Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Trip Around the Sun

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It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed since I timidly clicked "publish post" for the first time. The truth is, I was slightly terrified. I remember thinking that I would probably run out of photos or things to say within a month. Yet, here it is, twelve months later and there still seems to be plenty to share. And I'm so thankful for the chance to do just that...share. Being able to point the camera and capture even a fraction of the beautiful and amazing things that surround me is something I enjoy. Being able to share those beautiful and amazing things is something I cherish.

I can't let this day pass without thanking those without whom The Buggy Side of the Dog would not exist. Steve, author of Balance, first introduced me to the concept of personal blogging with his insightful and entertaining sliver of cyberspace. Through Steve's blog, I met Peggy, author of Kayak Paddle Tales, who encouraged me to carve out a space of my own. Then my dear friend, Kathy (who doesn't have a blog yet, but should), chimed in and that pretty much sealed the deal. I must admit that it didn't take much convincing. Though I couldn't have put it into words quite yet, I was looking for a way to share my view of this place.

My hope is that the view I've offered has been focused and fair.

My joy has been sharing my treasures...through the lens of my camera and the lens of my heart.

Thank you for being a part of that joy!

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11 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Happy Bloggoversary!!
I really enjoy your far north glimpses of life.

Steve said...

Hi, Kimberlee. Those photos are spectacular! Very frameworthy.

Congratulations on a year's completion of your wonderful blog. All my previous comments of praise still hold true. This is high Internet Quality.

kimberlee said...

Hey, FC! Thanks for the kind comment. I guess our view of this continent is about as opposite as they come! But you sure have a way of making all that heat and humidity look enticing. Now that's skill! :)


Hi, Steve. Thank you so much for all your encouragement over the course of this year. Your insight and your friendship have been such blessings to me.

Jackie said...

Well, I just finished catching up(checking out your last month's worth of blogging). As always, there was much to enjoy...the photos, the commentary, the poetry...all good stuff. Was sure nice visiting with you tonight.

Love,Jackie

lesle said...

Congratulations, Kimberlee!

As I mentioned a while back, I've gone back and read all of your blog from the beginning.

I've enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank you!

Kimberlee said...

Jackie and Lesle,

Thank you both so much for taking the time to read and comment. It's fun for me to be able to share my view of this place with others and it's especially encouraging when people seem to enjoy what I put out there. Thank you, again, for sharing your thoughts!

Steve said...

I clicked on a few of your pictures and noticed other (unblogged) photos that are really wonderful. Flowers and antlers and drying fish were all so artistic. At least I think it was drying fish. I hope other readers are looking through your extras, as well.

Kimberlee said...

Hey, Steve. Thanks so much for taking the time to view my Flickr photos! You are very gracious, as always. I do have quite a few that I loaded with every intention of adding them to a blog post, but haven't had a chance to finish. Maybe one day soon...

Clare said...

A little late but happy Blogoversary. Always interesting to read about the far West.K

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Congratulations: time flies, but also moves slowly ... blogging, when done with discipline and a vision, is a great way to celebrate life and feel connected to a greater whole. Here's to Year number 2.

Kimberlee said...

Clare...
Great to hear from you. Your blog is one of my favorite spots in cyberspace! Thanks for the kind wishes.


Robert...
Nice to meet you! I really appreciate your comment and totally agree. It's been extremely liberating to be able to focus on and share the beautiful things that surround me. The ugly things seem much more obvious.