...to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free....

02 February, 2012


It has been exactly one year since my first post ever.

It had been yet another snowy day in a snowy Maine winter.
I'd been lurking around several wonderful blogs 
for several weeks,
and that day I decided to experiment by 
seeing if I could set up one of my own.

The rest is history.

I just want to say how much I've enjoyed my first year in Blog-land.
You, dear readers, have made all the difference.
Your visits, your comments,
your support and encouragement
have made the joy come so easily.
Getting to know you, learning from your wonderful blogs,
being inspired by your words and photographs
not only got me through that snowy winter,
but changed my life and how I think about things.

Thank you all...so much!


  1. Happy Blogging Birthday!!!...and thank you for a year of wonderful photos!!

  2. Happy Birthday my dear! Your blog is beautiful! Your beautiful photographs and words touch me. I am so happy to have discovered you.

  3. Happy birthday. I love this photo. You have a wonderful blog.

  4. oh, happy 1 yr blogiversary!!! many more to you! (i love the treatment of that photo!)

  5. Happy birthday to your blog! You just beat me to this blog-starting business by 2 weeks and it was good to read your first ever post.

  6. Seems like it's been longer, hasn't it? Or maybe it's just me. Happy bloggie day ~

  7. Mike, Happy First Blogday! I have very much enjoyed your blog. It's tops on my list! I always look forward to your posts! Glad you took the leap into the blog dimension

  8. You came to the party! Thanks so much for your nice words... ;o)

  9. Mike-Happy bloggy birthday!! I so enjoy reading your posts and your photography-it's so nice when we reach out and can help others by just posting our own feelings, thoughts, and the everyday happenings in our lives! Many happy returns-says it all!--and many more blogging years to you!! Love the sunny day in Maine today-makes the glistening ice feel even colder!!

  10. Hello!
    Like Perpetua, I went and read your first posting in February 2011. I learned so much about you and your life. I'm wondering now how your husband is doing with his health problems.

    Congratulations on a year of blogging. I started last May (2011), and like you I've discovered the great generosity of bloggers. Their postings have enriched my life as they have yours. How blessed we are.


  11. Happy Blogoversary, Mike!

    I was just reading thru some old posts of my own, and I stumbled across the one where you commented about starting a blog. I was and am thrilled that you have found a little piece of Blogland to call your own. xoxo Allison

  12. Happy anniversary, Mike. I'm so glad to have discovered your blog and to have been enlightened, entertained, even challenged by your wonderful posts. Here's to another year, and many more. Penny