IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT—REALLY

Early next week, Monday (?)—I hope, I will be switching my current wordpress blog address to a private address: orples.net. I am hoping, with my son’s help, I will be able to transfer all of my blog contents without any problems. I am not sure how my existing links are going to be effected, and/or if I will be able to transfer them. Since I’ve purchased my new domain name, I’ve been looking into the necessary steps to try to maintain my established links, coming, and going. Please keep your fingers crossed that I don’t end up losing the relationships that I’ve built to date. Should that be the case, please try to re-link to me, as I will you.

The Orples and I are getting ready to make some changes. :)

The Orples and I are getting ready to make some changes. 🙂

Sadly, I’m not sure how any of this is going to work, so I am hoping you guys will bear with me while Olivia, Oscar, and I are in transition. ‘The ‘Orple Adventures‘, aka, ‘Visiting the Neighbors’, have blossomed into a fun way to communicate with my friends, here, on wordpress, and I think ‘our games’ will be the focus of this blog, from here(*), on out. I will leave my archive posts as is, although I may re-categorize the existing content to try to alleviate redundancy wherever possible. While some of my categories have little to do with orples for the most part, they really don’t interfere with the orples, and I think those posts add a little more variety for those visitors who might like to check out Maymont Park, or perhaps some of my other ‘earlier’ topics, posted before I finally found direction with this blog.

Please accept my apologies now for any unforeseen problems. You know what they say, “Expect the worse, and hope for the best.”—thus the reason I am making this announcement ahead of time—just in case. I treasure my followers and the relationships we’ve built up since I first began THIS blog. I hope you do, too, and will stick with me if we are temporarily parted.

(*) here, being once I have completed setting orples.net up and have it running. I will make an announcement once I’ve made the change. In the meantime, I should be making one post a day, so if you don’t continue to see posts after Monday, you’ll know why. Please type in my address if you cease to get my ‘post notifications’ and we can re-link if need be.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 😉 The orples and I have are just beginning, so PLEASE STAY POSTED!

Hugs to all, Marcy, Olivia and Oscar

The Orples Visit Mexico

The orples are thrilled to tag along in Mexico with Cedric. If you haven’t visited Cedric’s blog, Implicado, you are in for a treat. Cedric has got some fun pictures, wonderful landscapes, and otherwise interesting posts to wander through.  Oscar saw the train in his archives, so now we’re off to take a ride in Mexico.

All Aboard! Come on and let's take a ride in Mexico with Cedric.

All Aboard! Come on. Let’s take a ride in Mexico with Cedric.

While those guys are goofing around, waiting for Cedric to show up, please feel free to visit  the neighborhood and check out some of our other friends who have been hosting the orple’s adventures. We link back to you, and appreciate your ping-backs, and/or re-blogs as well.

The Orples Visit Leed’s Waterfront

Today, the orples find themselves ready to cruise the waterways with RestlessJo.  I do hope she didn’t think she was going to get away with visiting the waterfront with out them.  If you’ve not been there yet, then you really must check out the spectacular group of photographs Jo snapped off.

Olivia and Oscar hanging out with Jo on the waterfront.

Olivia and Oscar hanging out with Jo on the waterfront.

While Jo and the orples are out boating, come take a stroll to visit the neighbors, and if you’d like to share ‘your’ posts, pray tell. I’ll add your name to our list and give you a link back to your blog with  credit for the shot. I also appreciate re-blogs and ping-backs, since Olivia is such a little glutton for attention.  Now that she’s free from her tree, she wants the world to know it. Imagine that! 😉

The Orples and the Scorpion

In blog cruising, as the orples and I often do, we came across this soon to be ‘new momma’ on Dolly’s blog. If you’ve never seen it happen, here’s your chance to see how scorpions hatch their babies. BOYS not allowed to look.

To see how a scorpion gives birth go see Dolly. (Link above).

To see how a scorpion gives birth go see Dolly. (Link above).

While Olivia and Mrs. Scorpion are hatching babies, the rest of us can stroll on ahead and visit the neighborhood to meet new friends. Come walk with us, and leave me a comment if you, too, would like to become a part of the neighborhood. I’ll add your name to my list.

{New Post] The Orples Get Stuck

The orples stopped by to say hello to Ute in her blog Ute Smile. Ute has such a ‘happy’ blog, and if you’ve not been there you might to stop by and say hello.  Pay no attention to her lazy cat, unless you think you can help Oscar find reprieve. I am hoping Olivia will  have already gotten Oscar out of his jam by the time the rest of us get there.

It appears Ute's smart cat is only pretending to be asleep, hoping for a belly scratch.

It appears Ute’s smart cat is only pretending to be asleep, hoping for a belly scratch.

While Olivia tries to wake the kitty up, lets head on out and see what the rest of our neighbors are up to as we visit the neighborhood. 🙂

[New Post] Bloggers inspiring other bloggers

The orples and I are exhausted from inspiring other bloggers.  They were going to sit this one out, but being good little orples, decided instead to take a break.  Thanks to Uncle Spike, they have a place to sit and rest on this visit.

The Orples taking a break on Uncle Spike's blog.

The Orples taking a break on Uncle Spike’s blog.

While they are resting, please feel free to stroll through Orpleville and see what they’ve been up to in their adventures,  including our fellow bloggers, using their material to travel the world through.  Feel free to come along.

[New Post] Cousin It

Who needs a cousin it when you have orples running around? And to add to that scenario, check this out: Izzy grows trumpet trees on her blog , ‘isadoraartandphotography’.  It’s a good thing, too, because those trumpets look pretty heavy. These two are obviously natural musicians. I guess when you’re orples, once you’ve transformed from oranges into mobile little characters, nothing is impossible.

The Orples  groov'in to the tunes.

The Orples groov’in to the tunes.

While they play their tunes, please feel free to check out the neighborhood. 🙂 If you would like to be included in our adventures, leave me a comment, and let me know. You can pursue previous postings for the details. Happy blogging, everyone. 🙂

We missed you, Simba

Ever since Olivia and Oscar saw Sophia’s dog, they haven’t left me alone. So we’ve circled back to Africa just so the orples can visit her cute little companion. It looks like Simba likes to have his ears scratched.

Have you ever seen a spoiled dog? Well now you have, I'm sure.

Have you ever seen a spoiled dog? Well now you have, I’m sure.

It seems the orples always leave us hanging in the end to entertain ourselves. We may as well visit the neighborhood and see who else is up to what, while we wait for these two to play with Simba.

[New Post] A Pop of Color

For today’s Photography 101 theme from Novermber 16—A pop of color, this background is perfect!

Colline’s daughter drew a lovely little street scene, which the orples couldn’t resist. They love cruising through those black and white settings since they show up so well against the neutral background.

Olivia and Oscar love strolling down the street, admiring the scenery.

Olivia and Oscar love strolling down the street, admiring the scenery.

While these two browse through Colline’s blog, you can check out the rest of the neighborhood. If you’d like to add your name to our list of blogs to explore, please feel free to drop me a line and let me know.

Olivia’s Dream Comes True

We stopped by to see Ren, again, and wouldn’t you know, she’s got a shelf packed with books. Talk about  happy little orples. Ever since the orples learned to read (Book 3 in the orple series), she’s been a learning machine. While Oscar finishes reading Brides, my trio revolving around the Sanderson family saga, Olivia is going to explore Ren’s collection of reading materials.

There is no such thing as too many book when you are a curious orple.

There is no such thing as too many books when you are a curious orple.

Seeings how we’ve temporarily lost the orple’s attention, we may as well stroll through the neighborhood and see what our neighbors are up to. If you’d like to join our Orple Adventures, please let me know. To read what we’re up to, click the article titles and leave whatever comments you might care to leave.  Enjoy your excursions through Orpleland. We do love company.