Saturday, November 7, 2015

Multiple Blogs - Yay or Nay? 110715

Last Fall as I analyzed where I stood on the whole issue of retiring, I knew as a workaholic, developing new interests or reviving old ones would be a must if my plan was to succeed. And I knew myself well enough to know that retiring cold turkey would never work. So I made the decision to do it in phases. Or as I tell my boss, the plan is to fade away one step at a time.

At that time I posted this titled CLARITY

musing . . . 'gazing thoughtfully'

from my office window

I then stopped blogging and began the process of training and passing major duties on to others. The previous year I had recruited someone who I felt would be a capable replacement when the time came. That has proven to be true. With that relief, the process began and by the spring of 2015 I was ready for those 'other interests'. Family Research and Blogging were two areas I had always enjoyed and so it began.

My first two link ups last spring were with Sally at Blue Monday 


and Susan at Outdoor Wednesday.

I then discovered Good Fences with Theresa; Mosaic Monday with Judith and Saturday Critters with Eileen. As the saying goes, the rest is history. 
As I started linking with these fun blogs and more; I became more and more interested in the photography side of the process and began wanting to improve my shots. Eileen's bird and critter photos are always so good and she was kind enough to share the specs on her camera with me.
Spring moved on to Summer and Summer on to Fall and I found some super photo challenges and tutorials through wordpress blogs and since I had as account there previously; I decided to start another blog with the emphasis on my ventures into the science and art of photography. It is Venturesinphotos.  
Along with all the blogging, I also became a part of a group Facebook page with some recently discovered distant cousins. With two and sometimes three blogs going; two Facebook pages; my Home, Hearth and Employment, my head was spinning. Many of you have probably been there in some way or another and last week I needed to re-group.
In reviewing the two blogging processes I found that I prefer the editing process here at Blogger. I find it user friendly and it meets my creative need without overwhelming me.
So . . . I brought the concept I was seeking at Venturesinphotos and created  Ventures In Photography here on Blogger. There is a link in the right column of 'atMuldoon' and I invite everyone to check it out. If you are interested in the direction it is going, you may want to follow it as well.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Hope to continue to see you here ('atMuldoon') and there.

Barn 110815

I often ride through this area of the county
hoping a clue will present itself
for a couple ancestral brickwalls in my family research.
This particular barn is on or adjacent to the homes of a couple families in my ancestral tree and they may have used it in the past.
Joining Tom for:

Saturday Critters 110715

My favorite Critter

Joining Eileen for:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Flower or Posey?

I say posey.
We brought this cactus in for the winter
and apparently it's pleased.
Joining Denise for:


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Harvest Time - Fences 110515

Haven't seen this farm building since Spring.
The farm next to the office parking lot harvested corn this morning.
Big machine - Big noise
but not unpleasant.
Joining Tex/Theresa for:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Trees and Bushes 110315

Norway Spruce - Picea abies

Norway spruce is a familiar sight in much of the United States, but it’s really a tree of Europe. Throughout the globe, this tree has many uses including lumber, pulpwood, Christmas trees and landscape specimen trees. Its dense branching pattern and tolerance of soil variations has also made it a popular tree for windbreaks.

If you have enough space and want to add a sense of formal dignity to your landscape, the Norway spruce will suit you well.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Both sides of the coin (leaves)


Joining Sue for:

Mosaic Monday 110215

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

Joining Judith for:

Shortfall Macro 110215

A bundle of Red Maple leaves that have fallen
but are not grounded.
Autumn asks that we prepare for the future
—that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping.
But it also asks that we learn to let go
—to acknowledge the beauty of sparseness.
Bonaro W. Overstreet