Besides being the day of the eclipse today, it is also the anniversary of my blog! Six years ago today, I began my blog. Have I ever told any of you that I am working on a post and then, you have never seen the post that I have told you about? Looking at my stats, I have published 940 posts but I have 67 drafts. So, I have written 1007 posts...that somehow seems like a lucky number to me. I will have to work on those 67 and get them finished...
I have told you before that my most visited post is about the Monastery which is only a few miles from my home. It now has almost 75,000 views. It is a place of great peacefulness and serenity and that will be the place that my husband and I have chosen to visit today and view the eclipse. You may see the post that I wrote years ago just here. There is much hoopla about the eclipse on television. In 1979, the last time that there was a total eclipse in the USA, the TV announcer told the country that the next one would be in 38 years and he ended the broadcast with those words that I gave you at the beginning of this post... "May the shadow of the moon fall upon a world of peace". If only it could be so.
I would like to thank all of you who read and comment on this blog. I appreciate you all more than you could ever know. A special thanks goes out to Meike in Germany, who will always have a special place in my heart for convincing me to start my blog! Here are a few of my followers: The Liverpool lads and their special friend on the Isle of Lewis, Nan from Maine, Mimi-my cat-loving friend in Louisiana, Sue-Mrs. M.-Crochets AND bikes, not at the same time!, Debra and Martha from Canada, Lee and Red Cardinal from Australia, Louise from Colorado, Diana from Green Bay, Emma, MA-always looking on the Bright Side!, Susie, YaYa, and Kristi from Ohio, Mike (A Bit About Britain) and Mark from England, Jenny Woolf and Blue Sky Scotland and now, I have a new follower from...wait for it...Eastbourne! Thanks, Hilary! How nice it is to see photos of such a beloved spot! Not forgetting Mac & Janet, Lynn and also Silke, who are right here in Georgia! Dennis Evans...a preacher who publishes his sermons is also a follower of mine. Hard to believe that these gifted people take the time to read my words. How wonderful it is to come to know these friends from my blog. Wish I could meet every one of you! (I only jotted down a few of my friends here...but I honestly appreciate every single person who has ever read my blog and took the time to comment. THANK YOU.) I am also thinking of those who no longer blog...I miss them.
Now, a thank you to my blog: If not for you, I would never have known what a wonderful photographer I have in my husband. There are some photos that I have taken for my blog...but for the most part, they are Richard's, so it has been a source of pleasure for him (and for me!) to share his talent with the camera here with you.
Someone contacted us from England when they saw the photos that he had taken of their church and they asked if they could use them on their website! You know he said yes! It is a wonderful church and one that we like to visit when we are in Eastbourne....it is All Souls Church and you may find their website just here. "Loving the Lord Jesus and Making Him Known." (Click on "Our Building" to see the photos.)
Hoping that the clouds will stay away for all those who wish to view the eclipse!
"Light and life and peace."