Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pearls on a string

You know those blogs that you like to visit, the ones that make you feel better just for having stopped by?

When I began these chronicles, that’s all I ever wanted to be. I wanted this blog to be a respite. I had little desire to become famous, or to make money and began the blog simply to share my photography. And maybe some stories.

According to the mail I get, and from your wonderful comments, I guess you could say that I’ve accomplished my goal. I’m so glad of that and love to hear that you enjoy stopping by.

Thank God I’m not famous, but I can’t say the same for a certain dog that lives with us.

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I started a Facebook page for George as a lark, after a friend talked me into it. And suddenly the dog has 80 friends. Go figure. I don’t visit the FB page as much as some of you do, so if you don’t hear from the dog it’s because I limit his computer time.

It was a quiet day here at the manor house where we live. We were planning on going somewhere, maybe a photo hunt, but decided to stick close to home and do some chores instead. And by that I mean that my husband did some chores and I took a long walk.

It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the temperature was 45 degrees;  no mittens or hat required.

And then I came inside and started working on another You Tube video, which is below.

I hope you enjoy it. Being close to nature just makes me feel better. And even though I can’t respond to each of you personally when you comment, I’m so glad you stopped by. It just validates what I’ve tried to do with this blog. And I thank you for that.

Until tomorrow my friends,

 

46 comments:

beth said...

that was a great video...I loved it !! and lucky you to have walked without all the extra gear....I'm hoping for a no mitten day tomorrow :)

so are you a mac user ? I was just curious as to how you "video".....I did my original video through youtube and then was notified that the music I picked wasn't authorized for "my use" so then I uploaded it through vimeo instead and didn't have any issues....go figure.

here's to more video days :)

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful video and pictures Kate. Your blog always makes me feel so peaceful and calm. And as always I gotta have my daily dose of George.

JackDaddy said...

Yes, the video was very nice. It's a good way to end the day!

Julie Harward said...

LOVED THE VIDEO..FAVORITE ON IT WAS GEORGE AND THE CAT TOGETHER! I LOVE COMING TO VISIT YOU AT YOUR BLOG...IT'S THE SWEETEST THING! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOURSELF, YOUR TALENTS AND GEORGE! COME SAY HI :D

Sweetpea said...

My, my, my, what a swell video, CG, sat here smil'in the whole way thru....

And every time I heard that line in the song "...pearls on a string", I couldn't help imagining George singing: "SQUIRRELS ON A STRING!!!"

Pony Girl said...

Wow, nice video! Great music to go with the beautiful photos. I'm glad you are feeling peaceful about where you are with your blogging. A blogger buddy of ours once categorized me along with your blog in terms of that special factor of simplicity that our blogs had, and I always considered it such a nice compliment to be grouped with the likes of you!!
p.s. How is George handling the fame?? ;)

Astaryth said...

I wonder if I should be upset (or at least should wonder) that George, a dog, has more friends on FaceBook than I do. LOL! Of course, he IS a lot cuter ;)

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

It is always a delight to visit here with you Kate. You are so welcoming and set out a buffet of quiety beauty each time.

Country Girl said...

Oh my gosh, I am laughing out loud at Sweetpea's comment! Squirrel's on a string . . . how funny.

Beth, I used Windows Movie Maker. Sometimes YouTube gives me that message too.

~ C.G.

Mental P Mama said...

I want to make one of these! I love the one where Blackie is leading George out to the wilds! Love this!

Pocono Dreamin' by Renée Hoover said...

Love this! Right on!

FireLight said...

Kate, thank you for articulating your purpose...I always feel that what I try to say comes up short...I always feel uplifted and and more light hearted whenever I stop by here! Great images, pefect song...and your are one of the finest "pearls on the string"...Peace be with you!

Cindy said...

I don't always comment, but I always read and look. I really enjoy looking at your simplicity take on nature. Indeed a respite......
:) Beautiful video :)

Gail said...

Great video.

Hilary said...

Yup, feeling uplifted....that is what takes me to people's blogs, and hopefully what keeps them coming to mine.
Yours is always a treat.
And George is the star, there ain't a thing you can do about it now.
You have been upstaged, my dear.

These Nine Acres said...

It was a beautiful day yesterday. I took all the kids out to play and they got their fill of fresh air, which let them sleep soundly last night.

You, my friend, are always an inspiration ;0)

BUSH BABE said...

Sooo sweet. Was thinking your Blackie and my Middy are sooo alike, then got to the bit where she lets George get up close and personal. And the resemblance stopped. No WAY does Middy let Axel ANYWHERE near that close - he gets a swipe on the snout for his troubles. And he really only wants to play, but she won't have a bar of it!

Wished I could've heard the music, but the images were great on their own.

Sweet dreams
BB

Snappy Di said...

Love on the video that you followed the photo of the birds on the ground by the photo of the kitty cat. Looks like he's stalking... LOL

Sweet video, Kate!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Daryl said...

Lovely and its nice to see Blackie getting some time in the spotlight too......xo

CarlaHR said...

Thanks for the post and video - as Daryl says nice to see the cat - hope George wasn't too put out at having to share the spotlight.

noble pig said...

Yes George is famous, I've been wondering when you are going to throw out the red carpet for him?

TSannie said...

You have more photo-taking talent in your little toe than most of us have in our brain! Perfection!

Deb said...

great video...

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I only discoved your blog recently, but do love stopping in. You inspire me with your creativity and I love where you live, especially photos of George and your beautiful home.

I think our border collie Oliver would love hanging with George.

Kerri said...

Beautiful Kate! Love the music, love the pics! Saturday was gorgeous here!

Deb said...

Hello Kate & George
Your blog & beautiful pictures are a joy! I always enjoy stopping by to visit ♥

Betty said...

As far as I am concerned you have sooooooooooooo exceeded your goal.
~~Love Hugs and Good Thoughts~~

Arlene said...

What a great video!! Thank you!

ro said...

Dear Kate,

I loved your video and it reminds me of how much I miss Maryland. Kisses to George. Scooby just loves him so much.

alphabet soup said...

Will you just look at that cat!! Thick black fur and as sleek as a panther. And the eyes - green and inscrutable. So cat like...
Ms Soup

Marla said...

You're blog is like a relaxing vacation... So very enjoyable. :)

And George is beautiful.

http://asthefarmturns.wordpress.com/

Louise said...

I love to come here and look at your gorgeous photos and of course George. I love the way you write too, you have definitely met your goal. Thanks.

Char said...

beautiful shots and paired with Ryan Adams is just super fabulous. wonderful work.

Oliag said...

Dear Kate...
It always is such a respite to visit here:)...I love your comparison of the good days to pearls on a string...and love the video...especially Blackie getting a share of the spotlight:)

xo

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yep this blog absolutely does all that for me and it feeds my love affair with one very famous dog... :)

Lisa said...

I love George's facebook page. My husband still can't understand why I'm friends with a dog. I say why wouldn't I be friends with a dog!

Mary said...

Oh Kate, this is so wonderful! Visiting with you is always a joy. Thank you for sharing your pearls. :)
xoxo.
Mary

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I think you are famous!
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Scotty Graham said...

Hi Kate....just wanted to stop by and thank you for being a regular visitor on my blog...I finally have a good enough connection at home to visit some blogs (usually my connection is REALLY bad), and I sure enjoyed browsing yours. I will be back whenever my connection allows it...Happy New Year!!

Cheers,

Scotty

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A lovely post. I think you are famous within the blog world, together with the gorgeous George of course!

CJ xx

big hair envy said...

Love your pictures. Love your video. YOU are a pearl on MY string:)

Donalyn said...

Beautiful, Kate!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog recently. I enjoy it very much. What is the name of George's facebook page?

Country Girl said...

You are all so kind with your comments. Glad you liked it! And for George's facebook page, kust search for George Young and leave me a note.

~ C.G.

Diane said...

It is a respite! One I wish I visited more often.
I let Maddie start her page because I was interested in what she might have to say. As it turns out, she views things simply but sweetly.

I love looking into the eyes of a dog and seeing their thoughts!

Have a lovely day!

Woman in a Window said...

You do, you grant peace and beauty, so important in any day. And you gave me Nick Drake with a video like this, didn't you? Pink Moon. His music has been very important to me over the last year.

xo
erin