News – July 2020 – A Special Thank You Letter from Goff James

Well, Dear Friends, July has arrived. Here we are entering the seventh month of 2020.

Lockdown restrictions continue. After three months; one can now leave the house; but, no travel permitted further than five miles from the doorstep. Consequently, I am now able to venture forth bearing sanitiser gel: wearing a mask: protective gloves: and, go for walks with my camera and sketch pad. Social distancing (2 metres) rules still in place. Fortunately, gardening, painting, reading, writing and blogging have kept me sane. And, now look;

Summer is here! Summer is here!

I love to rise in a summer morn

When the birds sing on every tree;

… …

And the sky-lark sings with me

O! what sweet company

William Blake

The weather over the last few weeks has continued to be glorious; apart from from some heavy stormy rain filled days. The garden continues to be festooned with roses. Their colours and fragrance a joy; and, so uplifting during these difficult times. I have been busy dead heading to ensure a second flush.

The daises have emerged. There’s a glut of wild strawberries. The bees, birds and butterflies are enjoying themselves.

I would like to express a special note of appreciation to all of you who visit, follow and read my blog.

I also extend a very warm welcome to all new visitors, readers and followers.

To those many writers who I follow; an apology for not spending more time visiting and reading your valued blogs. There are so many artists, photographers, poets and writers with such beautiful and interesting blogs; and, so many new exciting emerging bloggers. I wish that I could read every single one. However I am finding it ever increasingly difficult to pay each of you regular visits; this is something that continues to bother me. I trust you all understand the dilemma faced.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Happy July; and many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the visits: the follows: the reads: and, all your positive comments. I am extremely grateful for your valued and continued generous support; thank you everyone.”

During these difficult times: Stay Well: Stay Safe: Stay Smiling.

June 2020 – A Note of Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

Dear Friends, June is here. Two month have passed by since my last letter. Somehow I missed writing a May letter; why and how I cannot recall. Here we are entering the sixth month and halfway through 2020.

Summer is coming, summer is coming.

I know it, I know it, I know it.

Light again, leaf again, love again.

Alfred , Lord Tennyson

The weather over the last few weeks has been glorious; officially the driest and hottest May on record. The garden is festooned with roses. Their colours and fragrance a joy; and, so uplifting during these difficult times.

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. The opening flowers; the birds busy feeding their young; the dawn and dusk chorus; each little joy a blessing to hear and behold.

To all those people at the frontline who, on our behalf, are acting so courageously fighting and dealing with Covid-19; I would like to express, yet again, my thanks to you all for; the selfless work that you are doing; the risks that you are taking; the sacrifices you are making; the compassion that you are showing caring for the sick and dying: in homes: local communities: villages: towns: cities and nations around the world. You are all heroes.

I would like to express a special note of appreciation to all of you who visit, follow and read my blog.

I also extend a very warm welcome to all new visitors, readers and followers.

To those many writers who i follow; an apology for not spending more time visiting and reading your valued blogs. I am finding it increasingly difficult to pay you regular visits; this is something that constantly bothers me. I trust you all understand the dilemma faced by bloggers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the visits, the follows, the reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued generous support. Thank you.”

During these difficult days: Stay Well: Stay Safe: Stay Smiling.

April 2020 – A Note of Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

Image Attribution © Goff James, Ribes 1, 2020

Dear Friends, April is here. Another month has passed and we are already entering the fourth month of 2020.

In the garden the daffofils, primroses and snowdrops are in full bloom. The ornamental ribes and forsythias are painted in hues of pink and yellow.

It is a time that that no one at the onset of the year could have anticipated or imagined. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has changed everything.

To all those people at the frontline who, on our behalf, are acting so courageously fighting and dealing with Covid-19; I would like to express my thanks to you all for; the selfless work that you are doing; the risks that you are taking; the sacrifices you are making; the compassion that you are showing caring for the sick and dying. You are all heroes.

I have been, over the past months, redesigning my blog. At the beginning of 2020 I stated that come April I would review the process.

I have made several adjustments, in an attempt, to improve the experience of anyone visiting Art, Photography, Poetry. I am now much happier with the site.

All this now appears to be so unimportant in the light of the catastrophe that is unfolding in homes: local communities: villages: towns: cities and nations around the world.

However I would like to express a special note of appreciation to all of you who visit, follow and read my blog.

I also extend a very warm welcome to all new visitors, readers and followers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the visits, the follows, the reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued generous support. Thank you.”

In these trying times keep yourselves safe.

A Note of Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

How quickly November has flown by. A month filled with a mixture of all four seasons – sun: rain (and what rain!): wind: mist and snow. Autumn is fading and Winter stands at the gate.

I would like to express a special note of appreciation to those of you who follow and read my blog.

I also extend a warm welcome to all new readers and followers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the follow, the visits, reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued support. Thank you.”

Art, photography and Poetry is an Award-Free and is attempting to become an Emoji-Free blog. 

I read an interesting post the other day, I wished I had re-blogged it, concerning the effect that the use of emojis had on posts and comments.

Emojis, not only, deter the use of the written word. They considerably lower the ranking of posts and should be left to social media forums; the genesis of their creation.

I have to confess I actually hate the use of emojis and much prefer personal actual worded responses filled with the life blood of the writer.

For me, emojis create a  barrier; much like a wall, between writer and reader.

So I am a man, now, on an Emoji eradication crusade; with regards to this blog.

Each comment now that contains any Emojis I will politely ask for a translation into real words. 

The crusade has already commenced.

Many thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

What are your views with regard to the use of emojis? I Would love to read them in my comment box.

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A Note of Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

With the passing of October and the coming of November we are truly reaping the rich rewards of Autumn’s glorious colours. I would like to express a special note of appreciation to those of you who follow my blog.

I also extend a warm welcome to all new readers and followers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all,

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the follow, the visits, reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued support. Thank you.”

Have a wonderful day.

Image Credit © goffjamesart/photography/poetry

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Have You or I been scraped and harvested AGAIN?!! – Update from Art, Photography, Poetry.

Have You or I been scraped and harvested AGAIN – Update from Art, Photography, Poetry. Have you checked?

This is what I found on facebook using Copyscape Plagiarism Checker.

Is this another harvesting con? Any thoughts about the matter?

Click here to Renard’s World original article. It’s a must to read.

Click here to view Copyscape Plagiarism Checker website

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