If you typically follow On the Road, I hope you will read on – especially if you have submitted photos to On the Road. There are some housekeeping and scheduling matters that need some attention.
If you don’t typically follow On the Road, I hope you will read on, too, because we are going to add a couple of weeks of On the Road After Dark, for reasons that are explained below.
This week and next week we are featuring only people who have never submitted to On the Road before, so stop by and check it out. Great stuff so far! We’re calling it First-Timers Week, but when we do this again at some point, we may call it On the Road Virgins, or Virgins On the Road – which Baud pointed out would be a much better name!
July 3: the final post of First-Timers Week goes up
July 6: we will return to “regular order” for On the Road
I don’t ever want anyone to have to wait more than a month between submission and publication, so please bear with me while we’re trying a couple of things to see what might work while we catch up!
July 6: we will add a couple of weeks of what I am calling On the Road After Dark. No, not racy photos! Just an additional On the Road that will start at around 9:30 or 10:00 blog time, 7pm in CA.
This temporary evening version will help us catch up on the backlog that built up during our two weeks of First-Timers Week.
Here is the list of the submissions that will be published starting July 6:
If you’re on this list and you have a preference for the morning On the Road or for On the Road After Dark, please let me know in the comments or by email.
I’ll post this first at 5:05 am on Friday so the morning peeps will see it, and then I’ll post it again in the evening on Friday so the night crew will see it.
Uh, I can help here.
Now I want an On the Road Gone Wild.
@Baud: Again, I can help here.
A full service blog needs a full service photographer.
@Baud: I’m here to serve.
A preview of coming attractions.
OT Has anyone heard from Mnemosyne lately?
@Sab: Last I heard, last week I think, she was gearing up to head back to work at the GEC.
Something is not working: the page only loads up to that gorgeous vine with the white flowers. I’ve tried refreshing, and leaving BJ and reopening the page from scratch.
Suspiciously, the banner ad at the top is missing.
I’ve had trouble loading the page for a few days now but not like this. I think my issue is similar to what NotMax described he was having,
Oh well. I’ll try again again later.
ETA: Mybprsyrr has been answered. The banner ad appeared and so has the rest of the page!
The Nope. Broken again! Rats!
I have no objection to racy photos for On the Road After Dark. I think that feature alone would take this from a top 10,000 blog to a top 5,000 blog.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: What is that giraffe doing in that waterfall?????
@Ohio Mom: I’m sorry to hear that. I don’t know anything about what NotMax was seeing the other night – there was just a reference in the morning about it having been wonky.
I will try to figure out what’s going on.
Beautiful Bleeding Heart, they are my favorite. I have a pink one, will need to look for white and red. I think adding an extra serving of photos to our regular daily dose will be good medicine for all of us.
@Laura Too: I have regular bleeding hearts, too, but I just love the bleeding heart vine. I have a pink one, too, but my pink one is not nearly as striking.
I had to get mine on line, and it came in a tiny, tiny pot. Maybe 2 inches, and they had you re-port it right away into a 4″ pot. :-) I ordered 3 tiny plants from eBay in 2016, kept 2 and gave one to my best friend at the end of the summer.
It has to come inside over the winter, of course, and her plant didn’t do well. Mine didn’t do much for a couple of years – just a couple of flowers here and there – but once I found the right spot for it, it really took off!
They totally lied about it wanting full sun. I tried full sun onthe south side of the house the first year, full sun on the east side of the house the second year, finally moved it under the eaves on the north side of the house, and it took off. My other one smaller, and it lives on the west side in dappled sun.
Everyone who comes over to my house wants one.
J R in WV
Wow, so MANY photo sets!?!!! Wonderful to see that On the Road will be so successful this summer. Thanks for this WaterGirl!!!
Thanks for this , Alain !!
My submissions should be published close together, they’re from the same trip.
And yes, we’re going to visit yet another castle.
@otmar: Yeah, I was going to do those 2 Fridays in a row. Morning or evening? Or are you good with either one?
edit: unless you would prefer two days in a row, but I know you like Fridays, so that was my first thought.
Salty Sam, I sent you email hoping you could confirm whether you are a First Timer or not. In case the email didn’t make its way to you, perhaps you can reply here?
My submission can go up whenever :-)
@WaterGirl – BTW, fine idea to go for the virgins – I think you’ve pulled some great folks out of the woodwork!
@BigJimSlade: Thank you! I’m thinking we might have “On the Road Virgins” for one week of every month.
And a corresponding On the Road After Dark that week so we don’t get behind in scheduling the ones that come in.
That way we will hopefully get more new peeps without getting too much of a backlog.
WaterGirl, you should probably make my submission one of the “at Night” posts. I’m on the West Coast with the sleep cycle of a college-kid these day…
@Emma: There’s one from Emma and one from Ema – are those both from you? Or are you only the double-M emma?
The ema with the lowercase e and 1 m is someone else :) There’s also an Emma from FL who comments here sometimes haha
@WaterGirl: I don’t care about morning or evening.
For those two posts, morning + evening of the same day might work best.
@otmar: I hadn’t even thought of that!
We’ll still have fresh or semi-fresh night time general open threads, yes (please)? Early evening for west coasters (late afternoon for yours truly). Or will OTRAD be in lieu of those?
@NotMax: It won’t be in lieu of anything.
edit: Plus, it’s for 1 or 2 weeks while we play catch-up when we have the First Timers Weeks (or On the Road Virgin Weeks).
The more OTR, the better, is what I think.
@Mary G: I loved Wolvesvalley’s photos today.
Since I’m in California and not an early riser, After Dark might be better. If not, that’s ok. I usually check BJ first thing in the morning anyway.
I have marked yours for After Dark.
I have marked the second part for After Dark.