Thursday, 23 September 2010

B is for Barbara, A is for Apple, B is for Blogging without a Blog ...

How do you blog without one? This maid from Bend, for some of us the apple of our blogging eye – our aperture to the blogging fraternity .. gives us some pertinent information she has uncovered, then poses some questions and waits for her blogging community to respond, enhancing this Blog without a Blog!

I notice that Barbara started in 2007 and this blog began to evolve as is by the end of that year – that would make sense, Barbara is not one to rest on her laurels ... she’s an entrepreneur .. out there searching new paths forward in this technical journey that we’re all on.

I met Barbara 18 months ago and was, as most of us are, spell bound by her knowledge, humbleness in asking us questions, and her simple approach to giving us her lessons .. long may it continue.

Blossoms, fruits, and leaves of the apple tree (Malus domestica)


I’ve just been over to read her About page – where she is just as succinct and down to earth about her blog, describing it: “It’s my blog, but it’s all about YOU”. How true her words are .. bloggers, who comment and communicate here, are her community (YOU).

The apple of our blogging eye ... an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the patron saint of throats is Barbara! - while a visit to Barbara’s blog a day keeps us up to date via her posts and the interaction she’s engendered with her blogging friends.

Apples, as all plants, have many component parts that start small, grow and flourish. Barbara, is no different, she now has branches – the Blog Registry, where we can register our blogs; - the Blog Boutique - where we can get free headers; she’s true to her word and offers to help us;

... and now she’s starting a new project .. Writers’Blogk .. so she’s forward thinking too – trying and testing new ideas .. with us her community. We will nurture our apple tree – we need to be healthy .. Barbara will help us to be wiser and no doubt in due time wealthier too ... as the Blogging Without a Blog community will encourage everyone within – the support is incredible.


So this lady from Bend in Oregon .. you know me – I had to have a look see where Bend is and find out a little more .. it’s central Oregon’s largest city, being located on the eastern edge of the Cascade range along the Deschutes River. I love the description of its setting – can you smell the pine, the gin?!, the herbs?:


Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the Great Basin high desert plateau, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush and bitter brush. Originally a crossing point on the river; settlement began in the early 1900s, with incorporation into a city in 1905 (no change in growth spurt here then!).

Above: Drake Park in Autumn - in the city


Left: Newberry National Volcanic Monument .. Newberry Caldera (just south of Bend)

Economically it started as a logging town, but is now identified as a gateway for many outdoor sports, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, white-water rafting, skiing and golf ... sounds like a great place to visit – hope you’ve got some spare rooms Barbara? – another opportunity Bed and Breakfast?!


And I know Barbara loves cooking – it helps her unwind as she cooks up treats for her family and friends .. and it’s the time of year for apples – those British immigrants brought across apple trees and their love of apple pie – a stalwart of many a family get together. Baked apples are a favourite of mine .. cored, filled with currants or dried fruit, a little honey and water, or brown sugar sprinkled down the hole and some butter .. baked til bursting with flavour and juice.


Or how about apple mash .. I thought this was rather a good idea and would go well with a pork dish, or a Breton ham and bean dish .. adding the flavour of the boiled apple to the buttery mash; I guess potato and fried onion cakes with apple in would make a distinctive change.


That magical of all fruits that has stood the test of time, travelled far and wide, spreading pips and creating new growth across the world .. as does Barbara with her community – America, Canada, Panama, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and many others I’m sure ..


So the ABCs for today’s lesson are A for apple to keep you healthy, B for Barbara from Bend and her Blog, and C for community .. for us, who benefit and support each other so much ... thank you from HMB!

Barbara, I particularly thank you – your teaching has been exemplary, your care of us, your friends, is wonderful to behold, you give real value and we all continue to learn from you .. while two members of the Community – Patricia and Davina .. I salute you for putting this idea forward .. Patricia from Patricia’s Wisdom instigating it, and Davina from Shades of Crimson for supporting her .. and then bringing this motley bunch of bloggers to share in the cake: enjoy the day!

A for Award ... B for the Blog .... C for the Classroom ....& ABC for brilliant and fun – it’ll be so interesting to read everyone’s posts ...


Blog Registry – the free blog registry: http://freeblogregistry.com/
Writers’Blogk – the post: http://bloggingwithoutablog.com/help-me-help-you/
The Blog Boutique: Website http://theblogboutique.com/

Dear Mr Postman - we go on here – all is much the same and the weather is being kind – an Indian Summer ..

Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

66 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I like Barbara's blog. She always asks great questions. She must be bowled over that you wrote this post about her.

Here's it's apple season. I just bought Honey Crisps this week. They're my favorite.

Thank you for the ABC lesson because I'm working in a Kindergarten classroom today.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. thanks for being here .. it's a fun post - and as you rightly say .. she does ask such pertinent questions & answers us all.

I think if you have a look around .. you'll see a few more of these ... not my gold * here - Patricia and Davina deserve their gold *****

Honey Crisps - those I've never heard of .. and my apple book is packed away! I'll have to have a look out for them.

Wonderful you're back in the classroom .. and with the little ones & as you say coincidence re the ABCs .. have a fun day with the children ..

Great to see you - thank you - Hilary

Betsy Wuebker said...

Hi Hilary - Barbara will love this tribute in your inimitable style. I loved learning more about Bend, OR. She will be so surprised that we've done this. LOL Can't wait. Cheers!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betsy .. absolutely .. I'm thinking of her .. somewhat .. being blown away by the shock!

Yup - had to put something up about Bend .. and it was so interesting .. that area .. a post sometime?!

Good to see you and one party we're all going to love .. see you .. Hilary

Stephen Tremp said...

Wow! Barbara sounds like a unique indidual, one you really want to know. I'll check out the three sites.

I've never been to Oregon, although I live in neighboring California. I do have friends there and coul saty with them. I should put this on my To Do List for 2011.

Oh, and I added you to my blogroll today. Should have done that a while a go. Have a great day.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lovely post about Barbara...I'll have to check her out, Hilary. :) I'm going to check out the other links at the bottom of your post too. Thanks so much!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Stephen .. she is amazing – lovely person .. and great that you’re going over to meet her, and Patricia and Davina –

I was so interested in the area .. a volcanic national park, wonderful mountains, a bend (yes for Bend) in the river .. you could be in for a treat up there .. sounds a good add to the ‘To Do list’ – especially with friends locally.

Oh – thank you so much for adding me to your blog roll – brilliant news .. just not that organised this end – will be ... Great to see you & thanks for the thumbs up .. you too enjoy your day - Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sharon .. thanks – you should & you’ll love her blog .. and Patricia and Davina .. good friends to have ..

This blogging community is wonderful .. and it continues to amaze me .. lovely seeing you – enjoy the day - Hilary

Blue Bunny said...

my deerist hilree,

this post brings a sweet teer to my eye. my jannie and i loves barbara and she blog so mutch.
we finded you and so many other frends over at barbaras!

and of korse, we loves yoo so mutch too.

i am my moste happee at this moment. yoo maed this sutch a wondirful, wondirful tribute, and werked in the good histree and geograffy too.

thanks so mutch!

my jannie sending she loves too, she very bizzie todae getting reddy to go kamping tomorrow.

mutch admirashins for you, and barbara.

oxoxoo

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi BB .. gosh you made it over – your tent shoe box iz all packed reddy for your kamping venture tomorrows ... your Jannie zeems to have well orgnized tings zo well ..

You are zo rite .. Barbara is zo lovely .. and we did find each over at Barbara’s place .. end me too – U loves me zo mutch too .. ooo oooh I’m coming over for a cuddly hugs ...

Just a littly bitz of histee and geograffy .. lots of exciting visits to make .. your kamping place sounds sutch funs .. you too have a wonderful weekend .. & I know you’ll be helping your Jannie gets reddy .. lets see if she gets connexion wiv ifone ...

With big hugs to you all .. have funs campings ... byeeee .. xoxoxo Hilree

Davina Haisell said...

Hi Hilary.

I giggled when you began to tell us all about Bend. :-) That is absolutely perfect for your blog. It was interesting to learn about where Barbara lives and I think you're right... a great place for a B&B

"We will nurture our apple tree – we need to be healthy..." excellent metaphor.

Thanks for the mention, Hilary, but I must say that this was all Patricia's doing. I was happy to help out with a few emails, but she's the lady who's responsible.

And what a day this is so far. I'm really enjoying reading everyone's posts.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Hilary. Thanks for sharing about Barbara and her blog. I went and checked it out. Looks interesting. I like the pictures you shared. Have a great day!

Patricia said...

Hilary, This is an exceptional post, an apple for your efforts my dear...and what good words....I even learned that Barbara and I both live on the Deschutes River!

It was so fun to put this together because of all the help and energies of this great blogging community

Great JOB!

Tom Volkar said...

Thanks for the look at Bend Oregon, in fact I love your totally unique take on Barbara and her work.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Davina .. yes .. well I had no idea about Bend .. so it got put in!! It does look a wonderful place to visit .. and thanks I thought the B & B idea seemed a good one!

Nurturing ourselves and our lives are so important now-a-days .. and being healthy .. the apple helps that .. as long as it’s an ancient type .. lots of nutrients there ..

You both did a wonderful job .. even if the Queen maker was Patricia .. it was a fantastic idea – totally endorsed by you .. Patricia is great – she does look out for everyone too .. wonderful lady ..

Yes – it’s fun with us all contributing .. and I’ve loved everyone’s take on it .. I suspect we might have set a trend .. well you both .. let’s see .. have a great reading weekend .. see you soon ..hugs - Hilary

Mandy Allen said...

Brilliant, Hilary. I am off to Oregon next week, to Bandon - they have such interesting names here in the States, don't you think...now there's another blog post I feel...

Great tribute to Barbara, she'll love it I'm sure.

Enjoy the journey.

Mandy

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susanne – great to see you .. and wonderful you checked over to meet Barbara and her wonderful blog – it is really interesting.

Glad you liked the pictures .. Bend looks a wonderful place to visit .. one day for me! You too .. enjoy your day (rest of) .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patricia .. thanks so much – you know me – I had fun writing it .. thinking about it .. etc ..

Amazing that you both live on the Deschutes River!!! So she could just jump a canoe & be with you in no time .. no doubt with a few rapids in between??!! Small world isn’t it .. but it needs that 3rd party connection?!

It’s been a wonderful experience - - - thanks to your suggestion and idea .. and they’re still being published I see – Lance has just put his up .. it’s fun ..

No – you deserve the great NOBEL PRIZE .. for the concept ..and getting us all organised .. loved it – enjoy reading your magical touch around the web .. great hugs .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tom – thank you! Wonderful to hear that you were entertained .. Barbara does wonders with her blog and us .. as you know .. I loved putting the thoughts together .. and bringing in my take on life – the geography and brief history on Bend. Lovely to see you .. thanks for visiting .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mandy .. Barbara mentioned you were probably over in the States and here you are .. have fun up in Oregon – looks a wonderful State. Bandon is tiny! .. and is described in Wiki .. as one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America” ..(by Budget Travel) .. by the way Bandon is named in 1873 after George Bennet’s Irish home town!! - nothing American there then!! Also it's further south!

Rather too many blog ideas .. I love them – never short – just unravelling and recreating the post can be the hard part! I do so hope she loves it .. it’ll totally shock her .. I know it would me!!

You too – enjoy your holiday and break away – so pleased you’ve been able to actually have some time away .. Hilary

Sara said...

Hilary,

Remind me never visit your blog around supper time...my stomach is growling at those pictures.

Seriously, this was a great tribute to Barbara and done only as Hilary can do. I love learned about Barbara's town of Bend...I learned a lot, as usual:~)

It's a day early, but just in case I don't get by tomorrow...have a great weekend:~)

Lori Hoeck said...

What a fun post for Barbara and the rest of us to enjoy. I was in the pines today -- but in Colorado. Gotta love nature as I know Barbara does, too.

Joanne said...

E is for Excellent. I clicked over to Barbara's blog and that's what it is, excellent. In just a few short minutes, I learned so much! What a great resource she provides to anyone who stops by. T is for Thanks for sharing ...

Lance said...

Hilary,
What a great words about the wonderful and amazing Barbara!! I love her, and if I think about that...although there are many reasons for that love...it's her caring and support that have touched me most deeply.

What a wonderful gift to this world she is!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sara .. sorry!! Apple pie had to come in . and I see I’m amongst elite company with Lance having a starry apple pie too .. with lashings of Cornish cream – I did leave that bit out!!! I thought the apple mash was a good idea – as too apple, potato & onion cakes ... oh well early morning here – coffee only.

Thanks Sara – it was ‘easy’ to write .. apples and their spread, Barbara in Bend – that was interesting and now Patricia lives on the same Deschuttes River – we find out .. because of the post - it’s just interesting to know – my knowledge of the geography and history of the States is pretty poor – getting better!

You too .. have a great weekend .. looks like we’re coming into autumn – but change is good .. Lovely to see you – Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lori .. thanks – glad you enjoyed it .. and that she lives in Bend – seems to have taken everyone’s fancy .. and perhaps the tourism will increase by a few souls!

Wandering through the pines must be lovely .. the waft of earthy pine delights the senses. Sounds like you always have wonderful trips into nature – as you say .. so important for our lives.

Have a great weekend and some good walks or hikes out .. lovely seeing you here – Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Joanne .. love your take – and delighted that you agree with us that Barbara’s blog is E for Excellent. She certainly knows how to put ideas over .. and get us thinking – on top of that with her range of commenters .. a few can almost always add pertinent information to the topic – it’s wonderful. So delighted to have the T for thanks!

.. great approach with your comment .. have a wonderful weekend .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lance – how fantastic to see you here .. your post to Barbara was brilliant .. such fun. I think we all feel the same way re Barbara – she really is one in a million .. and yes I agree we can see her care and support in all she does ... especially as we see her potential business customers there too!

I completely agree – she is a gift to the world ... and we’re so lucky to have connected with her .. thanks for coming by – have an excellent running weekend .. big hugs Hilary

Tony Single said...

Hilary, you, like many others today, have whipped up a fine tribute to Barbara and her excellent blog! And I love how your tribute has also expanded into a travelogue of Bend! Makes me want to visit the place, it's so beautiful. Fabulous! :D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tony .. thanks - we all seem to have come up with different approaches - which is what blogging is all about .. your twitting tweets story was excellent too ..

You know me .. I had to teach others about Bend - as I guess Barbara knows her area a little! But I agree it looks a lovely part of the world .. and as a few others have said - what a place to put on our "to visit" list.

So - wonderful to see you here .. have a great weekend the two of you - cheers Hilary

The Exception said...

Hillary –
Thank you for this post. I have been seeing Barbara’s name here and there and I read her posts now and again – but with this and the others, I decided to check her out yesterday and actually registered. I love her new site idea. And the information about another part of this huge country is always welcome!

And thank you for your comment on my post. It touched my heart… Thank you!! Have a wonderful weekend – the last of September.

Linda said...

Hi Hilary,

A wonderful tribute post to Barbara, especially the overview of Bend. It looks like such a lovely place, with such contrast from your pictures.

Barbara is, indeed, a great teacher, and this was a well-deserved honor that has been given her.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi TE .. I think that’s probably exactly what I did .. and once there – never to leave – Barbara really is such a wonderful grounded person. Glad that you ‘see’ what we see in Barbara and her ideas – excellent that you’ve registered and joined with us.

Well – it’s good to know I’m educating Americans about their vast country! .. I can’t (easily) find your blog - & I commented so it’s disappeared out of Reader .. but your travels with your daughter in Europe (on the Baltic?) – had some wonderful pictures .. and I thought I must go there .. it’s just across the North Sea – somewhere!

It’s a pleasure commenting .. just wish I could find the blog! .. your link here doesn’t go anywhere – been searching, but time is time! Glad that you appreciated the comment .. oh it was about beauty & maths wasn’t it .. Fibonacci .. etc ... - it was a clever tie in.

Thanks – yes the last weekend of September .. and it really is autumn here .. – jeans will be out I think possibly tomorrow! You both have a great weekend .. Hilary

~Sia McKye~ said...

What an interest way to introduce a blogger like Barbara. I enjoyed reading it!

Unfortunately, our apple trees were hit with some sort of ick this past year, so we didn't get many apples. Apple pies and fritters are a big thing in my household.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Linda .. thanks for visiting and good to meet you .. just been over to follow and comment – so now we’re connected too: via the amazing Barbara!!

Thanks – so pleased you enjoyed the geographic and historical tour .. I enjoy trying to match the pictures up with the text - & I always mix and match an eclectic post.

Yes – Barbara certainly deserves her E for Excellence as Joanne said .. great to see you here .. enjoy your weekend .. Hilary (2nd I see spelt correctly on your blog!!).

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Bend, Oregon? That's cool - I'm originally from Salem, OR.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sia .. good to see you .. thank you – not my idea, as you read. But Barbara does a wonderful job for us all. Glad you enjoyed the post and story.

Oh dear – blight of some description .. and that’s sad not to get many apples – they seem to be flourishing over here – many of the old varieties being ‘brought back to life’. Ahh .. yes – apple fritters – now those would be delicious!

Lovely seeing you – have a good weekend .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. yes that’s where she lives .. great name – big bend on the river! Now Salem’s a name I know .. but also in Oregon hadn't realised that .. obviously good stock there!! Have a great weekend .. Hilary

Mason Canyon said...

What a fun and interesting post. I'm off to check out Barbara's blog. Thanks.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Sibyl - alternaview said...

Hilary: I always learn so much from your site. Thanks for the great recommendations of things to check out. I was actually at another site today and they were also recommending Barbara's blog so I am looking forward to visiting. Thanks for passing along the great information.

Tess The Bold Life said...

I've been a fan of Barbara's from the my beginning. Can you please pass the pie!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks to both of you for sharing this wonderful post. Appreciate the ABC theme, that was fun! Thanks also for the links.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Karen
P.S. Thanks for your comment today, as always. :) Check out the Writer's Digest site; you can sign up for e-newsletters full of great stuff.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mason .. – Barbara’s knowledge is wonderful .. so enjoy your visit and future ones! Enjoyed tying the different bits together ..Apples and Barbara were our brief .. so these thoughts seemed to fit – glad you found it interesting. Have a lovely weekend ..Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sibyl – yes there’s a few of us hailing Barbara’s information as well worth checking out .. so I’m not surprised! But glad to hear you picked up a little extra here.

You’ll enjoy yourself over there – have fun - --- and have a good weekend .. Thanks nice to see you here too .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tess – yes you’re one of Barbara’s stalwarts .. especially if you were with her at your beginning – words of wisdom .. we both know .. & yes – I’ll have a slice too! Thanks for coming by – enjoy the weekend .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen .. wonderful you enjoyed it .. the ABCs seemed to fit so well! Patricia, backed up by Davina, encouraged us all on .. with the request for an Apple link too .. as it’s the start of Autumn in some places!!

That’s a pleasure coming over .. the Writer’s Digest name rang an obvious bell .. thanks for the tip re the e-newsletter .. I’ll think about it .. and may well sign up ..

Have a good couple of days .. Hilary

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Barbara's blog sounds very interesting. I'll be sure to pop in and give her a visit. :-)

Chris Edgar said...

Hi Hilary -- leave it to you to explore the apple from scientific, etymological, aesthetic and an exhaustive multitude of other perspectives! It's the thoroughness I've come to expect! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ron .. thanks – it is – that’s good to hear that you’ll be over to Barbara, to visit her and her blog .. enjoy the learning! Great to see you – Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chris .. I realised I'd posted quite a long post on apples this time last year .. so just put a little in to show the link with the spreading web – and how ‘things grow’ now-a-days! Great comment – thank you! Much appreciated .. have a great week & good to see you back from your brief blogging hiatus! - Hilary

BK said...

What a brilliant idea, "Blogging without a blog."

Glad that you are having kind weather there. Have a great week ahead!

Vered said...

Barbara is amazing, isn't she... and so is apple pie!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi BK .. good to see you .. I thought the name "Blogging without a Blog" was brilliant - that drew me across to look .. and her comments always so relevant and down to earth.

Hope you've been over and had a look .. - weather a little colder now - but it's autumn! nearly!

Enjoy your week too .. Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Vered .. you're so right - she is amazing .. and really I can imagine her serving apple pie to her family and friends .. while talking about blogging .. and the nuances of the net ...

Thanks for being here - have a good week ahead .. Hilary

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Yeah for apples and blogging. What a nice introduction to a blogger.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Holly .. thanks - 'she's worth it' - the whole idea was great .. and I enjoyed being able to weave my interests into the post too ..

Apples - I know - love this season .. fresh, ripe apples, luscious desserts on cooling evenings, toffee apples .. dunking apples, cider .. and so much more.

Great to see you - have a lovely week .. Hilary

Will Burke said...

Yup, the community is my favorite part of Blogging!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Will - as you say .. community and friends with their support in this blogosphere of ours.

Hope all's well your end & you're getting baby minders/sitters sorted out .. all the best - Hilary

Barbara Swafford said...

Dear Hilary,

What can I say? "Thank you" doesn't seem like enough for this beautiful tribute. Having read and re-read all of the tributes which were posted last week, I'm still speechless; still wondering how I got so lucky to have so many great friends in blogosphere. I truly feel blessed.

And leave it to you to research and include information and photos of Bend. As you've seen, it's pretty country, a place I proudly call home.

Hilary, I can't even begin to express my gratitude for your love and support, but know it means the world to me.

And to those who showed support via the comments, I want to say I'm truly appreciative of your kind words. They will not be forgotten.

Love and ((hugs)) all around, including your mum, Hilary.

xo

J.D. Meier said...

You have done a fantastic tribute, and I like the way you did what you do best ... integrate some facts and history into the blend.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Barbara .. welcome .. after your busy week - delighted that you’ve loved everyone’s appreciation of the help you give us all .. and the care and attention to our lives too – always remembering my mother .. & me!

It is a wonderful gesture & I was delighted to be asked to join in .. Patricia and Davina are such caring souls .. I’m sure you’ll be speechless for a while – but a well, well deserved speechlessness .. your blog is so worth it.

Yes – I loved doing the little tour around Bend .. it is a pretty place .. and you’ll get a few more tourists I think from peoples’ comments here – saying they’d visit. Interesting area too .. did you see that Patricia lives on your river?

I am just so grateful that I came over to your blog – as it’s been an absolutely pot pourri of ideas and thoughts .. a gathering place of bloggers united! Presented in such an interesting way .. giving us something to think about & to learn from.

The comments have been great haven’t they .. and I know you’ve had a few new visitors which is good news .. support is what the blogging community is all about ..

My mother is back hearing again and quite awake at the moment .. so she’ll love her hugs from Bend! Great to see you .. and have a lovely week .. basking in the sunshine of this wonderful blogging fraternity ... with a few hugs back .. Hilary xoxox

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi JD .. many thanks – appreciate this comment .. it was a lovely post to write .. bringing together many attributes .. and you’re right I enjoyed learning a little more about where Bend is .. and remembering Barbara’s love of relaxing preparing food for her family .. lovely seeing you here .. have a great rest of the week .. Hilary

Liara Covert said...

One uses telepathy and energy vibration to blog without words. Communication only requies a sender and receptive receiver on the same wavelength. One is not limited to blogging with words unless one chooses to do so.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Liara .. I think we could and do .. but I couldn’t do without Barbara’s wise advice on things . ... nor her interaction with her readers, where I learn so much.

Would we need to blog without words, or blog .. if we were able to use telepathy and energy vibration .. ? Interesting thoughts .. great to see you – thanks Liara .. an interesting perspective - Hilary

hari babu seo said...

really intereting blog see so far.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hari Babu .. I hope you enjoy - good to have you visit .. Hilary