Under the Honeysuckle Vine Moving Day!

Posted October 2nd, 2011 by Candice


Welcome!  Under the Honeysuckle Vine has moved to its new location on WordPress. 

Most of the boxes have been unpacked.  My Blogmaster has a few corrections to make and I still have to learn to navigate my third blog platform (like how to make my photos bigger).   I’m so happy to be here!

I hope you like my new design.  I have wanted to design my own banner for years, but couldn’t figure out how.  The photos are my usual “organic” pictures (my Blogmaster’s nice term for someone who never changes the camera setting or edits photographs), but they reflect what I’m doing and thinking at the moment.  My photos are snapshots in the truest sense. 

Here, at the new, improved Under the Honeysuckle Vine, I plan to explore more deeply the meaning of place in life and writing, talk about what I’m reading, and take you with me to the small corners of my home state. 

I also plan to have interviews, writing exercises (that I will do too), and give-aways.  This week I’ll preview my very first give-away!

Today I changed the wreath on my front door.  The mohair bears are just for show–they are far too sensitive to hang on a door and are sitting in their proper place in our den.  

Fall is here!  I have squawked and harangued and complained and whined to anyone within a fifty mile radius about the rainy, humid hot weather that squatted over us most of September.   Then October pads in and suddenly it’s cooler and the leaves are turning, just a branch here and there, and everything is still. 

Do you think I’m happy I can go on my walks without sweating buckets?  No!  Now I’m too cold and I miss the birds.  The winding down of the year is always sad.  But pumpkins and mums brighten our front porches and tickseed yellows the ditches.  In the evenings, I listen to the geese–ca-ronk! ca-ronk!–flying low on strong wings, leaving us.   

If you look close, you can see my frazzle-haired self!

Fall is here.   And yet . . . I still see honeysuckle lingering at the edge of the woods.  I hope you enjoy my new blog location.  Visit often!


9 Responses to “Under the Honeysuckle Vine Moving Day!”

  1. Congratulations on making the move. I will take this as inspiration for my own packing. Love your new home and all the goals and bird-noise!

  2. Candice says:

    My first comment! Here’s your Moonpie and Grape Nehi! Nothing like a sugar rush to start the day.

    WordPress is SO much nicer than LJ, not that I’m giving up my spot on LJ. My friends are still over there!

  3. jama says:

    Yay!! So glad you moved into the WP neighborhood. And teddy bears are just the thing to make you feel at home :).
    I can tell this is going to be a friendly, put-up-your-feet and stay awhile kind of blog.

    I’m happy for October’s Fall coolness, even if it came suddenly and that does mean the year is rapidly coming to a close.

    So looking forward to more of your organic photos and musings. 🙂 Welcome and congratulations!

    • Candice says:

      It *is* cozy at WP, isn’t it? I ran out of Grape Nehi (drank them all myself), but here’s a Moonpie and an Orange Crush. Almost the same thing.

      Thanks for the welcome! You were here first and showed me it could be done! (Of course I cheated and had someone do it for me, but still).

  4. Melissa G says:

    Well hey! I like the look of your new blog. And, I think your photos are just fine. Isn’t it nice having creative control of the look and feel of your blog.

    • Candice says:

      Thank you! I love it here. I liked Blogger too but I have another blog already there and I’d have to change identities. Sending you a Moonpie (two graham cracker cakes with marshmallow filling and coated in chocolate–the ultimate Southern junk food) and an Orange Crush to wash it down with! Thanks for keeping up with me!

  5. Marcie Atkins says:

    I love the “organic” pictures. Truly! They make me want to write about them.

    • Candice says:

      Thank, Marcie! Just yesterday I was advised to use Photobucket. I have an account but I can’t figure out the first thing! And Saturday, when I was in Mineral (story coming), I took photos on a gray day and they look washed out and flat. My husband said I should have used “cloudy day” setting. It would have taken me a week to find it, and I was feeling a little flat and washed out myself in this particular place. If I can just get my pictures bigger. Will work on it! Moonpie and Grape Nehi for you (got in a fresh shipment)!

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