Oh dear, excuse me!
When I announced in the garden that today was my 2,555th blip, everyone got excited. Some might say that this little planthopper nymph (kid) got a little too excited! Well, one can be forgiven, right?
I thought about blipping a spider today as that would have been a nice complete circle from my first blip, a mono spider web, back in the day when spiders topped my list of things I feared the most. But when I spotted this rather amazing little creature with his fluffy butt, I knew it had to be this one. (And if you'd like to see the alternative, a glamourous sparkly Orchard Orb Weaver, click HERE.)
When I started this journey 7 years ago, I certainly never expected to develop a deep interest in entomology. But interestingly (and perhaps forshadowing?) six of my first 7 posts were insect-related. That said, birds are still my first love, photographically speaking.
But back to blip...when I posted my first entry, my only goal was to get through 30 days. I missed the second day, but since then, not a single miss. Spending time with my camera has become such a fundamental part of each day. And along the way, I've 1) become a better photographer, 2) learned a whole lot of probably useless information about birds, bugs and wildlife, 3) learned some relatively more useful things about photography, and 4) made some absolutely wonderful friends. I certainly never expected to have made such special friends here. So many of you have celebrated with me, cried with me, laughed with me - you've been right beside me on this journey and I thank you.
In fact, I think I'll stick around for another 7 years...
Here's to Blip. Here's to YOU.