Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Something Old ~ Post No. 2




Isn't it amazing, the things you can find in someone's front yard?

There's just something about desert dwellers when it comes to garden ornaments. I know some of you remember Graham, who lived in Namibia, and sadly stopped posting to his blog. Graham, a great photographer, would travel around the African desert taking pictures and then sharing them with his blogger friends. 

The pictures were marvellous, covering things left behind or used as the most fantastic garden ornaments you could ever hope to see. And then, of course, there were the animals. 

Graham, I wish you would know how missed you are in bloggerland.








19 comments:

  1. So many people who I have virtually met on Blogger no longer write. I always feel sad but understand that keeping up a blog is time consuming and life can interfere. it is always nice, though, when I see a name on my dashboard that I have not seen for awhile. I do hope that you see Graham's name again.

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  2. I agree, so many have stopped blogging, some quit and returned like me but at a much slower pace. Blogging can be time consuming and some have computer issues. For what ever reasons they are no longer blogging. Hopefully now that the weather is getting warmer, and daylight is longer, some will return to blogging with beautiful photos.

    That old plane sure is a strange lawn ornament.

    Take care.
    hugs, Julia

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  3. I am now pondering just how they got that jet there in the desert. there are several dear friends that I loved seeing their blogs that showed their world to us, and sadly they stopped posting.

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  4. Hi Inger - it's amazing what's in people's back yards ... here we can have boats that are too big to get out of their back yards!! That's a statement plane, not much of an ornament - unless it falls into your rust zone?!

    Blogging friends who disappear - I too miss Graham - I didn't know him as well as you ... but he had some lovely stories and amazing African photos - I hope that I'll be organised enough to say I'm off (not now) and that someone will post for me if not ... I must organise it ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  5. this could be so much fun, a pretend flight, just to climb in and sit in the pilot's seat, or rest in the shade under a wing, and wonder what stories it could tell. I have one blog friend who just stopped posting, he was elderly, and I have no way of knowing if he passed away, or was too tired to write the words.

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  6. Cool plane, I'll bet he was mighty proud of that. Sorry your old friend has stopped blogging and you don't know what happened. That happens and we are left to wonder.

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  7. I miss Graham, too; I think you introduced us!!

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  8. I know that he was OK when he stopped blogging and my friend Fran, AKA fishducky, heard from him on her blog. So I believe he is fine. If I'm still involved in blogging when I pass on, it is in my living trust that the trustee will close down my blog and other online accounts. Since he's a professional and not someone I know, I'm sure there will be no final words. A Swedish blogger I followed early on was in the middle of life, of blogging, of sharing how her plants grew on her balcony, and so on. Then from one day to the next, nothing. I have never forgotten her and I wonder what happened.

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    1. I just sent him an email with a link to this post; let's see what happens!!

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    2. Great, thank you. I think about him often.

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  9. I didn't know Graham! But I love this picture!

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  10. Nice yard ornament, Graham sounds like a good person, maybe he will be back soon.

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  11. I didn't know Graham but sure would have liked to see his pictures.

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  12. Now that is one heck of a yard ornament!

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  13. Dear Inger - thank you for your kind words and those of old blog friends who've commented here.

    I received a note and link to your Blog post from Fran (bless her)

    I'm still alive and well and wasting oxygen :) ... I don't live in the desert any more, I live at home in the sub-tropical north of Nam and thankfully, I still enjoy good health and am still building on the house and generally trying be active and improve the property. I don't travel much any more and, in fact, I've become quite housebound ... home is where I'm most content ...

    The main reason I deserted from Blogger land were the Edward Snowden, (and subsequent), revelations which caused me to become aware of the insidious nature of companies such as Google and Microsoft (to name only a few) and I decided to make my cyber footprint as small as possible - I'm thankful that, from the beginning, I resisted the pressure to open a Facebook and twitter account ...

    I do miss blogging and showing off my country - but mostly I miss the interaction with so many lovely people from around the globe.

    I trust that you are well and enjoying good health.

    Maybe someday ...

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    1. Hello Graham, I'm so glad you came by to visit! Fran is a friend of mine in "real" life too, she lives in Los Angeles, not far from where I used to live. I absolutely understand about wanting to keep a small footprint in the cyber world. Blogging is all I do, no FB or anything else for me either. I'm glad you are well and continuing the work on your house. From what I remember, it was unique and beautiful. All the best to you, stay well. I miss you.

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  15. I am so glad to see he has responded and that he is OK. It is so unsettling when someone we follow just quits blogging. I try to think they have just lost their muse, something new and exciting has come into their life or they are just burned out and it is not a health problem. Probably the only thing bad about blogging--not knowing. So glad that now you know.

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  16. Hi Inger and Graham - thanks for replying and letting us know your news. Good to hear you are well and content just being in your wonderful area of life ... and yes I miss your Namib stories and photos ... but the main thing is you are well, living as you like to live and ready to let us know you're well. Take care and hopefully you'll pop by here occasionally - cheers Hilary

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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