23 thoughts on “Frilly Edges in the Sunlight

  1. Speaking of sister, I just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thank you for being one of the first ladies in the blogging community to reach out to me when I first started. It has really helped me to embrace this awesome and inspirational support network of fellow bloggers. There were a few questions that came along with the nomination, you can check them out here: https://seekopenskies.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/the-blogging-sisterhood/

    Thank you again and happy blogging!


  2. Beautiful! I love the sparkles on African Violet petal, a characteristic I didn’t always know existed! It makes it seem like a sunrise in this flower. πŸ™‚


      • My guess is part of the petal because I have some Orchids whose petals also sparkle. I recently saw some more at a show with really sparkly petals. I was frustrated because I couldn’t get the color accurate in my photo although I did manage to capture the sparkles.

        I also took some African Violet images last year and caught the sparkles as well. πŸ™‚


          • Possibly! The specific one I’m thinking about may be some time as it will require – in my opinion – some editing to make the color a bit more accurate but I do plant to. There are quite a number actually that show the sparkles.

            In the past I just posted all my Orchid show pics in two posts, now I’m a bit smarter πŸ˜‰ and thinking I should spread them out over a variety of individual posts and photography challenges.


            • I can’t wait to see them. .. in a few separate posts. Yes, I feel there is an attention span of nearly 2 seconds (ok, 30 seconds maybe) to hook someone into reading your post. A great title with a great lead pix will get them to click. Maybe they won’t click but hit the like button. Ok, but you want the read in your pocket. As you know, I do my blooming flowers series. I limit the post to 10 photos at most. I think that is about a normal person’s tolerance of looking. It also offers me more posts overall. Link them together also. I link to last year’s, and now I’ll have 2 years to link.
              I’m taking ‘blogger 201’ (growing my blog) right now. I’ll let you know if there’s any great material in there. I’m sure it will make a great post! πŸ˜‰

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              • You know I was a bit late on the Blogging U. classes. I went to register the other day for 101 and the page said registration was done. I was going to just do it anyways but I figure by registering you get to join the Commons and the group thereby getting more exposure. I look forward to witnessing your lessons. πŸ™‚

                You’re right that our attention spans are so limited but then it’s tricky when you got on an interesting topic, you don’t want to be so brief as to miss the goods. I guess that’s when you hope the right people see the post and appreciate it.

                Normally I would think a post full of pics is great, but there is a bit of science to it in that by the time I get to the comments I want to comment on my favorites but need to go back and remember them. πŸ˜‰ Plus I think maybe we’re more likely to cruise through the pics when there’s more…?

                Yes, yes spreading the pics out to get multiple posts is exactly where I’m going to, and of course linking them up is just smart.

                Now I’m just trying to balance doing photo challenges in a post that also contains information. Or is that too much and people prefer one or the other?

                All good fun. πŸ˜€


                • I’m a bad student and will be opening Monday’s assignment after answering my comments…
                  Yes, I agree that you want the right folks to see what you want to present. I try to also balance ‘the human factor’ into it. People will make a first impression of someone in less than 10 seconds. On the internet, it’s much less. It all depends on your ‘end game’. Mine (bluntly), is for laymen. I also would love to do this write blogs for websites for a living. I also don’t think I’d have over 2 followers if I broke out into Latin and discussed gynosperms, along with cell division needing mitochondria, golgibodies, ribosomes and all the other organelles. I think there are better arenas for that. Again, it is all what you are trying to accomplish.
                  Who said you can’t reuse photos? Do a photo challenge post and talk about the camera and editing you did, do another post on the care of it (assuming it’s a plant) and another post to compliment a poem. Three posts, one pix. I’m about daily material. It may not be your game.
                  I’ve also broken large, informative stories into 4 posts.
                  I say this to share my blogging goals. =-)

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                • Well for the record I’d still follow you if you did some nerdy posts too, but I guess I’m a nerd so maybe that doesn’t count. πŸ˜‰

                  Figuring out exactly what you want to accomplish with your blog can be tricky as it seems this craft evolves. I started out just writing for my writing and my book. But then I started to want to do more, including practice and express photography. And now that I grow Orchids I don’t see why I wouldn’t share what I’m learning about them and in the process photographs of them!

                  You’re right about reusing photos, just another weird nerdy quirk of mine. I feel that perhaps too people would be more drawn to new photos as opposed to recycled ones. But certainly that all depends on the content. I agree as well about spreading things out, that is something I’d like to do more of.

                  Hey thanks for sharing your goals. πŸ™‚ Good thoughts.


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