The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 47,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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I’ve been really busy lately that’s why I haven’t been blogging. Just got alot of family stuff on my plate right now. Hope to be back as soon as possible. Looks like we’re in for another winter weather storm tomorrow. Yuck!😦
Today I was presented with an award from Janet @ The Queen of Seaford, a fellow Virginia garden blogger. There are five of us in the Tidewater area (that I’m aware of). It’s been so nice getting to know them via comments. This weekend I will be meeting Janet in person at the Learning Garden Plant Sale. I’m looking forward to it! Anyhow the Renee Award honors women who are incredibly inspirational in their intelligent and witty writing. It reads~ “You spread joy and love like an acorn small packages becoming tall & sturdy oaks that keep on giving.” I’m suppose to pass this on to five garden bloggers who inspire me through their writing. Since I know some bloggers don’t participate in awards and memes, I am passing this on to all of the wonderful garden bloggers in the world who inspire me on a daily basis. Feel free to pickup this award and pass it on to someone(s) who inspires you! Thanks again to Janet for thinking of me, what a nice honor.
I will be taking a brief break from blogging. My grandfather was admitted to the hospital yesterday after suffering a mild stroke. Right now I will need to focus my energy and time towards helping my grandparents. Both of them are in their eighties and live with us. Thank you for your understanding.
I’ve been tagged by Susie from Digging in the Dirt. I’ve never been tagged before and this one looked like fun. So here we go…
The rules are: open a document or file folder, click on the fifth folder and then the fifth photo. Post the photo and describe it. Then tag 5 other bloggers. So here’s my photo….
After seeing the Hummingbird Moth photos on many other blogs this summer I was excited when I found one visiting my garden this past summer. He/She really enjoyed the lovely nectar of the creeping verbena. This plant will definitely be in my garden this season too! Unfortunately before I could get another shot, my little dog Spaz who was curious frightened it away. :) Now wasn’t that fun to relive a bit of this past summer?
Here’s who I am tagging! No strings attached of course!
Beckie from Dragonfly Corner
Balisha from Never Enough Time
Janet from The Queen of Seaford
Jan from Thanks for 2 Day
Carla from A Mellow Life
That orbed maiden, with white fire laden,
Whom mortals call the moon.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Cloud
raindrops on Gladiolus callianthis foliage
I garden because it nourishes my soul to be part of nature. When I have a bad day there is no other therapy that can restore my spirit and give me a sense of peace. Digging in the soil makes everything right with the world again. Watching something grow that I planted is rewarding and exciting. Finding new surprises in the garden on my daily strolls gives me great pleasure. Gardening is more than a hobby, it’s my passion.
Why do you garden?
(Per the November Newsletter Stuart from Blotanical created a contest where we answer this question with 160 words or less in a post)