Sunday, August 26, 2007

ANNIVERSARY


At looking at the calender I realized that it is my blog anniversary. One year old today. So in reflecting on the past year as one often does on birthdays and anniversaries, I believe I have learned a lot. I'm a better photographer ( thank God for the 'easy to use' 'point and shot' digital cameras these days). I'm a better speller (spell check is my best friend). The parallels of the growth of the garden and my life are similar. The garden has changed and grown like I have. There are new additions to the yard, I have made many new friends this year. Some plants have gone, I had a relationship end, a loved one moved on. The garden has weathered many storms like I have. And still we both grow. Branches have broken but we still continue to reach up, and we still grow forward new branches. Life's daily drama is played out in the garden. The drama of existence has it way, but we still both grow. So on this anniversary day I remember the growth of the year. I look forward to new beginnings, I'll celebrate old and new friends. As demonstrated in my garden, I'll enjoy the natural process of life. And as always, I will continue to count my blessing :)

13 comments:

LostRoses said...

Well said, Bob! And all so true (well, I'm still not much good with my camera!) Happy blogiversary to you, and I'm glad I found your site!

lisa said...

Happy Blogaversary! Very well-written post! Here's to another great year!

Layanee said...

Bob: Happy anniversary! That was a nice post on a year in the life of a blog writer! I know that blogging does make one a better, more attentive, gardener! Thanks for yours!

Anita said...

Congratulations on your blog anniverary, Bob! And good luck for the next years! ;-))

By the way, my blog is temporarily not available because I am still trying out a new blog design. I "closed" it for the public but unfortunately, it now says that you'll need an "invitation" by the blog owner. It should be “open” again in a couple of days at the latest (when a new post is online!) So you should not worry about this, okay? You won't miss anything!

Best wishes, Anita

Laurie & Chris said...

Happy Blogaversary Bob!

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Congrats Bob! I really liked the sentiment in your post. Well said and moving. Yes times change for us and for our gardens lets hope we all keep moving forward exploring, making new friends and loving life. I hope we all have many more years of you sharing your wisdom with us. Take care and happy gardening!! Cliff

snappy said...

Hi Bob, stirring sentiments and well said.Happy blogiversary.I will return after my night shifts to read your posts.Thanks for identifying the Helenium on the painting with flowers post.
I love the comparison between lifes storms and the garden.Their is much healing in the garden to help you through those days.

Bob said...

Thanks to all for the very kind comments. I appreciate all your hard work that you all do on your blogs, and enjoy visiting them. They inspire me. Here's to another great year, BOB

Anonymous said...

My dear friend as time moves on so do our souls and the experiences we gain. To have loved is better than to never have loved. So as your life takes you into a new frontier, new experiences and growth as your garden is a paralle of your life embrace the new begininnings as a flower embraces her new budding for the first time, from this grace will follow close behind. Thank you for your new friendship and thoughtful presence in my life, Happy Anniversary on your blog and thank you for sharing your photos,wisdom and passion for living.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Wonderfully said, and so true. Happy Blogaversary!

IBOY said...

Glug Glug Glug Glug... me having a drink to toast your first year!
Don

Dirty Fingernails said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Glad you are still blogging away.. I enjoy it so much!!

Ewa said...

Bob,
I am new to your blog and was looking around, but when I read this post I decided to not surf further without leaving a comment.
Your blog is great - you share pictures, passion and knowledge - thank you for that.
Your comparison of garden and life is soo true - I like it so much.
I'll be coming more often.
Do you mind if I link you on my blog?
Greetings,