What Lasts Seven Years?

My blog, that’s what!

Seven years ago, I published my first post on CATS and TRAILS and GARDEN TALES.

I’ve mostly stayed true to my vision – to share stories of my cats, travels, hikes, and gardens – though I admit I’m increasingly focused on photography, which hopefully enhances the stories.


It’s heavy on the cats as it should be – they have top billing. Tiger has retained senior status and remains the face of my avatar, while his rambunctious brother Benji gets more press. I forgive you if you can’t tell them apart. Hint: Tiger has the white.


I use ‘Trails’ loosely to cover local hikes as well as travels further afield. Here’s a taste of my local favorites – Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Park.


You’ve seen a lot of my garden, including the birds and the bees that inhabit it. It’s my favorite place to hang out.

Who knows what the next seven years may hold?

Only time will tell.

Thanks for following along.


33 Comments on “What Lasts Seven Years?

  1. Happy seventh anniversary, Susanne! I love your blog, the cats are beautiful as are the mountains and other subjects you capture. Don’t change a thing. ❀️

  2. Congratulations on 7 years with your blog, Susanne! That’s quite an accomplishment! Each time you link to Sunday Stills, and I type your blog’s name into the round-up, I smile at your perfectly chosen title–specific but with lots of leeway and subjects to write about. Your fab photography just provides the WOW factor and helps tell your tales!

    • Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Terri! Where on earth did 7 years go? At least I’ve kept busy! πŸ˜„
      I also appreciate your beautiful photography and the inspiration provided by your Sunday Stills Challenge. So thanks for that! 😊

  3. Congratulations on 7 years of good luck! I hope to continue to read of all the adventures for another 7 years or longer!

  4. Congratualtions on 7 years of blogging. I love all of your photos. Your cats are adorable and you live in such a beautiful part of the world. Here’s to at least 7 more years of blogging!

  5. Congratulations, Susanne. I have enjoyed those last seven years of your blog, and you can be sure I will be sticking around for however many more years I have left.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. Congratulations on your seven years of blogging, and what a great post with which to celebrate!

    • Thanks so much, Sarah! It was hard to settle on which pictures to share so I’m glad you enjoyed them. 😻😻

  7. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what else is in store (and your cats are adorable).

  8. Happy anniversary with the lucky 7 and wishing you many more!

  9. Always a joy to read your posts. And a lovely selection of images to remind us of your intent (that image of the hummingbird is awesome).

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