I have noticed an increase in visitors to this blog based on Google searches of photographs. More and more, images are what will lead people to you. This picture of a Toyon has lead lot's of people to this blog. It was from a post I did in 2007. I did a search today of "Toyon" and the photo is on the first page. So someone who is interested in Toyon and Google's the name, can end up at my blog.
A lady representing a botanical book publisher called today, and bought the rights to use the photo in a new online educational book! I was ready to just say "give me credit and use it", but a little voice said, "ask if others are getting paid for their photo's." Yes they are, and we will pay you! The proverbial check is in the mail, but I was quite surprised by how much they offered. Looks like I am going to be taking a lot more photographs this year.