Musings and Amusings

Yesterday I counted the bloggers I met during the 2014 A to Z Challenge with whom I will continue building relationships. You number in the 50’s!

I met Linda in February, and she claims I inspired her to join the Challenge – inspiration enough that she committed to the Challenge on both her sites! Can you believe now that April is over, she’s still my friend?

Linda blogs at Crone-ing and Sow, Hoe, Grow and Know

She’s a wise woman, spinner, weaver, knitter, gardener, and blogger. Her Croneing A-Z posts included gorgeous artsy alphas and a library of word prompts. I read her gardening post and imagine years with Dad in his vegetable garden.

A few of my favorite posts are:
Her L from the Challenge

Her T from the Challenge

Beans, Bok Choy, Beets and Broccoli

Linda spins, weaves and knits

Comments on: "May I Introduce You to" (28)

  1. Ah I know chromeing too ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  2. Lovely, I love her blog too. x

  3. thanks for the referral!

  4. You absolutely did inspire me. Not only did you inspire me, but supported me all the way through, as well as mentored me. My sweetie retired (actually is vacationing out until retirement) right in the middle of this new blogging adventure, so I am also having to restructure my working times versus my playing times along with spring plantings. Regardless, I am hoping to be here with all of you lovely, inspiring, motivating people more and more as I get more organized. Yes, you are right, they are calla lilies, and despite the chickens trying to dig them up while dust bathing before they were banned to the OK chicken corral, the lilies have survived. I will post a pic for you. Here’s a toast to more adventures in the blogosphere and more good friends to reminisce with. Thank you for the very nice write up. I am blushing again. Yes, at this age.

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ i do love you, Linda! So happy to hear your sweetie is retired. I laughed about you having to readjust your time. It takes awhile to find your groove during these life changes, but eventually the rhythm will be there for both of you. And I hope you both love this stage of life as much as we do.

  5. cardamone5 said:

    Thanks for this introduction. I am following her now.

    • That’s great! She has so many talents, it’s hard not to find something of interest! I no longer garden except for a small flowerbed, but I live vicariously through Sow, Hoe.

      Thanks for all your visits. I’m so glad we met!

  6. I think you might have mentioned Linda’s letters. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the reminder to check her out–now that I finally have a bit more time!

  7. What a great idea to introduce your friends to us! I really like that. Maybe that should be one of our pit-stop options on the Road Trip…
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

    • Hi Tina – a few of the bloggers I follow are doing the same thing. Personally I like to put URL to a couple specific posts each time thinking readers might be more likely to click on a “read” they know I liked, and maybe comment or decide to follow the blogger.

      I have been road-tripping on a binge basis – none for days then up till 2am “surfing”. It’s been fun, but I can’t add anymore “follows” to what I already have. Then I get too anxious about not spending time thinking about what I’m reading.

    • I have no idea why you are my ONLY commenter that I have to approve, and I haven’t figured out how to change that since I have global “approve all” set. It’s so freaky ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sammy and Tina, it’s a great idea!

  8. I found Linda too on the challenge – loved her veggie posts! I really must get back there, but as you said yourself, I already follow too many bloggers to keep up with them and comment regularly. There are just too many good no make that GREAT blogs out there. And I love the idea of introducing folk. Good for you Sammy.
    Jude xx

    • Thanks Jude. Sorry – I just found your comment in my spam folder. You are right about the WP gremlins, althos askimet does catch a lot of real spammers. Glad you have “met” Linda. She has a funny post on Croneing site now about a facebook encounter with her niece. Read it for a chuckle ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sigh! Thanks for fishing me out Sammy, WP has been misbehaving recently with lots of my comments disappearing in to the Spam hole. Seems to happen regularly to us Brits ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • The stuff that happens is SO weird. I have a non-WP blogger I “follow” and, instead of her blog posts scrolling through my reader, it’s all the comments on her posts that scroll through my reader (as if the comments are individual posts). No matter how many times I delete her URL from my Reader and add it back, it’ll show her posts for a couple days, then all of a sudden all I get is the comments!!

  9. joanne2813 said:

    found you on the A to Z road trip. Indeed the A to Z Challenge opens new worlds and introduces new friends. Writing is more than just what is on the page.

  10. Very cool blogs that Linda has – who knew beans were so beautiful? Thanks for sharing, Sammy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Aren’t they cool? My jaw dropped when I first saw those periwinkle-colored beans. Was hoping someone else would like them too ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Thanks Sammy D .. will surely check them out! Just back from being away – much to catch up!

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