September is the month for the Blotanical awards. The nominations have been announced and voting is on now. I was very happy to find out that I have been nominated in two categories. They are:-
1. Best Gardening For Wildlife Blog
2. Best Asian Blog
Being in the august company of wonderful bloggers is an honour indeed! Thank you, Blotanical.
The founder of this fabulous site is Stuart Robinson. If you aren't familiar with the name, it's a meeting ground for gardeners and plant lovers from across the world. There are gardeners in every kind of terrain with a mind-boggling array of plants. And if one is not too sure about names, there's always someone out there who'll come up with them.
Even if you do not blog, you can still become a member. So click on the link and check out THE site for gardeners and plant/nature lovers.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau