Monday, December 19, 2016

A spoonful of 7MSN


I received an email last week from long-time reader Judy, who said something that clicked:
Please don’t think that you need to post about “something.” Your photographs 
are gorgeous and you should understand that we can never get enough of them. 
We love watching all your critters, the gorgeous vistas, the changing seasons, 
the beautiful NM sunrises and sunsets, the weather (fog, rain, snow), etc. 
A post can be a single photograph... Just a tiny window into your world, 
which is so unlike the worlds that most of us live in! 
Surely you won’t stop taking photographs, although you no longer have the pressure 
of trying to come up with a series of shots day after day. So please consider posting 
perhaps a single photograph every couple of days, with or without text. 
Maybe take a bunch of pictures when you’re so inspired, and then spoon feed them to us 
as the days go by! It’s just a thought, but we love seeing bits of your unique life 
in the high desert through your own eyes, and it would be so nice to continue 
to share some of that extraordinary vision! And, at the same time, 
know that you are still alive and well out there!

So here it is, today's spoonful of 7MSN. Maybe this new approach will work for me
and this blog will live to see another day. Judy is right – I won't stop taking photographs, and 
I've got to put them somewhere. It might as well be here because I've run out of wall space.



45 comments:

  1. I agree with Judy. What a bunch of voyeurs we are, but I hope we're pleasant, appreciative voyeurs. I also like checking your site every morning and knowing you're okay out there, it seems to make my coffee taste better.

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    1. Yes, I feel this way, too.

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    2. Exactly

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    3. yes very true, my morning coffee had a sad taste lately

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  2. Yay, Judy...very well-said! I love this blog! Please don't go away.

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  3. Terrific idea! I love your pictures, and you inspire me with my photography attempts.

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  4. Excellent plan!!!

    And that photo is a great catch!

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  5. Stunning photo and Judy's idea, I'm very pleased

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  6. Excellent idea. Thank you Judy. Love this shot of JCC. Stay warm!

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  7. Yes, yes, yes....totally agree with Judy! You are my first internet stop of the day and I love your photos. This one is amazing! Have a wonderful day. Lisa G in TN

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  8. oh yay, love to see you and yours anytime. xoxo Oma Linda

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  9. yeah!! love the idea of "spoonfuls".
    thank you!
    Lee Anna

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  10. Yes, please!

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  11. NIce. I'm pretty sure I saw one of your shots on the FB page for Horseguard Fencing. the animals looked exactly like yours.

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    1. had to check that out and I do believe you're correct. That looks just like George and Alan and the neighbors' cows.

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    2. Horseguard asked permission to use the photos and, of course, there's a story to go with it: http://www.the7msnranch.com/2011/12/fence-is-star-this-time.html

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  12. Here Here! I love your pictures and i still check everyday just in case. It's 10 degrees here now and it warms me to see your sky or sunsets.

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  13. Judy said it so well. Thank you, Judy! There are a number of blogs I check regularly which are just a daily photo such as The Daily Coyote. A single picture is a welcome place to rest our eyes. Thank you, Carson for considering Judy's note.

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  14. I agree with Judy. I don't need a story, but I would like to see your pics. :-)

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  15. Yay! And I love a spoonful of Johnny Cash Cat> : )

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  16. Cheers to Judy!! Sounds like a great idea! Thanks Judy!

    Sydney
    NE Oklahoma

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  17. And it's a gorgeous spoonful! You remind me, once again, how important light is in a really good photograph. Taken at midday, it would be a nice picture of a cat and its reflection. Taken at sunrise, with both the eastern and western skies, it's so much more! As always, well done ... and thank you from the bottom of my heart for trying this new path!!!

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  18. Thank you.

    Diana in Maryland

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  19. I agree with Judy. One photo is appreciated as much as a dozen. It's the connection

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  20. Beautiful! And what a good idea.

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  21. Bravo, Judy!!!! Glad you are going to take Judy's advise, Linda....I,too, LOVE the pictures of where I will probably never get to again....I loved driving thru New Mexico on our way to Prescot Valley, Phoenix, and on to Imperial Valley years ago and now I see your part ofthe High country on your blog....Minus the snake pictures...HATE snakes..UGH...
    Have a Merry Christmas on the ranch with the furry and feathery crew....
    Love from NC

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  22. Vive Judy et Vive Linda. thank you so much for the spoonfuls. and our Johnny, so beautiful in his winter coat! we love you Johnny!

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  23. Great idea! And that is a beautiful picture with the reflection in the glass.

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  24. Wonderful! I've always thought that the best sort of food is eaten by spoon.

    Laurie

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  25. An American in Tokyo12/19/16, 5:05 PM

    I agree with Judy 100%!!
    No pressure, just a photo means more than you can imagine for folks like me who spend most of their days looking at the inside of a building. =)

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  26. Thank you Judy for making such a great point. I too would love to see just a glimpse into your beautiful digs down there. So different from where I live. Your shots are so gorgeous in and of themselves.

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  27. Lovely idea! Thanks Carson!

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  28. beautiful photo and nice idea. thank you for sharing. http://vc.uonbi.ac.ke

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  29. great idea... looking at your world one pic at a time.... I especially love the chickens. :)

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  30. Bravo! And thank you, Judy!

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  31. Three cheers for Judy and you and the gang! Merry Christmas!

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  32. I'm busy at work and don't get to check in everyday but I do still stop by and binge read, so I'm very happy that you do spoonfuls.

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