Friday, June 28, 2013

I Have Measured Out My Life . . .


In sunrises and snowfalls . . .

In cows and chickens, dogs and cats . . .

In the seasons of farm and family . . .

Rejoicing in nature's bounty . . .

In the beauty of a tree in Spring . . .

Or an old barn filled with tobacco, air-curing . . .

In the geometry of stacked wood for the coming winter. . .

And the brilliance of a quilt for a much-anticipated child . . .

I've been blogging almost daily since December 26th, 2007 and this makes my 2,000th post.  I've talked about the writing life, the books I read, the farm, the garden, critters wild and tame, food and folklore, recipes and rainfall. And I've shared with you photos of all the things that catch my eye, from irises to bubbles on boiling eggs to abandoned school buses and scenes from my (rather limited) travels.

I don't intend to stop.  

Thanks to all of you, whether you stop by often or only now and then. These blog friendships  are a delight to me.  

But that's another post for another time.   xox, Vicki
 
Posted by Picasa

29 comments:

Ms. A said...

Congratulations on 2,000! I've sure enjoyed the ones I've been around for. Here's to the next 2,000!

juliet said...

Congratulations Vicki. Your blog has longevity, that's for sure. This is a beautiful, poetic post, and I look forward to more.

Friko said...

Here’s to the next 2,000.



Martin said...

I've been dropping by for a few years now. I've never been disappointed. Congrats, Vicki!

Mary Anne Rudolph said...

Time for some bubbly to celebrate past present and future posts. Cheers to you.

Carin said...

Congrats on your 2000 post !!
I only found your blog recently, but I enjoy reading it.
Beautiful pictures again !!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i feel much the same of all the wonderful people that i have met...wow 2000...you are about a year ahead of me, i think...smiles..

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Beautiful images. So relieved to know they will continue. I really enjoy stopping by.
Sam

Pat in east TN said...

WOW, that's quite a feat! Congratulations and continue on. Although I don't always comment, your blog is something I look forward to reading every day.

Jean Baardsen said...

Your blog notice is in my email box every morning, and I always look forward to reading it. A rich life, and an equally rich blog. Congratulations!

KarenB said...

Lordy, Vicki, that sounded like an elegy for a moment! Don't scare me like that!!!

Your blog is one of my very first stops in the morning, and during those few times when you are out of touch you are very missed. I love the glimpses of farm life, the beauty you see in your world, bits about writing and the writing life, and everything else you photograph and blog about.

Merisi in Vienna said...

I wished I would remember how and when I happened upon your blog. It may have been that I was googling for something about the Smoky Mountains or North Carolina, or I saw a link on someone's blogroll. Anyway, I am so grateful we met, and I am looking forward to read your blog in perpetuity!

Frances said...

What a pleasure it is to be able to stop by your place, Vicki. I very much enjoy your take on life, and the way you can remind me of my own back history...and then take it right up to date.

Congratulations!

xo

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Whoopeee! And the pictures posted today too! Your blog is such a pleasure in my life...thanks for giving it away 2000 times! May all that energy return three-fold, or a thousand-fold! And your poetic voice is matched so well to your artistic shutter. Glad you are here!

Amelia said...

And in ONION ROLLS! :)

jac9607@gmail.com said...

This comes on a day when I am both sad snd glad. Our Florida condo has been sold. I was taken to Florida when I was about 10 or 11 many, many years ago. I hope our oldest daughter who is the only relative still nearby has rescued some momentos. Other two children and all three grandchildren are here in Asheville. Joan

Tammy said...

Wow, Vicki---that was beautiful! I love it. Doesn't seem possible though that you (we) have blogging so long! I remember when you first started --it was exciting to see more of 'Elizabeth's world'. Only it didn't take long until it was firmly 'Vicki's world' in my mind.

Take care and here is to many more posts!

Tammy

Novice Naturalist said...

So glad you realize that 2000 posts is not yet enough!

Linda@VS said...

Reading your blog is one of the first things I do each morning. The beauty of your words and photos never fails to put me in a peaceful, happy mindset that sets my whole day off on the right track. Thank you, Vicki, and congratulations on 2000 posts. What an accomplishment!

Mel said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post, and I'm so thrilled you don't intend to stop. It's been a pleasure to visit with you, and I only wish I found you sooner.

This post is lovely, and your measure of life and the photos are wonderful.

I promised myself in my teens when I discovered Prufrock that I would find a measure more meaningful than coffee spoons, although sometimes, the daily pile of dishes mocks me a little :)

Terri said...

Congratulations Vicki! I've enjoying reading your posts.

Darla said...

So happy that you have no intention of stopping! Thank you for sharing your life here...

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful way to measure your life. We all need to take a lesson from this post.

Diotima Mantineia said...

What a great way to measure. And your blog is a gift much appreciated. Here's to the next 2000 posts!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Thank you, Vicki, for all the pleasure you've given us with your novels, your blog posts, your lovely photographs, and most of all, for your friendship. Jim & Dorcus

Anonymous said...

I happened upon your blog about the time you started it and have been a daily visitor for most of the time since then. 2000! My word, clearly I enjoy reading every thing you write. So glad that you plan to continue the blog and hope the new literary book is going well.

Lynne in GA

Saranya said...

Congrats on your 2000 post.
Best wishes

http://wittysoul.blogspot.com/
http://foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

All of your writing, blogs and books, has enriched my life, helping me to even more appreciate our Appalachian land and people.

Deana the queena

Tipper said...

Peeking into your life is always a pleasure : )

(so glad you are ok after the sideswipe)