From a tiny acorn-a blog grows

oak-acorn_webBlogging is a lot like exercising, you get benefits later and the work out now! A year ago I posted my fist effort and today I noticed that it is still one of the most viewed stories I have done. Is that encouraging or discouraging? Having spent the last two months building a .org site, (still not done) and feeling, at times like an old dolt, It gave me great pleasure to read an article about how we respond slower as we age because we have so very much more information to process (Article here).

So when I finished this little drawing above, I felt it fit this little story because of the age of oaks from the time of acorns, how many years they have stood and how wise they seem. Yes I know it is just a tree, but it is a universally accepted icon because wise old owls like to sit in them, right?

So as I work forward on my .org and work long on the .com I now feel more the acorn than the aged oak, and look more the oak than the acorn.


17 thoughts on “From a tiny acorn-a blog grows

  1. betterbodybuddy

    It’s only taken you 10 years to convinced me…. but you’ve successfully convinced me that blogging is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope to see many more of your thoughts here on your new .com.

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Glad you have decided that blogging is awesome-I have been quite tardy this past year in getting my postings done, many many distractions, but am now getting back into it, that has left much time for new stories to emerge and become focused so not all is lost.

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    I have decided to come once a day till I hear from you LOLs
    kidding…(maybe every other day)
    I hope everything is okay with you in your world…
    I miss your thoughts and your incredible art too…
    Stay warm….
    Take Care…You Matter…

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Hello. sorry I have been absent so much.
      I have an art show coming up in may and have to get over 40 images ready. Also the .org blog (going so slowly) So I have fallen behind in getting my posting and commenting done. I was just sitting here thinking how to get it all going again and you dropped by, Im so glad you did.
      I will get it going again.

      1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

        No need to apologize, I just wanted to make sure you were doing okay …
        I wish you well and great success in your art show, though I know you will without extra wishes….:)
        make sure you post the show Okay?
        I am glad you will be back around, I always enjoy your thoughts as much as your art…
        Thank you for letting me know
        Take Care…You Matter…

  3. laurie27wsmith

    Lovely post John. It doesn’t take much to get caught up in one’s work, especially when you focus intently on it. Well, that’s my excuse for forgetting other things. I like the acorn-oak simile, although I fear that at some stage of development my acorn has been nibbled at by squirrels or some such creature. Also a big well done for your first year of blogging. It’s good that your first post is still the most viewed. I have a most viewed widget on my sidebar and it amazes me at times what reaches the top. πŸ™‚

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you for the reply, and the compliment. Yes I am surprised at responses and also what prompts a comment. It is often something I would never have thought of. Enjoy your postings as well.

  4. carentaylor

    Congrats on a years work! All your words/work is loved on this site and I love the ”age ism” thing, it is so true,, you do have more to process the more you have stored up there in memories. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  5. Mark Lanesbury

    I think it is called wisdom John, of which you express well. May your acorn in its tree have room for many more owls πŸ™‚ Namaste
    P.S. Beautiful drawing, may the magic of that craft never be lost.

  6. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    I never doubted you were around…somewhere….
    I love the artwork of the acorn..I am working with them ( I am slow in my changing my thoughts on how I want them to set in what I am doing πŸ™‚ )
    but I will have a finished form sooner I hope than later…I am working with acorns and dragonflies…(making the dragon flies)
    Your post makes me smile…I wander over to refresh that smile most days….and to see what I have yet to see…
    I am enjoying slower….not sure why….all those years of non stop at home depot I reckon…
    I hope you are staying warm..the 8o’s again today, but I feel the change in the air as I walked through the gardens a while ago…Winter is still in the shadows…
    the leaves on the oaks are also whispering to batten down the hatches LOLs

    Take Care John…You Matter…

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Ah thank you for looking in and not loosing sight. It is going to 20 below here over the next couple days. I am ready to warm up. Hope to see what y our acorns become.
      Thank you for responding, a little lift is a welcome thing today.

      1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

        as I was wandering tonight, it dawned on me ( I have delayed remembering what I read πŸ™‚ )
        it was your blogs anniversary ! Congratulations…and I wait for so many more …

        20? Brrrrr! I will not complain (too much) about my 40’s and maybe a light freeze tomorrow night
        its the 85 one day, the next morning I’m freezing feeding the zoo at the crack of dawn in my bare feet…I have enough confusion going on in my head …without having to remember to put on shoes

        as soon as I like what I am attempting to do with the acorns I will share…probably a title of
        the flaws of ladyblue comes to mind …but then since I have flaws, my art should too I think

        now I think I will try for some much needed sleep…the whispers have been busy on the wind…
        Take Care, John …..You Matter…

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