Monday, June 13, 2011

Creeping Along

I found this snail on a windowsill in Ravenna, creeping along going nowhere. He made me smile, with his fake flowers happily blooming regardless of the weather. I also liked the repetition of shape, in the tea pot just barely visible in the window. Have you ever noticed the similarity in shape between a teapot and a snail? I hadn't, until this photo. Thanks to my camera and the awareness it gives me, I now have this little tidbit filed away in my brain. As of today, you do too.

Yesterday's post, I noticed, was my 600th post on my blog! Wow. I don't know why that number strikes me, it just seems BIG. So I decided to celebrate that milestone by posting a photo of a snail planter full of fake flowers. The appropriate celebration of 600 posts, don't you know. All the blogging milestone books say so.

But seriously, instead, how about giving away a few things today? That seems appropriate too! Here are the winners of my LAST giveaway from Italy. There were 49 entries, and numbers were drawn by using the random number generator from
#13 - Kristen of K. Laudick Photos wins the lens cleaning cloth from Ravenna
#48 - Pam from Utah wins one of the sets of notecards from Florence
#20 - Diana of Diana Mulder Mixed Media Artist wins the other set of notecards from Florence
#23 - Jo of Jo Murray - Art wins the postcards
I'll be contacting you all for your addresses. Give your congrats to all of them!

Thanks so much for all of your support and participation here at The Kat Eye View of the World. Who knew that this little blog that I started to keep family updated about what was going on with us in Italy would end up with 600 posts. Well, 601 today. Amazing.


  1. Congratulations Kat. You're certainly no snail when it comes to blogging :-)

  2. Congrats to all the other winners Kat... I'm delighted to be the winner of the postcards. Love the snail, and it's accompanying, tho' obscured, teapot.

  3. congratulations and what a sweet shot to celebrate!

  4. that creeping snail is a little bit creepy. LOL j/k. I loved Ravenna, we spent a day there and I enjoyed it even though it was raining. One of my colleagues is Ravenna who has never been to Ravenna. I keep telling her that she needs to visit this place. :)

  5. Congrats to all the winners and to you on your 600th post! Love the snail with the everblooming, unchanging flowers. ;)

  6. Congratulations for 600 posts, Kat! What a journey you must have! Your blog has been such a lovely place to visit. xm

  7. Wow, 600!!! Congratulations! That's quite the milestone and certainly one worthy of celebrations galore. :)

  8. Congrats on your 600th post! Wonderful to celebrate life's milestones!

  9. Wow - that's a lotta posts!! And they just keep comin... congratulations!! And I love the snail/teapot juxtaposition.


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