Friday, March 20, 2009

A Year Of Blogging!

Terra farmer turns one today! A year ago, after being glued to
gardening blogs, I wanted, oh, so wanted, to belong to this won-
derful community of garden bloggers. And on a pleasant evening in
March, this blog was born.

Ever since, it's been a journey of discoveries.....of the most
fascinating people, the most amazing gardens, and a host of
superlatives! My interest in gardening has a renewed zest--and
in the process, I have managed to attract more wildlife in my
small garden than ever before! I've seen so many different species
of butterflies than now. Below are the photos of some of my visitors/

I've seen the Cabbage White butterfly with its abdomen raised
and I'd found that odd. But reading Randy and Meg's Garden Paradise
a fascinating blog,I found out that the female shows that
she isn't interesred in breeding. Here, her suitors flutter
about her but she stays there, unmoving.

They fly away....

Abdomen still raised, she stays for a split second then flies-
the usual way.

A Bulbul bird on my Indian Blackberry tree. They have a red
patch at the root of the tail. If you click on the photo,
you'll see that bright red.

The Tailor bird. See how well it blends with its surroundings.
It does make a lot of noise and visits regularly.

Another of the pretty blue butterflies with the wings closed.

Quite a regular now...the Peacock Pansy butterfly.

Not a harmless-looking spider, this!

Did someone paint this little spider?! I've never seen it here
but now that it's here, welcome!!

There's much to look forward to.... this year and the coming years!
Thank you for stopping by. I wish you a wonderful weekend.


tina said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kanak!!!!!!!!!!! One is a feat indeed. Here's to many more.

islandgal246 said...

Congrats Kanak!!! Well done!!! That blackberry tree is it also known as jamoon? We have that one here and in Guyana they make a drink with it and wine.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Tina, thanks!!!

Helen, thanks!! Yup, that's jamoon. I haven't tasted wine made of jamoon but the juice is pretty good!

Anonymous said...

Kanak, You always have the most beautiful garden photos; I simply cannot imagine you not having a blog! Happy one year anniversary!

Karen said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! It's been a fascinating year, huh? I'm not to that milestone yet but already have learned so much from you and the other gardeners/observers around the world who share their thoughts and pics. You have done a great job with attracting wildlife, always love to see what you have going on. Cheers and happy weekend!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Kanak, Happy Anniversary
on your one year as a blogger!Here is hoping for many more.
The peacock pansy butterfly is so pretty. I love the variegated leaves. You always have the most beautiful pictures.

Randy Emmitt said...


A year to give so much of yourself and learn from others. Looking forward to my first year if I don't drive Meg crazy by then. Enjoyed the Cabbage White butterfly photos and thank for the link.

Victoria said...

Congratulations, Kanak! I hope you've enjoyed writing your blog as much as I've enjoyed reading it.
Best wishes and happy anniversary, Victoria

Wendy said...

Happy Bloganiversary! How nice and what fun! We do learn so much from other bloggers, don't we. And it really is fun to peek into each others gardens.
I love your pics. They colours are so brilliant.
Happy Spring.

Susie said...

Congrats on the one year Kanak! I'm so glad you started your blog and I found it. I love seeing what's going on in your gardens/area.

That garden spider is one mean looking little booger! Don't they weave the strongest looking webs?!?

Anonymous said...

Congrats for your bloganiversary !!

You have a very beautiful garden and i enjoy looking at it time and again.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Happy first blogiversary, dear Kanak! I haven't been reading it that long, but I enjoy your experiences from across the world.

walk2write said...

Happy One Year, Kanak! I have so enjoyed your beautiful photos and outlook on life. I noticed you have a productive garden as well--some tomatoes almost ready to pick and eat. May your future garden and blog be as fruitful and lovely as the past ones. (Clink!)

Roses and stuff said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you started your blog!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Mildred, thank you for your lovely words....

Karen, absolutely fascinating! Although I started my other blog earlier, I've been more active on this one. Thank you for your kind words.

Lona, very happy to read your comment! Thank you so much! I saw the P. Pansy for the first time at a wildlife sanctuary back in Dec. But soon after I saw it here. I was so thrilled! Now I see it almost everyday.

So true, Randy. And sharing can be such a wonderful feeling. Thanks--I must say to you for telling us so much!

Victoria, thank you so much! So lovely to see you here...and to read your kind words...

Susie, Happy Spring! I'm so glad I found you too! Thanks!
As for the spider it does look scary but its colours are quite something!

Zindagi, thank you so much! Mine's a very small garden and I have to constantly curb my urge to add more plants!

Jodi, thank you so much! Wonderful to read your comment!

W2W,(clink!) Thanks, and I wish the same to you too! I started picking tomatoes about two days ago. Nothing like having (some of) your own veggies! There's only a bit of space for the tomatoes and some eggplants.

Katarina, thank you so much...loved your comment!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kanak on reaching your one year milestone!

joey said...

Happy Anniversary, Kanak! Always a joy to visit your creative life.

Titania said...

Congratulations Kanak; Always enjoy your great, interesting posts. I think I started about the same time as you and it has been a big lerning curve again! You were one of my first blogging friends.
Hurray for another blogging year. T.

Sunita said...

Wonderful! Congratulations, Kanak! That is a year well-spent, dont you think? Thanks for all your lovely photos and informative posts. I've really enjoyed them. And getting to know you :) :) :)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Racquel, thank you so much!

Joey, thanks a ton! Lovely to have you here.

Hurray to that!!! And thanks Trudi. You made all my (early blogging) days by adding words of appreciation and encouragement. I'll never forget that. And I looked forward to that with such eagerness! And I was never disappointed. So, from the bottom of my heart....thank you once again.

Sunita....lovely, lovely to read your comment. It is indeed! And great knowing you/talking to you, all thanks to blogging. Cheers to blogging and... friendships!

easygardener said...

Congratulations Kanak! I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I'm glad you are having fun writing it too.

My Mother's Garden said...

Congratulations, Kanak!
One year of gardening in an online blog, how wonderful!! I like seeing the variety of visitors to your garden, my favorite one is the Peacock Pansy butterfly!
Happy anniversary!

Chandramouli S said...

Congratulations on completion of a year. I'm glad that you did find this awesome world as I got to meet you and see your beautiful garden and more so importantly the photos of butterflies! I love your butterfly photos especially. You seem to have an eye for them. The day before in my garden while picking the flowers, I accidentally scared away a butterfly from my Jasmine plant and dang, it never came back :(

Kanak Hagjer said...

Oh Wendy, I'm sorry...about this late reply. Thanks a ton! Getting to peek into others' gardens, as you say, is indeed the best part! And what ideas you get from others!!

Easygardener, thank you so much! I feel the same way about yours too!

Thank you Karrita, so glad to to have you here. The P. pansy happens to be one of my favourites too!

Thank you Chandramouli, I hope you do get to shoot butterflies on your blooms soon! And I'm happy to have 'met' you...and looking forward to actually meeting you!! Good luck with the took a long time for me to be able to photograph them--initially. All the best!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful pictures of the flora and fauna in your little patch of the earth. will keep coming back

HelenJ said...

Happy anniversary, Kanak!
I love reading your blog, it is very informative and you're always showing very nice photos of exotic butterflies and other creatures.
Keep on blogging!

Carla said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!
Isn't it amazing, when you look, there are critters, and info about them everywhere??? I love it! Keep blogging:)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Annie, hi and welcome! Thank you for your kind words...

Helen and Carla, it's truly wonderful to read your comments...inspires me further....Thank you so much for all your good wishes. Love visiting your blogs too!

shantana said...

Kanak, Happy Anniversary
on your one year as a blogger!!!Am sure u enjoyed this and I must tell you that u have inspired me to have Arun start his blog.Looking forward to the future events in your beautiful garden.