Friday, May 29, 2009

My 200th Post!!!








































I've read so many of your blogs where you've reached your 200th post and I have to say, I am always sincerely happy for you. Each one of you has expressed gratitude to your readers, you are thankful for the friends you have made along the way, feeling a certain sense of accomplishment, all well archived. I have to say, I feel the exact same way. I could not have imagined how organically this blog would have unfolded and grown, the wonderful friends I have made, from Israel to Australia, from the Pacific Northwest, to Columbus and Canada. So, a hearty thank you to all of you who take the time to read and comment, and to my very dear friends who have made all this blogging business a very rich and rewarding ride!!

Speaking of unfolding and growing organically, THE VICTORY GARDEN has officially doubled in size. I now have 2, 6'x6' plots of land which my husband so lovingly carved out. The tomatoes were too close together, so I had to spread them out, and I planted purple, spicy lemon or miniature, and 'frilly' (the aroma is to die for) basil in garden #2. We have more than tripled the planting from last year and look forward to a great haul which we expect will take us straight into next summer. Again, a slice of heaven. It doesn't take much. I'm a really happy camper right now!

20 comments:

Dorothy L said...

Congrats girl...200 is a whole lot of sharing:)

A job very well done :)

kml said...

Many congrats to you!!

Your basil is beautiful - it's one of my favorites to grow - and the smell is always so delicious!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Congratulations Amy reaching your 200th post is like finishing your first novel .... what neat rows of plants too - are the ones in the bottom picture basil?

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Dorothy...how right you are...200 is a whole of of sharing...it's been great!!

Thank you Kathy!!! Oh the basil, all 4 kinds I have growing are amazing...each one a bit different in aroma and flavor...I'm already plucking the large green leaves from the bottom photo and using them in salads!

Hey Polly, thank you so much...seriously, it IS like finishing a novel...100 was good, but 200 is VERY substantial!!! and yes, the bottom pic is basil...soooo good!

Triz Designs said...

wow! congratulations!!! that is one serious achievement!!! and that basil!!! I can almost smell it ;-)

Azure Islands Designs said...

Congratulations Amy...a great accomplishment but then you do have a way with words, you are a true artist!

Cheers

Deb DiSalvo said...

Amy-
You go girl - 200th post. That's awesome. I'm so glad that I met you - you are truly a beautiful person!
Cheers!

BK said...

Congrats on the 200th post. Have a happy weekend! :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Triz...200!!...who would have 'thunk'...thank you dear gal...the basil, I have to say is one of my favorite things on the planet...looking forward to the whole garden filling in...hugs to you and the brood..:))

Thank you Heather, up there in Canada...all of a sudden, 200 posts..ah ha...thank goodness for Wordless Wednesdays...:)))...have a great weekend...hope that your weather has FINALLY turned the corner...hugs!!

awwww, thank you Miss Deb...it's amazing how some of us met thru Tim's 'Handbook', and it stuck...I still miss those late nights in the forums...hugs to you...:)))

Thank you BK...you as well, have a great weekend!!!

José said...

Hi,

Congratulations on your achievement.
Now after 200 it's 2000 :-)

Best regards,

José

Margie and Edna said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Your basil looks wonderful, the smell almost comes out of the monitor. ;)

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

I want that garden! Awesome job!

Bernard J Rossi said...

Whoo hoo Amy, 200 posts and a whole lot more to come.

BJR

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hello Jose...2000!!! we'll have a REALLY BIG PARTY!!!

Hey Margie & Edna...thank you gals very much!!! I've been using this basil ALREADY...it is HEAVEN...absolute heaven...come over for dinner!!!!

Unlikely, thanks for the compliment on the garden...it's been a dream to have one this substantial...and TAA DAAAA!!!!

Bernard...always good to see that you've stopped by....whoo hoo....AGREED!!!!

Kim said...

woo hooo Amy!!!
congratulations on your 200th post!!!
wow ...4 kinds of basil!!
I'm lucky to keep one plant alive ... what a wonderful garden... seems like your garden is growing as well as your blog :))

Meghann said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read the next 200 posts, and your gardens look delightful! i am so happy for you - there is nothing better than homegrown anything :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you dear Kim!!!!...live and learn as I noticed some of the purple basil 'missing'...well, it turns out that I saw a black bird flying away w/ one of my 'sapling' plants hanging from its bill...I felt like it was a baby turtle who never made it to the ocean (I stood there w/ my jaw having dropped)...boo hoo...my neighbor (the MASTER gardener) suggested I cover the basil w/ cheesecloth...so far so good...always something...this should be the worst of my worries...:)))

Meghann...thank you so much...I look forward to see what the next 200 bring as well!!! The garden has a learning curve (see comment above), but the JOY of it...a THRILL...homegrown, handmade...I agree...all the best..:))

The Muse said...

I recall first commenting here...a long long time ago~(wink)...I am delighted for you Amy!

You have always given so much, to so many...your style, your finesse, your wonderful spirit and heart...has always been a blessing to me.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Ms. Muse...I am touched by your words...you are ALWAYS a blessing to me as well, you know...:)))

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