Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A resurrection of four January days

I’ve recently come to the realization that it has been over four years since I began writing this blog. I’m not going to say that I can’t believe four years has gone by so quickly because I don’t really think it has. It actually seems like I’ve been writing for much longer than that, and January 2008 almost seems like another lifetime.

So I’m going to do something a little bit different today.

I’ve decided to resurrect four posts from the past, all on a day in January as close as I could get it to today. I began writing this blog in December 2007 as a way of sharing my photography with my family and a few friends, who were the only ones reading it at the time.

Will you join me in a trip down memory lane? With the exception of the first post, they’re all fairly short ~

 

Hobnobbing with the Amish (Jan. 26, 2008)

 

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The beauty of the morning (Jan. 24, 2009)

 

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The eagle has landed (Jan. 26, 2010)

 

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I love (Jan. 27, 2011)

 

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To those of you who have been with me from the start, all the way to those who have just recently begun to visit here – I want to thank you again for your encouragement, your kind, heartfelt, and often funny comments. I can’t respond to everyone, although I sometimes try. Please know that I appreciate you.

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41 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Four years, wow. These are beautiful selections.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love ya, Girly! How the months and the years do fly by, don't they? Hope to see you here for quite a few more years.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

You are a special lady and I enjoy your photos as well as your words. xoxo

Andi said...

I remember the eagle and believe I own some note cards with the Amish photo.... :) So glad you blog!

Country Gal said...

And we appreciate every awesome post you've done ! I have only been following for a few months and have loved every second of reading and looking at your fantastic photos ! Have a wonderful day !

Sweetpea said...

I loved stopping by today to witness the resurrection. And that last photo is very dear of your very dear.

Deb said...

it does go by quickly....I'm happy I found your blog...I enjoy your posts...and photos...

Low Tide High Style said...

Congratulations on 4 years of insightful, inspirational, and heartfelt posts, only made better by your lovely images!

Kat :)

Reena Walkling said...

What a wonderful post ... and idea! Gives me a chance to read some of your old posts. :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Great post! What wonderful images, thanks for sharing!

Ellen said...

A trip down memory lane. So glad you blog.

Tiggeriffic said...

Look forward everyday to peek into your blog to see what is going on in your life. Your pictures are so fantastic~! Have a Tiggeriffic Day~!
ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Ann On and On... said...

I'm glad I found you in this big blog world.
*The eagle photos are amazing.

Annie said...

And your last post made me cry again today as it did the first time. Don't ever give up writing or photography!

wayne15575 said...

Kate I have learned so much from you for my own blog. I couldn't have ever continued it without you. Thanks again. And I love that picture on Jan 27th. That happens to be my birthday. Hahaha.
Have a great weekend.

Bluebird49 said...

As much as I love the Amish, the beautiful morning, the eagle--I do so love your love for your husband! I'm so glad he has you.

Praying that he becomes enamored of grocery buying and cooking again sometime very soon, Kate.

wildbanshee said...

The peace that passes all understanding, that's how I feel when I read your post. Thanks for all the peace.

Deborah said...

Time goes by SO quickly, I've had my blog for 5 years now, can't believe it.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, and nice to be appriciated :-)

Kerri said...

Oh they are all fabulous!
The shot of your hubby melts my heart .... and the one with the moon takes my breath away!
What a great idea to do this! Maybe you'll start a trend :) I hope you don't mind if it "borrow" this idea for a future post :)

Anonymous said...

As always, I enjoy your blog & beautiful photography so much.

Maria_NJ said...

Congrats on your 4 year anniversary...

wow that eagle shot is wonderful!!

Gretchen said...

And I so appreciate your posts. Look forward to that every day. Congratulations on 4 years and best wishes for the future. Glad you'll be there.

Jill of All Trades said...

I love coming here every day. Thank you. I started my journey in June of 2006, can't believe it.

Nurse Nancy said...

Congrats on four years....always interesting to look back on four years of your life.

Farmchick said...

I just love all of your photos...and your posts too. Stop by for a visit.
:)

The Japanese Redneck said...

You know I luv your blog and your photography.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

...and we most definitely appreciate you. I come here because your blog is one of my favourites. I started blogging in May 2007 and yours was one of the first I really got hooked to.

CJ x

mrs mediocrity said...

I love all of these, but that last one brought tears to my eyes.

Happy blogiversary! I just love coming here.

xoxo

Jan said...

You should enter the contest on the Wild Birds Unlimited (Hockessin) Facebook site. I was just looking at the entries and yours are much better than most of them. It ends Mon.

Jan said...

You should enter the contest on the Wild Birds Unlimited (Hockessin) Facebook site. I was just looking at the entries and yours are much better than most of them. It ends Mon.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I remember meeting you though your photo of the Amish man and his son which you shared over at a photo site the name of which I cannot remember! I do remember asking you how you got the effect and telling you it reminded me of Witness ... do you remember the name of that group we belonged to?

TSannie said...

I wonder how we first "met"...I know it was early on - and I am so very very glad we did!
xo

Karen said...

I'm feeling the "love".

Beautiful, Kate. Really.

Mary said...

I'm so glad to have found you early on, and I thank you for sharing your life and thoughts and talent. It has been wonderful getting to know you, dear friend. Congratulations on four years of beautiful posts! xoxo

JaneK said...

...and we appreciate you!

Helene said...

Happy anniversary! Love the photos from the past. I just passed the 1 year mark (1/21) and, as you implied, time flys!

thecatalanway said...

Something strange happened yesterday _ I wrote you two messages after reading your wonderful back posts and then....over the day and this morning I thought 'that's funny as Kate always replies'. finally I had a look and neither of my messages are there. SO sorry! I wrote them in the bit under the original posts and now I see that all the messages are old ones so perhaps they aren't accepting new comments now.
So, what did I say? Now it is hard to remember exactly but what I do recall is that I read your words about your husband and I cried a little. for me - that is not something that happens easily:) And I said that YES George loves a test because he is a collie and he always passes with flying colours. Great information about the bald eagle and i loved that you told us little facts.
Also I noticed that at the beginning you only had three comments and after only one year you had more than 40. When I managed to get over my jealousy about this :) (only joking) I realised that it is because you are so darned good! You deserve it all and all the love that comes to you through this blog.
Lovely idea and as always you go straight to the heart love Kate xx

Barb Phillips said...

Love the step back in photo time. You really have an eye for capturing great details and story lines. Glad I found your site.
Barb P

Donna S. said...

Been with you a long time :) Enjoy your blog & photographs so much it is the first blog I check.
Bless you.

Lili said...

You've been good for a very long time Kate. I can't get over what a natural you were even when you first started writing your blog. I need to go back from the beginning and read some of your earlier posts to see what I've been missing. I really enjoyed all of these. And oh that would have been so weird seeing Kelly with a cigarette dressed like that...that was a fun tidbit to learn! xo ~Lili

Oliag said...

I can't remember when I started reading your blog but I do know that once I started I have never liked to miss any posts:) This has been a wonderful look back! Your photography has always been wonderful...and so has your husband's...Interesting that two of these posts have his photos:)

Seeing this is encouraging me to return to my blog as it is a great form of journaling...

It has been wonderful traveling the road with you a little bit!