The Orples Visit Swannanoah . View 3

Those pesky little Orples are at it again. They reprimanded me for posting the wrong photo the other day (see Swannanoah . View 1), and have insisted I come back and re-post. They also insisted on coming along to supervise.

Olivia and Oscar tagging along to be sure I am posting correctly.

Olivia and Oscar tagging along to be sure I am posting correctly.

Wow, it’s a long way down. On the upside if the Orples do fall, they can bounce to the bottom, although, they do bruise easily, so let’s hope they don’t fall.

Angry Orples?

Whoa! Let me insert this little clip to appease Olivia and Oscar,  this blog is named in honor of the Orples, after all. They heard I’ve started blogging again and were devastated that I didn’t invite them to come along for my last two adventures (at Swannanoah). So to make them happy, let me reintroduce these unusual little creatures to those of you who don’t remember, or have not yet met, these little orange-people. They do love to explore when we go on our little field trips. Oscar and Olivia have found a tree to play on, or is that in?  Whichever; when you’re the size of an orange, you can fit in all kinds of places, including underground. Feel free to browse through some of their other photos, if you like these. If you look in the margin, there is a category, Orples in Photos.  There are also links to Amazon’s site in case you’re curious as to ‘How Orples Came To Be‘.

Orples on Stump 10.26.14

I think maybe while they’re in a good mood, I should tell them they have competition with my new ‘Bride’s Trilogy’.  Actually, to date, only two out of three books are available for sale to the public. Everything available to date in listed in my margin, for anyone who is interested. Just click on the appropriate Icon to go to that book on Amazon’s site. I’m still tweaking, ‘Brides. Book 3. Topeka, so it is unavailable for the time being. I’m also trying to get my e-books formatted correctly, which I’m doing myself using Kindle’s resources. One day I’ll end up blogging on that topic/adventure/nightmare?—perhaps a little of all three when you don’t know what you’re doing? Maybe I should ask Olivia how to do it. She seems to know it all, at times. Although, I suspect she may be a little huffy when she meets Roger and the gang from the Bride’s series.  Olivia likes being in the spotlight, with Oscar, and maybe Jack, and she might share the spotlight with Mrs. Mouse, but I doubt Olivia would have much patience with some of the character’s in Brides, since they sometimes use wordy durds, unbecoming to an orple’s demeanor.  You’d really have to read the books to know what I’m talking about.

7 x 7 Link Award

Once again, I’ve been present with an award. This time by three of my fellow bloggers. To all three, I say thank you, and offer my apologies for not having posted it sooner. The three bloggers that I owe my deepest gratitude to are ….

Gerry @ Cobbie69
Carol @ ajustingyourfocus
and last, but not least
Dolly @ allaboutlemon

Thank you Dolly, Gerry, and Carol.

To Accept a 7 x 7 Award, the recipient must provide links to their own posts within the following seven categories.

1.) Most Helpful

… Protect Your Soft Cover Books …   posted December 3, 2011
2.) Most Popular

… Weekly Photo Challenge . Contrast… posted March 9, 2012

3.) Most Beautiful Piece

… Introduction to Maymont Park …  posted February 17, 2012

4.) Most Controversial

… One World …  posted March 2, 2012

5.) Most Surprisingly Successful

… Sunday Photo Challenge. Pleasure … posted March 4, 2012
6.) Most Underrated

 Insight into How Orples Came To Be … part 1  …  orignially posted on January 30,2011 and updated to reflect links and current information March 21,2012.
7.) Most Pride Worthy

… Getting Noticed …  posted on December 6, 2011 …  Please keep in mind I was just beginning to blog at this point, so I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing, there are times, I am still feeling my way along.  However, practice makes perfect … slowly, but surely, I’m getting there!

In addition, the award should pass to 7 nominees (per award, I’m sure). I realize I am cheating here in naming only 7 nominees since, I should be posting 21. After all, 3 people nominated me, but it is a time thing. If you would like a 7 x 7 award and your name is not on this list, then please copy my links, with my blessings, and pass the good fortune along.

My SEVEN Nominees are:

1.) The perfectly imperfect one @ I am Perfectly Imperfect

2.) 7th Heaven @ Manipal’s Photo Blog

3.) Alan Sexton @ Green Mountain Scribes

4.) Jackie Paulson @  postadaychallenge2011

5.) Arkenaten @  Arkenaten’s Blog

6.) Andrea @ Only Dreaming

7.) Andrew @ Influencevscontrol

Todays gone by

One day, a long time ago, I read a little caption by “Ziggy” that has always stood out in my mind.  So in tribute to that statement (which is well worth sharing),  I came across  this photo, which is proof of the truth of the Statement . . . . . . . .

Enjoy today while it is here, because someday it will be a long time ago   . . . Ziggy

Looking through my photos to post in my efforts to fulfill my ‘post a day’, I came across this picture of my mother, who died in 1998, with my son, now approaching his 31st Birthday.  I have to ask myself, “Where has the time gone?” Looking back on this photo (taken in 1986),  memories of my mother (may she RIP), my children, when they were small, and all of the trips we took to Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia, I am reminded of Ziggy’s wisdom.  We still visit the park often, but now it is my Grandchildren that scamper about playing with the animals, and spreading their wings.  As today becomes tomorrow, repeatedly, I am grateful for my old pictures that take me back to those todays, so long ago.