That old saying, "time flies when you're having fun" certainly applies when I think about my blogging journey. I find it sort of amazing, and a bit hard to believe really, that I've been publishing turkey feathers since June of 2005. I've just come full circle with an eight-year anniversary and this post, number 844. That averages out to about one hundred posts per year. Or two posts per week. I think the numbers were much higher at the start. I seem to have hit my stride since then and upload less often now. Of course, that number is not entirely accurate as I've deleted dozens of posts over the years as content no longer seemed relevant. Editing is good and necessary sometimes. I do not believe a blog is sacred. However, I do back it up regularly...just in case. (smile)
Throughout the week I've been working on these photo collages. I went back into my archives and tried to select a few highlights to represent each year.
My first blog post was on making jam. Mostly because June kicks off jam season in my kitchen and it seemed like the most logical place to start: in the moment, picking berries, stirring the pot, filling jars and lining our pantry shelves with sweet homemade goodness. That and other simple pleasures seemed to set a course for my blog. And here we are today, still making jam, and still celebrating home, craft and everyday adventures. (I chose the name 'turkey feathers' out of the blue. No rhyme or reason).
I truly hope that as you visit with me here, you'll enjoy the scenery as you pass through. Discover things along the way. Find small treasures to tuck into your pocket. And take time to stop and smell the flowers.