history. 

Friends come and go --but I have met so many fantastic lifetime friends through both Blogging and Facebook.  SO-----what do you want to do today--to help me celebrate my BLOG-ANNIVERSARY????  Shall we go out to dinner? NAH---let's have some coffee and just sit and enjoy all of the flowers in the yard! Okay????? 

Our Day Lilies this year are really putting on a show!!!   I could share post after post after post showing you our pictures, since we have so many varieties and colors.  I think I have taken several pictures of about 47 different varieties SO FAR --with more to bloom....  Wish you were here to see our Day Lilies!!!!!!

Today --I will share pictures I took on 6/14  of just a few of our many Day Lilies... Hope you enjoy seeing them---and hopefully,  in this group,  you will find one of your favorite colors,  since we have so many different colors and varieties.  You can click on the pictures to see them larger!!!  Sit back and enjoy! 


WINEBERRY CANDY DAY LILIES



BAHAMA BUTTERSCOTCH DAY LILY



BRIGHT SUNSET and CAROLYN CRISWELL (yellow)  DAY LILIES  (taken in the BRIGHT SUNSHINE)



PANDORA'S BOX DAY LILIES



Another picture showing the DAY LILY BEDS



INDIAN GIVER DAY LILY



BUTTERED POPCORN DAY LILIES



CUSTARD CANDY DAY LILIES



WARRIOR PRINCE DAY LILIES



CAMERON QUARTZ  DAY LILY



DAD ADAMS' DAY LILIES  (our FIRST Day Lilies, planted years ago from George's sweet Daddy)



PAPER BUTTERFLY DAY LILIES



FRANKLY SCARLET DAY LILY



PLUM PERFECT DAY LILIES



CONDILLA DAY LILY  (this one is a 'double')



One of our DAY LILY BEDS
Well---I hope you enjoyed all of these pictures... As I said above,  all of my pictures were taken yesterday,  6/14/16.   These blooms are constantly changing... We are now going outside with our cameras TWICE a day instead of once.  Amazing the constant changes!!!!!!  Wish you were here....

Do you have a favorite (or favorites) from today's group?   I love them all--but Buttered Popcorn always calls my name since I love YELLOW,  and this one always stands up above the rest!!!!  I also love Condilla,  the double yellow one...  You?????

Enjoy some coffee --or a cold one---for ME today on my Blog-Aversary..... Blogging has always been one of my favorite things to participate in!!!!!  Thanks to all of YOU for sticking with me through these many years!!!!!  Check out George's great post today showing pictures from our early morning walks.  Click HERE.

Hugs,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Me? A Blogger?? HA


Betsy
06/16/2006

Well----at age 63, I guess I'm too old for this kind of endeavor!!! BUT--since I absolutely love to write, I'll give it a shot!!!! My friends know that I can write an email and go on and on and on about 'little' insignificant things!!! But since that's my life----I love telling people what I'm doing and what I've done (even if they don't give a flip!!!! ha)...

Anyhow---I'm going to try this 'blogging stuff' and see what happens!!!

(A whopping TWO comments)

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Today is my 4th BLOGAVERSARY. I started blogging on June 16, 2006 ---with that exact blog above including that picture and that title...

I blogged almost every single day from June 16, 2006 ---December 30, 2008 on a blog site called "Lightblog". I chose that one because a friend was blogging there. I loved blogging ---and my family and friends told me that 'they' were reading my blogs. I was never sure though (still not) since very few of them would leave comments on my blog. Thanks to my great friend Judy for commenting every single day on my blogs back then.

After two years on Lightblog , I began to get frustrated and began to think that IF I really wanted to find new blog friends from all around the world, who enjoyed the same things I enjoy, I would need to change to one of the popular blog sites. I finally joined Blogger in October of 2008, but kept using Lightblog until I changed to Blogspot on December 31, 2008.

During that couple of months toward the end of 2008, I began visiting other blogs beginning to find new friends across Blogland. People struggled trying to leave comments on Lightblog --but they tried... Any of you remember that? Then, on December 31, 2008---I wrote my first blog on Blogspot --and quit Lightblog. That first post on December 31 had 24 comments: 16 were blog friends and the rest were me, thanking them for commenting. Out of those 16 people, there are 10 of them whom I still hear from .. Isn't that neat?? I feel as if I have friends for LIFE.

I'm sorry to say that Lightblog is now GONE---just disappeared, but I do have hard copies of all of the blogs I wrote back then. I think I wrote about 850 posts while on Lightblog. I used to write a post everyday --even when I was on vacation. I don't do that anymore --but I still try to write a post during most every weekday, except during holidays. Blogger says that I have published 438 different posts since starting Blogspot. SO---I guess (during the past four years), I have written about 1288 different posts. AND--even after all of these posts, I still haven't run out of something to say. Did I say that I like to WRITE????? ha ha

My thoughts about Blogging:
-Giving and receiving COMMENTS; That's the most important part to me. I find that the people I hear from most every single day are the ones who have truly become great friends. And I enjoy emailing with many of them also.
-Having alot of Followers is NOT that important since people who read but don't comment are not my real blog friends. There are TONS of my followers whom I don't know at all. That's sad I think.
-Finding people with 'like' interests is special (Family, Marriage, Hiking, Waterfalls, Being Outdoors, Flowers/Gardening, Birding, Genealogy, Photography, etc.). It's fun to know that there are people out there who love the same crazy things that I do!!!!!
-I am drawn to blogs where the person has something to say and show. I love stories about life, and I love photographs --when I know what the photograph is all about. I struggle with blogs where someone posts a thought or a picture which makes NO sense to me.... I guess I NEED the explanation!!!! ha

SO---what do you like best about Blogging????? People who don't blog don't realize what they are missing... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it...

Have a wonderful day on my Blogaversary!!!! I have a doctor's appointment today about my KNEE.... Wish me luck!!!!

Hugs,

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I Have a NEW Blog


Hi Friends, I bit the bullet and have started a new blog on Blogger. I'm still learning -but have got a good start. I don't want it to be too complicated or too busy. I also like a bigger print (for people like me who can't read that small print very easily). I also like brighter colors--since the blacks are also hard for me to read.


I may call on you if I have questions.. And please make any suggestions that may help me. So many of you have such beautiful blogs!!!! I will keep my other blog simply because there are lots of posts on there I want to keep (especially my family and family history info). I may someday even keep that blog for something specific such as Family History. The old Joyful Reflections site is: HERE.


This new Joyful Reflections site (for you to switch my info on your blog to) is: HERE.


Hope you all have had a beautiful New Year's Day!!!
Hugs to all,
Betsy