Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 10 September 2012

New Friends all Over the World

A few words ( Laugh if you want to, my daughters say “ Mum you could never manage just a few words !!!) .This is to welcome all  members  to my blog, and another day ,or week , or so,  I will mention each of you by name with a proper introduction. I thank you, each one, for making my life so much richer  with  your friendship, comments, emails, and your own blogs which have opened up my life to a wonderful world .A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend and mentioned my proposed world trip, starting with Japan,Osaka then Tokyo,  then Sweden, Finland,  Norway, over to Alaska, down to Yukon, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, New York,Maine,Texas,Nova Scotia,Kentucky, Toronto,Nebraska,Amish County, California, Pennsylvania, in no particular order. My words must have sounded so sincere, he asked me when I was leaving, and was Hugh going with me??? I explained this was a dream, not reality.  We laughed. So how true can the spoken word appear to be?   And as well as  friends on my blog , I have new ones on a photography site, most in USA, some in Europe, a few in NZ,  so my life continues to be made richer,more exciting, more interesting and the horizon has  broadened  in so many ways.This morning I  phoned a friend, who is not well, and she said how much my phone calls  lighten her days .This friend has been here for me, and Hugh ,so much over the last few years,specially last November,  with words, spoken, written, visits and more.So I can thank her publicly,no names but YOU, my dear friend,  will know who I am writing about.
So to each one of my many friends, a huge thank you for coming into my blog, my photos and my life.The photo below is “courtesy of the Internet”  and I will print a copy to hang on the wall, look at it each day, and DREAM.
world map
Quotation of the day from St.Augustine
“The world is a book and those who do not travel
read only one page”
Greetings from Jean


Barb said...

So interesting, isn't it, to meet new people and learn of far-away places without even leaving home. Like you, there are now many places I dream of visiting!

FlowerLady said...

The internet has been a blessing in my life in that I've gotten to meet so many people from all over the world, becoming friends with many. Some have become like family.

Have a great week Jean.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

Julie Fukuda said...

And to think my blog was started for my kids to view! Little did I know there was a world of friends out there.

Nancy J said...

Yes, the blog can give so much, and I suppose we all start our blogs for so many different reasons, I truly had no idea how this would be at the beginning, and like you, now have friends all over, we might never meet in person,but share so much together. Fond greetings from Jean.

Janet said...

I always enjoy reading your posts and love that you come by to visit me so often. Friendship takes many forms...