Saturday, February 22, 2014

My View (vol. 1)

This blog started out as a diary, of sorts. I had never even read a blog before I started one, and when I discovered them about two years after starting my own, I was floored.

I was a junior in college, heading off to Washington, D.C. for an internship at The Washington Times. My friends Rachel and Andrew were my only known regular readers, though many others popped up in comments. I continued writing it for them, my far-away friends, and, the more I wrote, the more I liked it. The name of my blog comes from A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner and E.M. Forster's A Room with a View.

I've struggled with liking the name - is it catchy enough? Is it too long? But it fits me; it fits my little corner of the internet. And it was on a long walk with Grace around our neighborhood that inspired me to start a link-up of views - the visual, visceral kind.

Beads, beads everywhere!
Mardi Gras is starting in New Orleans. There are beads everywhere, especially on fences in front of houses. I think the fences are there primarily to provide autonomy of personal property - a literal, Stay Out Of My Yard barrier to all ye passers-by. The festive, colorful beads dress up the old neighborhoods and encourage more celebrating. I wonder how many will be left come Lent?

1. Post a picture (or two!); write a description and/or a reflection.
2. Add your specific URL link below.
3. Link back to The Corner with a View!

An InLinkz Link-up

See y'all around!

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  1. Love this idea! My view is kinda boooooring... but I'll see if I can get creative.

  2. The view is anywhere you go -- and you live in a big city! You'll find places. :)

  3. I am going to do this! (She promises)

    1. Made my day to see E is going to post!!!!!!