I've spent the past couple weeks working on an update to this site, which, with any luck, will go live before the middle of March. It's amazing how tedious and time-consuming working on a website is. That's why I do an update only quarterly -- so I can have a normal life the rest of the time.
Anyway, today's Sunday, the day of rest, so I'll be working on the rest of my website. I have a few scans to make, a new article to put into layout.
But today I'll also be watching my web stats. It's an exciting day. As of 10:30 this morning, 9,775 people have visited NicholsonPrints.com this month. If 225 more visit in the next 13 and a half hours, then I will have seen 10,000 visitors in a month for this first time since this site launched last year.
A few weeks ago, in one of the worst snow storms we've seen in Connecticut this winter, I took my Jeep out and drove along the coast photographing the scenery.
It's one of the reasons I bought a Jeep, and I couldn't be happier with it. That vehicle has transported me to a majority of the locations I've photographed to produce the images you see on this site. It's brought me to Texas and back, to Colorado and the American Midwest, to Maine (several times) and the rest of New England, to Florida and other places. It's brought me over desert landscapes (ethically -- I never drive where I'm not supposed to), through muddy forests and over snowy backroads. Almost all for the purpose of bringing me to photo locations a bit off the beaten path. (Plus, it's brought me a little fun, too.)
Anyway, I've finally edited the film from that snowy day in southern Connecticut, and will be posting some of those photos on the site in the coming days.
I direct this message to 'Netizens of the distant future. You know who you are. You're living well past the dawning decades of the early 21st century. In your era, a cheese farm may exist on the moon. Perhaps a ring of Saturn dealers has opened on the fifth planet. And maybe Ricky Henderson has finally retired.
And here you are, looking through the archives of posts to the NicholsonPrints.com Weblog. You've already read about the new photo shoots I planned and since commenced and completed: U.S. Open tennis tournaments, road trips through the rustic American Southwest, sojourns through falls of foliage in New England, and perhaps a trek or two through Tuscany.
You've perused the process of updates to this website, educated yourself on the evolution of my e-business, meandered through my musings on industry news, and you've surely seen my humorous side. Hopefully you even laughed.
All those messages you've read were written for the people who visited this website during my time. And now you find yourself on this post dated February 20, 2004. Alas, this message is for you.
I did not want you to fret over not finding any more posts to read after this; I did not want you to think the archive was broken, the bottom of the data well buried beneath silicone-sands of time.
So I'm here to tell you: This is the last post you'll find, because it's the first post I wrote. Today is when I launch my weblog on NicholsonPrints.com.