Saturday, May 15, 2010

taken by surprise...

Had I known I was going to be hosting crowds of people on My Front Porch...I would have been more prepared! 

I don't normally post on Saturday...but thought I should just thank all those who are coming by for a first-time visit...thanks to the folks over at Blogger.  I received a tip the other night...that my blog was featured on the Blogger home page as "Blog of Note" for the day.  I had no idea what a blog of note might be...or why mine might possibly have made the list...and so I did a little research.  The Blogger Team selects one 'interesting and blogworthy' blog to feature every day...and what the criteria for that process may include, I have no idea.  But I am most humbled...over here in my little corner of the world...to find my blog on their list!

What I do know is that Blogger has sent many people to my front porch. Sorry if I seemed a little unprepared...I just had no idea you were coming.  So welcome to my little world...and thanks for taking the time to visit. 


41 comments:

  1. Don't worry, Judy. You're the kind of hostess who makes everyone feel welcome whether you're expecting company or not. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. How sweet is that!! Your blog is so worthy of this honor, I love it!!

    Have a great weekend Judy.

    :)

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  3. Your porch is absolutely lovely! Don't mind if I make myself comfy and read for a while. Don't worry, I don't expect to be constantly entertained.

    (Seriously, just doing what you were doing has gotten you noticed, so don't change a thing :-)

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  4. That front porch can hold a crowd, so if we all budge over there's room for everyone!
    Congratulations!...and have fun this weekend!

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  5. Judy. .you are the place we who love you before blogger noticed you .. .love to come. You are always a treat to sit with and have a bit of coffee on your porch. Your writing is honest and true to who you are. Sometimes we laugh ..sometimes we have felt sad with you. . and sometimes we just like to know what is going on in your world.. .and we love you just the way you are. .
    Congratulations again.

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  6. I am one of those who came via Blogger and I will gladly sit on your front porch and have a visit. What is the weather like today so I'll know what to wear?

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  7. beautiful blog!

    congrats! : )

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  8. congratulations on being a blog of note! I love the layout you have chosen for your blog.

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  9. Well, I think Blogger guys are right, your blog is so well done and so beautiful, congrats...

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  10. Well, I'm delighted blogger directed me to your front porch. It looks so inviting! Congrats on your "blogger of the day" and also on those absolutely lovely irises. :)

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  11. Everyone should have a front porch to spend time with friends.
    My first time here too. A very peaceful looking place to be here on your porch. One of my best friends and I have an imaginary porch we spend time on every day. We share stories, laughter, and good times in our big, floral, over stuffed chairs while the dogs waite on us. Quite lovely!
    Congratulations on your blog being chosen! :)

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  12. Ohhh Congratulations! Well deserved , whatever the criteria may be !! smile..
    Anyone dropping by will be most happy they did !

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  13. Hi Judy! How are you? I´m learning English. so I went to your blog. I´m from Brazil.
    I loved your blog and I'm sure my wife will love it too.
    Has many delightful things in your blog.
    you can correct me if you are writing wrong.
    Espero sua visita em meu blog.
    http://artblogbest.blogspot.com/
    Congratulations!

    Novaes

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  14. Congratulations - your blog certainly is worthy of being a 'blog of note', no matter what the criteria may be. It's certainly one of my favorites!

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  15. It was a well deserved honor and you are always the prefect hostess, Judy, even with unexpected company! I like your pretty long stemmed irises.

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  16. :0) Hope to visit your porch some day. Your irises are stunning!!

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  17. Well, Judy, congratulations on your recent rise to blogging fame! It's always a pleasure to drop by and I echo what others have said...your front porch is always lovely.

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  18. Congratulations!
    You have such a lovely blog!

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  19. I like the first picture alot.
    shows feeling of tranquility and such equal balence and beautiful colors. you got skillsz :]

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  20. I'm glad I stopped by tonight.
    Congratulations and thanks for letting us know what a Noteworthy Blog looks like.
    Isn't it fun to have all those unexpected visitors and you don't even have to serve them coffee...

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  21. Congratulations!
    Thanks to Blogger, I found your front porch. I enjoy reading your blog & will be dropping by often. :)

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  22. Hi Judy,
    Your blog is delightful. It is a pleasure to visit. I enjoyed reading and viewing your wonderful posts.

    Be well, be happy and have a blessed day :)

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  23. Congrats on being featured on Blogs Of Note!

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  24. Is that truly your front porch? wow!! Congrats on the recognition! I will gladly have a sit down as well. Thanks for the welcome!

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  25. I Liked your porch.. nice view :D

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  26. Thank you for the beautiful iris pics. I found your blog because of a blogroll on another blog, maybe The Pioneer Woman, earlier this week.

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  27. Indeed I am stepping quickly across your porch, following a little road sign from blogger! But how lovely to go for a Sunday stroll down the secular main road and find a detour of faith! American porches- that's an architectural culture that we so need to embrace in my little Northern land! Even a roof to keep off the rain- why don't we do that? Cheerio- enjoy your porch!

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  28. Well deserved my friend! Somehow I can't help you laid out the welcome mat to everyone. I am thankful new friends visited your blog. I remember well the joy I found when I discovered your blog and the daily posts that you share. Congratulations!

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  29. you have a very interesting views..nice and very creative..i love it. thanks for sharing your gift and talent

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  30. thanks for sharing your views...very nice and neat...i love your works..

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  31. Your guess is right, it seems you have more guests today. I'm first visitors as well.

    Congratulations!

    My Inspiration

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  32. Your front porch is always a charming place to visit.

    Congrats Judy!

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  33. you appear to be a very content, peaceful and welcoming personality, glad to read your post "taken by surprise..."

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  34. Hey Auntie Judy!
    Congrats! Your blog is one of the first things I do when I turn on my computer at work each morning. It's always starts my day off with a smile!

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  35. I really like all of your pictures. They all seem to bring out the peace in me.

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  36. Greetings from the GA Alps!

    I could sit and enjoy that view for hours...and have actually been in the area.

    Congrats on the blogging honor.

    Have a great day:)

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  37. Judy can you please tell me how to make a signature...Your is very nice.
    I enjoyed reading your blog and the pictures...

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  38. Lovely blog! You've created a very inviting space here - no wonder we were pointed your way!

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'The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.'
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson