Thank you to Wayne Law at http://caveoffame.wordpress.com for nominating me. I am thrilled to have the award!
One of the rules for accepting this honor was to write 7 things about myself on the blog. Here goes:
I am an avid gardener who grows everything from food to flowers and fruit following organic methods. When I am in a garden, I smile from the inside out — every part of me is happy.
I like to oil paint, kayak on the lakes and streams of the Adirondack Mountains, challenge myself to learn new things and have fun.
I own garden gloves but seldom wear them.
I like to explore.
I like spending time with other gardeners … hence the community gardens.
I am fascinated by insects, especially beetles. And, there are a lot of beetles. J.B.S. Haldane once said: “If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for beetles.”
Apparently, there are at least 300,000 different species of beetles which amounts to about 30 to 40 percent of all insects. Cool.
I believe that empathy, compassion and caring are key to building a better world. Like J.M. Barrie said: “Always be a little kinder than necessary.”
Now to pass along this honor to bloggers deserving to feature this award on their site.
Kudos to the following bloggers:
Saratoga Woods and Waterways. http://saratogawoodswaters.blogspot.com This blog lets you wander the woods and waterways of our region from your armchair with a curious and knowledgeable guide.
Photographer Carl Heilman’s blog – The Adirondack Viewfinder – is beautiful. http://www.adirondack.net/viewfinder/
If you need a giggle, check out http://AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com
If it is inspiring photographs you seek: http://500px.com is a winner.
Want to talk gardening with someone who understands that March 20 is not when Spring really begins: http://coldclimategardening.com
Hungry? Visit: http://www.101cookbooks.com, http://seriouslysoupy.com, http://www.katheats.com, http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com, http://blog.sanuraweathers.com
Can’t get into your own garden? Then visit another and smile, laugh and be inspired: http://www.asuburbanfarmer.com and http://carletongarden.blogspot.com
Like birds, butterflies and insects? http://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com, http://robinsnestingplace.blogspot.com, http://livingwithinsects.wordpress.com