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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's My Blogiversary! (Updated)

Today's The Dreaming Tree's 1 year blogiversary. The U.S. just elected Barack Obama President yesterday, so I know this little post will virtually vanish in the flurry of political posts that are certain to crowd the blogosphere today, but I thought I'd toot my own, teensy horn, anyway. Thanks to Charles for his support & to all of my readers. Without you this blog would have probably gone the way of my last one, "I'm Surrounded By Idiots" (which I quit long ago.)
To express my thanks, I'll send a painting (of my choice,) to whoever best expresses (in my humble opinion,) which one of my posts has been their favorite so far & why. Please leave your entries in my comments. Feel free to be creative, humorous, a brown-noser, etc. Be as outrageous as you'd like! I'll announce my decision by Nov. 12th.
And once again...

Thank you!

Travis Erwin has won the contest, because his entry had me on the verge of happy tears. Congrats, Travis!

53 comments:

Marvin said...

Toot! Toot! Just helping a little with the horn tooting.

I don't know that I have a favorite post. (Dare I admit that I've missed a few?) What I like most about your blog in general is the mixture of nature themed posts and those about you, events in your life and your art work. It's a great mix.

I would also like to offer you a great big "Thank You" for keeping your blog dial up friendly.

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary. I'm looking forward to another year of great posts.

Bird said...

You want me to just pick one post? Seriously though, happy Blogiversary Lana! :D

virtual voyage said...

Congratulations!! I remember your first posts - it's great how far you've developed the art and photography over the year.

Difficult to name a favourite post, I'd have to think about that - so many of your natural pictures have been striking, and agree with Marvin about having interesting themes running at different times as well as the 'slice of life'. The birds in the chair in the shed amused me...!

Miladysa said...

Congratulations Lana!

Like everyone so far - I would find it hard to find a favourite post.

I love the way your blog has evolved since I 'discovered' it.

Your wildlife photographs are outstanding - I think that is because you connect with every scene you capture.

As for your artwork - I LOVE the mystical element/s contained within each piece.

*wipes nose*

Doson said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY LANA(aka Skippy) :-)

I am new into this blog... so, I don't know much about the previous post but I love SPACE MERMAIDS.. that rocks..
Imaginative, Creative...
I can only think of "My Vision Ecstasy"


Glad & lucky to celebrate your Blogiversary.

Long Live "The Dreaming Tree"
Keep Dreaming *Skippy :)

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey beautiful,

Congratulations on a year! That's a long time to do anything and your blog is wonderful -- I'm going to think on your question even though I think I know which one I'm going to pick!

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats, sweetness. I'm very proud of you, for the blog and your wonderful art, and everything else.

Precie said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary, Lana!!!!

Lisa said...

Pick a favorite? Umpossible!!! ;-)
Seriously, I adore your work, and am so happy to have found you here inside my computer!! May you have many more years of successful blogging. xxoo

roadgurl5 said...

Happy Blogiversary, Lana! What an achievement!

You're kidding..."I'm Surrounded By Idiots" didn't take? Guess you really WERE surrounded by idiots---I would've checked that blog out religiously!

Now let me go find my favorite post...

p.s. hows about that election??? Woo-hoooo and VA went blue!

Heff said...

I can't win because I've never been over here before. Pretty colors ! Heff Likey !

Demon Hunter said...

I love all your posts! The one that stayed with me was your painting of "Window of the Soul," which I bought and love! Yay! :-)

Punam said...

Lana! That is soo unfair! OK.. jokes apart, I love ur paintings, but I am too new a visitor to pick up a fave post.. I love all ur posts.. although some I skip because of the unfamiliar cultural difference..
I loved ur mermaids too. Wishing u a happy blogiversary and many more happy blogoyears to come. :)))

ANNA-LYS said...

Congratulation to Your Blogiversary
and I am sorry for been acting rude!

(( hug ))

Shauna Roberts said...

Congratulations on one year of The Dreaming Tree. I've enjoyed your photos and paintings.

Steve Malley said...

I do prefer the art and photos to the rants about the tire guys.

My favorite post? July 26- the Great Blue Heron. I wish I could paint like that...

Travis Erwin said...

The post or posts that stick out the most to me are the ones where you and Charles put your life and camping on hold while the baby birds matured in your shed. I think it was a shed but maybe the garage.

Anyway that act of kindness really spoke to me about you and Charles and on a more subtle level y'alls relationship. I never think of one of you without the other. I think it is very cool that two artistic and creative people have found each other and I like the way each of you feeds the others creativity.

Monique said...

Well done you. Congratulations.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Happy Blogiversary, Lana!!! May we have many more years of visiting each other's blogs. You make blogging ROCK!!!

Hugs, JJ

CrazyCath said...

Just over from Charles to say congrats. It is an achievement getting past that milestone...

Ello said...

Congratulations Lana! I have so truly enjoyed your blog. Your posts are always fun and interesting to read but your photos and your paintings leave me awestruck. I can't pick a favorite but in general, when you photograph the incredible beauty of nature that you and Charles are blessed to live in, I am always amazed and feel as if I can glory in a small corner of your world.

Best,

Ell

Christina said...

I think the blog (blogs) that I liked the best were the ones that you kept us informed on Hurricane Gustav. You said you have a hard time getting video to upload and you managed to give us a list of different shots with the wind and the rising water in your yard.

Those were also the same photos and video that made me think I'd really like to live somewhere in the woods where there is more nature than people.

lol. You are just full of anniversaries these last couple of months! Unrelated to your contest, but I just saw the picture of that spider you have posted in October. OMFG!!! It's beautiful in a super creepy fashion. Why am I so drawn to the things that scare me the most? I will never understand that. You need to get your photos in a photography art show if you don't already. You take the most amazing photos.

Josephine Damian said...

Lana,

Happy blogiversary!

I'm above all else a grower of plants so my favorite was the My Town post on 3/31.

Your terrific pix and descriptions of the carniverous plants in the Flatwoods preserve put me in that park and expanded my knowledge of botanticals.

I also liked the My Town post on 4/13 and the pensive photo of Charles in the gazebo - really captured him.

I also like how much your love for Charles shines through on both your blogs when you chat with each other in the comments.

Keep up the good work as an artist.

Josie

Barbara Martin said...

Happy Blogosphere anniversary.

I have liked all of your posts, the dream interpretations, the great creative paintings of mystical images and most importantly, your videos during Gustav...for the risking of your life to provide an indepth view of the storm.

By sharing your creative work: paintings, photos and videos you have delighted all of your readers.

David Cranmer said...

Ibises because it's one of the most remarkable paintings I've seen in awhile... Happy Anniversary!

Jack said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

My favorite post would be today's post because you're giving something away. It's something of value too and it's something that I want very much. I'm sorry that probably sounds vulgar to say I want free stuff. I'm sorry.

Yay, Obama!

ChrisEldin said...

Congratulations Lana!!
I remember the posts in the beginning about dreams. I really liked those, but I also very much enjoy your artistic side, so beautifully constructed here!!

:-)

Scott said...

Lana, Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!

Donnetta Lee said...

Happy blogversary, Lana! Gee, I'll have to think about it. Have to go back and see which post I liked the best. Meantime, I'm tooting a horn, too, and throwing confetti in the air. I'm sure you can hear and see it over Oklahoma. D

Rob said...

Happy, happy. They go by quickly, don't they?

timethief said...

Open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate your 1st Blog Anniversary! I truly cannot pick a favorite post but the mermaids in space stole my heart.

All my best to you for many more years of happy blogging.

letspaintnature.com said...

Congrats Lana! Job well done and still going strong. I personally love all of the beautiful artwork posts, but then again I love all the nature posts too! Your fan, Chris

Travis said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Congratulations!

Erik Donald France said...

I also remember the switch as if it was yesterday . . . from I'm Surrounded By Idiots (which of course you still are, but have become too busy proactively creating new art to aim your full arsenal at) . . .

Three cheers and a bravo and hail Canada!

Ibne Adam said...

Congratulations

Love

Peace

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Lana,

You are darned lucky. And, of course, talented.

I have read a hudred political and intellectual blogs and do you know how many comments all these treatises glean, footnoting, Ibids and all? Zero. Zero comments, post after post. Such a waste. Those bloggers are obviously intelligent and painstaking in their offerings--but zero comment.
The hell of it is that most of them are published writers and economist working in universities.
How to account for the dougnuts for their dollars, their work for blog readers?
...The plus factor, I guess, and you've got it.
As for best blog, I'll bite:
All of them, and I guess I'd pick today's blog, 'caue the others are in my memory fonts and I hate to play back tapes.

Cheers.

writtenwyrdd said...

Congrats to you for the blogaversary, Lana. I've enjoyed your art and photography when I've stopped by, which, I admit, isn't as often as I think about doing so.

debra said...

Kudos to you on your 1 year anniversary + 1 day. I love the quiet reflective quality of your photos and of your paintings. Sometimes the quietest folks and things have the most to say......
you just have to listen. Cheers :-)

SQT said...

Congrats on your blogiversary. I came over by way of Charles' blog so I haven't had a chance to read all your posts. Though that spider that's just down the page scared the bejeesus out of me. I thought the golden orb was an Australian spider. Freaks me out knowing they're here in the U.S. Gah.

Natural said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading and learning about nature here. Your pictures are great too. Keep up the good work!

Cloudia said...

Congratulations on living your dream as an artist!
I'll be back!
Aloha from Waikiki-

L.A. Mitchell said...

Congrats, Lana. I don't feel qualified to enter, as I just recently started popping over. I'll be back, too :)

laughingwolf said...

way to go, lana :D

may you have at least 49 more ;) lol

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I'm sorry I'm unable to personally respond to each of you right now (a bit swamped with non-computer life,) but rest assured that I'm reading your comments & appreciating them. You guys & gals rock!

Vesper said...

For what it's worth... Happy Blogiversary, Lana!
I found out about this from Charles.
You certainly have an impressive number of posts over this year. Here's to many more! :-)

I love your blog's name...

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Congratulations, Lana! My first anniversary is on the 9th.... and I am sure I have been with you and vice versa for the better part of this last year.

Sharing your dreams, memories of Ontario, and your paintings are what make you a kindred spirit and I love them! Your photographs of skies are always calming. Sharing storms and the events of our lives has given this experience of blogging dimension. Most of all the friendship that you have offered through this blog and your comments on mine have touched me deeply. This sounds terribly like brown nosing (LOL!) but I just love to have had the excuse to say it anyway! :)

Congratulations on year one and to many more!! :)

JR's Thumbprints said...

I remember your "I'm surrounded by idiots" blogposts. I certainly could identify with it! Congrats on one year. Don't flame out like I did. Take a break once in awhile.

Chrissy said...

Hey, well done on your bloganiversarythingy, a whole year. Shame I have not long found it but hey, bit by bit I can go back...... Nice one :-D

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

You know I'm partial to your bird posts.
Congrats on 1 year, Lana!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks again, all. I'll be posting the winner of the contest later today.

Lana Gramlich said...

A thousand pardons...I ended up SOOO busy yesterday! Have updated this post with the winner's info today!

Larry said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Larry. :)

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