Monday, September 29, 2008

Blogging Friends

"A single rose can be my garden-
a single friend my world"
Leo F. Buscaglia

During a recent trip to Paris my husband and I met up
with a blogging friend..

We lunched at one of the many outdoor Paris cafes'..
strolled through crowds and explored quaint narrow streets
filled with creative boutiques..

discovering the charm of Paris!
It was fun chatting , taking photos and stopping to purchase
a few reminders to bring home.

With our husbands, we met for dinner the next evening
sharing in laughter and conversation and
toasting with champagne!
Tara you are the true charm of Paris..
so interesting so passionate and a most fascinating lady!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting
A most gracious friend who gave us a personal tour of her
hometown of Wiesbaden and surrounding areas.

We learned of the rich history of Germany's past
touring historical sights and castles!

We lunched at a landmark restaurant
with a panoramic view of the Rhine river vineyards
known as Rheingau.
We tasted unforgettable German cuisine and
the Riesling wine of this region!
We chatted and shared stories and enjoyed
the breathtaking view!
Monika invited us to her charming home to meet
her handsome husband and
we experienced her warm comforting hospitality!
Monika after travelling for a month away from our home
it was a treat to be invited to the comforts
of your lovely intimate home.
You are a warm generous unforgettable friend!

"The only rose without a thorn is friendship"
I feel blessed in having met extra-special blogging friends..
2 special roses in a world of friendships
I appreciate the thoughtfulness shown to my
husband and I while visiting Paris and Germany.
We hold you both close to our hearts.


Roses and Lilacs said...

How interesting to meet someone you know from blogging. I'm sure sight seeing was much more enjoyable with someone who knew the area.

Lis said...

It's great that you meet blogfriends in Europe. I'm glad that you our good old Germany so well-liked, especially the wine! :-)

LG Lis

The Brenda Blog said...

What fun for you! I'm anxious to meet some of my blogging friends soon as well. I shall go check you links to their blogs out.

Karin A said...

I've had the chance to meet several blogging friends and it's always such a pleasure. It seems like you and your husband had a great trip! That rose is so beautiful!

Hugs Karin

Rose said...

How wonderful that you were able to meet blogging friends while in Europe. Getting to see the sights with them would have been so much more interesting than exploring on your own or listening to a tour guide.
I saw the Nature Girl logo on the photo of the cafe and thought it really WAS on the awning:)

Anonymous said...

This just shows the power of the blogging community. Isn't it amazing that you have made such wonderful friendships through your blog and even more so, to have the opportunity to meet these lovely ladies/friends in person. Sometimes I can't even wrap my mind around it. TWT

P.S. I too was fooled by your logo on the awning -- had to look twice.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How wonderful that you had a chance to meet two wonderful blogging friends while traveling abroad!! It looks like you have a wonderful time.

Wild Rose said...

How lovely to share your trip with two special friends. It sounds like a wonderful adventure.

Marie x

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun to get to meet blogging friends from other countries. You have been mightly blessed.

Wendy said...

Lucky you! I hope one day to meet some of my blogging friends too. You have made wonderful memories to cherish - and those roses are absolutely divine.

Cottage Rose said...

How exciting to meet blog friends all the way in Europe. Looks like you had a great time with them. Love the photos, all of them.


PEA said...

Having met you in person, I just know how delighted Tara and Monika were to meet you as well!! I'm so glad you were able to get together with them, sounds like it was a very special time:-) Loved all the pictures! xoxo

Jeanne said...

What a fabulous trip~
Thanks for sharing your journey..............


Libbys Blog said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time and met some super people. Great memories!

Britt-Arnhild said...

How lovely that you met your blogging friends. I know Tara, but have never met her.
I wish you could come to Norway :-)

Q said...

Dear Anna,
The world is a lovely place when we open our hearts.
You have met two fantastic ladies.
I understand the joy of knowing there are friends in every part of the world.

Tracy said...

So wonderful, NG, that you were able to meet these friends of yours--what joy! There is something special about meeting face-to-face a blog friends, which solidifies the blooming friendship. I had the great pleasure of meeting two blog friends myself this summer--such a treat, such blessings! Your photos from your trip have been spectacular to see...And I love this one of you in among the rose bushes! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Donna said...

Absolutely fabulous photos! I enjoyed your whole trip! It was so nice that you could meet up with some blogging friends.


robin bird said...

You are so fortunate to have met up with these friends and i know they feel the same. i adore that photo of you at the bottom amongst the roses. very sweet and you look gloriously happy there on this trip of a lifetime. I think i have said this three times at least..i would love to have this opportunity to take photographs of the beautiful places of the world. And i would love just as much to meet up with Tara and so many of the wonderful women who visit me from across the world. you did so good making sure you got to meet up.

Ms. Hays said...

And what lovely photos you brought back to share w/ the rest of us! Thank you for that! I would love to travel to Europe, I can't imagine how much fun you all had there!

CIELO said...

Isn't that amazing, how you two got to meet each other in such a far away place.... Life is full of surprises, doen't it.... and how sweet that was to be able to walk the lovely streets of Paris with a blog friend.... OK, we're going to Spain again next spring... would you by any chance be traveling to Europe again next year??? :)

A warm hug to you my friend....


RainbowMom said...

That is the best photo of the Eiffel Tower that I have ever seen. Beautiful photos.

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

How wonderful you were able to meet up that way...and in other countries! I am sure they both count themselves lucky to have met YOU! I know I do!!

beckie said...

What a wonderful trip you had and to be able to meet blogging friends was the icing on the cake. It all looks so lovely and inviting.

Thanks for your kind comments on my site-I really appreciated them

Birgit said...

Dear Anna, I`m enjoy with you about your wonderful visit in our Country and met your blogging-friends. I`m sure, you will never forget the many adventures on your Europe-Tripp. And, you love our wine. I understand you so much ;-)).

Many hugs from here to you,

Jeanie said...

How lovely to meet our Ms. Tara and so many of the others who inhabit your world courtesy of this lovely blog (and you, theirs!) The photos say it all - happy, lovely smiles! I so admire the beautiful images you have shared with us on your trip, but I also admire the beauty of friendship that just jumps out of the monitor and into my heart through these photos.

raccoonlover1963 said...

What a wonderful time! Looks and sounds like a lot of fun! The rose at the top of the post is beautiful.
Stop by my blog when you get a chance and pick up your award.

Gemma said...

How wonderful! Having met you Anna, I know it was a treat for Tara and Monika to meet you as well. You are a blessing to bloglandia. So happy you had a beautiful trip.
Sending love

Cat said...

Cat's World has moved...

Kel said...

Waht an adventure. Amazing memories being made.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Ooooh! I followed the trail from your delightful comment on my blog to this magical place you call home. Wow! I love it. Travel, friends, beauty, joy ... you've got it all!

I'm captivated! I shall be brief just now as I am wont to travel through your previous posts and delight in a view of the world through Nature-Girl's eyes and heart.

THanks for coming by to see me, so that I could receive this blessing in returning here. : )

XO, Debbie

p.s. I love your profile pic -- she hangs in our music room with her winsome inspiration.

Prayers for you and your "special" life with mom. Yes, my friend, God wants you to live abundantly in all circumstances.

paris parfait said...

Dearest Anna, the pleasure was mine! It was fabulous spending time with you and NatureBoy - I only wish we'd had more time, as we have so much to talk about! Next trip, I hope! You are always welcome here. Am so glad you had a wonderful trip and fun adventures at all your stops along the way. Miss you! xoxox

Rosezilla said...

What a lovely trip and aren't there the most wonderful women blogging? My youngest son just left on a trip to Bulgaria and Greece - his first real trip. My camera got to go!

ParisBreakfasts said...

But you're not wearing your floral wreath..?

Rambling Woods said...

I read all the way down to this post. You take beautiful photos and they are arranged beautifully with prose on your blog. Really lovely blog..