Monday, January 30, 2012

Your Comments, Google Reader (?), Native American Wisdom, Ms. Vining and the Crown Prince of Japan.

Samson's got the Monday morning blues because daddy left for Los Angeles this morning. I, on the other hand, am happy because I believe I may get a few things done around here. Am I the only one who gets more stuff done when hubby is away? Of course, I know something that Samson doesn't: Daddy will be back this evening. Before he got sad, Samson told me how happy he was with all the nice comments left on his recent post. He is especially happy to know that you all find him handsome. 

It was great for me too, of course, to read all your recent comments. I don't go back and forth responding to comments as some of you do. There just isn't enough time in my day now since my aforementioned husband recently retired. A laptop would make this easier, but I don't have one. This doesn't mean I don't love to read your comments and appreciate the time you take to leave them. And I do like to read comments on blogs where conversations are initiated. It can be very interesting and a good way to get to know your blogger friends. My blogger friend Jim at Ocean Breezes mentioned that we can now use some feature to answer comments immediately. I am so behind on all the new things, I only recently discovered Google Reader. I really like it, but I don't see any way to comment in the Reader. So what do you do? Go back to Dashboard? 

My replies to your comments: I am glad you enjoyed yesterday's photo. I love it when the clouds are low on the mountain like that. 
Lindsjo Taxar: My dogs like to sleep late too, as does my husband. Not me.
turqoisemoon, Chatty Crone, Pearl and Bengt: Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. It's always fun to meet new bloggers here.
Leovi: I was particularly thrilled by your comment. For those of you who don't know, Leovi is a fabulous photographer and if you haven't visited her blog yet, you should, it's amazing.
I'm happy that you liked the quote and how fun that it reminded Dee of my most favorite quote, which I have in my sidebar between the pictures of my pets and the wild critters. At least I think that's the one Dee was reminded of.
I will repost it here, it is so worth while:

"Treat the Earth well:
it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."
~ Native American Proverb
I got yesterday's quote from a copy of the cover of Elizabeth Gray Vining's book: Being Seventy, The Measure of a Year.
I came upon this copy in a file I have, called Writers. So it pays off in different ways to go through and purge your files. 
Back to the author: Ms. Vining lead an interesting life. In her best known book, Windows for the Crown Prince, she wrote about her time in Japan, where she tutored the then Crown Prince Akihito.

The author with Crown Prince Akihito ~ from
I was probably in my 50s when I read Being Seventy, perhaps it would be fun to read it again now, that I am that age, seventyish. 


  1. i use google reader and love it, but yes, i load every blog in order to comment..

  2. When you figure out Google Reader let me know! And yes, Sampson is terribly handsome and smart too!...:)JP

  3. If Samson is so smart, why can't he teach you how to use Google Reader? The picture of the rock ledge "staircase" is magnificent!

  4. Dear Inger,
    Like Friko, I found that photograph of the rock ledge staircase really impressive. And today, I scrolled down the right side of your blog and so all the wonderful wild-life photographs. It looks like the Garden of Eden to me.

    Thanks, Inger, for recommending those books.


  5. I just love your photos. Although, I am not a fan of coyotes.

  6. Vad gulliga voovarna är som väntar på husse. Tänk vad hundar känner. Mina hör när jag kommer med bilen. Då är det ett himla liv. Hur kan de höra det? Hur vet de att kl är 16 och matdags?
    Ja våra 4benta vänner känner mer än vi tror. Såg filmen Hachiko med Richard Gere häromkvällen. Rörande sann historia. Kram från Sverige

  7. Inger, your photos continue to be beautiful and thanks for sharing Samson...I hope he is recovering from his Daddy being away. I know Hurricane does NOT like it when any of us are gone!

  8. I wonder how we missed each other as some of your friends are my friends too.

    I never go back to read responses.

    I never thought of posting them the next day - good idea.

    If someone writes me a question I try to answer them.

    My husband retired a year ago and nothing is still getting done.

    lol, sandie

  9. Instead of admitting I can't get a job, perhaps I should say I took an early retirement.


  10. I always get so much more accomplished when the hubs is away! lol

  11. I admit it - I plan my special projects for when my dear husband is away.

  12. I use Google Reader a little. I've placed some blogs into Google Reader and I found that Google Reader works as an ocr and converts pdf, png and jpg to editable text.

  13. I rarely use Google Reader and instead use my blog list to see who has posted.
    The sign of a healthy marriage to me is when you don't miss your husband when he is gone but are glad to see him comes home.

  14. I don't know how to comment through google reader, but Blogger emails me whenever I get a comment, and since I get my email on my phone I can respond right away...but I usually don't. I surely enjoy reading comments, and would probably make more great Blogger connections if I responded faster. :)

  15. Thank you so much for your comments and feedback.

  16. Well thanks for commenting and following me back - I would love your email. Mine is:
    skcz @ comcast dot net

    Why can't you put a new picture on your post?


  17. I probably do things back-a**wards when commenting, Inger. I go to my comments in dashboard and go to each blog from there. It's all I can do these days to return comments to people that comment to me. And that's getting very time-consuming, but I like doing it, so I do! :)


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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