Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Year Ago And a LONG A** POST

I started blogging a year ago...wow, hard to believe it has been that long. That I have made 197 post since then. I struggle here trying to write (I know so not me) about my experience so far. I was first on the scene just being a reader for a few months. Hanging out at derfina's at life in the river. Reading her post and reading the comments and following the links. She really opened a whole new world for me. Who is this person derfina some of you may be asking ... we go all the way back to 10 grade. So, we have been through many travels together through the valleys and peeks of mountains...( just metaphors for life lessons)! So, a big shout of to derfina, for starting her blog which started me reading....and changed how I spend my alone time!

Here are some of the links of the early post and dar and derfina days :-)

My first "real post" 10-28-08 Mini Vacation
Meet my friend derfina Thelma & Louise
Bellingrath Gardens with the folks and derfina
On the road again christimas time

I have been blessed by meeting many wonderful bloggers from all over the world. Though we haven't met I just like to say you are all my friends I just haven't gotten around to meeting yet in person..perhaps one day. It would be impossible to list everybody. So, everybody consider your self listed. How about that for taking the chicken sh*t way out...LMAO a nod to a few though! Braja, Pearl, Helen, Becky, Suzy,Pastor Sharon,Otin
Again I cannot even begin to list everybody. But, each one of you are just as important. I really appreciate the time you each take to stop by and look at my pictures. Cause you know I am not much on the writing part. But I do appreciate your time and comments that are made. It means the world.
I thank you each from the bottom of my heart :-)

I had one of my best buddies from Florida come in town this weekend and I caught some excellent fire in the sky shots outside the mole hole as the sun was setting. Hope ya'll enjoy them. Thank YOU ALL!!!










xoxo
dar

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50 comments:

Maggie said...

One year? That is awesome! Hope you continue delighting us with your beautiful pictures. :)

Nap Warden said...

Congrats on one year!

Bella said...

hey girl, I for one am glad to have met you! and those pics are absolutely gorgeous! happy blogoversary!

Brian Miller said...

love that fire...congrats on the year, and to many more. smiles.

Sweet Cheeks said...

Those pictures are just beautiful Dar! I also think of my blogger friends as real friends.

Good job on your bloggyversary and many, many more!

=]
Sweet Cheeks

Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Darl.....Great going....and all the very best......and is that a jungle fire??? (though lovely pics:)

tattytiara said...

Beautiful sky. Coincidentally, I was just thinking of the dear friend who got me into blogging this morning. More coincidentallyer, she just moved away from Florida.

jojo said...

Glad you decided to blog. It's crazy isn't it? this whole new world that opens up when you start a blog, and follow a link, etc.
Always love your photos...quite beautiful! Congrats on the anniversary.

Joanna Jenkins said...

It's the big ONE! Congratulations on your first year in blogland! I'm happy to spend time on your blog and to get to know you better. Keep up the great job!
xo

♥ Braja said...

I remember you first popping up :) Always on Derfina's blog, but then suddenly on your own, it was wonderful....and since then, you've stepped out and established a sweet corner of blogland that has no equal....fun, kindness, sharing, and a lot of loving is what draws us all here, Darlene....love to you, my faraway friend :) xo

Phoenix said...

The pictures are beautiful... I love the concluding thought. Congratulations on completing one full year in blogland.. it is an amazing place, isn't it?

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Congratulations on completing your first year! May you have many more to come!

Gaston Studio said...

Wow, a whole year and so many posts. My first year is coming up in early December (I think!) and like you, I can't believe sometimes the many wonderful people I've "met" thru blogging. Congratulations Dar, on your one year blogaversary!

Your photos, as usual, are just fabulous!

JennyMac said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday...and your great accomplishments both blogwise and personally in that time. You are such a positive person..so glad we crossed blog paths.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congrats on hanging in there for a whole year. Some don't make it that long. We're in it for the duration now. tee hee
Love those pictures! Really spooky. Fits right in with the whole October spooky thing.
And a hint on writing....just write what you would say if someone were standing there with you. You know.....ramble. tee hee

Twisted Fencepost said...

OH YEAH.....thanks for the shout out!!!
You know you are one of my favorites too! Atleast I hope you do. Well....if you didn't.....you do now. hahahaha

IB said...

Congrats on the year dar. Love the pics and I think the writing is good too. It conveys who you are and that's what people respond to.

Also, you are a consistent visitor and commenter on my blog and have been for a while. I appreciate the kind support.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great photos! And congrats on your one year blogoversary!

Scrappy Doo said...

congrats on the year! Love the pictures

razorsandvines said...

I like you and I'm glad you write!

darsden said...

Maggie-yes a whole year hard to believe and thank you. I appreciate you reading and commenting.

Nap Warden-thank you kindly, appreciate you reading and commenting.

Bella-I feel the same way with you too. I appreciate you coming by and commenting :-)

Brian-thank you very much I appreciate it and all your kind comments you leave!

darsden said...

Sweet Cheeks-thank you very much to one of my newest friends. I appreciate you coming by and commenting. I really appreciate you signing up on the side bar over there too :-)


Greener Bangalore-thank you very much..lol looks like it, just my back yard. Thank you for all your kind words you leave for me :-)

tattytiara-thank you kindly and another new friend of mine I appreciate you commenting too. How about that both of us brought in from friends so we can meet! :-)

JoJo-yes, it is crazy and wonderful. I am either laughing so hard I am crying or I am crying so hard from the life stories I am reading. Thank you I appreciate you coming by and commenting to me all the time :-)

Joanna Jenkins-Thank you very much. It has been a fast year I must say. I appreciate you coming by and reading and commenting to me :-)

darsden said...

Braja-MY Queeen, MY very FIRST click over :-) and have been stalking..I mean loving you ever since. These are some of the kindest words I have ever heard. Thank you so much. I appreciate all you have guided me through over the last year. I thank you for all the wonderful comments and roasting we have done. I look forward to serving more debates and roastings with you. xoxo

darsden said...

Phoenix- thank you very much I appreciate the comment and the kind words. Kinda sums it up in the end doensn't it.

Elizabeth Mahlou-thank you very much welcome good to see you and I appreciate the comment and the kind words.

Gaston Studio-few by is all I can say. Stumbled across the fact it was my anniversary...like uhmm yesterday. LOL anyway Jane, I appreciate you and all your lovely comments and just love hanging out at your place for all the adventures.

JennyMac-awe what wonderful kind words I really appreciate that. Along with the comments and support you having given my lil blog world!

darsden said...

Twisted Fencepost-Becky my farm buddy! Yes, you are one of my favorites, you are one of the first blog peoples I saught out on my own. I fell in love with you blog name and the walks on the farms and have been hooked since. I appreciate your friendship and all the wonderful comments you have left over the year. YOU are the trigger to me seeking when I started blogging because I remember your Halloween stories from last year!! :-) Thankyou

darsden said...

IB-thank you kindly sir I appreciate that...(but you know I convent your comment just as much if not more!!) Thank you for coming by tonight especially!

darsden said...

Angie Ledbetter-nothing to say except I am honored and humbled to see you here. I really appreciate you stopping by to visit and comment my neighbor to the West :-)

darsden said...

Scrappy doo-thank you very much! Good to see you where you been :-) I appreciate you coming by and commenting.

razorandvines-thank you very much I appreciate you coming by too and commenting.

Heidi said...

Great job, happy one year anniversary! I always love your pictures.

rxBambi said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

klutzymama said...

Happy one year Blogiversary! And those are some rockin' pictures!

Reddirt Woman said...

Thank you for the shout out Dar but I must tell you that you have been a blessing for me in more ways than I can count. And you put up some pretty dang good photos... whether the beautiful sunsets like today or the hot biscuits and the other flowers. You have grown and put yourself out there in blogland so much in the past year.

Thank you for being YOU!

xoxox

otin said...

Now if I came down there and gave you a big hug, it would not just be for your flower pictures! :))

darsden said...

Heidi-thank you very much I appreciate it.

rxbambi-thank you kindly ma'am

klutzymama-thank you very much I appreciate.

Reddirt woman-awe shucks ma'am you are going to make me blush! Thank you kindly my friend for your very kind words.

Otin-anytime brother man :-) thank you I appreciate it and you!

Suzy said...

Thanks for the shout out. And btw, I'm convinced you live in a coffeetable book on Beautiful Skies.

Train Wreck said...

Well Congratulations! Thank you for being such a good friend. Beautiful Sunsets also!!((hugs)) to many more years of you here...

blognut said...

Happy blogiversary, DAR! I'm glad you stumbled into blogging!

XO

darsden said...

Suzy-My pleasure...hummmm great idea! Thank you very much, I appreciate you stopping by and visitng me all the time.

Train Wreck-Thank you very kindly ma'am I appreciate you coming by good to see you.

Blognut-thank you very much I appreciate it. Mee too I have found some many of you.. friends that is!

Mr. Charleston said...

Happy anniversary. Those flicks look like the gulf coast to me. Spent many a happy hour on the miracle strip.

darsden said...

Mr. Charleston-well thank you very much and welcome. YOU are correctomendo on the Gulf Coast part of Mississippi :-)

A Mom on Spin said...

Congrats to you!

So many of us starting blogging around the same time. . . but I didn't lurk. For some reason I jumped in feet-first!

darsden said...

A mom on spin- Thank you very much I appreciate it..yes, yes, I was a lurker okay... I omit it ..!! LMAO

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Happy anniversary! That's wonderful. I can't wait to see what you've got for year 2.
Great sky pics.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy one year blogoversary Dar ; -) I love your spot, your photos and your sweetness. Wishing another great year, always.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: Congrats, one year is a big step. I so glad you enjoy the sharing.

Pearl said...

Right back atcha, baby. You and I might've been some of our own first "followers"! :-)

Pearl

otin said...

Evening! Dar!! LOL

VE said...

Congrats on 1 yes. That's a commendable number of posts for a year, too. I'm slowly approaching 1,000

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Congrats on your one year. I have enjoyed reading your posts and from another Mississippi girl, I love the photos from my home state. Jeanne

Robynn's Ravings said...

WOW! Now THAT IS A SKY I would LOVE to see! Exquisite pics. Congrats on your one year anniversary. They say most, something like 80% wash out before a year. Congrats on being a smashing success!

And THANK YOU for your loving words to me during this really crazy week. :)