Wednesday, January 05, 2011

It Has Been One Year

It has been a year since I began blogging!  I cannot believe that I have lasted this long because it is really an endeavor and a job.  I have always loved writing so it is not a surprise to me that I have sustained the writing part of blogging.  But, the photography challenges have been a definite learning process.

I began with a Canon EOS Rebel Camera, very heavy, not a portable camera to carry with you on a daily basis.  I bought a polarizing lens during the summer and subsequently lost it in the garden, fell off of the camera. 

I then bought a small point and shoot camera, a Canon 210 SX 14 megapixal with a great zoom lens.  It is fine but does not get the macro pictures that the larger camera gets. 


I have been challenged by the concept of the blogger in todays society and the idea of writing and using photos to tell a visual story very similar to a newspaper. 

My first post was on the rabbits and my concern about them eating the tips of my tulips.  This is still a concern since I have seen many rabbits in my garden this winter.




I need to spend time organizing and labeling my photos for easy access.  I really like Frances' idea at Fairegarden where she has organized many of her garden plants into pages and attached them to her blog for all to see.  I really didn't understand how I would use this feature until I saw what she had done.

I am looking forward to another year of learning and I thank all of my fellow bloggers for their support.

12 comments:

Carolyn Gail said...

Congrats, Eileen. I've enjoyed reading about your gardening activities this past year and look forward to many more.

Dave said...

Congrats on your first year! It goes by fast doesn't it?

Cher' Shots said...

Happy 1 Year Anniversary of Blogging! Keep on snapping those great shots.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Congratulations on your one year mark! You have a beautiful body of work to show for your efforts.

Darla said...

Your blog and gardening experience makes it seem like you've been blogging longer than a year!!

allanbecker-gardenguru said...

Happy blogging anniversary.
No matter what kind of camera you use, I get a thrill from all of your photos.

meemsnyc said...

Congrats on the one year! I love reading your blog. Keep it up!

Bernie said...

Happy Blogversary! Only a year ... I would not have guessed. Well make sure you keep on blogging as I, for one, always enjoy popping in to see what's going on in your lovely gardens.

Your photos are great ... whatever camera you've been using. I've only ever had my trusty old Canon Powershot S2 and it seems to do the job, but I would love a camera that does better macro shots.

Zoey said...

Happy Blogiversary, Eileen! I hope to enjoy your blog for many more!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thank you everyone for all of your good wishes!

Eileen

garden girl said...

Happy Blogiversary Eileen!

Your header is so cute.

I know what you mean about the rabbits. I forgot to guard my witch hazel with a fence this time, and the little devils ate it down to the graft. I'm thinking about calling my friend who likes rabbit stew to see if he's interested in a little backyard hunting . . . ;) I hope they leave your garden alone.

Karen said...

Congratulations, Eileen, I would have thought it was much longer than a year, too, you are so professional! I have learned so much from your blog.