Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

2 Bags Full


Hi, my name is Andrea.  This is my second year of blogging and I don't think I will ever tire of it.
My neighbor, who is also a blogger, talked me into starting a blog and then walked me through the steps ... she is my techie, who helps me when I get stuck.  My blog is mainly a place to post my photos, mostly of nature, pets and places I go. It is a place where I can babble and dabble to my hearts content but, most important, it has been a place where I can meet new people, learn new things and GROW.   Mental activity is a wonderful thing, especially when you get up in years as I have.  

You can read about me in my profile and if you choose to peruse my blog you will meet my little dog Izzi, who has her own posts as she corresponds with her friend, Badger Boo in England or as she tells you about life through her eyes.  Izzi is a smart little Mini Australian Shepherd, but not smart enough to speak the Kings English, so don't be offended.  

In general "From The Sol" is an eclectic day to day collection of photos, photo art, pets, birds, wild animals, raptors, nature and some special events as they occur.  I hope through my blog you may pick up on some humor, lift your spirits or learn some new artistic ideas to experiment with.  I don't have any deep moral purpose, just want to enjoy life and share what joy I have to share.  It is a light spot meant to be fun for all ... I look  forward to meeting and getting to know all of you.  

Thanks for Stopping By ...

And, a Special Thank you to Vickie at 2 Bags Full
for this brilliant idea and for pulling it off for the second year in a row ... you are a brave soul, Vickie!

20 comments:

  1. So Great to know you Andrea! and glad to also be your blogging buddy!

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  2. I didn't realize you have been blogging about the same length of time as I have. I figured you'd been at this for years and years!

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  3. Nice post, and a great idea. Maybe I will join next year! Trying to get ready for a Road Trip is a bit overwhelming.

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  4. Hi Andrea, I'm happy to be your latest follower. I'm sure I will enjoy your posts. Thanks for following me. Enjoy the party.
    Sharon

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  5. Very nice to meet you Andrea. I will enjoy following you. Have fun at the party!

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  6. Good Morning :) I'm Karen, one of Vickie's helpers at GYB and I'm hopping around the internet checking the sites. Your site looks Great! Have a happy GYB party :) Karen Gass

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  7. Very warm greetings to you and lovely Izzi! You have a WONDERFUL blog - I've completely enjoyed my visit and look forward to returning soon when I have a little more time to wander through your posts and look at more of your fabulous photos. I do hope Izzi is coping with the cold! Glad to have found you via 'Grow Your Blog' - best wishes from Shroo:)x
    http://artyshroo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Love your Lady Hawk photos. There are some very inspiring photos in your blog. Great to meet you through the party.

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  9. Hi Andrea, thank you for your comment on my blog (sorry I was late in getting the post up). I agree, I think we are kindred spirits and now I'm following you. I love your blog and you can be sure I'll visit often!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  10. I am so glad you chose to visit my blog. Your blog looks like my kind of place, and I truly look forward to visiting often, and getting to know you better. I actually have only ever met one other Andrea. It just isn't a very common name. I was named after my Aunt Andrea on my Mother's side.

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  11. Hi Andrea, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I think you are absolutely right that we have blogging interests in common. Your nature photography is stunning and Izzi is just gorgeous. The picture of her kissing the girl at the top of her section is so funny. I look forward to following you and hearing what you all get up to.
    Love and best
    RedSetter

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  12. Andrea, I love your blog. I've visited of course before from PAF (Photo Art Friday). I love how creative you are. It's really fun getting to know fellow bloggers. Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  13. Hi Andrea! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit my blog. As you can see, it prompted me to visit yours right away and I LOVE it! Great photos - wonderful birds and nature photos. I have a serious case of admiration and envy brewing right now. I'm now a follower and look forward to seeing more of your great shots in the future.

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  14. A nice blog, I'm glad to meet you.
    We have sometimes meeting in memes, but now you have new reader for all.

    (To learn English: I'm trying to learn alone, by doing. Reading. Writing (speaking I miss -)... Often helps me google translator. And I read through my well, what it has translated. Try to remember that, next time I'm doing it alone ... so it goes for me. A possible way -)
    Have a great and quiet sunday

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  15. I'm happy to meet you at this fabulous party. Your blog is terrific and I look forward to following and reading your posts. Your photos are beautiful. I'm also a retired nurse. There seems to be a lot of us in the blogosphere, especially on crafts blogs. I guess we're so used to being busy that we continue to fill our lives with many activities. The social contact of blogging does help with the loss of contact with all the patients and their families. Please drop by for a visit, Andrea.

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  16. So nice to meet you! Thanks for popping by! I am a nature lover….and a bird lover as well!

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  17. So lovely to meet you through GYB and thank you for your lovely comments. I have really enjoyed all your posts and look forward to following you through the year.
    Hope you are keeping warm and cheerful
    Wren x

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  18. You have stunning photographs! The birds are just gorgeous. It has been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  19. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    ohhh a picture book sounds lovely to explore. I love picture , , my cats the best friend I could ever ask for. her name is amiera and lwe ove dog talk. izzy sounds fun too!

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  20. Nice to meet you. This hop has been so much fun since I have gotten to meet so many nice people like yourself. thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us. I look forward to learning more. Take care.

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