Why did I start this blog? I blame it on the “Urban Chickens of Seattle”! Here’s my story and I am going to stick to it.
Back on May 10, 2013 my brother-in-law Joe posted a picture on Facebook of his urban chickens. The photo was linked to a web site photo challenge.org and week 18’s challenge was Agriculture. As I looked at the photo I started thinking, I have chickens, I have sheep and I have goats. Why don’t I go out and take a photo of my animals and submit a photo?
Well, I joined their group and submitted my photo. As I looked around the photo challenge web site I saw a tab about “guidelines” of the group, I clicked on it and started reading. It stated each photographer should have a blog talking about their photography and be able to have interaction with others. Yikes, I need to start a blog! What am I going to say? I’m not big on reading and don’t care to write. So this was going to be a new challenge for me in my life. With Joe being on WordPress.com I decided to set up a blog there too. What have I gotten myself into?
On June 24th I sent out this first blog posting.
This is my first attempt at blogging. I don’t know where it will take me, but I am looking forward to the adventure.
Then I started looking inside of me and finding stories I wanted to share with the readers of WordPress. I also started adventuring around the WordPress web site and found the search area and entered in the key words photography and agriculture. These are areas of interest of mine. Bingo! A young ladies blog caught my attention. [j l d] Photography and it hooked me. She wrote about her Sunflower Farmer, North Dakota agriculture and her upcoming marriage. I looked at who’s blogs she followed and it lead me to other blogs I found interesting. Yes, a friend of a friend of a friend blogging travels and more people and lives to explore.
In my tagline I state “Learning to tell a story”. So I wanted to explore if I can tell a story thru my writings and photography. In 2009, Laurel and I along with some family members went to Ireland for a little touring. I told my co-workers before we left, legend has it if you kiss the Blarney Stone it will give you the gift of gab. My co-workers were horrified and wondered if it would be a curse on me if I kissed the stone. We never made it to Blarney Castle and so the legend is still a mystery and alive. But maybe WordPress will give me the medium for the gift of gab. It will be an interesting adventure for me.
I hope to share photos, stories of my family and mundane stories of day to day life in Wisconsin. And just think, it all started with a photo of Urban Chickens in Seattle.