First of all, welcome to our pond.
If you are new to this blog or to blogging you may want a bit of background on the blog and some info to help you find your way around. If you are an old hand at blogging you may want to just jump back to the blog and browse to your heart's content. (But make sure you click on the 'Read More' on many of the posts to open up the full post.) And one other thing. The 'What This Blog is About' section provides a 'Greatest Hits' category which includes some of the best posts based on reader comments. You might want to check them out. And remember, we love feedback so feel free to comment on any of the posts.
This blog is primarily about a pond in Georgia (USA) not too far from Atlanta. The blog was originally created as a way to share some of the interesting happenings around the pond with friends and relatives and to chronicle the changes in the pond throughout the seasons. Of course we are always delighted to have new visitors to our little pond here on the net and invite them to return as often as they can.
We think it is fairly easy to move around the blog. The 'What This Blog Is About' section available on the sidebar basically tells what you will find here and we hope it will be useful to visitors who may have specific interests, such as turtles or birds. Many of the earlier posts under the various labels are general in nature and describe the environment of the pond such as the size and layout of the pond, the types of fish in the pond, and such. These posts were created to give visitors a tour of sorts of the pond. Later posts are generally more detailed and about specific incidents and observations. And of course you can always check the 'Archives' for specific posts.
You can also tell by the Cast of Characters in the sidebar what creatures we may be discussing from time to time. Many of these are links to other web sites which provide further information about the specific characters.
Currently you will not see too many other links in the sidebar. The few links in the 'Wildlife Related Links' are recommended general resources for visitors. Plus, we have added some links to bloggers who are special visitors and profile links to our 'followers.'
At the top of the sidebar you will find a slide show of several pictures of the pond and immediate vicinity. Virtually all of these photo's are included in various posts. There are several slideshows we rotate at random. If you click on one of the pictures in the slideshow it should open a new window or tab with the hosting site for the slideshow. There you can see a larger version of the slide show (some with captions) plus you can access the other slideshows and other albums of photo's taken around the pond. Some of the albums are by category such as flowers or butterflies.
All of the pictures on the blog itself were taken in and around the pond or within the immediate vicinity unless otherwise noted. Some of the photo's are best appreciated in a larger view so we would suggest you open the ones you find interesting.
We are obviously not biologists, but we do try to research most of the animal related comments in the posts. We welcome any comments and/or corrections about our observations.
In fact, we love comments so make sure you click on the 'comments' at the bottom of any post and at least say "Hi!" if you drop by. And be sure to come back again.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
First of all, welcome to our pond.