Evensong, a blogger friend at Mountain Music, drew my attention to a blogging event which sounds like fun. Each blogger chooses their ten favourite posts that they made in 2010, and links to each other for a bloghop (which is kinda like a pub crawl but without the morning-after effects). So..... I went through my posts for 2010 and ended up with twenty favourites --- ooops!
And then I narrowed it down.
It was hard to decide on the criteria - was I looking for ones I felt were well written? creative? had good photography? meaningful to me? I ended up with a mix. If I've missed one of your favourites from this past year, be sure to mention it in the comments.
The first four were easy:
The Magic of the Quilt in which I tell the true story of a quilt that helped a puppy find a perfect home.
Foster Mama, Lucy Lou and a Little Dr. Seuss in which foster dog Lucy and I discuss the merits of snow, in the style of Dr. Seuss.
The Dog Who Thought He was a Polar Bear, a story based on a morning walk with my late sheltie, Oliver.
Why the Sky Turned Orange, a myth which came into my head as I watched a beautiful sunset shortly after Oliver died.
Then it gets a little trickier, and the final six were hard to choose. But I think these give a wide representation of my blogging work of the past year - a little pensive, a little humour, a tribute or two, and some photographic essays. Here, in no particular order, are the ones I selected:
Beautiful Borzois and a Passel of Puppies, a series of photographs of my foster pups and my friend's gorgeous borzois that she just adopted from Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue.
Touring Cowichan Valley, Part 3, (and also parts 1 and 2) in which a visit from a friend motivated me to capture some of the beautiful spots in the area where I live.
Ebeneezer's Rescue, a true story of the rescue of a lonely, abandoned potbellied piggy. Perhaps not my best writing (I've since edited it quite a bit for a book I'm working on), but a fun tale worth the telling.
Watercolour World, in which I am tempted to take up painting, motivated by the natural beauty of sunrises and sunsets. I chose this one because the photos give me a sense of tranquility.
My Precious Boy has passed away, a tribute to my sheltie Oliver
And Now my Belle has left us too , a tribute to my sheltie Belle, who died a week after Oliver. I chose these last two because they are truly written from the heart.
Okay, that's ten. Aww shoot, but I have more I really liked:
Confessions of a Patio Gardener
My Favourite Shot of the Week
Magical Morning Meanderings
Two quiet old easy care dogs
A little comic relief
And off they go
Those long awaited omg couldn't ya just smooch those little faces puppy pictures.
Okay, I cheated. But so did some others in the bloghop.
Now check out these other bloggers' top tens:
Here's the bloghop list: