Around the World Without Leaving My Blog – 2016

My year in blogging – in color.   

The following is a cloud I created containing all of the countries from which someone viewed my blog during the last year. Larger fonts represent nations with more numerous visits, smaller fonts represent those with less. Outside of the expected visits from my own U.S.A, totals leaned toward Northern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Many newcomers arrived, including Lithuania, Guyana and Morocco.

As always, my thanks to every visitor, near and far.

 

                                                     Morocco

                                         United Kingdom

     Finland  Romania  Japan  Turkey

                                    Australia   Philippines   Germany   Netherlands    Vietnam        Japan

                                                            Canada

                 United States

                       South Korea  Poland  Nepal  Spain

       Russia   New Zealand

                                           India

                                Sweden   Guyana   Singapore   Lithuania   Ukraine

                   France  Czech Republic  South Africa  Italy

     Slovakia  Thailand  Austria  Ireland

                                                                           Croatia   Kenya

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Happy Lille Julaften

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 16th, 2016.

Breath

 

 

mountain wind pauses

silent dark boreal sighs –

Earth breathes in then out

 

 

 

view original prompt here

 

 

 

The Perseids Gave Their All

The annual August meteor shower provided quite a show. And it’s not too late to join the fun.

Every August, in the wee early hours of the twelfth morning, the Perseid meteor shower delights. We went out last night around 2am, when the Earth was turning directly into the trail of comet exhaust that creates the shower.

The moon was a non-factor, setting before 1am. The weather was clear and with only two fires in the region, smoke was minimal.

The following was our list of essential meteor gazing gear:

Lawn chairs.

Blankets.

Pillows.

Munchies.

Ipod.

Our final count was 72 per hour.

Although the shower peaked last night, it continues on tonight. This year’s ideal conditions mean that a second evening of viewing is worthwhile, even if the rate drops off.

Note: Meteor showers are often referred to with an hourly rate. This gives the false impression that there is a steady pace to the streaking stars. But, in reality, they come in bunches, with lulls between which can be disheartening. Give yourself enough time to see the best the show has to offer.

Around the World Without Leaving My Blog – 2015

My year in blogging – in color.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The following is a cloud I created containing all of the countries from which someone viewed my blog during the last year. Larger fonts represent nations with more numerous visits, smaller fonts represent those with less. Outside of the expected visits from my own U.S.A, totals leaned toward Northern Europe and South Central Asia with individual countries like Finland and India making big, fresh splashes.

As always, my thanks to every visitor, near and far.

 

                                                     Malaysia

                                         United Kingdom

     Finland      Philippines                     Japan

                                                Germany             Canada

              United States

                 South Korea  Indonesia  Pakistan  Norway Spain Russia
European Union  Zambia  Greece  Singapore  Cyprus  South Africa

                                           India

                                Sweden  Chile  Nigeria  Belgium Netherlands

                   France        Australia

     Czech Republic  Denmark  Thailand 
                                                                           New Zealand

Merry Christmas – 2015

Merry Christmas and a Glaedelig Lille Julaften!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our snowy little corner of the world this year. A very merry holiday to you all.

Meet and Greet 12/18

Hi Danny, everyone. Happy Holid… Wait, is that eggnog in that igloo punchbowl? Excuse me for a second.

It’s a cyber office party! Make sure to hop over to Danny’s (link below) and catch up on everyone’s blogs.

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s Meet and Greet Weekend at Dream Big!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!

See ya Monday!

Danny

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