Friday, February 15, 2013
Introducing . . . .
While I'm treading water here in Blogland, I thought I might divert you from my shortcomings by pointing you in the direction of several bloggers you might not yet have met.
Two of these are neighbours of mine: First, my good friend Alison, whose Art classes I will be taking in France this year. Recently, Alison has been blogging "A Drawing a Day," and several years ago she kept a wonderful blog of her sailing adventures, gorgeously illustrated with her own watercolours -- a perfect armchair escape if February is getting you down.
Another antidote to February's gloom is not to escape it, but to delve into its surprising gifts. And digging and delving is what my gardening neighbour Jane does best. That is, except when she's writing her wonderfully observant, lyrical meditations on the winter garden she has been caring for this past decade or so. Granted, we garden in a rather temperate zone here, but you might still be surprised to see what colours and fragrances can be coaxed out of the earth just to lift our sun-deprived spirits.
Jane also blogs about other gardens she works to maintain, about her own garden, as well as her wanderings out and about on our little bit of West Coast Island paradise in Gardenthoughts.
And I've discovered a new blogger you'll want to say Bonjour to, if you haven't already met Madame Là-Bas. Your inner Francophile will thank you as Madame has been peppering her (fairly recent) retirement with visits to Paris, and she shares titles of books we Paris-lovers might enjoy along with jaunts through Paris quartiers she's lived in while studying at the Sorbonne -- what inspiration!
So there you go. . . .3 blogs you might like to visit AND a smiling baby. See how I try to keep my readers happy, even when I'm February-fatigued?
What about you? Any blogs you think more of us might like to know about? Or other diversions to help us through February?