to celebrate beginnings…

It just dawned on me this evening that today is the three-year anniversary of my blog…

My first post was titled Where it Begins, and this is what it looked like:

“You reach into the black depths of your soul and draw forth words that are of such newness, so silent and naked that they must be blinking at the light and rubbing their eyes as if seeing it for the first time.  They are so weak initially that they remind you of newborn mice, innocent and unadorned, without pretense or expectation – but they grow with such hope at each following syllable and sentence, like tiny hearts beating, that by the end they are roaring in their bold elegance, decrying the forces that barricaded them against life and…they speak of emotions and memories that have been so hidden that they were as lost inside their bearer.  And you are there….”

A handful of you have been here for the entire time…others for several or a few months…and still others for just a couple of weeks or days….  Your visits, commentary, and feedback have been rewarding, encouraging, and inspiring…thank you for being here, for participating in my world…for sharing in my images and words….

And Jason…if you’re still out there, Noble Sailor…thank you again….

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42 responses

  1. A great beginning, and a wonderful continuation. Keep it up, Scott!

    September 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    • Thank you, Gary…it’s been a lot of fun…have met a bunch of wonderful people here. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm

  2. James O.

    Cheers to three more.

    September 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    • Thank you, James…I always appreciate your encouragement and feedback.

      September 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm

  3. Congratulations!

    September 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  4. Congratulations, Scott. Please keep those posts coming! It’s been a pleasure visiting.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:32 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros…and it’s always so nice when you stop-by. Maybe after another three years of your visiting I’ll learn your “real” name. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      • I like to maintain a certain “air of mystery”!! 🙂

        September 8, 2012 at 12:51 am

        • I suppose that’s fair. 🙂

          September 8, 2012 at 6:35 am

  5. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing such wonderful thoughts (even the deep and heavy ones!) and all the wonderful images.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:10 am

    • Thank you, Miss Gunta…and you’re most welcome…I’m still touched that you enjoy them so. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  6. John Smith

    I wonder, Scott, what the average life span of a blog might be. Eight or nine months perhaps…..that’s how far I’ve managed thus far, and it’s a struggle. It takes a great deal of thought, preparation, and most particularly time. So it’s really encouraging to see your blog evolving and growing; proving that it is possible to have a life, and produce new material day in, day out. And not just ‘doing it’, but a thought provoking and interesting combination of words and pictures…..eloquence and visual delight in tandem….what an achievement . As you may gather, I have a high regard for both you and your blog. Congratulations old friend, and thank you Scott.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:19 am

    • I really don’t know, John…but I have seen quite a few of them fade away with the passing months…and then I have seen some like Montucky at “Montana Outdoors” (in my blog-roll) that have been going for twice as long as I have. Your words are very kind, John…precious to me actually…thank you for them, for your high regard…and for your encouragement, always. And you are most welcome….

      September 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

  7. Happy Anniversary! I love your first post. Beautiful photo and inspiring words.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:36 am

    • Thank you, Yvonne…it was actually a bit of a scary day…didn’t know what was going to happen when I hit that “publish” button for the first time. But here we are…and thank you again for your nice words. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  8. Nut Balls

    I love the symbolism of the picture…Happy Anniversary, Dad 🙂

    September 7, 2012 at 5:49 am

    • Thank you, Nathan…it seemed to be the right one. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  9. What a beautiful post Scott… Congratulations, it has been wonderful to follow your blog these last several months. Special to read these words from your first post! Perfect image… Much Love- Robyn

    September 7, 2012 at 7:43 am

    • Such sweet words, Robyn…thank you for being here so often. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

  10. Congratulations! I haven’t even made it to two years yet but sometimes it feels like a lifetime. Other times it feels like it was just yesterday. I’m sure you know what I mean.

    September 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

    • Thank you, Allen…and yes, sometimes it does seem like forever…but it is still wonderful to be here. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  11. Wow – three years blogging; that’s amazing. Well done, Scott. It is a pleasure to come here and read your posts and admire your beautiful images.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    • Yes, three years already, Meanderer…I’m rather amazed by it, as well. I’m very glad that you’ve enjoyed my “images and words”…thank you. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm

  12. It’s always a pleasure to come here, Scott. Thank you.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    • You’re very kind, Karen…and my thanks to you, also. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  13. Congratulations on your successful and long running blog!

    September 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    • Thank you, Bella. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  14. Wow, three years, what an achievement, congratulations that is so good. I haven’t been going that long, but from the time I first discovered your blog I have really enjoyed looking at your photos. Thanks Scott.

    September 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    • Thank you, Leanne…I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them so much…it’s always nice when you visit, too. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm

  15. Happy Anniversary! Keep doing what your doing. Its been an enriching experience.

    September 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    • Thank you, Steven…your comments are always so encouraging. 🙂

      September 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  16. Great job Scott! It is such a pleasure spending time here 🙂

    September 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    • Thank you, Madhu…you’re always welcome. 🙂

      September 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

  17. Well done Scott. Three years is quite a landmark. So many wonderful images and fascinating words, you’ve given me an eclectic and unique view of life in SLC and its surroundings which is captivating. Thanks for sharing!

    September 9, 2012 at 2:06 am

    • Thank you very much, Finn…it’s been a pleasure sharing my new home with you…and I’m very glad you’ve enjoyed my images and words. 🙂

      September 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  18. I imagine that your relationship to words has changed in that time, as well as your view of the interchange of thoughts and stories on the internet… wishing you many years of adventure, and the exploration of a new balance in your life, with the comfort of nature, and the beauty of capturing images and thoughts.

    September 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    • Yes, there has been a change in my relationship to words, Shimon, here and in other places…some good, and some otherwise. Thank you for your well-wishes and encouragement…always.

      September 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

  19. Three years? You’ve done well – congratulations. I will be hitting my one year mark in a couple of weeks. It’s been a pleasure to share images with you over the past months, Scott.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    • Yes, Andy…and thank you…I’ve enjoyed your company, as well, over these months. I hope we keep meeting on our shared trails for a long time to come. 🙂

      September 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  20. Happy Blogiversary and congrats!

    September 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    • Thank you, Fergiemoto. 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 6:54 am

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