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2012 in Review – Queensland Begonia Society’s Annual Report with Season Greetings, Statistics, City Skyline, Mountains, Spotlights and Fireworks!


Queensland Begonia Society in Happy New Year and Season Greetings with City Skyline, Mountains, Spotlights and Fireworks
Continuing the festive spirit as 2012 departs and 2013 arrives, Queensland Begonia Society would like to thank and appreciate, wholeheartedly, everybody who visited, liked and/or commented on various posts and pages, with the gesture and formality of presenting this stylish 2012 Annual Report, based on some data from the “stats helper monkeys” at WordPress.
Here is an excerpt from the Annual Report of
Queensland Begonia Society
  • 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. Queensland Begonia Society had 7,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.
  • In 2012, there were 47 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 98 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 16 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
  • The busiest day of the year was 19th August with 139 views.
  • The most popular post on that day was About.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that received the most views in 2012:

  1. 2012 Annual Show 3 comments
  2. Brussels Biennial Flower Carpet: Blooming Begonia Art 3 comments
  3. Gallery 6 comments
  4. About 3 comments
  5. Begonias–My New Favorite Flower 5 comments

How did visitors find Queensland Begonia Society?

Some visitors came searching mostly for begonia rex, queensland begonia society, curly fireflush begonia, begonia hybrida caravan, and begonia.

Where did visitors come from?

There were visitors from 88 countries in all. Most visitors came from Australia. The United States and Spain were not far behind.

Global Map of Visitors to Queensland Begonia Society

25 August 2012 to End of 2012

Global Map of Visitors to Queensland Begonia Society from 25 August 2012 to End of 2012

Who were the visitors of Queensland Begonia Society?

The post receiving the most comments in 2012 was Greetings!.

These were the 5 most active commenters:

  1. Olwyn 6 comments
  2. Lois 2 comments
  3. June McBryde 2 comments
  4. Sheryl 1 comments
  5. Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden… Specializing in Rare and Unusual Plants 1 comments

Season Greetings from SoundEagle: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyful Holiday


Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: I would like to share the following poem with all followers and members of the Queensland Begonia Society.

I have a list of folks I know all written in a book,Begonia cultivars
And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are of a part,
Not of the book in which they’re written, but of my very heart.

Each name denotes someone who has crossed my path sometime,Rex Begonia
And in that meeting they’ve become the rhythm of the rhyme.
And while it sounds fantastic of me to make this claim,
I really feel that I’m composed of each remembered name.

And while you may not be aware of any special link,Begonia coriacea
Just meeting you has shaped my life more than you can think.
For once you’ve met somebody, those years they can’t erase,
The memories of a pleasant word or of a friendly face.

So never think that my Christmas greeting is just a mere routine,Begonia 'Cranberry Curl'
Of names upon a Christmas list forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas greeting that is addressed to you,
It’s because you’re on that list of folks whom I am indebted to.

For I’m but a total of the many ones I’ve met,Begonias
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
And whether I’ve known you for many years or few,
In some way you had a part in shaping things I do.

So every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,Begonia 'Fireworks'
The biggest gift that life can give is meeting someone like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever and ever endures,
Leave its richest blessings in the heart of you and yours.

Author is unknown or contested, and many variations and adaptations exist.

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