Thursday, September 15, 2011

Can You Believe It?

Two years ago,Mountain Mermaid was born..
I had toyed with the idea after my dear friend DJ (Barrier Island Girl) started hers.
she just happens to live in my part of the world, Pensacola Beach ,Florida!
when I found her , through her beautiful photos of home,
I started commenting on parts of her world that had been my playground since childhood..
back when the island had little to no development  
and was still a pristine environment!
she encouraged me to blog,,but I was not yet ready..
She provided me a daily dose of home which I truly needed..
I was newly arrived in Denver.. and knew very few people yet..
she was my lifeline..a very encouraging lifeline!
This particular creation came to be after my former blog locked me out..
being new to Blogland, of course I was devastated!
I lost everything.. my words, my photos..
but most importantly, my contacts..
of course, i knew exactly how to remedy the situation..
Dy/ Dorothy of Counting My Blessings..
My dear friend,mentor and fellow photographer who really introduced me to this world,
came to my rescue. With her cheerful encouragement and expert how-to advice,
we were up and running! 
For me it was OJT..(On the Job Training)..learning as I blogged along!
I found everyone to be eager to help with any problems encountered..
or questions asked..I've made so many NEW friends..
many whom I've had the pleasure of meeting in REAL Life!!
and they are just as warm, lovely and gracious in person 
as they are at home in their respective blogs..
Altho I do not post DIY projects, or home decorating tips, 
or even crafting or cooking ..
I can and do all of those.. and more..
But what I  really  relish is  posting my photos..
of Florida, the beach,my flowers, Denver and Colorado..
and my furbabies.. 
things I am truly passionate about!
these past two years have been therapy for me..
454 posts...covering everything..
funerals, weddings, illness, triumphs..
and the fun we've shared!
Shelle are you reading this? Your birthday topped the list!!
so .. I just want to say thanks again for opening your hearts..
and inviting me into this wonderful, wacky world of blogging..
 ♥    are you curious yet?
        should I have a first ever Give Away?
         If so, any suggestions?
        I've won my share of delightful "prizes"..
♥     do you have questions about what makes me tick? 

In the meantime..from the archives..
my first Mountain Mermaid post..
with comments!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Waterside Wednesday ..with and without words

                                        Ladybug on Queen Anne's Lace
                                         Morning sun over Pensacola Bay

                                         Good Wednesday morning Blogger Friends!
                                         Cool and cloudy here in Denver today..
                                         Coffee at hand.. deliciously hot and tasty!
                                 my heart tho,
                                          .. the sun is shining brightly!!
                                          hope your world is bright and beautiful too! 


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...
Welcome back to blogging! I love that ocean beautiful!
StarMar said...
Beautiful beginnings here, Lou! I hope things go great!! =)
Loui said...
Thanks so much!!! ♥big smiles!
Dorothy said...
Hi Loui, I hope your e-mail won't shut you out of this blog!!! Good Luck! Dorothy
Drawn to The Sea said...
Love the name "Mountain Mermaid"... beautiful day to you too. :-) Sunshine, ~Julia
Laura Trevey said...
Love the cute ladybug ~~ Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to your future posts!! xo Laura
Maya@Completely Coastal said...
Me too, love the name! Wonderful ocean shot. I have been to Pensacola too. And thanks for stopping by...
Laura Bray said...
I love the lady bug photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. Hi Lou,
    Thanks for the kind words! I'm thrilled to have been some help! Your blog is lovely and I'm so glad you are enjoying blogging! It's a fun way to connect with like-minded people.
    Take care and much love,

  2. Mountain Mermaid is a perfect name for your blog and it was good to read how you began it.

  3. Congrats on 2 years. Here's to many more!

  4. Oh, I had such problems with mine when I started and still do sometimes! But it's so nice knowing you and reading your words!

  5. Like your photos here. And congratulations on two years!

  6. Happy 2-year Anniversary! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today or I never would have found the beauty here! I am a CA beach girl and was temporarily transferred to the Utah mountains before coming back. I know what it's like to love the ocean and be in the mountains! Your photos are beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of them and pictures of your furbabies!

  7. Two years is a long time in the blogosphere, congrats to you! It really is therapy for me two. I wonder how I ever survived before blogging. :)
    Love this first post of yours, and they are still great!

  8. Congratulations on two years of beautiful pictures and inspiring stories, Loui ... they just keep getting better and better!

    Thank you for sharing with your friends my "Summer Flowers" slideshow today. I received some very nice comments and met a couple of new friends, too!

    Best wishes for many more happy and memorable years of sharing your amazing talents with us.


welcome to my world of salty sunkissed breezes..
where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...