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Friday, July 16, 2010

Because I'm desperate....

....I'm glomming onto Char's 7-link challenge. Of course, she borrowed it from Susannah, who borrowed it from Darren at problogger, so maybe I'm not such a thieving wretch after all. And here we go.....

Your first post...Here I Am...where I introduce myself as a chicken farmer, Grammy and potential writer.

A post you enjoyed writing the most...was actually a series I call "Mystery Ladies" and it begins with Bon Voyage, Ladies. The subject is a photo album which I found at an antique store of three women who embark on a Trans-Atlantic journey. There are seven posts and they are photo heavy. There's a ringer in the middle called 'Let's Play Tag'. You can just move on past that one, if you decide to check them out.

A post which had a great discussion...my post about birth order called Youngest, Oldest, Middle, Only. I loved the give and take on this one.

A post on someone else's blog you wish you had written...well, that would have to be my pal Ruth at synch-ro-ni-zing. While it was difficult to pinpoint one out of the hundreds of eloquent, deep, thought-provoking, and gorgeous posts that she writes, her recent offering of "Wheat" put her in the realm of short-story writer extraordinaire. If you look at just one of the links I've cited here, you should look at this one. Of course, most of my friend followers are already hooked on Ruthie.

A small disclaimer has to be added here that all of my blog friends are wonderfully talented women who write and photograph with great skill and creativity.


Your most helpful post...I guess that would have to be Susan's Helpful Hints and Susan's HH II...kinda obvious, huh?

A post with the title you are most proud of...was the post about our camping vacation in the '80s with our kids called "Are you crazy? Three weeks in a pop-up camper and...". That was a fun post. First runner-up:  He floored me. Second runner-up:  1-800-JENNY-20. You knew I could never pick JUST one!

A post you wish more people had read...one that tells a little about my growing-up years called Random thoughts from my childhood. My writing and photography skills have made progress since then, but this one is dear to my heart.

I would love to see your own answers to this challenge. Want to join the party?

And, just because the post feels naked without a picture...










21 comments:

Char said...

what beautiful shots - i remember well your blog about the traveling ladies...and loved it. now i'm off to check out some of these others to see if i missed any.

Deborah said...

Well I've seen desperate, and this sure isn't it.
I'm off to read your random thoughts and will leave a better comment there!

CottageGirl said...

Beautiful pics, my girl! I love all of your posts, but I think that the post about your sis was my fav!

Oliag said...

I'm not sure if I will find time to do this but I have to tell you I love your post Susan...I remember well your post on the traveling ladies and your helpful hints...and loved them...but it was nice to read your first and favorite posts, neither of which I had read. They both were touching and gave me more insight into your world...

Love these flower photos too!

ds said...

Thanks for sharing these, Susan! I wasn't around blogworld for your first post, so it was nice to read it. I well remember your birth order and camping tales. So well done! So. Well done!

Ruth said...

You are very, very kind, my dear. Thank you for your wonderful words.

I did not realize that you started your blog just when your sister Jane died. It's so sad, just a short time ago, but in the blog world, two years is a long time!

I loved those traveling ladies too. And so well I remember that luscious wood floor David laid. And that three week camping trip! Lordy! That was something.

You have such a beautiful place, both your blog and your home and acreage. Don't you just love those wildflowers? And bamboo, so sweet! And what an elegant sunflower, wow.

Lovely post. It doesn't matter where the prompt comes from.

Susan said...

Char, thank you so much and also thank you for always commenting here. Even when I don't make it around to all of yours, you never miss one of mine. XOXO

Susan said...

Deborah, HA! You need better glasses! :) I've been searching all week for something to write about, when I visited Char's post and realized that it would be a good opportunity to introduce some of my newer followers (like you, my dear) to some of my older posts.

Thank you for all your kind words and friendship.

Susan said...

Awww, thank you, sweet CG. You always know just the right thing to say. I think that's one of my favorites, too.

I've missed you, dear friend. When are you coming back to our little world?

Susan said...

Dear sweet Oliag, thank you for your words and your loyalty. I'm sorry that we have the loss of sisters in common, but so glad that it brought us closer together in spirit. XOXO

Susan said...

Sweet ds, words like that are what make me happy that I discovered you through our friend Ruthie. She has a way of bringing loving people together.

Thank you for always visiting...maybe someday for real?

Susan said...

My sweet friend, dear Ruthie, I only speak the truth. I am in awe of your talent and would really like to kidnap your muse for a week or two...no ransom required. :)

Your support here and in real life truly means the world to me. I don't know what cosmic force brought us together, but I'm very thankful that it did.

Those are my favorite flower pictures. I love the dewdrops on the field asters, the perfection of the sunflower, the sharp contrast of colors in the heliopsis, and the ethereal, otherworldly quality of the light shining through the bamboo.

culdesacchronicles said...

Susan,
I thoroughly enjoyed this post and your photos are beautiful. I followed the link to your first post. I lost my sister to cancer, too. It's amazing how many of us have that common link. Too many.

Thank you for the link to Ruth's Wheat. I read her all the time and I can't believe I missed that one - even though she wrote it recently. It was wonderful, as all her posts are, but I agree that it was special.

Bella

VaNeSsA said...

I LOVED the Mystery Ladies series!! (I know I echo the sentiments of a lot of others here, but what can you do? Sometimes something is popular because it's great!!)

Cora said...

I remember some of those posts well. Love the photos...they are great...especially the first one. I love how they dangle! =)

Susan said...

Thank you, Vanessa. I remember you left some great comments on those posts. It was really fun, and exhausting from doing all that research. I felt like I was cramming for a final!

Susan said...

Thank you very much, Bella. You know, I must be getting old, because every day I check the obituaries even though we hardly know anyone here. It seems to me there are a disproportionate number of people in their 50's and early 60's in the listings. And most of them have succumbed to cancer or heart disease. I guess we'd better take good care of ourselves.

I'm very sorry that you lost your dear sister.

Susan said...

Cora, that's my favorite one, too! And for that reaason, and the dew droplets.

Thank you for your lovely comments!

stacybuckeye said...

Great posts and pics. Such beautiful colors!

Susan said...

Thank you, Stacy!

California Girl said...

I remember the one of the photo you found of the ladies on a trip!