Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Day Off

I took a day off from my personal blog to go garden blog hunting.  I will never be finished, but I knew I had to start somewhere.  It was a good day to do this since we had about thirteen inches of snow and an early morning earthquake!  I thought the dog had jumped on the bed, couldn't see anything when the bed shook, so I went back to sleep.

There are many categories of bloggers in every subject area.  It is amazing how talented a group bloggers are - poets, writers, professional photographers, scientists, designers, crafters and most of all gardeners.  Gardeners are life itself, cyclical, renewable, almost like the doctors of the universe!  They participate each year in assisting in the birth of life on earth!  I know this sounds very lofty, but when you have looked at so many blogs depicting the earth just waiting to welcome new life, seed starting, sprouting, emergence, what could be more exciting?

I am not an expert photographer or a poet, but I am comfortable with depicting plants realistically showing how they appear with their surroundings.  But, I have learned that we also need the music, the gorgeous pictures, the poetry because all of these prompt the emotions that make life in a garden worth living!


garden girl said...

it's amazing how many garden blogs there are, and how much talent goes into them.

Bernie said...

Gardeners do indeed help give life to our world ... I agree totally with your sentiments. Well said. BTW... beautiful photo of the lavender! Basil looked pretty good close-up too.

allanbecker-gardenguru said...

You underestimate your camera skills. Taking a successful photo of a flower bed is not easy. Yet, the long shots of your garden are great. Few garden bloggers, including the professional photographers, understand the beauty of flower beds. Keep up the good work.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Allan for your nice comments. I can't wait to get out in the yard and put more care and practice into taking pictures.


Montana4me said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Thanks for a great post and beautiful pictures. They made me want to lean closer and take a big whiff. If only computers could offer taste and smell! :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Eileen, Your opening pictures of the lavender and the basil are an absolute delight. Beautifully photographed, which leads me to believe you are being too modest about your skills with a camera.

I do like how you have a good balance between text and pictures. Occasionally one can become saturated with images which detract from what is being said.

Thank you so much for leaving comments on my postings. They are much appreciated and I have replied to them.