Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog Avenue...!

The Avenues of life can lead you
to very strange places

Some of us stay on the highways
never follow the byways

Oh what they miss

The small side road that led me to 
blog land was
unmarked, unfamiliar
and totally unknown

but with a whispered direction
from a friend
 take it, I did,

 and what enormous pleasure
 I have received
from this little side trip
down a strange avenue

Last night I took another avenue
one I had passed daily
mapped on my blog
but never more than glanced at

I thought I knew it so well after all 
on yours I had traveled it frequently
to end up in delicious places

Last night I traveled my own
I pressed

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on my own blog

It was like a new world
Did I really write about that!
what was I thinking!
Is that really my untidy hall!
Obviously I was feeling down that night!
Oh pretty pictures, forgot I had those!

Sometimes it was like reading
 something someone else had written


The beauty of it all was to read the comments
in context with the post and altogether

There are some incredibly beautiful people
out there and they visit me

I will be, forever,  grateful
that I took that first turn
off my well traveled road 
and went down the Blog Avenue

Go visit yourself
if you haven't already
the second journey
will often show you what you missed
the first time round 
in your hurry 
to finish the trip 
and start on another

I am linking to 

alphabe-thursday at Jenny Matlock



  1. I always love your posts Julienne...they take me to unexpected places too :)

  2. Dear Julienne,
    Nice poems! This was a fun and inspiring side-trip! I am following your blog now.
    Best wishes,
    Anna's A-word(Mrs.Jenny-Rd2)

  3. What a wonderful sentiment Julienne & so eloquently described!
    Millie ^_^

  4. Always leading the way you are. I'll try it.

    Good Morning>)

    xo Jane

  5. At the intersection of Blog Avenue and Reality Boulevard lies a place that is rich with love. I think you've found it.

  6. Yes, indeed! I love revisiting older posts -- mine and other people's. So much to learn...

  7. I agree with Vikki, visiting the past can be f=very rewarding. Your words this morning were beautiful!

  8. Dear Julienne
    I so appreciate your posts.. you're a very wise woman you know! I don't like to read my own past posts while I admit I enjoy re-reading past comments..they remind me how lucky I am to have found so many new friends included you!
    have a wonderful day xx hugs xx

  9. What a beautiful perspective on blogging!

    Love it!

  10. I like going back so much that I've ended up printing my blog as books so I can have them handy. Not only do I enjoy having them, but I think my kids will like to keep them after I am gone.

    A great legacy to share, when you think about it...


  11. I love this post. It was a fun ride down the avenue.

  12. Thank you Julienne... I may just do the same... x

  13. very to get comments from the other side of the world....nice blog...bkm

  14. we see things so much in the same way.

    i will take your advise, love.


  15. What a great post! I'm certainly going to revisit some of those old posts. Nice start to Alphabe-Thursday.

  16. blogging is wonderful, sometimes unexpected, but still wonderful.

  17. Lovely trip down all the blog avenues! You are so right! What fun, inspiring, creative, wonderful friends to find along the way!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I truly appreciate you stopping by my place as you travel and follow along the journeys that are found in this great big world of blogging! Your comment is so sweet about my family...thank you. and I am happy that you enjoy the art that I do. Please come back again :o)

  18. yah ... blogging can lead you to the most unexpected places and to "meeting" the most interesting people.

  19. Gm from California!!! Julienne I am so sorry I have not visited you lately, I am a bad blogging friend. No excuse is good enough so I will just say I am sorry. This is a great post and a wonderful idea!! I have not done that, I think I might be surprised as well. You write beautifully so I am sure you could not be too critical of your writings. You are so right about how blogging leads you to wonderful places. Look at us we are clear across the world from eachother and yet we talk like old friends. We are a lucky group of people aren't we. Have a wonderful weekend !! I am off to my granddaughters soccer game and then we are having a sparkly weekend together. We love to play with sparkly things, Hugs and Love to YOU,

  20. I would of never thought to have done that Julienne. Sometimes I'm afraid to look back, but after your advice I won't be afraid to anymore. You wrote this post so beautifully. Wishing you a beautiful weekend, & thank you ~ xx

  21. I so much enjoy getting comments from different parts of the world, but for me, the real beauty of blogging is the opportunity to be creative in a way which is totally disconnected from work.

  22. I'm so glad that I came back and read your Alphabe-Thursday post. One just never knows what's right in front, waiting to be savoured!

  23. What a wonderful start to Alphabe-Thursday!

    This was such a vivid post for me. I love the visualization and the sense of adventure you made me feel as I read through your well-crafted words!

    Thank you for linking this. I really enjoyed stopping here!


  24. What a great idea. I may just be brave and visit my own blog. Thank you for the inspiration.

  25. A fabulous post as alwasy Julienne:) I am so glad that you took the road to blogging!! I always make sure I go back and look at my early posts as it always reminds me of why I started blogging as well those beautiful people who have encouraged me along the way. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

  26. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron


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