Saturday, November 8, 2008
Far, Far Away
I took this photo a few days ago, the same evening sunset view seen in the previous posting. Weather moving along the New England coast pushed into our area as the sun was setting and provided us with the beautiful display. To me the picture has a 'Chinese' look about it for some reason. Perhaps it's the colour or maybe the bridge with its multi-stilted legs. I'm not sure, but something about it says "Far, far away..." to me.
I suppose most people who become regular bloggers assume they will continue writing and posting forever. Why not? It's fun, it's a past-time and there's often feed-back which leads to other interesting and varied experiences. Still, for one reason or another, blogs go missing and disappear. I recall a wonderful blog from Iceland which then moved to Vancouver Island. It was full of wonderful photos, far, far away shots with great colours and textures. It's gone, perhaps for good. Too bad.
Another well known blogger wrote of great adventures on dicey seas, around rock-bound coasts in a variety of settings around the world. Like many, I was hooked, following the kayak's wake as each adventure unfolded. It too now appears to be missing, gobbled up in some far away cyber world. People move on to other challenges and opportunities, I suppose, leaving us readers to wonder.
A little known fact about Google however, is that we have the ability to dig into their data-banks and retrieve virtually everything ever posted to the web. I have recently indulged in a bit of nostalgia and re-read pages from these two missing blogs. They may be missing, but they live on in the timeless depths of the Google universe far, far away...