I just had a taste of what it’s like to read my posts with a slow internet . . . my suggestion is to get a cup of coffee while the post loads; you’ll need it anyway when reading it, or even just looking at the photos.
The first post each month is usually the calendar for said month. Not many people read those, but I’ll keep doing them.
May’s calendar featured some of the Panos Actions in . . . er . . . action.
I forgot to mention it in the previous post, but my post on some of the Panos Actions rates consistently high in views. Here are the top viewed posts for 2014:
‘Home’ is the default view; not really looking at any particular post; it will scroll through all of them as long as you keep scrolling.
The posts with the orange dots are the ones from this year . . . Notice something odd about my popular posts?
The 2014 popular posts are all Firefly related (frell, the Force is strong in Browncoats; may they live long and prosper), so it’s not really due to my blogging prowess . . . Browncoats are as common as go-se in a pasture. You can’t but hardly turn without bumping into one.
The rest of the posts . . . from previous years. Some from multiple years ago. As I read that, it tell me my content is far from being in high demand . . . in fact, it’s neither high nor in demand.
But, onward with May . . .
I had me the wrap-up of the Untitled Posts, ending the series at 365 photos . . .
. . . the continuation of my Untitled Novel, some more Hawaii retrospective . . .
. . . more shell macros (these be Florida shells; some from February 2014, and some from the 1980’s) . . .
. . . a bit of winter weather (yes, in May) . . .
. . . which shocked the daffodils . . .
. . . but which managed to recover.
Along with the daffodils, the parrot tulips were also shocked . . . and recovered.
. . . albeit with a little help from some wires . . .
On May 11th we already had hummingbirds . . . along with 20º F weather and a blizzard . . .
. . . I kept up a three hour rotation of warm sugar water, and hoped to keep at least a few from succumbing to the cold.
In early May I also began my various bird posts . . . these are birds in my yard, not out and about.
And by mid-May I started on the popular posts . . . my Firefly Stuff.
Of course, the pièce de résistance was the lady herself . . . Serenity.
May ended with a bunch of flowers . . .
Because of travel, June had the fewest post; eighteen.
Early June saw the completion of the Untitled Novel. It’s unlikely, but just in case, if anyone is interested in reading it, comment below asking for the password. Please don’t ask unless you really intend to read it, and please remember it is a first draft.
First up for June, Mal’s gun . . . well, a replica, but still . . .
That was the last Firefly post I did because life got busy with other stuff . . . I aim to return to the series, completing the other stuff I own.
Right after, I started the You Shell Not Pass series . . . macros of shells. I mean, I had done macros before, but these were using the extension tubes I had recently bought. Lots, and lots, and lots of macro shots of shells of all kinds.
I also did a series of macro photographs of various seeds . . .
As we were in the full breeding season, many a birds were in and about my yard . . . lots of birds.
Last, but not least, for june we had the beginning of what was to be a pretty good flower photography season . . .
That brings us to July 2014, the last month for this post.
The first July post (after the calendar) is a dissertation on the idea that Firefly should have included some asian character/actors.
For them folk who have not experienced the joy of my opinion pieces, this might be a good intro. The discussion that followed is also good.
Following that, I jumped right back into flowers . . .
Immediately after, I dived right back into flowers . . .
By mid-July I was still doing flowers, but now I had bugs, as well.
Mid-July is also when I encountered the creature fit for nightmares . . . The Robber Fly.
The end of July found many a bird-parents feeding their youngs . . . a thankless task that, mirroring similar human behaviors.
I also some pretty good shots of a couple of magpies who, unusually, did not seem bothered by my presence.
Finally, the end of July sa a bit more flowers, and more of my writing, the story of Rose and Joe.
I’ll end this post with some flowers . . . for them who care.
WAIT! . . . There was more stuff at the end of July; I’m not done yet!
Another story, and more flowers . . .
I also prepared something of my own making involving my favorite foods . . . pasta, cheese, eggs, and bacon (Canadian; we were out of actual bacon).
Plus, we started in earnest with the hummingbird season . . .
How could I forget? Late July is also when Melisa made a few of my favorite baked goods (I have more) . . .
Last, but not least . . . a rainy day in Colorado. Something more common this year than the last five years.
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