Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today I Am 5!!

Today I'm celebrating the 5th birthday of this Nature Knitter Blog! Wow! Isn't that amazing?

My first blog post way back in 2007 also featured a single bird picture -- a Cedar Waxwing photographed right outside my dining room window. I had to travel a bit farther to capture this Bald Eagle photo, but I think it's a good correlation also with how far I've come on this blog. I like to think I've become a better writer and definitely a better picture taker (of course, that nice Canon EOS Rebel camera Mr. Johnson gifted me with a couple Christmases ago helps a lot too!)

I'm grateful to all of you who are faithful followers, even though I've become less than faithful about posting regularly. Thank you for sharing in all of the joys and sadnesses that have occurred in the last 5 years. I'm especially thankful for all the wonderful friendships I've made with bloggers all around the world. I've had the chance to meet so many of you and look forward to meeting more of you in my birding adventures around the U.S.

14 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Five years is a long time to get it going. Only 3.5 for me but have a milestone coming. So glad I found you in blogland as I very much enjoy your stories, birding and the great photos. Hope you'll continue to share, whenever.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

Jayne said...

Five years is a big milestone my friend! Congratulations and happy blogging to you... I do hope I will be one of those you meet some day. :c)

KGMom said...

Joining the chorus of praise--happy blogiversary.
Five good years. Here's wishing as many more years as you want...and have time for with all your knitting.

Mollie said...

Happy 5th year of blogging! That really is a long time to devote oneself to their blog. I enjoy reading of your knitting and birding adventures, and taking motorcycle trips. Of course, I was terribly envious of you when you went to a Birding Symposium and Mr. Chet Baker was sitting in your lap!! But I've got past that. LOL!

eileeninmd said...

Happy 5th Blog anniversary. Love the eagle shot. I look forward to see more of your blogging post. Have a great day!

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Gaelyn. Still hoping for a Grand Canyon visit someday to meet my favorite National Parks Ranger....after Anna Pigeon ;-)

Thank you Lynne.

Thank you Jayne -- me too!

Thanks Donna. Knitting seems to be winning lately though.....

Thanks Mollie. Put Midwest Birding Symposium 2013 on your schedule for a meet-up with me AND Chet Baker!

Thank you Eileen.

Taos Sunflower said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Ruthie! Thanks for finding me, way back when. I think of you as a friend, not as one I've never met, but one I just haven't seen in a long time. Someday! Hugs, Martie PS Don't be hard on yourself about not posting more frequently...just flow with it. You'll know when it's time.

Kelly said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad I got to meet you this autumn.
p.s. Love the eagle!!

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Martie. I hope we get the chance to meet someday too -- I was so jealous reading about your Taos visitors from the blogosphere!

Thanks Kelly. I was so happy to meet you too! Are you planning to attend MBS2013??

Penelopedia said...

Five years is quite a milestone! Penelopedia will be five this summer, too. I'm thinking of having a party for blog friends.

stephen said...

Happy 5th blogiversary.

RuthieJ said...

Penny, that sounds like a great idea! I hope it will be a birding party!

Thank you Stephen!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Happy blogiversaary!