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01/08/2008


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I AM ONE

On 1 August 2007 - This is my Patch - was born. I remember having the initial idea to start this blog, on what was a beautiful summer's evening, whilst strolling around the garden taking snaps. Thinking of a name was difficult, and I remember eventually saying to myself, what am I seeing and who does it belong to, hence the chosen name!

After signing up for a blogger account and the template chosen, I proceeded to upload a photo of American Land Cress which was to become my first post. I can't say I found it very easy, navigating around blogger was proving quite tricky, and it took me a while to master its tempermental ways regarding placing pictures and text. Eventually after several attempts the publish button was pressed.

I wasn't completely green to the world of blogging and realised that there were thousands, if not millions of blogs out there. Would anyone find me, and would anyone be interested enough to leave a comment? Five posts later, on 16 August I received my first comment, from Judith who blogs at Everything in the Garden's Rosy. She had seen my mention of Eden and that was what made her decide to leave a comment, which proves how important the words you use in your post can be.

Writing this blog has opened up my world to many new experiences, three in particular. Having worked with other's words for many years, I am now working on my own, on a subject I am passionate about. Three cameras later, my photography has developed, working on a particular style of my own and a few million others! Finally, let's not forget the most important of all, the friendship I have gained from all over the world.

I do hope you feel you can look in to my blog for many more posts to come, and thanks to everyone for your comments, which I very much appreciate and so enjoy reading.

Louise x

PS: The leaf in the photo above belongs to a yellow achillea.

15 comments:

lifeinredshoes said...

I am so glad that we found each other. You are a wonderful blogger, great writing and beautiful photo's. You will always be on my daily rounds. Here's to many, many, more, Red Shoes

Threadspider said...

And I am honoured to have been your first comment and have so enjoyed our blogging friendship. Here's to the next 12 months.

BumbleVee said...

congratulations ... you are one! A blogger...and...one year old. It sure does pass quickly doesn't it? Went by mine in May....

I'm enjoying both of your blogs Louise ....

Flighty said...

Happy first 'blogiverary'! xx

Poetikat said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! It's hard to imagine not having a blog now, isn't it?
It's no wonder that yours has garnered interest and enthusiastic followers - it is beautiful, intelligent and fascinating. I thoroughly enjoy myself each time I drop in.

All the best!

Kat

P.S. The sparrow poem is now up.

LL said...

Happy 1st Anniversary/Birthday to your blog, Louise. I do rather think that you are making an important contribution to the blogging community. Your blog is utterly unique and you yourself retain a most enigmatic quality that adds to your blog's mystique. I enjoy my visits here, and your superb photography.

VP said...

Happy birthday Louise! It's been such a joy to find your blog and have our friendship :)

You were one of my first regular commenters and as a result encouraged me to keep blogging away...

Marie said...

Happy Anniversary. Very happy to have found you.

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pebbledash said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Louise! I've only recently found you, but so enjoy my visits here...great photos, gentle and informative writing...thank you! Look forward to more, too. Diana x

Sew Anyway said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! This little blog of yours is quite a treasure. I love your style of photography and enjoy very much not only the way you can capture light, color and shape, but that you add to it with your amazing knowledge of gardening. Hooray for Louise! I am looking forward to the next year of your posting.
~Kathy

Gina said...

Happy 1st b'day! I have really enjoyed visiting and look fwd to many more years :D Gxx

The Dutchess said...

Many more 'B"day Blog days " to come i hope..love your Patch.

Simone said...

Louise you are a natural and knowledgable gardener. You take the most wonderful photographs and impart your knowledge and experience to the reader. Congratulations on your first 'my patch' anniversary.

Rosezilla said...

We are all so happy that you decided to blog! Thanks for all the beauty you share.

Rhondi said...

Dear Louise
Congratulations on one year of blogging. I have really enjoyed getting to know you, sharing a love of gardening and reading your blog.
Hugs, Rhondi