Friday, September 28, 2007


I looked at my sitemeter today and discovered that sometime tonight or tomorrow I will surpass the 50,000 mark on my blog.

That means that 50,000 times, people have stopped by to look at the beauty of Pensacola Beach. Fifty thousand times someone realized what an incredible destination Pensacola Beach would be for them or their family.

A few thousand times, I hope, the importance of caring for our natural resources - parks and seashores and waters - crossed someone's mind.

A few hundred times someone must have realized this is the place they want to call home.

A few times, perhaps, I've taught someone to look in a different direction other than straight ahead. There are wonders all around, we just have to open our hearts and feel the magic that surrounds us.

I have made friends thousands of miles away through this little blog, and friends right here at home. Someone gave me a lovely compliment yesterday by saying I had inspired them to pick up the camera and begin to capture the beauty surrounding them on the island. That is the ultimate compliment for someone like me. Capture today; share it with tomorrow.

Thank you all for visiting my blog. I hope I will be here for many years to come, sharing my photos of this beautiful island with you.


Anonymous said...

D.J.-- I live in Pensacola and look forward to your blog throughout each week. I enjoy your beautiful photographs, your postive outlook on life, and love of nature. Keep up the great work! Fondly, Leigh Ann

Unknown said...

Congratulations, DJ. As they say, you've come a long way, baby. Your hard work and perseverance have truly paid off, as witnessed by your large and devoted following. May your growth and success continue unabated for many years to come.


BaysideLife said...

BRAVA!!You've been successful in showcasing the natural beauty of the place you call home and have shared it with all of us who visit your blog daily. You have also inspired me to photographically record the beauty of this area and share it with my friends up North. Thanks for the pictures and the inspiration.