I really wasn't planning on participating in A to Z 2014 as April is usually a pretty full and busy month in my house. Last year I found that I spent so much time writing my posts during April that I missed out on a lot of prime gardening time, and I didn't want that to happen again. Then it occurred to me that if I used my yard and my garden as the theme of my blog posts, I might be more motivated to both work in the yard and get the posts ready. So I set up my list of topics for the posts on Creation and Compassion and I tried to do as much in advance as I could. Of course I found that I just had to have current photos, and so there wasn't a whole lot I could write ahead of time. At the last minute I decided that I wanted to do a series of posts about what I believe to be true on Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies and I was off to a crazy, fun filled month of gardening, taking photos, and blogging every day after work, and trying to visit a few new blogs every day too. I've found some wonderful new blogs, some new blogger friends, and Grammy Staffy even featured me in one of her posts, Y is for You! Thank you Grammy Staffy! That was very exciting!
But, the last two weeks of April brought visits from dear children, graduations, weddings, etc, and I just couldn't keep up any longer!! I have drafts of my final week of posts, but I just couldn't do it all and still enjoy all of the activities and visits with my family. So, I quit. For a time. The drafts of the missing posts are still here, and I may just post one or more of them occasionally in the weeks and months to come, just because. I may just revisit the garden every so often too and show you a bit of how things are coming along. Right now it all looks pretty sad because I've been neglecting it too! But there you have it . . . my reflections on the 2014 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.
If you would like to meet some of the other Blogging from A to Z participants, you can find them here and read Other reflections on the A to Z Challenge .