Beautiful Blogging Party


First, I want to thank Joy of Cupids Charm for hosting this Beautiful Blogging Party.

Why Do I Love Blogging?

The people, the beauty and the hope out in blogland encourage me.

I’m not the best writer or the best photographer, but blogging has given me a greater awareness of the world and the way I view that world through my camera lens. The view is more hopeful than the nightly news or rumors of the next tragic happening. Yes, ugly things happen, but main stream media seems to fixate on these things and the beauty of our world fades away, leaving us with a view of fear and despair. Blogging brings hope.

Have you ever read a fun post when you were feeling down, and then realized you’ve laughed your bad feelings away? Have you ever been inspired by the beauty of people’s hearts and the passions that drive them, especially when they are facing insurmountable odds? These have been my experiences with blogging.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the people who always take time to visit my blog and leave comments. Though I’ve never seen most of their faces, I realize that those connections mean the world to me. My readers are people of substance with beautiful hearts and kindred spirits.

Joy’s party has presented me with an opportunity to say to all of you, from the very bottom of my heart and soul . . .

THANK YOU!!

Thank you for the encouragement.

Thank you for the joy.

Thank you for the tears.

Thank you for sharing your hearts.

Thank you for your kindness.



All Photos © Fete et Fleur Designs

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36 comments:

Lori said...

what a beautiful post Nancy...i agree with what you said...blogland is a kind of escape for me...to a place where everyone is nice and encouraging...a place to find inspiration and sharing from those who love the very same things that you do...i am sorry that i also have to disagree with you: you are a lovely writer, and your pictures are always gorgeous!!! have a great weekend!!!

Gabriela said...

Hello Nancy,

Awesome post! Blogging is wonderful thanks to people like you.


~ Gabriela ~

Geralyn Gray said...

Cheers and thank you!!!! I love your paper shoes---they are fantastic!!!!

justjen said...

You are absolutely right. Blogging has been a gift. A place I can share and be encouraged by those who visit. I'm always amazed anyone would take time to drop by, but am always thrilled they did.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, hello Miss Nancy. Your phtography is breathtaking on every post. I love your writing and what you write about. You are so right about the encouragement we find. Those comments that uplift us everyday. It's a wonderful place and meeting lovely people like you has been the gift I received when I began to blog.
Karen

Debby said...

Hi Nancy,
I always enjoy visiting your blog and I love your post, so true.
Debby

cityfarmer said...

another Joy checking in here...I just met our other Joy~~what a Joy

Blogging has changed me forever ...mostly I get nothing else done ...the dust rag just lays on the stairs with the vacumn cleaner

bluemuf said...

Nancy, what a lovely post. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful photographs and feel so refreshed after visiting with you.

Hugs karen

Rebecca Ramsey said...

It's so true. Blogging is a treasure--and your site is one of my most favorite jewels!

Valarie said...

Nancy, You are wrong, your pictures and words are always soo beautiful!! I know when I need a pick me up, a visit to any of your posts will lift my spirits. I visited your husbands blog finally, and it brought tears to my eyes. I don't know what I did before I discovered the beautiful people in blog land. Have a lovely day. xxoo

Joanna Thomas said...

Thank you Nancy for being you and for your wonderful blog! I always look forward to it and your new post.
xoxox

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi sweet Nancy,
What a beautiful post. This has always been a safe place to dream here and escape... longing to jump into one of your photos for a few minutes!
xo~Tracie

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Oh Nancy, I do agree....the blogs that I follow project nothing but hope and beauty. And when I think of beautiful blogs, yours is the very first that comes to mind. I do, however, disagree with your evaluation of your writing and photographic talents. I find your writing as thought provoking as your photos are visually stimulating.

Kay

shiborigirl said...

Nancy,

Thank YOU! This past year has been wonderful, meeting so many new people out in Blogland. You provide a quiet haven in your little corner.

Hugs,

Kate

Sares said...

Hello Nancy,
What a beautiful and true thought that "Blogging brings hope", I couldn't agree more and thank you for expressing is so well. Have a splendid Friday and enjoy the rest of the party!

Barb said...

Your photos are always lovely and have a certain peacefulness to them...I am fairly new to Blogland but I am glad it came along in my lifetime so I see how creative the world is!

Rosemary said...

Hi Nancy,
Thank you too!!
Very sweet comments.
Love your post today!!
I totally agree.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Rosemary

msartist said...

Happy Blog Party! Lovely blog and post* Glad to meet you and hope to come back often~
I welcome you to drop by sometime!
~Theresa

Betzie said...

Beautiful post Nancy...i so agree. It is a way to connect with others in spirit and it's funny how we are drawn to each other.
Nice to have a place we can find kindred souls and share our ups and downs in our art and words.
From frompy Betzie...LOL Thanks for your kind words today.

char72 said...

Love your photos. It's nice to meet such a creative blogger.
Happy Blog Party Day!
Charlotte

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Nancy ~ what a lovely post! I have always enjoyed your blog and perhaps I've been a bit of a "lurker", but I promise not to be one any more! (*_*) Have a great day! ~Stacy~

julie Haymaker thompson said...

OMG this image is awsomely beautiful.Candy for the eyes thanks for posting it. Julie

bj said...

I love your beautiful pictures..so large! Love that!
I love blogging for the same reasons. Please visit me when you can...

Marie Antionette said...

Thank you Nancy for your well wishes!!!
Your blog party is a hit with me,and you are so right.These are some wonderful people.
I love these two prints you have posted ,they are so beautiful.
Email me sometime.Would love to hear from you.i'm doing better,just slow witted.I'll be right as rain when Sherry arrives.
Happy Mother's Day to you Also.You did a great job on this post as usual.XXOO Marie Antionette

NeereAnDear said...

I must say that blogging has brought me some wonderful supportive friends... its a joy to visit you and some of the other people who have touched my heart ...

Through adversity ... good times... even in between times.... you have been an inspiration and a dear friend.... I thank my lucky stars that blogland enabled our paths to cross ...to find a kindred spirit .... it is a pleasure to "know" you ..... it is a pleasure to come here and see your lovely photos and read your lovely words with enthusiasm.... thank you for being you

Thank you for being there...

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

The Victorian Parlor said...

Nancy,

As always, I love visiting your blog:) Your words and the pictures are pure beauty. Thanks for making blogging so special!

Blessings,

Kim

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Lovely post! I enjoyed my visit, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Happy May Day!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Nancy!

Thanks so very much for your visit. I'm new to blogland, but I've already met soooo many wonderful girlies. What fun! I LOVE peeking around all the lovely posts.......Yours is WONDERFUL....It's a small world, isn't it? I've had gals visit from so many far away places.....I just didn't even realize how connected we all are!

Blessings to you......
Spencer

Celticlass said...

Your blogspot is always gorgeous!! My daughters and I love seeing your beautiful creations. They let us DREAM!! Thank You, Erin

LW said...

A beautiful post done by a beautiful person.

I wanted you to know that I read this the other day and it brought me to tears....
Because I knew, they were heart-felt words…


Louise

dragonflydreamer said...

Stepping into your space and linger to absorb all of the beauty and inspiration here has been like I imagine it must be to go to a spa. I am so happy to have found you via Cupid's Charm's Beautiful Blogging party and I must be sure to thank her again. I am preparing for surgery tomorrow and woke with such feelings of fear and dread, but after my visit here I will emerge rejuvenated, inspired and filled with dreams. Thank you for such a sweet gift. I look forward to returning to visit you and hopefully buy a work of art for my very own after my surgery. Have a wonderful day.

LissyLou said...

That is a lovely post xx

TattingChic said...

WHat a lovely post! I appreciate your blog and the things you share! I love blogging for all the reasons you listed your "thank you's" for! Thank you for sharing your talents and creativity and love for beauty!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Nancy! Such a beautiful and heartfelt post. I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party!! I hope you enjoyed the event and also enjoyed meetings lots of new bloggers. Have a beautiful week ~ Joy

Stephenie said...

I just looooove your post...This is exactly how I feel about blogging.. It's an escape...I'm around so many mean people at work..It's always so refreshing coming to blogland where everyone is so warm and inviting...By the way, love those images..
STephenie

lorhen82 said...

And thank you for sharing your beautiful soul with us! It's so wonderful to come to the land of blog and dwell for a while on the beautiful and the lovely. It's just as you said...we're bombarded with the bad and the ugly constantly. We need this to keep from sinking!!! ~Lori