Monday, January 28, 2013

Meet my other friends Monday

I figured it was high time I start my Meet my other friends Monday posts back up. The friends that are featured in this post appear in no particular order. I've started with those bloggers who have visible email addresses. Once I work through all of those then I'll start contacting others through the comment section. You could be next.

This week we'll be visiting with Donna from Cottage Days and Journeys. I'm not positive but I believe I discovered Donna's blog back when I was doing the Brenda Photo Challenge. If you want to see gorgeous photos and go on exciting journeys from the comfort of your own computer chair then Donna's blog is the place to be. She amazes me with her photography skills every time I stop by. Aside from that she is just one of the sweetest people out there in blog land. Enough from me, lets turn it over to Donna.

1. How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
I started blogging January 1, 2008. I had visited various blogs for a while, thoroughly enjoyed reading them, and decided to start one of my own a couple of months after I retired.
2. What is one piece of advice that you would give to new bloggers.

Take photographs and include at least one with every post! Blogging isn't just about writing. Part of your sharing and storytelling is also done through photos! Images help to keep your reader's interest.
3. Do you have any hobbies or special talents?

Whistling is not one of my special talents, that's for sure. I am probably the world's worse whistler. I can make grown men cry and dogs howl with my off-key rendition of Strangers in the Night!

Seriously, I have had several hobbies over the years. In my youth, I used to be a pretty good pianist and won many competitions. I gave it up quite a while ago and don't own a piano today. I've also done quite a bit of needlework, fiber arts, and beading. Those pursuits have tapered off in recent years because I can't see up close very well anymore and arthritis is in my hands.

My latest passion is photography, with specialties in wildlife and landscapes. My long-time blogging friends have seen my work progress over the years and cheered me on! And I credit blogging for pushing me to be a better photographer.
4. Of course you love all the blogs you visit but share a link to one of those and tell us why we should check it out.

It's so hard to chose just one! But if your blog readers aren't familiar with A Haven from Vee, then they are missing out on a real treat. Grace, wit, character, humor - Miz Vee has it all.
5. What is the one things that totally makes you crazy?

It drives me bonkers when people walk right into me. I can't tell you how many times I have to dodge people when we go shopping so that they don't literally knock me down. They aren't looking where they are walking. I sometimes wonder if I am invisible or whether there are that many people who are rude!
6. Give one random thought.
Here's one to commit to memory, stitch on a pillow, or print on a sign: Success is a decision.


  1. Very nice to meet you Donna. I love the photo.

  2. I will go check out your friend! Fun!
    xo Catherine

  3. I am headed over there now. It sounds fun!

    Happy Monday! :-)

  4. I will have to check out her blog. It sounds really beautiful.

  5. Followed her for years...what a Wonderful Lady! You'll LOVE her photos!!!!!

  6. i need success is a decision tattooed on my head so i can remember it.. i love to whistle and mine is pretty good, that is about it for talent. and i to constantly dodge people in the grocery store

  7. I love her random thought. Success is indeed a decision. Excellent.

    Have a terrific day Ann. My best to Duke. :)

  8. I went to visit her and her photographs are awesome! Nice gal.

  9. Her photography is beautiful!

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my little blog and saying such nice things about me! Marty, my official blog greeting rabbit, will pay you off later. He wants to know if you would like your payment in large carrots or small ones, LOL.

    You're a dear and I'm so glad that we discovered each other. I think you're right that our chance meeting was through the Brenda Photo Challenge.

    Hugs to Mister Duke!

  11. A fun blogger, i have joined her at the Photo Challenge also

  12. nice meeting Donna. the photo is very pretty.

  13. Gosh, all of your interviewed people give such good answers!

  14. What a lovely idea to meet new bloggers. I'm off to visit Donna.
    Jille xx

  15. What a wonderful idea, Ann, to showcase bloggers in this way. (Donna told me about this interview.) Do you have a button for bloggers to brag about having been featured here? Donna certainly is an extraordinary photographer and a versatile blogger. I love her and Cottage Days and Journeys!

  16. Thanks for the intro. I'm off to say hi.

  17. Oh, I think I shall go over and see what she is about. I like this interview today.

    I hope I make the "friends" list one of these days. :)

  18. I like her advice...especially #2


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