Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fun Monday - First Anniversary


Vicki of Catching Light, this week's hostess and creator of the Fun Monday series, is asking participants to show a picture out their front door. Additionally, Vicki is requesting us to link to our first post.
Since this is winter in my hemisphere, the picture out my front door shows a frigid view. The picture taken at sunrise on Saturday morning, the temperature was -.6 Fahrenheit. In this view, you can see our dormant Spirea bushes, the service road in front of our home, the stream (drainage ditch), the main road, and a barren farmer's field across the road.

My first post, which some of you have read, comes from my first blog, "Spring of the White Robin." Since I have deleted the original blog, this is my first blog post.

All right, fine, so how was Spring of the White Robin born? Well, among
other things, I imagine myself as a great writer. Okay, so my writing is not
so great, but I have a great title. Strangely enough, there is such a bird
as a white robin. Maybe there is not an all white robin, but there are
robins with white feathers where other robins have red feathers, a robin
white breast so to speak. So in my fantasy world where I AM the great
writer, I write a tale for preteens about a young girl having grand
adventures and creating splendid inventions during the spring, in which our
heroine simultaneously discovers a pair of white robins. Of course, my novelette
is adored by young girls everywhere; and thus, I am an instant success.By now,
if you have read this far, you may be thinking, “Why in the world would a sixty
year old woman want to start a blog? The white robin story s*cks.” I have to
admit that Blogger has seduced me with the opportunity to post my picture. Even
though I am old and gray, I like this picture taken by my photographer son. And
the overalls are one of my favorite things to wear. Hence, this blogging began
as the desire to comment and as the vanity of having my picture along side my
profound, humorous, and more often than not boring comments.

To celebrate this first anniversary of Fun Monday, visit our Vicki, Fun Monday hostess and creator. She conveniently has a list of participants in her sidebar.

43 comments:

Nancy said...

I love that shot. It looks like a black & white with color added and the best part ... the dark & frigid contrast with the bright and warm sun.

Well done!

Beckie said...

That does look a bit frigid in that photo!

Your first post is funny! There is WAY more to it than my first post.

Have a good week!

Margaret said...

I remember that post, but how could I, since I came to the previous blog late? That DOES look cold! As a Western Washingtonian, I have trouble with cold in the 20s (or teens); my body just isn't used to it!

Peter said...

Sure looks cold out there mjd.

my4kids said...

That does look cold! We have been close to those temps but we have mostly evergreens so it doesn't "look" so cold.
Great picture!

Willowtree said...

I agree with Beckie, your first post was heaps better than mine too.

That looks cold.

lisa's chaos said...

I feel your pain on the coldness. It's the only thing I don't like about winter. :) The negative degrees.

janet said...

brrrrrrr.... i'm freezing just looking at your photo!

and i love your first post. it's wonderful!

Alison said...

I love your photo..I also liked your first post!! It is great!!

Faye said...

Well of course 60 yr. olds can be great bloggers--you proved it mjd. I'm loving reading everyone's first post. Missed that in vicki's assignment.

Pamela said...

your picture gives me shivers.
When we went bird walking on Saturday we saw a small white bird... quite possibly an albino finch. not sure. We didn't get close.

I would like to see a white robin.
If I never do, meeting you was even better.

Nessa said...

It is so much fun looking back. Your picture is great - you look so happy and satisfied.

ChrisB said...

The foreground may look rather bleak but with the sun on the horizon I think this makes a great picture.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh "Brrrrrrrr!" Pretty tho, from my perspective, sitting here in my warm computer room.

Happy Fun Monday.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Very pretty view, I think. And what a wonderful first post.

laurie said...

i do love looking outside at space and trees instead of houses and concrete. lucky you.

Robin said...

I HAVE read your first post before, and I really appreciate it. 1) it communicates hopes and dreams; 2) it's considered; 3) it talks about "robins" (hehe); 4) it shares your heart. PERFECT for any post, but kudos for it being your FIRST!

And your view photo? You've done well when your audience can "feel" your picture...plus, it shares an early morning "mood", if you will

Lovely on both counts...!

Kaycie said...

That picture captures the cold perfectly.

Beccy said...

Even though it looks cold it is still a nice view.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful sunrise!!

Sandy said...

Just a beautiful picture!

ellen b. said...

Wow, it looks cold for sure but your view just goes on and on, very different from mine :)
Enjoy...

nikki said...

I totally got the shivers from looking at your "view from the front porch" picture. Makes my 10 degree weather looks warm.

Kaytabug said...

Beautiful view!! I LOVE Spirea bushes!! Great first post. I feel like I jumped in head first or backwards...

Linda said...

I have a sunrise outside my front door too! What a great view - so unobstructed!

Lana G! said...

That is a great picture! I love that you can watch the sunrise from your front door!

The very nice man said...

I, for one, like your white Robin story and there is nothing wrong with posting a picture of you, either!

Robin said...

It looks like a great day to be inside where it is warm and cozy.

Karina said...

That photo is beautiful, and your first post was fun to read. Makes me think I should have done an introductory post when I started my blog too, but I just kind of jumped in! ;-)

daddy d said...

-0.6 is pretty cold. The Sun don't help much in the warm up, but it looks nice and sunny. That is a plus.

susan said...

Um...you are up at SUNRISE? On a SAT? I think you are nuts! :D

Karmyn R said...

Brrr - you were up way too early (but it is beautiful, even though its too cold!)

jientje said...

I love the idea of a white breasted robin!
Beautiful sunrise!

eclecticblog said...

Beautiful sunrise! I guess Global warming isn't happening south. We've had rain here in Alaska. Mid 40's yesterday. Too weird!

coloursofdawn said...

It looks colder there than at our place. Funny how the sun can make the difference in perception. Today it is cloudy, but it is warming up to your temperatures. I love your first post and why you started blogging. After visiting a few people, I went and put up a link to my first post.

ped crossing said...

Love the sun coming up. I try to sleep through that time of day.

Robinella said...

I love farmland and they make for spectacular views. :-)

debi said...

You have a wonderful view out your front door. I like the spring and summer pics best. I love your story of how your blog was born. I am so happy you are here. You always have positive tales and beautiful pictures. Oh, I too am a fan of the good ol overalls. Thank goodness you keep up better than I do. I have got so far behind on my blog it is pitiful.

lisa's chaos said...

I hope you don't go so long between posts next time. I shoulda mentioned it earlier but I have you in bloglines and I kept wondering about you.

Joy T. said...

I love beautiful open spaces like that and I also really liked your first post! And I'm with Lisa, you shouldn't go so long between posts. Oh I lurk, but I definitely come to visit :o)

bermudabluez said...

Love those wide open spaces!! Can't beat 'em!!

karisma said...

My that certainly does look cold! Brrrr!

raising3saints said...

Col, yes, but also peaceful, and quiet. I like it.