Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Thank You for being my Friend

In March, I will celebrate my third anniversary in the blogosphere.  Making the acquaintance of numerous fellow bloggers through this forum has been a joy and a privilege.  When I commenced this adventure, I could not have dreamed that I would come to call so many of you friends, despite the fact we have never been face to face.  I dedicate this post to all of you, and I am thrilled to link up with my favorite memes, too.  Here's to friendship!  

What has occupied your time in January?  Following the holidays, my normal routines have resumed.  Tasty breakfasts prepared by Head Chef.  
Drawing.  I was inspired to create this picture following our pastor's sermon about the Epiphany.  My personal epiphany from it: Go a Different Way!
Enjoying time with Dear Neighbor Friend, whether it is cross-country skiing, feeding birds or simply walking.
Left: Mountain lion tracks                 Right: Mountain chickadee

Snuggling on the couch with Maggie the cat as my heating blanket.

Hosting Munch and Make for my crafty buddies.  
Upper left: crochet headband  Upper middle/right: stuffed nose for gnome
Lower left: hand-colored card        Lower right: Culinary delights from Head Chef
I was delighted to receive this hand-made gift from one of the craft group.  The base is a slice of a tree with a hanger on the back.  The peacock feathers, pine cones and other décor are glued to the base.  As a final touch, the twine holds four clothes' pins, suitable for displaying photos or recipe cards or any number of other curios.  Isn't she talented?  

Walking in the winter wonderland of our back forty.  

A little reading at night.  Dear Neighbor Friend loaned me this book, and I adored it.  True stories documented by Donald Davis, Cripple Joe reminded me of my own father and my childhood.  The picture on the cover even resembles my Dad!  Does anybody remember the candy Nik L Nips wax bottles?  I hadn't thought about them for decades until they appeared in one of Mr. Davis' stories.  I was especially struck to read about Stayman Winesaps.  Although you won't find a Winesap in stores or at most farmer's markets, my Dad grew them in our orchard, so I was thrilled to see them mentioned.  I highly recommend this book! 

And sometimes, the month brings surprises, such as this bright bouquet from Spousal Unit.

Head on over to these memes and see what other delights might be in store!

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I Like Thursday
My Corner of the World
Nature Notes
Saturday's Critters
Skywatch Friday
Thankful Thursday
Wandering Camera
Wandering Camera Photo Linky Party
Willy Nilly Friday


  1. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! It's amazing where a blog can take you and the people you can meet! This is a fabulous post filled with lots of great things.
    Keep on blogging!

    Thanks for making 'My Corner of the World' a success this week!

    My Corner of the World

  2. What a lovely post! Beautiful drawing, yummy food, craft, good friends, amazing snow pics! A mountain lion?? Would love to see a photo of that, I guess they are quiet animals. Beautiful flowers and gift from the craft group. We are in summer here so have afternoons at the beach, or out in the garden, no fires in our are a thank goodness.

  3. Thank you for being my blog friend in Montana, Angie! I always enjoy your posts. Every new day is a gift and I always appreciate how you show gratitude for all aspects of your life.

  4. So glad you are my blog friend and Congrats on your blog Anniversary coming up ~ Wonderful selection of photos ~ beautiful ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. It's a bit early but Happy Blogoversary. We've made tons of friends through blogging too. Your posts are always such a joy.

  6. How lovely to have friends. I have few around here. Well, none. My last best friend is moving out west. I am so happy to have blog friends, though. People who check in on us and make sure we are coping, and cheer us on.
    happy trails

  7. I enjoy your posts, Angie, and this one is no exception! I must apologize for my absence though. It seems life got hectic in December and has just begun to calm down. It made blogging and blog reading a bit hit and miss.

    That mountain lion track is both impressive and intimidating! It looks as if life is treating you well and I’m glad.


  8. Congrats on the upcoming anniversary. I started in 2007 and it has been quite a ride. I remember the wax bottle "candy." I think it was in about 4th grade. Did you get cinnamon toothpicks? - Margy

  9. Congratulations on your three year blogging anniversary, Angie. It is always a treat to visit your beautiful home and God inspired neck of the woods. Oh my, a mountain lion's paw prints; how amazing to come across those on your hikes. Thank you for the delight you give me each and every time I visit.

  10. Congratulations for your blogger years.
    I have been writing for almost 10 years and I still enjoy it!
    It's nice to have friends, especially in the neighborhood!
    Your photos and collages are great again, thanks for showing.
    Warm greetings from Germany
    I like to see you in, but don't always leave a comment ;-)

  11. Lovely shots of your winter... We're still waiting for ours...

  12. Congrats on your Blog's Anniversary! I am going on 11 years blogging. I enjoy reading your post and seeing your beautiful photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

  13. Hi Angie! Lovely photos you've shared with us. I just adore the idea of munch and make - that sounds like a fun time. ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. Hey, thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  15. I'm happy that you started blogging. I do remember those Nik L Nips. Wonder what the liquid was? Your munch and make group time sounds like fun. Love your illustration! Now I'm going to check out some of those memes.

  16. Happy 3rd Blogoversary! Blogger friends can be the best of friends. I do remember the Nik L Nips and the big red wax lips, both sold in open bins. Those were the days! Now they would be plastic to prevent germs and tampering.

  17. You have spent your time well. I love your Epiphany art, and your mountain lion tracks, and your cat and everything else. Congratulations on a life lived well!

  18. One of the great things about blogging is that real friendships are created, and perhaps it is sometimes better not to meet face to face, and discover all the little foibles that might irritate you - or vice versa, of course. I have to say, however, that I have met three bloggers in person, in two cases have stayed in their homes, and in the third case visited and had dinner there, and the experiences have been fantastic. I hope there will be more personal encounters.

  19. Happy Anniversary. It's hard to believe I've been blogging 12 years, minus the year's sabbatical I took in 2018. It's bee a grand journey for me too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. A warm anniversary wish, and here's to the next three years (hopefully longer)!!

  21. ...Angie, I see that you have developed a lot of blogging friends. For me things just sort of happen and for the best. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

  22. Keep on blogging. We learn so much from fellow bloggers. BTW does your kitty blog too. Mine have their own blog (

    Worth a Thousand Words

  23. Congratulations on the 3rd blog anniversary! Time flies, blogging opens the world and brings friends <3

  24. The picture of paws off Mountain Lion it's so cool. Never seen anything like that before. I too love receiving craft gifts. This looks very pretty. Congratulations on 3 year blogversary.

  25. I remember those candies. Great post, love the way you set it up and took us on a little trip across the mountains to memories

  26. A lovely post Angie, with some beautiful photos. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I too have made some wonderful friends through blogging, and have even enjoyed meeting some of them in real life.

  27. Hello, Angie! I have met some wonderful new friends through blogging. I feel like I can travel the world and meet all kinds of wonderful bloggers through their blogs. I am happy that you took over Mosaic Monday too, thank you! I love your cute kitty, Maggie looks sweet. The crafts look like they were fun to make. The Mountain Lion print is a cool find. Pretty flowers. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead. PS, thanks for the visit and comment.

  28. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful collection of photos. I love, love, love your photo holder- what a sweet gift. Wishing you many more years of happy blogging.

  29. Spousal Unit is setting a very high standard there Angie. Head Chef and Flowers! For may own part I can reveal that most morning's Sue receives breakfast in bed. Most mornings means that on the odd occasion I go out birding early, she has to find her own. Even then I leave the toaster, a knife, plate and butter at the ready.

  30. I always enjoy my visits to your blog …
    Many congratulations on your up-coming blogaversary :)
    Lovely flowers, gorgeous colour.

    January flew by!
    Can you believe that we are now in February!!!

    All the best Jan

  31. Oops! Seems I missed this one, too. Thanks for finding me in the blogosphere and for being a faithful blog friend.