Last Thursday was more than just Thanksgiving; it was also the anniversary of my blog’s first year ❗
I’ve enjoyed every minute spent writing up (and sharing) the minutiae of my extremely small life. I’ve uploaded 143 posts, yet I’m STILL astonished by followers, likes, and comments. 🙂 Thank you!
To show my appreciation, I’d like to pay it forward: each week, I’ll be sharing one special blog (out of 58 million!! eek!!) that caught my attention. Some will be humorous, others philosophical; some I follow avidly, others I’ve merely bookmarked. My list has grown too huge, so let’s Pay it Forward! 🙂
This week’s highlighted post is written from the vantage of an ancestry seeking middle ager, reflecting on his childhood in an Italian American family living in New York during the 1960s. Time and place are written so evocatively, you will see this family and feel their emotions and surroundings. A most beautiful story, and one I’ve read, and re-read several times. I shared this once as a “related link” but it’s well worth an “official” presentation:
One of the best aspects of blogging is the opportunity to learn from others. Long time readers know I’m not the most organized seed sower nor am I adept at recognizing/naming wildflowers. Right now I could use some help identifying a plant!
The photo above gives you a good look at the leaf structure and flower bud; below, the plant is seen vertically, approximately 26″ tall.
The part of the stem below the picture line is branched and woody, unlike the green section above it. Initially I assumed some type of zinnia, but the woody stem threw me off; I also didn’t plant any zinnia seeds near this area. Maybe a shrub?
If you have any ideas, do tell! 🙂
Until next time……
🙂 🙂 🙂
- 1st BLOG ANNIVERSARY (soumyav.wordpress.com)
- Happy Thanksgiving to YOU & 2nd Bloggy Anniversary to ME! (momto2poshlildivas.com)
- Anniversary Critiques (katebrauning.com)
- HC&B’s first Anniversary (hotchocolateandbooks.wordpress.com)