It is difficult for me to describe how much these blogging friendships have meant to me over the past two years. Exploring that topic will have to left for another day. For today, I am just going to tell you a little about the time I spent with some of these treasured people I met online. These folks share themselves and their lives with me and others in this unique place we call the blogosphere. According to Wikipedia, "The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social network in which everyday authors can publish their opinions." While I like the Wikipedia's definition of the blogosphere, I think it does not begin to describe the interconnections and connected community that actually has been developed and established between some bloggers.
Friends from Blogosphere meet face to face
Betsy and George
Betsy had contacted me several months ago to tell me of the travel plans she and her husband George were making. She said that planned on coming to Colorado Springs and hoped we could arrange a meeting while they were in town. Emails went back and forth where dates for the visit were given and then plans for how we would spend the time began to take shape. I cannot tell you how excited I was to actually get to meet Betsy. She has been such a dear and supportive friend to me ever since we met online several years ago.
|Betsy and Sally finally meet|
After lunch, it was my great delight to take Betsy and George to see one of my most favorite vistas in the entire world. I love the spot where I photographed them standing with the beautiful red rocks of Garden of the Gods behind them. Note that blue sky! Note those sunny yellow shirts on two very sunny people. Don't you just love the colors in the photograph? The colors characterize the day. My husband and I had the privilege of spending a beautiful late summer day in September walking among those red rocks under a perfect blue sky in colorful Colorado with two lovely folks from Tennessee. Can you think of anything better? This day confirmed what I already knew. Blogging friends are the BEST! Blogging friends are treasured, dear old friends.
A Weekend with Blogging Friends
The sight of those women, dear old friends to me and to the others, all in the flesh in one spot, was almost unbelievable.
|Hello! We finally meet!|
Deb and Sandi greet Linda & D.Jan
as Jann and I wait our turn to hug our dear friends.
|Sandi, Deb, Linda, D.Jan, and Jann|
Ladies at the Lighthouse
Ladies I can count on to shed some light on many topics