Today is the anniversary of when I started blogging. And my first post was about Bushey Park - a place that has figured highly during the history of my tales.
A year ago today, I was walking with my daughter and her dog - Boo. Today, my daughter is working but I collected my grandson from school. Later on his Dad and Boo (who's decided she'd like a change of address and is now living with my grandson's dad!) arrived, so December 19 still seems to be a family day of sorts.
Boo - I miss our walks!
In some ways, it seems far longer than 12 months since I first started sharing my thoughts, words and deeds with the world at large. I've stretched my memory far back in the annuls of time (well - over the last year at least) and I can't remember what started me blogging in the first place. However, it has served as a very useful diary tool and looking back at some randomly selected posts, it's good to be reminded of some of the good things that have happened along the way.
A undisputed benefit as far as I'm concerned, is the number of blogging friends I've made along the way. There's a wonderful community of like-minded people out there in the big wide world, of which I'm delighted to be a part. So to all my new blogger friends - thank you for the pleasure your blogs have brought me and, I'm sure will continue, to bring over the next year!
So an anniversary stroll in Bushey Park - the sun had disappeared by the time I got out this afternoon but no matter - just a very few pics to commemorate the day (and an excuse to put the camera through its paces).
Magpie (Pica pica) - a common species in the UK
Black-headed gull - Again!! (Larus ridibundus) found commonly in the UK
Female Red-crested Pochard
(These are mainly descended from escapees and not native UK birds although there are now breeding populations. Most likely to be seen in South and East England )
My thanks to all those who have the patience and stamina to have read my tales for all, or part of, the last twelve months.
Just a small aside - the male Blackcap was back in the garden again today... whey hey!
That's it for today folks - wonder where I'll be a year from now and what I'll be doing then??
4 hours ago