Feeling a little under the weather today I had not intended to write a post tonight but it was an email from an RV friend a few weeks ago that had me write this return to him tonight…. ‘Thanks for all your kind words regarding my blog. It's folks like you who give folks like me the inspiration & confidence to write & take photos every day. It is me who in the end have the readers to thank for giving me a purpose & a reason for getting up in the morning. Something to look forward to & something to creatively occupy my time. It's a big help for a restless personality like mine’.
So it’s just a short post tonight once again thanking readers for all their support & encouraging words over the years. If it wasn’t for you folks I sure would have missed a lot of enjoyable writing hours & photography moments over these past 9 years.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I was lying in my hospital bed on the third day after an accident when my eight-year-old granddaughter arrived with her mom.
She looked in awe at the wrist-to-shoulder cast on left arm, then asked to see the rest of the damage. I showed her my broken right ankle, which wasn't in a cast yet; my left leg, bruised knee to thigh; and, pushing back my bangs a raw bump the size of an egg above my eyebrow.
Her blue eyes wide, she asked earnestly, "Grandma, can I take you to school tomorrow for show and tell?"
I don't often say much but really look forward to your posts every evening. Thanks much for often brightening my day.ReplyDelete
I know just what you are talking about - I grew up on a farm and had a lot of pen friends. I used to wait on the mail man anxiously awaiting letters. Now retirement has forced itself upon me after 37 yrs working and socializing, surrounded by kids and adults. I have gone back to a hobby I enjoyed as a kid - electronic pen pals (bloggers in today's language) and anxiously await postings to read & enjoy..amazing I reckon cheers for now..ReplyDelete
How did you take that first photo? It is fabulous!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos tonight (as always!). Love the light play in that first one. I look forward to your post every day even though I may not always comment.ReplyDelete
Hope you are feeling better soon.
I agree that first photo is an amazing shot.
I look forward to your post each evening. Because of your amazing photos I plan on seeing Arizona. Hope you are feeling better tomorrow. Hugs to your beautiful dog Pheebs.ReplyDelete
Know exactly what you mean, the comments reinforce the drive and validate. But your posts are Always Great and filled with Great pictures. The pictures set the standard, but I can only do so much with my cheaper lil' SX40.ReplyDelete
Keep it up, I learn a lot every time. Thanks AL
I think a lot of us write because of our readers' encouragement. I've tried to slow down or stop altogether, but I keep going because of the readers positive comments.ReplyDelete
Al, I just have to come back in the blogging world, but just one step at a time. Your pictures this evening show what I posted about this evening -- the "Billings Moon!"ReplyDelete
There are joys and sunshine that arrive in this life which cause us to be grateful that we are included in the sharing...... Sometimes I think about all the joy and sunshine you share, AL, with your thoughts, words and photos..... It really is amazing to think some folks including myself may get to spend time in the Southwest USA, on the road roaming around in your A rig, Jeeping with you and Pheebs on the back roads of Bayfield, sharing Kelly's Peace flags and on and on ....... It is a form of SHARING that may have more value and social caring than we could imagine.... Throw in your breathtaking PHOTOS and it is a WIN WIN all the way around..... This really goes for all the bloggers who spend time and effort sharing .....
One last note, you know AL, you remind me of an actor who explains how shy and introverted he is until he gets on the stage and becomes a flowering, talented extrovert ..... That's you as a blogger .... It all takes center stage when you SHARE and we WIN !!!
Nice moon pictures Al. PS. I love short Blogs...ReplyDelete
My husband and I have really enjoyed your posts and pictures. Because of them, we are heading to Arizona this winter to see some of the beautiful sights you have written about! Thank you :)ReplyDelete
We enjoy our pics and ramblings. I know how you feel about comments from followers, always nice to hear from people out there. Keep up the good work.ReplyDelete
I really needed to read this today. I read another popular blog and a reader got slammed for asking about their medical condition. That left a real sour spot for their blog. We readers develop.a friendship through your words and feelings. We hurt when you hurt and we are happy and upbeat when you are. I feel like I know you and Kelly better than some of my friends. You invest your time in writing and we invest our time in reading and caring. It's a win win for me. Thank you for all your hard work.ReplyDelete
It's funny you should post photos of that moon..I took a couple this AM as it set in the West..beautiful...Al, you and Kelly were the first people who actually commented on my attempt at a blog...I won't ever forget your kind words of encouragement...and a suggestion of Hickiwan..ReplyDelete
Me too Al. Had a bug all day. LOVE your gorgeous first picture and for me, my blog is all about the comments. The more the merrier, the fewer the sadder.ReplyDelete
Enjoy reading about places we have traveled. As always great pictures today.ReplyDelete
Our moon was pretty last night, but yours definitely wins the "most bestest of ever" - especially with the cloud play. So glad you're where you can see that amazing sky - and that you choose to share it with us who aren't :-)ReplyDelete
I check your blog everyday as part of my morning routine. I thank you for the creative and inspiring posts. And, I'm glad to have been of service to you by reading them! ;-)ReplyDelete
Your moon pictures show a much prettier moonReplyDelete
than we have been seeing here in central Calif.
The sky is just at its best in Arizona !!!
Thanks for blogging and sharing with us. I usually dont comment .....just take youf blog for granted guess i need to express to you how important it is to me to know how your day has been and what adve tures you two have had. Know that many of us enjoy sharing some time with youReplyDelete