Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I've Been Missing You


It has been ages since my last post.  Please forgive my long absence.  Mr. Magpie and I have been housesitting for friends back on the island where we lived last year.  We haven't had regular internet access while we've been there, which has made me realize just how much I depend on it every single day for both work and pleasure.  I have also been very busy with several writing and photography projects.  Many wonderful things have been happening on the photography front--things that I can't talk about yet, but that I will sometime later this year.  How's that for a tease?

I have also had a terrible cold, which I'm only now emerging from.  Being bedridden and sans internet left me feeling quite sorry for myself for a couple of days.  A few very brisk island walks cured me of most of my self pity, though, and they also rewarded me with several marvelous bird sightings, including my first great blue heron of the year as well as multitudes of cardinals, robins, chickadees, and crazy starlings.  So spring must be here even if it still feels like winter.  At least there are a few hardy flowers braving the cold, including an elegant hellebore that I will share just as soon as I have time to process some photos.

Please come back and visit me on Friday when I will be hosting a most special giveaway.  I can't wait to tell you all about it.  In the meantime, here's a lovely Kate Rusby video just for you.

   

16 comments:

  1. Glad you are back Gigi and recovered...have a wonderful Easter....xv

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  2. Island Time sounds like a perfect time...Glad to see you are back and feeling better, looking forward to all those exciting news :-)

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  3. Hello:
    Your time spent 'house sitting' for friends does seem to be rather mixed, particularly as you caught cold which is always depressing at the onset of spring.

    But good that you have several new projects afoot which is always exciting [although often, in our experience, resulting in extra work!]. We shall look forward to hearing more in due course.

    Meanwhile, we trust that the cold is on the way out.

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  4. Glad you are back (and feeling better, I hope)! See you Friday!

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  5. Good to read you are on the mend. Beautiful sunset picture. I love that soft pinky/mauve colour.

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  6. Hey Gigi, so good to hear from you ... very, very lovely image!

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  7. Dearest Gigi,

    Don't ever worry about us not coming back. You were so generous to others and than having to battle a severe cold on top of it all.
    Hope you now can enjoy a nice spring season and I do wish you a Happy Easter Weekend!!!
    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  8. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather - I've missed your posts!
    It seems to me that I am quite dependent on this computer as well, and when not available to me, I do go through a withdrawal period. Likely it's more because it's part of my routine, but I have also found it gives me a place to read, think and write that is also interactive. And that is what I miss.
    Glad you're back!

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  9. Sorry you've been unwell. Hope you are completely recovered very soon.

    I cannot tell you how much I ADORE that photo!! Just stunning.

    C xxx

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  10. oh honey - i've struggled with recovering from a cold and allergies too. i hope you are better soon!!

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  11. I would want to stay there. So..are you well now? I hope so.

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  12. So sorry you've been unwell, Gigi... Hope you will be feeling better to enjoy the Easter holiday now. And that is too BIG a tease... not even a hint??!! ;o) We'll just have to wait for the magical, and all good things are worth waiting for. Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  13. The photo of the Queen Anne's Lace is one of my favorites of yours :). Do you ever sell/give away prints? That photo makes me long for New England and the ocean. Hope you're feeling better!!

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  14. I do hope you have been feeling well enough to enjoy one of your favorite places while you are there...Take care! I cant wait to see what you are cooking up with your photography...

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  15. Aside from the cold, it sounded like a lovely sojourn with an abundance of good things to come ~ xox Alexandra

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  16. How wonderful that you had an opportunity to return to that most beautiful place! I hope your time there away from all things internet was restorative and blissful.

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