Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday



This blog is one year old today.  I began it six days after I retired, when I finally had the time to take pictures when not on vacation.

Thanks to all who look at it, whether occasionally or regularly.  Special thanks to those who offer their support and constructive thoughts in comments and emails.  I had no expectations when I began.  Imagine my surprise to discover a community of friendly people and great photographers, in all corners of the globe.

Susie wants me to tell about the plate. Her aunt gave it to us 20+ years ago. When someone has a birthday, or a graduation, or an award or other honor, they get the You Are Special plate at dinner.

Here is my first post from July 6, 2010.  It will surprise no regular viewer to see that it was a photo taken in Elizabeth Park.

36 comments:

Regina K said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It is a wonderful community, mine is almost a year old.

Susie said...

!!! Aw, I love your blog, dad! Congrats on finding such a fun way to share your hobby!

(Come on, share the story of the plate!)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Happy blog Birthday, Jack! It is wonderful to think of all the people one meets through blogging from all over the world. I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful city through your eyes, learning much of the rich history, architecture, parks, and art.

(My first is next week on Bastille Day - wink)

Bises,
Genie

Cezar and Léia said...

We always find beautiful posts here, you are very talented with your camera and your blog is full of great energies, positivism!
Thanks so much,
and Congratulations!
Léia

Birdman said...

Congrats! Now 'dig in' and do another.

Karl said...

Hey Jack, this is really a special day! Happy blog Birthday, or Anniversary, and all the best in the future! I enjoy to see your photos, a visit to your blog every day is a "MUST" for me :)

Leif Hagen said...

Congraulations, Jack, on your one year Blog anniversary! You ARE special today and so is your blog! Now let's talk about that yummy dinner if front of us....

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy 'blogging' birthday Jack haha! Elizabeth Park was just as beautiful then as it is today! Now come on we are all waiting for the story about the plate!!

Halcyon said...

Happy bloggiversary! I am happy to have found your blog. I love your photos and your comments/insights. Always an enjoyable experience to visit you here. :D

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your images with us.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! That first year goes faster than you might think! It has been so much fun to have you join the community with photos from your beautiful city. Here is a toast to the next year of great photos.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations, six days late, on the anniversary of your retirement. And, of course, on your blog, which we enjoy.

Sylvia K said...

Happy Blogiversary! And it is fun, isn't it? My third blogiversary was July 1 and I, too, had no idea or expectations when I began and how fantastic it has been!! Glad I found your blog and appreciate your visiting mine! Hope your week is going well, Jack! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kaori said...

Happy anniversary! I hope you post many more photos as I've just found your blog :D

Cheers!

jennyfreckles said...

Happy anniversary - I'm glad to have found your blog, it's one of my favourites. And yes, we all want the story of the plate please!

cieldequimper said...

Ditto! Bon anniversaire and I'm so glad I found my way to Hartford too. Here's to the next year and lots of corn on the cob please! :-)

JM said...

What a very cheerful photo to celebrate your blog anniversay. It's really cool. Many congratulations, Jack!

Malyss said...

You are special EVERY DAY!:o) Happy blog anniversary, and thank you for the beautyful moments you offer to us since one year!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Happy 1st anniversary, Jack!

RedPat said...

Happy blog birthday! I always look forward to your pics every day and love to receive your comments. Hurray!!

brattcat said...

We have the same plate and use it on the same occasions! Happy Blogaversary, Jack. It's been a pleasure to discover and follow you.

Kate said...

I'd sure like to have a plate like that...think I'll google it.
I'd sure like to have a meal like that, too.

You have given us all much pleasure this past year as you posted your photos. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and reading your narrative on your blogs and receiving your comments on our own.

Congratulations and await more of your post!!

Kate said...

Jack, I found the plate on the Internet!!

Randy said...

Happy Blog Birthday Jack! I always love seeing your part of the states everyday and so happy you became part of our little group of bloggers!

Mo said...

Congratulations. A great year with more to come.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Hartford Daily Photo! Congratulations for showing us, with excellent images and interesting captions, a wonderful part of your great country!
A special salute from Tuscany!

VP said...

Mmmh, something went wrong: the anonymous comment above if from VP & Trillian of Livorno Daily Photo!

EG Wow said...

WOW! Your blog is already a year old? Happy birthday. :) I'm really glad you took up blogging, Jack. :)

youth_in_asia said...

It's amazing how time flies. Happy Birthday, Hartford Daily Photo.

Rob and Mandy said...

Happy blogaversary, from some occasional visitors!

Leeds Daily Photo said...

My how time flies... Well done Jack! Love the plate. Paul

Sequim Daily Photo said...

Happy Anniversary a couple days late. Congrats on one year! I really enjoy your blog, I hope you keep doing it!

Bergson said...

congratulations for this fisrt year

SRQ said...

Congratulations, Jack! A tip of the hat to you and your fine work. It takes dedication to keep a photo blog going -- and keep it interesting, like you do. Btw, that looks like a great birthday dinner! Hope your entire staff enjoyed it.

Chrissy Brand said...

Congratulations on your first year successfully completed. Here's to many more,

Chrissy
http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Congratulations on your first year! Well done!

Your plate made me smile - we had one of those when I was growing up. :)