Saturday, November 10, 2007

Teasel Time = Party Time!

I've missed some opportunities to toot my own horn lately. Back in September I reached the one year anniversary of my first post, and four posts ago (the b & w barn), I reached my 100th post. Didn't know I passed either milestone at the time. So now that I'm aware, its party time!

I usually find hobbies, become infatuated, and then lose that loving feeling pretty quickly. I'm proud of myself for sticking with blogging. I find it very entertaining, and you all certainly make it more than worthwhile!

I chose this picture because recently several blogger friends posted beautiful and educational pictures and comments about teasel. I think its a good example of how inspiration can pass from blog to blog, photo to photo.

I took this back on Fulton Fall Folk Festival weekend. Mom had whipped her little car into the driveway of a home with a garage sale. Fortuitously, a field full of teasel was right behind where she parked and I grabbed this shot.


Sand said...

Yay for a year! has it really been that long? What a great hobby, thanks for getting me involved in it too! also really sweet-ass shot!

Mr. Mapper said...

Congrats on the milestone. A great picture too!

Kekiinani said...

Congrats on the 100th post and the 1 year. :) :) Hey it is one of those pokey weed things that I found in Colorado when I was there. :) :) Yours is way cool since there are sooooo many of them. Nice shot!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the anniversary of blogging. I read your post with curious thought because you mentioned or hinted that you seldom stick with one thing very long. I am thinking lots of "creative" people are like that and lose interest quickly once the initial objective is met. I know I have and the only thing I have stuck with is my wife over the last 52 years -- and photography for 55 years.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say that I never heard the name "Teasel" before today. I don't even remember what we call these things but I have seen them around here all of my life.

This old man's post brought tears on this Veteran's Day but not because I am a Korean War era veteran.
The Squirrel's Nest

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well, you certainly picked a picture that's worthy of any anniversary or milestone.
I feel much the same about blogging as you do, I thought I'd dip my toe in, to test the water and then just jumped in... I'm swimming along in a sea of friendliness and fun. Learning, sharing, and being inspired with every tide.
I like many others consider you as a blogging friend and wish you well for the next years worth of posts.

Mrs. Salty said...

Happy 1 year anniversary and congratulations for the 100th post!
Two great accomplishments!

Very nice picture of the teasel.

I have teasel that Salty picked for me on one of our photo shoots; I mixed it in with a Home Interiors autumn arrangement.

imac said...

Congrats, do you know I dont even know how many posts Ive done, shall have to check.

Teasel Teasel every where,
Dont go near or you'll be aware,
Of a short sharp pain,
And an injury you will sustain.

Great photo to celebrate with.

Salty said...


I didn't realize you had been blogging this long! Maybe it was because your post were sporadic in the beginning :) It is always nice to start the day looking for a new image/post from you!

Teasel, my Favorite!

Willard said...

Good shot! I think that is the most teasel I have seen in one picture.

Moi said...

Congratulations on all the milestones, Ash.......i look forward to visiting your blog every time u post a new pic's like having a conversation :)

Oswegan said...

Nicely done, I like this photo a lot.


Kerri said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations on your 100 and 1 year!
I never knew it was called Teasel.
Neat shot!

bluemountainmama said...

congrats on a year and 100 posts! i hit my one-year mark in october.

at a nearby craft co-op, someone makes little mice out of teasel. they're cute!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Congratulations on your two milestones! And what a beautiful photograph!

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your one yr. anniversary! And congrat's on your 100th post!! Looking forward to your next 100! :) Beautiful shot of the teasels!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I like it.

Mark said...

Hi Ash,
I have loads of teasels at my work place and at this time of year the goldfinches are feeding on the seeds, lovely to watch.

Well done on your blogaversary, it is great fun.

Cheers Mark

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photo.

Rick said...

Always looking for the shot! Way to go Ash..!Very nice.