Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me


July 4 was my one year blogging anniversary and what an adventure it has been. I remember my very first comment from Mighty Morgan and what a thrill it was, first it made me think "wow, someone is actually reading my stuff", but it also made me think , "crap someone is actually reading my stuff", never counted on that.

All I ever wanted to do with this blog is somehow try to put into words the feelings I have when I'm under the stars and how, if you just look up you too can enjoy what is so freely given to us, but how can I put into words, feelings I don't understand. Enter pictures, after all a picture says a thousand words, less words for me to write, cool.


One thing I didn't count on was the relationships I would make along the way, different people all with their own passions and ideas on how to make the blogging world a little more interesting and fun and how they communicated them to me through their poetry, writings and images, and I thank you all for that, for I am now the learner and not the learnee, no wait... I am now the learnee and not th....., I am the grasshopper.....no,......I am.....I was.... never mind, you get my drift, I'm getting more out of this experience then I ever thought possible.



People it's been a blast bringing you the most current happenings in the night sky through my imaging this past year, well worth spending countless hours under dark skies and on distant roads, and bonus I have gained some interesting experiences, most of them will never be talked of further, but filed away under "YIKES" if my wife only knew, she'd never let me out to play again. I'll leave you now with a clip I put together of some of the Canada Day fireworks we had here in Saskatoon, thought it would be fitting for my Anniversary.

46 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary! That's so exciting Bob :) I know exactly what you mean about people reading your stuff, LOL.

Well, grasshopper ... what a wild ride, eh? LOL

Looking forward to your future posts, I've certainly enjoyed all the one's I've read so far, and I've learned stuff too ... which is a wonderful added bonus. :)

Congrats!

Don said...

Congrats on your year! I always enjoy reading your commentary and studying your phabulous photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sam Osborne said...

Congratultions mate!!!

Roger said...

Congrats and Happy Bloganaversary to you!

Mighty Morgan said...

Wow...it's been a year already! I don't get the chance to stop by here as much as I used to....but when I do I love seeing that your still bringing us on the journey through your eyes the wonders that exists above and around us.

self taught artist said...

happy anniversary bob
wonderful pictures that say a lot :)
i'm so glad you are out there, its been great knowing you through your blog, seeing your world and learning things I never would have bothered with.
from one grasshopper to another :)

Carole said...

Happy anniversay Bob. Your images are awesome and it's been a pleasure to learn from you too. I've always had a soft spot for the sky at nigth and had a telescope in my youth but when I got older i found new hobbies and it got put on the shelf. Now as I get into my 'old age' I am finding the sky at nigth a spledour again. Maybe I will find time to take some images myself as i progress in my photography.
Anyway Thanks for sharing and here's to the next year.

Swubird said...

Bob:

A great tribute to your one year's anniversary to blogging.

For all the nice things you said, I can only say that, as a loyal visitor to your site, I have not only enjoyed myself immensely, but I have also learned a great deal about the Universe we call home. I never saw the Moon in such clarity and detail. I never saw the Milky Way as you captured it spread out over the northern skies like a ribbon of diamonds. And I have certainly never seen so may conjunctions since I left grammar school English class many many eons ago. For all of this, I would have to call you a sage instead of a grasshopper.

May your next year of blogging be even more enjoyable than your first.

Happy stargazing.

Anna said...

Wow Bob Happy Anniversary \m/ !!!!
I just missed mine, I think it was June 29th, and I remember the days you used to religiously visit my blog because of the moon photos I had, and I used to visit yours in return, lol, not sure why, lol, just kidding, because you have cool telescope. I think I have to give you lots of credits for letting me too start in the right direction. All you said in this post is so true, and I am glad that you enjoying it, and yet there will be many more years to come of blogging fun. Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

Congratulations Bob to your 1 year anniversary and thank you for all your wonderful and interesting posts! Looking forward to many more years!

Bob Johnson said...

Hey thanks drowsey monkey, by far the coolest name for a blog I've seen so far.\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks and my pleasure Don.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for dropping by Sam.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Roger.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks mighty morgan for dropping by, and thanks for the words of encouragement on my very first comment, meant a lot to me.\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Paula and fellow grasshopper. :D :-D

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks a lot Carole, never say never, the night sky will always be there for you, you already have a foot in the door, you do great photography.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks swubird for always being there with a kind word, and thank you for your endless cool stories.\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anna, my Eastern Canadian Moon person, once I found out someone else was taking pics of the Moon, it made the blogging world a little more friendly.\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Susanne, I hope there will be many more years meeting people such as yourself.\m/

The Supplicant said...

Congrats Bob! has it been a whole year already? LOL

Great shots of the fireworks btw...fine job indeed.

You've got a great blog...your multitude of fans are testament to that.

So, I'm raising my glass of wine to you my friend. Cheers and best wishes to another full year.
~JD

Sherer said...

It is truely a pleasure to be able to stop by and read you blog. Congradulations Mr. Johnson. I will say too beautiful pic of ursa major there.

kml said...

That was one fast year! So glad to have come across your blog - it is one of my favorites - you do good work, Bob! Happy Anniversary!

gt281 said...

congrats,, keep up the great work...

Bob Johnson said...

Lol, thanks JD, where has the time gone? Was very lucky with the fireworks, excellent show this year and I just happen to have a camera by my side,lol.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Jesse, glad you like the Big Dipper, believe it or not but of all the 1,000's of images I have taken, this is my favorite, I don't know what it is about it, it just is, and the view live was unforgettable, how the clouds parted just for an instant just for the dipper.\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Kathy,this year has gone by way too fast, I feel like I made out like a bandit,lol.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks gt281, you are one of the few blogs that can crack me in one post, then do a 180 with the next one and do such serious beautiful writing, love it.\m/

Max-e said...

Hi Bob, sorry I have not been around for a while, but life has been quite hectic. Congrats on you one your anniversary - come to think of it I have also been going for a year - started on 8 July last year.
It is indead a great experience to blog

Texas Travelers said...

Happy Anniversary. I just came across your blog. It's great.

We have been blogging for less tha 5 months now. It's fun and educational, but a lot of work and time consuming. I may start doing more Astronomy posts now.

I have a Celestron CGE1400 and a TeleVue 85. Both just recently purchased since retirement.

I will add you to my "Nature and Science Sites" blog roll. I'll be back tonight and spend a little more time.

Have a great day,
Troy

Lynda Lehmann said...

Congrats to you on your First Anniversary, Bob!

And here I'd thought you'd been blogging for years! You are so pro about your subject matter. And yes, "wow" and "crap," we ARE reading what you write and lovin' it!

Keep up the great work. You are our voice from the Galaxy!

Bob Johnson said...

Well congratulations to us max-e thanks for dropping by and good luck as well for the coming year.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Troy, boy those are both awesome scopes, you sure know how to retire in style, heading over to your site right now, glad to meet you.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol, thanks a lot Lynda.\m/\m/

Priyank said...

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Congratulations Bob!

It's indeed strange how a blog becomes an integral part of life. If I see something awesome, even before I understand the awesomeness of it, I am thinking to myself how wonderful blog entry it would make. lol.

Considering that its been just an year, your blog is already running around capturing the whole place. You'll have more fun coming up.

Thanks for introducing me to a whole new world :) If anything, your blog has gotten me interested in blackholes and astrostuff ;-)

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

PS: Nice lightening shots.

Bob Johnson said...

Well put priyank, it does have that effect doesn't it, and we meet very interesting people and learn of far away places to boot, thanks for showing me those far away places.\m/\m/.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Troy no problem, I went to see that Moon post, wow, excellent, you should do more celestial imaging, very nice.\m/

Genie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I look forward to keeping up with you in the coming year.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks genie.\m/\m/

Peter said...

Hi Bob! Congratulations and well done. You certainly have opened up a whole new world to me.

Take Care,
Peter

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks so much Peter.\m/\m/

Max said...

OMG!

Bob, belated Happy Anniversary!!! :D

I can say that I love the fact that I met you, and I thank Anna for it :D! You are an incredible chap, and your blog is a true treasure :D!

May we celebrate your blog's anniversary in many years to come :D!

Cheers

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks so much max, I am glad we found each other, it's been a blast.\m/\m/

Max said...

Bob,

You are most welcome, my friend :D!

It has been a blast indeed!!

Cheers

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