Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rose Arches



Three years ago today, the first post on this blog appeared.  I showed a plot of roses in Elizabeth Park, the wonderful municipal park and garden two blocks from my West Hartford house.  No one looked at it and, of course, no one commented.  That was OK.  I just needed something to do after I retired, which had happened six days earlier.

The blog is still here and these days far more people visit every day than I ever expected.  Isn't that cool!

Thanks for visiting and for letting me know what you think.

28 comments:

brattcat said...

a beautiful shot, an excellent post. happy anniversary.

cieldequimper said...

I cannot believe it's been three years of enjoying Hartford and out of jurisdiction! :-) Bon anniversaire and what better way than with this fragrant delight?

Sue said...

Happy Bloggerversary Jack!

cieldequimper said...

P.S: it was Louis IX: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_IX_of_France

Tojav said...

As the road leading to paradise.

Lowell said...

Elizabeth Park was a great place to start and is a great place to celebrate three years. Congrats!

Ali Crehan said...

Congratulations on three years, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!

A beautiful spot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very fitting image to celebrate your three year anniversary.. It's definitely been an interesting journey getting to know Hartford through your eyes and lens..looking forward to seeing much more. The rose arbour above is too gorgeous for words..

Malyss said...

Beautiful way to celebrate! 3 years is a short time, but long on blogosphere. Books could be written about those adventures we live all together , above oceans and frontiers..
Happy anniversary from France, and long life to your beautiful blog!

Bob Crowe said...

Congratulations on your dedication and accomplishment. I've been to Hartford once on business nearly 30 years ago. Glad to have you show me around.

Sharon said...

Congratulations Jack! I really enjoy seeing Hartford through your eyes and your occasional wanderings around the world.

Halcyon said...

Happy blogiversary Jack!
I am stunned by this rose archway. It is magnificent! Glad you have stuck with the blogging. :)

Sylvia K said...

Happy Blogaversary, Jack!! I, too, was looking for something to do when I retired and I had lived in Mexico for a year and finally came back to the states to be nearer to my family and had no idea what I was going to do with all my time!!! That was seven years ago and I still love every minute!! Beautiful capture and I do love the roses, the colors and the arches! Terrific!

RedPat said...

It's quite fitting that you started in Elizabeth Park, Jack! I so enjoy visiting Hartford (or Naples or Venice, etc) everyday and seeing what you have to show us! Congrats!

Kay said...

Beautiful! Rather prettier than the four walls of any office I can think of.

Congrats on three years! I enjoy your photos, travels, and occasional decorating advice.

Randy said...

Congratulations Jack! Better arches than McDonald's.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This shot is very Downton Abbey. Congratulations on your 3rd blogoversary. Now you have a crowd rushing to your photo door every day. Well deserved.

Jesh St Germain said...

An incredible shot! Am glad you persevered after that first experience! Happy anniversary:)

Cezar and Léia said...

You are very talented with your camera and you are doing such a great job in this blog!It's very interesting to know more about Hartford and surroundings every time we visit your "place", thanks so much for these lights! :)
hugs
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

A simply fabulous place and shot.
Happy Bloggerversary Jack!

Gregory Urbano said...

wow, that is gorgeous!

JM said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your blog third anniversary, Jack. It's always a pleasure visiting you.

Kate said...

Well, thank YOU for visiting so many blogs and more importantly for letting us see all the great photos you take, Isn't it a good, yet amazing, feeling to realize the effort you have put into this wonderful avocation for three years?!

Gunn said...

Lovely!:)

CaT said...

congratulations!!
and this is so pretty....
we started around the same time... but currently im not very good at posting nor commenting...

Minerva Jones said...

Born and raise in Hartford its a blessing to find your blog. Seeing all your wonderful pictures and portraits of Hartford brings back so many memories of home. Thank you and congratulations, keep up the good work Jack.

Tash said...

Another splendid capture, so worth sharing!