Half-Year Review

Normally I am not a stat checker, but since those little monkeys were so hard at work, I thought I should take a peek and share a few things with you.

Top post: Be Careful  The only reason I am mentioning this is because there has been a cow (moose) and a calf spotted around our place (about a 1.5 miles in all directions). We are all wondering, and hoping, that it is the same one.

Second in line was The Deer Out Here. The  compliments I received  were humbling. More importantly, I was astonished to see how such a simple picture could evoke such warm feelings of nostalgia in my viewers. Thank you all for sharing them with me. Of course I cannot let this post go without recognizing the sweet conversation I had with Belinda that day. It led to her witty and very clever comment : “Say… no dear.. There is no deer!” It was the first time in this blogging journey that I was able to shove my phone into my hubby’s face and exclaim “Burn! From Australia!” I scored a point for myself on the invisible board in the air and danced around like a mad woman. Needless to say, the moment was absolutely priceless and one that I will treasure for some time. And don’t worry, hubby has a good sense of humour, so he was laughing too.

My favorite post: Shades of  Gray. I must have taken close to 300 pictures that week, trying to find the perfect monochrome picture. In reality, I didn’t have to travel farther than my backyard to snap that photo. The feathers you see there are from my own, home grown flock.

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tough little bastards

You may think, after seeing this picture, that this is a form of animal cruelty. It is -12 C here. I assure  you that they have an insulated shed to live in, outfitted with a very warm heat lamp. There are piles  of straw around the yard.  But they hate to be confined. Why they insist on laying on top of the snow is a mystery to me.

So here I am, six months into this gig and still loving it. My interest/ eagerness to invest into this blog can really only be contributed to all of you. I love reading your posts. I love the insights into your lives, the stories you have written, the things I have learned; the recipes I have tried and the music you have introduced me to. All of it.

Sincerely, thank you all for being so damn interesting that I have trouble putting down my phone. 🙂

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26 thoughts on “Half-Year Review

    1. They are quite the characters, lots of fun. When the begin to lay eggs, it is like an Easter egg hunt – under vehicles, in the middle of the driveway. It is a race to see who will find them first – us or the dogs 😉

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  1. Great review Kelly, fun to read 🙂 Oh I wish we had snow but it’s all drizzle, rain and wind so far this winter. i’d love -12 degrees outside in snow nearly as much as those ducks – although I wouldn’t be lying on it 🙂 My dog would love some snow too…

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      1. Night time temperature is about six or seven degrees, day time has been warmer. So not warm and not properly cold either. It’s been a very mild winter so far, though there is time yet and temps are dropping in next few day. I like a proper snowy winter when it lasts more than week, but am disappointed most years 🙂

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  2. Yay you!! Stats of countries amazed me on my review. I too get excited my blog traveled where I cannot . I wonder are u just camera phone for pix? All mine are non smart phone n learning tablet.

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    1. I have an olympus so most of my pictures are taken with that. Although some pics, like the deer, were taken with my phone. It’s too convenient to not use! I like fiddling with the camera’s. I don’t have a tablet. Does it have a camera?

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