Finding My Niche

orange-apricot-blend-Disneyland-floribunda-roseToday my niche is gardening and photography. This is a photo of my Disneyland florabunda rose bush.

I’ve been publishing my blog for a little over a year and I’ve yet to find my niche. I’m always reading one article or another on blogging, and one of the things they say you must do, is find your niche. If you browse my previous posts, you’ll see that I have many interests, including gardening, knitting, watercolor painting, cooking, ceramics, walking and cycling. Not to mention riding my can-am spyder, traveling in our 5th wheel trailer, and writing about it all, at one time or another. One thing I always try to include in my blog is lively colors, and photos that make you feel better having seen them.

Small-White-Pup-SleepingHere is one of my very special interests. Our little ShihTzu Fox Terrier mix, Annika. I took this photo soon after returning home from our four days of camping in Chula Vista. Lots of fresh air and exercise tired her out. She was happy to be home and snuggled in her favorite chair catching up on her sleep. Perhaps digital photography is my niche. Well, at least for today, but who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Rediscovering the Rotary Egg Beater

Yesterday I showed you how I’ve been making my coffee, and this morning I tried a new way to froth the milk. A simple rotary egg beater. I remember my mom using one when I was a little girl, before she got her first electric hand mixer This looks like yet another item to add to my kitchen.

Here’s the laundry hanging on the line. A perfect day of sun and gentle breezes dried two loads beautifully, and they smelled so fresh.
New Zealand is a very modern country, with its share of dishwashers and clothes dryers, but they have a love and respect for some of the older, simpler ways as well. It makes me realize how too often we jump into the newer ways and forget the old. The older ways may take a little more time, but they can also be more relaxing. I’ve travelled to New Zealand several times to visit relatives, and each time I gain even more respect for their traditions and way of life.