Thursday, March 25, 2010

Comment on Comments

First, thank you so much for all your comments. Someone told me when I first began blogging that comments are the lifeblood of blogs. You’ve shared moments of your lives with me, I’ve made many new friends, and it’s been lots of fun, running my fingers over the keyboard and connecting with all of you!

Getting ready to take on summer tasks full swing, now, I suspect there may be lapses in our conversations from time to time. I know you’re busy, whether you’re teachers winding down the last few months of school before the BIG vacation; or landscape businesses with greenhouse obligations; or farmers out plowing fields or rounding up the herd for spring culling; or just about anyone entering the brighter seasons of the year.. You, just as we, are going to be very busy in the coming months! But I know you’re there! Just as I am…and we’ll catch up with one another every now and again.

Meanwhile, I expect to be posting something of interest on about the same schedule as I have been now for the past several months, as I discover things myself—and share!— as my own journey unfolds! I still have scads of topics I want to show you! I never seem to run out of something to say, do I! Do stay with me. After all, there is indeed, more to life than increasing its speed! So, lay down your chores for a few moments, take a breath and drop by for a cuppa. The gate’s open (and the driveways finally passable!) Let’s share a little time out here, Just Off The One-Lane Road, and then we’ll all go back to work.!

To Ruta at  What in the world is fly-tipping??? Seems like it MIGHT be the practice of dumping bags of trash “on the fly” as in clandestinely, at night? Whatever it turns out to be, it somehow reminds me of a local garbage pickup service that calls itself the “Fly By Night” gargage pickup! For some reason that tickles my funny bone. Ruta, you are such a dear. So many insightful comments have come from you, and I love learning from you about the UK and your corner of the world. Your photos are rich with information and artistry, and I can’t begin to tell you what a pleasure it’s been getting to know you through your blog! Thank you for your friendship. It’s only been a short time, but it seems as though we’ve known each other for years!

To Marlene at  How talented you are, Marlene! Your quilting is a joy to behold! I live in a (forgive the pun, now) hotbed of quilters. So, I’ll spread the word about your blog (which lists lots of other quilter blogs!) Thanks so much for your favorable comment on my little haiku. I so look forward to your comments, and to seeing a tiny little slice of your life. Thank you!

To Thomas at I love your comments, Thomas! It’s hard for me to believe that you have a day job! You’re such a dynamo! A whirlwind if I ever saw one! I simply cannot wait to visit Old Otter Holler Farm (if I may?) this coming summer (bringing my camera along!) when your beautiful world is in full bloom. We’ll compare notes with Ruta and see what she’s got blooming over there in North Devon UK. Amazingly similar to us here in WV so far in the early part of the year, at least. Thanks for your comments all!!

To Barbara at What a unique and interesting blog you have, Barbara! I look forward to reading it so much! And I thank you for your generous support through comments and sharing! Again, another online friend I treasure! Thank you for all your words and comments. Your photos are beautiful, too, girl!

To Carla at Yours, too, Carla, is a unique and interesting blog! The connections you make, the insight you share, and your gentle suggestions are what the world needs. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, your art. How fortunate we all are to have people like you, helping the world to have a better vision of itself.

To Debbi at my mentor and my friend…what a joy to know you! Thanks for all your comments and all your help! I couldn’t have done it without you! And your own blog had so many interesting posts this past week, especially on the “health reform.” Today’s was so thought-provoking! Love you, girl.

To L in Southeast at I’ve so enjoyed your comments, L. And I count you among my growing group of online friends, too. With your being the same age as I am, we have lots to share, don’t we! Thanks so much for your comment and support! You fill out another space in my life with your perspective and voice. I truly value what you give!

To Elora at My namesake in Italy! If anyone in this group is going to be busy the next few months, it’s got to be you! Getting married, counting the days, terrified you won’t finish everything…and I keep asking why does it matter. Lotta help that is, eh! (that was a “Canadian eh” just for you, Vancouver girl! Thanks for all your comments!!

To Sunny, keep on saving those artistic pieces of wood! To Sam, stop by again, some time!

To BV—I hope I didn’t lose you!

To Chris, don’t work too hard! Drop by now and again for a “hitch-n-sit-a-spell.”

To Virginia, thanks for checking in now and again!  I know you're a busy lady so your visits are doubly appreciated! 

These are just a few highlights from comments received this past week. Some of you email, and that’s wonderful!

Let me know if you have trouble commenting. Blogger can be a pill! Probably the easiest is to comment as “Anonymous” but sign your name so I’ll know who sent it. And let the comment window load completely before proceeding.

Tonight we watch West Virginia University play the University of Washington. That’s cool: MM’s and my alma mater is U of W; we live in WV; we win either way! Go Huskies and Mountaineers!!


  1. Wow, Elora! I'm really touched. Thank you for your kind all of us. It is so nice to connect with you here, and now I can't wait to click on those other people's links that you mention. Thank you for meeting us here just off the one lane road. It's peaceful and refreshing here. Sending you so much love and light!

  2. You're making me blush. I, a confirmed loner, am certainly enjoying our on-line communications. Re fly tipping, it is a British term for the illeagal dumping of any waste in any place other than a designated landfill or dump. It can range from bags of rubbish to old sofas or van loads of building waste. Dealing with this costs the tax payers £100-£150 million each year. In 2002 the Irish govt put a tax on supermarket plastic bags and banned them being given away free. These bags are slow to decompose and would festoon hedges and trees in a most unsightly way. The numbers of plastic bags in Ireland has now dropped by 94%.