Monday, October 17, 2011


The Peterskill
An anniversary's purpose is to mark the passage of time.  We all feel the need to mark or note important points in our lives such as birth, death, weddings, tragedies, triumphs, etc.  I personally can not explain why we, as a species, do this but I guess it's a need we all have that stretches far back into time.  I do understand and appreciate the need to mark time in other ways such as what hour, day, or season it is.  These time points have a direct bearing on how we interact with each other and our surroundings on a daily basis.

An Autumn walk through Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY
I personally like to mark the passage of the seasons.  It helps me to appreciate the beauty of all that surrounds us.  It also helps to remind us that life is finite.  Take in all that is around you for you will only pass this way once and that even during the cyclical changes that occur year in and year out you will never experience the exact same day twice.  A few days ago was the one year anniversary of this blog.  I didn't celebrate it with a lot of hoopla or noise, I simply made a note of it.  Though I had different intentions when I set out on this trail (the blogging trail), I have come to enjoy your company(all of you) and am thankful for the chance to keep doing so.

Awosting Falls, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY


  1. A year... it does not seem like it.

    One thing time has shown, this blog has done justice to all of us who read it.

    Congratulations Kiwi on a year of wonderful tales and thoughts.

  2. Keep up the good work and congratulations on passing the 1yr mark

  3. Brk Trt and Mark....Thanks very much for the kind words. Small Stream Reflections, Fishing Samll Streams, and Troutrageous! were among the first few blogs that I began reading on a regular basis and eventually got me interested in doing it my self. So again, I say thanks to you guys!

  4. I think anniversaries have a way of making us pause to reflect, so we don't forget. Kudo's on the anniversary, here's to many more. Hoopla or no, we are glad you're here.

  5. Thanks Fontinalis! I think your right. The main point is so that we don't forget. I believe you have almost a year under your belt as well. Like the blogs I mentioned above I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.