Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dreaming in Blogger? (and a Few Stray Autumn Photos)

In my long sleep career, I have had many and various dreams. I have dreamt in Spanish; I have dreamt in French. I have had flying dreams (my favourite) and falling dreams (not so hot) and so-late-for-school-that-it's-finals-day-and-I-don't-even-know-where-my-classes-are dreams (possibly the worst, though it's great fun to wake up and realize I'm done with school and exams).

But the dream I had the other night beats all. In it, I was looking at the Blogger home page...


...and as I watched, the number of followers suddenly jumped by 1000, flickering from 300-something to 1300-something. My jaw dropped (my dream jaw, that is) and I thought to myself, "Wow, I guess I have more readers than I thought. A book deal can't be far behind."

Then I woke up.

I shudder to think what a psychoanalyst would make of this. And I think I've been spending way too much time in Blogger. :)

But as long as I'm here, I may as well post a photo or two from a lovely drive we took Sunday. Though a week of high winds has blown away much of the existing autumn colour, there's plenty yet to admire:

A gorgeous canopy of trees on a local Rural Road

The Wisconsin River modelling a number from the Autumn 2012 Collection

I would have taken more pictures had Mr. M not been channelling Mario Andretti. He loves to drive - Mr. M I mean - and is very good at it. So while he was taking the curves in great style, I was taking very few (and those mostly blurry) photos.

Halfway through the drive, we stopped for dessert at one of our favourite cafés in the next county. Carrot cake and coffee for Mr. M; chocolate mousse torte and tea for me. (Sorry, no food photos. We were too busy scarfing down carbs and caffeine to think of getting out the camera.)

Not a bad way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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What is your craziest dream?

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34 comments:

  1. You always seem to capture the most beautiful photos.....that first one is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Shari! That's a real compliment coming from you. :)

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  2. Wow what a dream! At least you were fully dressed, I take it. I have the reoccurring dream of the dress tucked into the nylons. Terrifying!

    The photos are indeed beautiful but you had me at "carbs". :-)

    Oh and how about lucky me - my blog in your first photo.

    I would buy your book, Sue. Good week to you!

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    1. I haven't had the pantyhose dream, but there have been a few of the wearing-only-underwear-in-public variety. They always seemed to involve running in slow motion. Ugh! :)

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  3. Well, that's a dreamy dream I must say :) And my be a prophetic one, who knows... it is very possible to get 1000 more readers, may be not ta once, but slowly:) let's see.
    the pictures are gorgeous! i love the Autumn at your place!! thanks for sharing:)

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  4. I just lost my nearly finished comment to go and look at your café menu to choose my cake! I love carrot cake, but today I might have chosen lemon poppyseed!
    I love your canopy of trees that you drove through, they exist a lot in England too and I miss them here!
    How interesting to have a blogger dream!!! I guess we dream about things that take up a lot of our time!

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    1. That must be the answer to my Blogger dream.

      The dessert case is always full of tempting things at this café, but we tend to order the same favourites over and over. :)

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  5. Lovely photos! I stayed in Wisconsin a few times (most often at this time of year) and well remember the Wisconsin River.
    I went to school in Warwick and when I was in the 6th form (the last 2 years of schooling) our form rooms were right at the top of the old town gate in town walls. The steps up started as stone which were worn down with age, and then went into wood the higher you climbed, again worn shallow with age. A lot of my dreams seem to be of this period in my life. I have to say that at that age I didn't value where I was studying....now I do! Joan

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    1. I too have very vivid dreams about my teen years and places connected with them. :)

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  6. Hahaha. What an interesting dream.
    My craziest dream was: Me, hanging at a cliff, which was really bad. But to make things worse I realised that Bud Spencer was hanging on my foot. No chance to survive ....

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    1. Oh dear, that sounds dreadful! Aren't you glad you woke up?

      :)

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  7. Wow, that first photo is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Anne! It was taken through the car windshield, which makes it even better for me. :)

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  8. I don't know about craziest, but I know my worse, I call it my Class From Hell dream. I'm a retired teacher and each year before the start of school I'd have a dream about my new class and it was always bad, nothing I did worked, and I kept misplacing them. Another teaching dream is the one where I taught them to smoke and drink beer. It's nice to be retired.

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    1. These are great dreams. (Mostly because they happened to you and not to me.) :)

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  9. Ummmm... here's one of mine... But I must admit, I've had more than my fair share of wierd ones. I like yours much, much better! But even in real life, you have more followers than me!

    And more leaves, too. Last week's snow pulled down most of ours...

    Mr. M and The Lizard have yet one more thin in common... taking those curves as if they were Mario!

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    1. What a post! I love the photos too. I have only had a few crochet dreams, but none as exciting as yours. :)

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  10. Gorgeous images Sue.
    My dreams now seem to arrive in the morning and are very varied and vivid.

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    1. Mine are mostly in the morning too - especially if I sleep late. Interesting.

      And thank you. :)

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  11. Oh that photo of the canopy of trees.... Mmmmmm... -happy sigh-

    Now that you posted a Blogger dream, I'll probably have one of those soon. All your Dear Readers will. -chuckle-

    Actually, who would want that many people coming and commenting every day???? How could we ever keep up, with returning comments??????????? Eeeeek! :-)

    "Auntie"

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    1. Good point about the comments. But as you well know (!) most of the readers don't leave comments. :)

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  12. Very interesting dream.... I always have the, I am in high school but can't find my locker dream. Love your Sunday it sounds perfect.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. My high school dreams are usually of the kind mentioned above - only I'm way too old to be there, and have missed the entire semester to boot.

      :)

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  13. what lovely photos! gorgeous!!
    that is a funny dream! i love my flying dream the most! my lost in strange place, the worst!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    sweet dreams!

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting, momto8!

      :)

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  14. Sounds divine! Makes me want to grab my hubby and set out for a fall drive with yummy desserts as our destination. Great idea!

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    1. Yummy desserts are always a great idea, I think. :)

      Thanks K!

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  15. The photos you did post are lovely. The canopy of trees is beautiful.
    I used to have falling dreams a lot. Once when I was a kid I was falling in my dream and I actually fell out of the top bunk . That was a sudden wake up.

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    1. I had one of those too ... ended in a real-life concussion and my being moved to the bottom bunk. :)

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  16. If you're only judging this by your Blogger Friend Connect followers you will have far more than you think. There are so many ways folk can access blogs and many don't show on Blogger stats.

    I've been thinking about your comment on static pages a while back by the way, and am planning a little series of blogging tips for knitso' :D

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I've been doing a bit of reading on it, but would much rather get pointers from you. :)

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  17. The perfect Sunday afternoon. There is no better way to while away a beautiful Autumn day!

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