I launched into the blogosphere when my good friend Sue asked me to contribute articles for “The Squirrelseye”. One evening as we talked I mentioned I’d like to have my own blog “someday” when I had more time to set it up. (I work outside the home, leaving me limited time to pay attention to my own projects.) “Someday” came sooner than I thought it would. A few days after our conversation Sue emailed me to say she had started a blog for me. Thus, “The Country Penny” was born.
As you can guess, I live in the country, and one of the joys of life in the country is that I never know what birds and animals I’ll see when looking out the window. As for the “Penny” part, it’s been my experience anybody and everybody likes tips for saving money!
Since writing the above words way-back-when, I’ve decided to change the title and the focus somewhat of this blog. I still live in the country, and that continues to inspire me. Several years ago I snapped a picture of ripples in a nearby creek. That picture led to the new name for this blog–“Country Ripples”. While I still plan to include tips for saving money, “Country Ripples” means my reflections on life. I invite you to read and see if my reflections set off thought-ripples of your own to share with someone else.
I have over twenty categories —I guess I can’t be happy with just one! 🙂 “Nature Notes” has been around for a while. So has “Faith Matters” and “Diving Into A Sea of Books”. Fridays generally mean “Friday Photos”, which are pictures of the beautiful country scenery around here. Sometimes Abby the cat stops by and posts “The Abby Chronicles”, the adventures she shares with humans. The newest categories are: “Favorite Short Stories”, “From the CD Rack” and “From the DVD Shelf”. Occasionally I re-blog posts from other bloggers who write something which I believe is worth reading and adds to this blog’s value.
I hope you will consider this a place you can come to relax, and the time you spend here as being worth it.