06 June 2010

A Return

Hello, my wonderful friends!

I know what you are thinking. {Well, no, I really don't... but I can guess!} Either you are wondering if this really *is* Olive Tree, back from the dead, or you are shaking your head and saying "oh my, that girl needs to make up her mind."

I hang my head in shame, dear readers, for you are absolutely right. I can never make up my mind. I blame it on being a Libra.
I can only hope that you all will find it in your hearts to forgive me... and use that lovely little Followers gadget to show your support! When the old HorseFeathers was deleted, over 100 lovely people were following me. Now I'm afraid I've ruined that.

But oh yes: one thing I should mention. HorseFeathers will be a little different. I'll be focusing mainly on photography. A lot of photography. Reason? *takes a deep breath* Ifinallyamaprofessionalphotographer! Yes. Yes, I am very excited. I have my very own ".com" website (hosting is surprisingly little) which I will not share because it has my full name and as you may know, I have no intention of creepy stalkers coming to stab me in the night.

In addition to this I am pleased to announce that I am now a published author! I have written (and supplied photographs and art for) my very own childrens' book. I will refrain from sharing the title of the book, because it, too, bears my full name. *sobs*

Anyway. There is a poll for you all on the sidebar regarding graphic design... a word of warning! It will not be the same as before. The designs will mostly be freebies, with just three lucky custom-design winners each month. Entire makeovers will be given as prizes only.
So please, vote on the poll! Would you like Robin Blogs to return, or are you content with giveaways on this blog?

Now, time for pictures!

Well, I suppose that's all for now. I'm very happy to be back!
By the way... if any of you would care to mention me, and perhaps give a link, in your next blog post, I would be infinitely grateful.

Many hugs and blessings,
Olive tree

68 comments:

  1. Yay! You're back! I can't beleive it. Welcome back, Olive Tree!

    Your children's book looks really great! Congrats.

    Your photos are AMAZING. Just saying. ;)

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  2. Thanks. In these past few months I think my photographic style has really bloomed, especially regarding flowers (hardy har). :)

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  3. Nice photography! The chick is so cute. :)

    Glad you've returned!

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  4. Yes, a very beautiful return! OMG I love you! Thanks, I was starting to get bored, see. Welcome, welcome, WELCOME back! Willkommen zurück! Willkommen zurück! Ahhhh, this is a vey momentous moment, *wipes tear under eye for emphasis*. All I can say is; welcome back. :)

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  5. Thank you for the lovely responses, everyone!
    Eagle, that chick's name is Hildegarde. We love her the best. :)

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  6. Olive Tree!

    It's so nice to see you return. Thanks very much for commenting and following my blog! In my next post on my blog, I will announce your returning to Blogger, with a link to Horsefeathers.

    I'm so very happy that you, such a delightful and friendly Blogger, have come back for the time being. Good luck with Horsefeathers, and looking forward to future posts!

    Cheers,
    Twinkle Toes :)

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  7. PS: Congratulations on become a professional photographer! I very much enjoy seeing your photography. And secondly, congratulations on become a published author! That is very exciting news :) You have a gift of writing (as well as photography) that I can see from your posts.

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  8. Why, thank you! I'm hoping to do NaNoWriMo this year, which will really put my writing to the test.

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  9. YAY!!!!! My buddy Olive Tree is back :)

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  10. I had a question, how did you get your posting area so wide? If you no what I mean?

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  11. Oh, that was simple. All I had to do was change the width of what's called the "main-wrapper" in the HTML code and the header, footer, and outer-wrapper so that it would align.

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  12. EEP! You're back! YAY!!!!

    And beautiful pictures. You're so talented.

    Love you!
    Bekah

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  13. Thanks Bekah! It's nice reading familiar words again. :)

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  14. oh, olive Tree, i'm so glad you're back!! I was offline for a while and when I came back I couldn't find you ANYWHERE!!! :(

    Thanks for the lovely comments about my blog design! I've finally started selling!! Whooutie-hoot! (and my OWn computer which I got yesterday:)

    I'll try to keep up with ya! (I love photography blogs, though I usually don't follow them, LOL! :)

    Loves,
    ~Awel P.

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  15. YYYYEEEEESSSSSSSS! We've all missed ya so much! Congrats on being published!

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  16. Had another question (I know, I'm so annoying: How did you get the followers gadget up where it is? It's really cool.

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  17. Thanks Izori! I'm so excited. :)

    HayHay: Now *that* is a really complicated tutorial. I'll do a post on it one of these days.

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  18. Hi Olive Tree!

    I am new to your blog, and I love your blog already, even though there is only one post so far. I know I will love it! Congrats on becoming a professional photographer and a published author! That must be very exciting! Can't wait to see more of your pictures! I am following!

    -oboe.chick

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  19. Hello, oboe.chick! Glad you like HorseFeathers. I've followed your blog as well.

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  20. OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! HEYYY! IT'S BEEN SO DIFFERENT WITHOUT YOU! CAN'T WAIT TI START READING YOUR POSTS AGAIN! SEEING YOUR PICTURES ALSO! ;) You're the one who made me take an interest in photography, can't believe you're back!!!

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  21. Really? I'm flattered that I've inspired you.

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  22. :) Yep. I was jealous of your pictures(lol) and wanted to do better. :P But of course, you are still wayyyy better then me. But Now I love photography. ;)

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  23. Thanks for following me!

    -oboe.chick

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  24. Also, I think I just about exploded when I saw you were back. But by my first comment, it's a little obvious I was happy. ;)

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  25. Dreamstar: I hope you're not still jealous!

    oboe.chick: no problem. :)

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  26. Nope. I'm not. I'm happy the way my photography is going. ;) lol.

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  27. Hi! I'm SofieRose, and I followed the old HorseFeathers, but I never knew you. I talk with CornetCrazie on TrebleClef a lot, and she has told me ALL about you (Well... Not everything LOL). Anyways, I hope this comes to be what it was before!

    ~SofieRose

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  28. :) How long have you done photography for?

    -oboe.chick

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  29. YAY! YOU'RE BACK! As always, your posts and photography are completely breathtaking! Conratz on your book and photography!

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  30. Congratulations on your return--and being a professional photographer AND becoming a published author!!! Love the new makeover, font, photography: everything!! {My favorite photo would have to be the last one, though. So cute!}

    I'm so glad you'll focus more on your wonderful photography. It'll be such a pleasure to view more of your creative pictures!

    -Alexandra :D

    P.S. Thanks for commenting on my blog, as well as following it!

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  31. And, you did the makeover on Treble Clef right? I'm pretty sure you did so... IT LOOKS AWESOME! :)

    ~SofieRose

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  32. SofieRose: Thank you!
    Maddie: Aww, thanks so much. :)
    Alexandra: I like that pic too.

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  33. SofieRose: Yes, Sally is a very close friend of mine and I love making her blog pretty. I did Elránia's too. (awesomehorsestuff.blogspot.com)

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  34. YOUR BACK! I am SO glad! You know I never sould find any tutorials as good as yours! I'm so glad you're back!
    Tessa

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  35. I'm glad I could help you out. :)

    Oh, and oboe.chick: I have been taking pictures (of exceedingly bad quality) since I was about 2... I got my Nikon D60 about a year and a half ago.

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  36. Wow, I think they are really good! :) I posted some pictures on my blog, if you could tell me what you think of them, I would appreciate it!

    -oboe.chick

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  37. Of COURSE I remember you, OT! Just yesterday, I went over to Elrania's blog to see if you had posted an update of some sort. How could I forget Olive Tree? So glad that you're back, sweet friend! Following you again--can't wait to catch up! :-)

    <3,
    --Hannah

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  38. Olive Tree (I'm not using your first name because I'm not sure if you want to keep it off of your new blog...), Dear, I am so very pleased to have you back! I will include an announcement and link to your new blog in my post tomorrow.

    Are you back on email as well?

    Love you, sweet friend!

    Forever in Christ,
    Cassie

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  39. Hello Olive Tree!

    I absolutely do remember you! Welcome back! I rather missed your blogging! Congratulations on the photography and the book! What INCREDIBLE accomplishments! I'm following! (And thank you for following me!)

    Love,
    Morgan

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  40. YAY!! :) :) :) :) :D :D :D I'm so excited that your back!! Thats wonderful!! :D Can't wait to get back to reading your posts!

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  41. I posted about your arrival on my blog!! And congrats on the book and your photography!! :)

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  42. I feel like I've read about you on so many different people's blogs (mostly a lot of mourning that you were no longer blogging), so now that you're back I'll have to follow you! :D You have a beautiful blog!

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  43. Thanks so much everyone! Yes, email is back too.

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  44. Yay YAY YAY!! You're back! I missed you so much. I can't wait for you to keep posting. I hope that I can be as creative, and as good a photgaper as you one day. I LOVE those photos. In my next post, I'll link to your blog :)

    Yay!!

    Frangipani42 (now Frangipani the Fish)

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  45. I love your graphics, and if I had a blog I would want one! LOL but I don't I'm just a blog-reader!

    ~SofieRose

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  46. I love your graphics, and if I had a blog I would want one! LOL but I don't I'm just a blog-reader!

    ~SofieRose

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  47. I am so glad that you are back. I stopped blogging so when I came back to find you gone I went AW, DRAT! I am glad to see you back and posting again!

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  48. Thanks for your comment Olive Tree! I will keep those ideas in mind!

    -oboe.chick

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  49. Yay! I do't want to sound like a stalker or anything but I followed or old HorseFeathers and RobinBlos, but I never really commented. All I can say is that I am sooooooooo glad you are back!

    Congrats on your book! I think Ill buy it one of these days (again not to sound stalker-ish)

    Your a good photographer! I tried to do photography like you when I was a younger blogger (sheep-ish grin) But it didn't turn out so well.

    Welcome back with open arms to blogger!

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  50. Hi... :) Thats cool that you're back. I know Eldarwen will be happy. Her bg and everything kinda went flop. Anyways...I'm sorry to hear about your followers. I'm following you!

    with love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

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  51. Oh! So the famous Olive Tree has returned!

    Great to have you Back! ;)

    -Delaney

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  52. ANd I forgot to say before, well done on becoming a published author, and getting a photography website :)

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  53. I'm so glad you're back, Olive Tree. It's been a delight having you in the Blogger world, and the return of a wonderful Blogger is always great!!
    Amazing pics. Do you think you could tell me what type of camera you use? I want to save up to buy a nice one soon!
    Thanks, and glad to have you back,
    ~Emma

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  54. Hi Emma! Right now I use the Nikon D60 with either a 15-50mm or 50-200mm lens. The entire thing cost maybe $1,000. However I am saving (again) for a Nikon D5000, which is significantly more.

    For just starting out, I recommend the Nikon D40. :) It's on Amazon for pretty cheap. But be sure you don't just buy the BODY... get at least one lens and a case as well. Plus a 2G or higher memory card.

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  55. *cheers* Congrats Olive Tree! Welcome back and good luck with your career!

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  56. Welcome back! Like Willowfeather, I didn't really comment either... but everythng seemed so diferent without you!

    Swirly Girlxxx

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  57. Also (and NOT trying to sound like a stalker!) are there any hints you can give us about what your book looks like? If you don't want to tell me, don't worry :)

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  58. I will!

    Oh, hi, by the way. I'm "new" here.

    Your luverly follower Emma reccomended you to me, so...here I am!

    God Bless!

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  59. Welcome to friends old and new. :)
    Swirly Girl, it is about chickens. ;)

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  60. I linked to you. =D

    A very warm welcome back once again!

    Love,
    Your sister in Christ,
    Cassie

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  61. Thanks! Congradulations! I've always wanted to be an author... how'd you do it?

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  62. Yay, you're back! I love your posts.
    I hope I don't sound... catty... but how is posting your name on a ".com" any different than on a blog? Don't you want more readers on your website? I would love to see it :) I'm not a stalker lol

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  63. Olive!! Welcome back to the blogging world! I am back from my month long break and have TONS to share with all my bloggy peeps, but first I wanted to come by and say, "Hey girl! So glad you're back!" The pictures are marvelous, dear! Congrats! :)

    Love,
    Eldarwen

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  64. Oh my goodness! This is really impressive! How were you blessed with such great opportunities??


    ~Liz

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