Monday, March 31, 2014

OUR WORLD - Milestones

At long last I am breaking the silence
after being knocked off my perch by a virus.

After 6 years and 9 months of blogging,
this is my 1,000th post!

Oddly, I am not posting my own photos
for this milestone
but the last ones my husband took before 
his brain failed to function.

On our last trip to Arkaroola in the N.Flinders Ranges
we came across these camels behind the dead trees

this couple were hiding a baby

the youngster in front was obviously 
last season's progeny 

as we had moved away from the parents
the dad moved down the other side of the hill 
and bub came out for a calming drink.

I am deeply grateful to all of you who, passing through,
have left footsteps on my blog.
The last six years of my husband's life 
were also difficult ones for me
and blogging was the one way I kept my sanity
so thank you to all those who became my friends 
and left supportive comments.

Linking with OUR WORLD



  1. bless you, arija. may you post 1,000 more!

  2. Oh, yes, bless you, indeed! We've been blogging friends for six years and I hope we're both able to keep blogging for at least another six!! I do love the camels!

  3. Congratulations on your 1000 post and I look forward to many more.

  4. I am very happy to see you back. And echo TexWisGirl. Too many posts from you is never enough.

  5. Marvelous photography filled with loving memories ~ Congrats on your 1,000 post and lots of distant healing hugs to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol

  6. Congratulations on 1000 posts! I love these photos of the camel family that your husband took. I hope you have a lifetime of good memories like this to remember and treasure.

  7. Hello Arija, I am so happy you are feeling better.. Congrats on your 1000th post.. I am looking forward to many more. The camels are neat, what a sight to see. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week and month of April!

  8. What a beautiful way to celebrate your 1,000th post. Terrific shots your husband took, and I am sure they bring back many happy memories for you.

  9. Congratulations on your 1000th post, Arija. And how touching that you posted your darling's photos for this post. I hope you're feeling better after your virus. Thanks for popping in and visiting my blog. Blessings. Jo

  10. Many, many congratulations on your 1000th post and what a wonderful fitting post it is. Here's to reading many more of your posts in the future.

  11. I love looking at camels or even ride on one ! They are so cute ! You almost blog as long as I do but I have already reached over 2500 posts, lol !

  12. Both a nice and a sad anniversary.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  13. Hi Arija Glad you are back up on your perch and congratulation on your 1000th post. It was great that blogging helps over difficult times. Now here's to the next 1000!

  14. Congratulations on you 1000 post! And yes...a nice and sad anniversary...
    Thank you for visiting and commenting on MammothLakesDP!

  15. Congrats on 1000 posts, that's quite a feat. Good to know you are OK. Thanks for sharing this memory.

  16. I am glad I can call you 'friend'.May you experience peace and joy each day.

  17. Are there really wild camels where you are? Amazing! Oh, Arija. Congratulations on your first 1000. I can't think of a more wonderful way to commemorate it than with your husband's photos. Thank you, too, for your friendship. I know what you mean. Blogging has saved my sanity too. Tsup!

  18. Posting these pictures is the perfect way to celebrate and remember .... and your words are even more perfect.

    Thank you for sharing your life's journey through your thousand posts ... I count you among the blogger friends I'm sure I'd recognize if I should ever be so lucky to run into you in real life. Your posts are always meaningful and always beautiful.

  19. Oh -- and I am so glad you are better.

  20. Glad you're well enough to "fly" once again, Arija. Cannot even imagine that many posts - congratulations!

  21. Oh hearty congratulations Arija! You have kept me company on the tough journey of dementia (my late father) and heart issues(husband). I think of you often, am also deeply grateful for your support, and although I no longer have a blog, it is a must for me to visit here and see how you are doing. The camel photos are a real treat and lovely tribute to your late husband. 1000 posts! What a milestone! So pleased you are feeling better.

  22. Congratulations on your 1000th post. Since I met you first, I’ve been amazed how creative and productive you are. The happy past time and rememberingare all one thing and the past pleasure is full grown when remembered. Thank you, arija, for sharing the last part of your pleasure with your husband in such a nice way.


  23. Truly something to celebrate, Congratulations on almost 7 years of blogging and your 1000th post! Thank you for visiting my blog, allowed me to discover your lovely space here :)

  24. Congratulations on 1000 posts! I've very much enjoyed reading about your life on the other side of the globe. Lovely photos that your husband took! I know you still miss him and treasure all the momentous of your time together.

  25. Arija, 1000 posts? That IS a milestone! I have no idea how many I have written. Now you've made me curious! I am glad to have found you and your blog. Thank YOU for your friendship. I hope all is well in your world and that your spirit and your heart are on the mend!


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