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Archive for January, 2011



2011/007: Bonus – And Then It Was Gone

… safely stored away until next time, making the house look empty and bare, like something is missing.
I put the Christmas decorations away on Wednesday, took the tree down yesterday, and now everything is back to how it was before.
We had the Christmas tree in the dining room, because it’s the only place I can make it fit. When Sara saw that the tree was gone, she said “the dining room looks just… wrong!”
It will be Christmas again before we know it.


2011/006: Bonus – Before It All Came Down

… it was time for one last picture. My little snow couple, and surprise Christmas gift. They are flameless candles, and sure to never melt 😉
Hopefully these two will be good luck, as we are expecting an “arctic front” this week-end. Temperatures are supposed to start dropping on Sunday afternoon, and next week our highs will be in the 30’s, and lows in the teens and 20’s. There’s even a chance of snow Sunday night and Monday! *Crossing my fingers*


“Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.”
~ Charles H. Spurgeon

2011/005: Yellow Rose

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Back to regularly scheduled programming…. time for some flowers.

(Bonus) 2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 395 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1215 posts. There were 762 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 41mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was March 22nd with 171 views. The most popular post that day was 2010/081: Satin & Lace.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,, WordPress Dashboard, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for petshops, af-s dx nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6g ed vr ii, camera strap covers, nikkor 80-400mm, and nikon 80-400mm.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


2010/081: Satin & Lace March 2010


Gear March 2009


Invasion of the Littlest Petshops January 2008


About December 2007


Camera Strap Covers September 2008

2011/002: Two More

Two more little snowmen to add to my snowman ornament collection.

2011/001: Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a year of good luck, health and happiness.

Thank you Dana, for the 2011 bokeh idea 🙂