Friday, May 25, 2007

Celebrating Two Years

It was two years ago today during a blustery nor’easter that I sat down and entered my first entry in this blog. I barely knew how a blog worked. I had never been a reader of anyone else’s blog. I didn’t know much at all.

But somehow I uploaded pictures and kept writing in the wilderness. Then on June 10, 2005, Billy, from Hawk’s Wing Farm over on the Cape left a comment. My first comment! How exciting. Two weeks later Sandy from Vancouver left a comment and when I connected to HER blog I saw (in addition to the most AMAZING photography) all these OTHER blogs listed. Wow! There are OTHER people doing this?

By August of that first summer I had heard from Sabine, and Judith and Liz. I was no longer writing for myself. There was an audience out there.

Since that first summer many wonderful new friends have fallen down the rabbit hole and entered my world with me. When I am in the garden I am thinking how would Kerry build this pea trellis, or when would El turn this compost pile. Indoors I think about what movies Holly is seeing and what books Carol wants us to read. And these are just a few of the many wonderful online friends I have come to know from all over the country and all over the world.

To all of you who are reading this … thank you for dropping by. If you are a lurker, please leave a comment, so I can visit YOUR blog and learn from you. My time in the garden is richer because I get to share it “inch by inch row by row” with all of you.

9 comments:

forest said...

Okay, I've been lurking. Guilty as charged. It's fun to see what other people are doing in their gardens. My blog is mostly a way to unload those thoughts that come into my head when I'm working in the garden. It is also a way of utilizing some of the photos that I take, and an excuse to take more photos, practice photographic skills. That in itself is a new way to enjoy the garden (even when it isn't looking its best).

Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Forest, Thanks for leaving a calling card.

Nickie said...

Happy blogaversery...

I wish I could comment on everyone's blogs but usually I have time jsut to skim on through. :)

So, im guilty of lurking (shame on me!)

Cabs said...

Wow...yes, 2 years ago I started blogging too. I started b/c my daughter and son-in-law were living far away for the summer. My son-in-law got me into blogging as a way to keep in touch. How my blog world has expanded in that time! Isn't it fun? I learn so much, meet so many, and get so much great inspiration.. gardening...art...and more.....

Carol
http://terranovadesign.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

Carol, I followed your Beacon Hill garden tour with interest and always find myself taking an unexpected side tour when I visit your blog.

Carol said...

Leslie... thanks for the link, and hope you can join us for the book club post this month. I enjoy reading your blog, too, and happy blogiversary!

Laurie said...

Happy blogoversary, Leslie! My beginning experience was much the same as yours! I freaked out a little and start deleting stuff when I started seeing how public it was going, though.

Layanee said...

Leslie: Well expressed sentiments! Thanks for sharing your gardening experiences. New to blogging myself but it is a great way to share the garden and learn from others.

Jen and Steve said...

Guess I'm a lurker too. I found your blog while looking up New England gardening info a while back. My blog (done jointly with my husband) is a hodgepodge of whatever's going on in our lives...

Jen