Sunday, March 23, 2008

I Changed My Mind. . .

First I want to say Happy Easter to everyone. I have a fun Easter planned: going to the north side of Chicago to hang with Middle Child. We'll go to Garfield Park Conservatory, and eat and window shop in Andersonville, camera in tow. Our Easter weather's not looking that great - high 38 degrees, 40% chance of snow showers, but I don't care, we're gonna have big fun. We always do. She's the middle child after all. . .

What are your Easter plans?

I hope it's not too late. . . I changed my mind. . .

Melanie at Old Country Gardens tagged me a couple of days ago. I played yesterday but didn't tag anyone else. I didn't want to be a bother. But then I was thinking about it. I didn't feel bothered, and it was fun. I met new bloggers, that was cool. And I changed my mind. It's my prerogative, right? So I'm bothering.

Here's how it works: I post ten weird or random facts about me that most people don't know. (I did that yesterday.) Then at the end I tag five more bloggers and state why I tagged them. Since I'm doing the tagging this time, I'm adding this caveat: Whomever I tag gets to decide if they want to play, whether or not to tag more bloggers, and if they do, they can be flexible in how many bloggers they tag. (Can you tell I'm not big on 'rules?')

Here's who I'm tagging and why:

Esther in the Garden I love Esther's blog - just came across it a few days ago, and had to go back and read every post. (Lucky for me Esther in the Garden is a new blog, so that didn't take too awfully long.) I'm sure I don't 'get it' all the time. I find I attach my own meanings to her posts, as I too am married to a Martian. (Never you mind that I come from a different planet too.) I love Esther's blog, from the continuing story to the excellent writing, the humor, the characters, her garden, her creativity, and her beautiful artwork. And I'm dying to see her ten weird or random facts.

The Life of the Garden Kimberley at The Life of the Garden is a new gardener as well as a new garden blogger. I love the excitement and enthusiasm of new gardeners. Kimberley will be transplanting her home-grown seedlings into her community garden plot later this spring. She and I seem to have a lot in common. I'm curious to see what her ten will be.

New Sprout Priscilla at New Sprout shows how even an apartment dweller can be a gardener. Priscilla is in college, going for her Associates degree in Landscape and Horticulture. She gardens on her balcony. I enjoy reading about her love of plants and nature. I like her photography too.

Lady Greenthumb's Garden A new garden blogger, Viooltje gardens in Croatia, a place I don't know much about. I feel like a visit to her blog is cultural geography lesson and a guided tour. Her country is beautiful. I love reading her blog and looking at her photos.

Heimdal Marie is a new garden blogger too. She lives with her husband on their farm in Norway, another beautiful country. She translates part of her blog into English, but I would visit even if she didn't, just for her beautiful photos. I love visiting international gardens.

Tag ladies, you're it! I hope you'll play. It was funner than I thought it'd be. I think you'll enjoy it too.


  1. Have fun at the conservatory, looks like it will be great.
    No plans for Easter here, kinda nice!

  2. Happy Easter to you too!

  3. Hope you had a lovely Easter regardless of the weather. Here the weather was not so bad on First Easter Day as it was mostly sunny albeit a bit nippy. Today is a different matter altogether as it has snowed during the night.

    It was fun to read those 10 random thingies about you. Having a town named after your family, how cool is that? :-)

  4. Kim and Victoria, Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed your quiet Easter. We don't usually make big Easter plans either, and I agree, it's nice to have a holiday to just relax and enjoy! Easters are often that way for me too.

    No Rain, thank you! I hope you had a nice Easter too. One of the rooms in the conservatory had lots of cactus and succulents. I think you would have liked it!

    Yolanda, Our weather turned out better than expected! We had no snow. It was chilly, only about 45 degrees, but beautifully sunny all day. I hope the sun comes out for you today, and melts all that snow.

  5. I thank you for your kind words about my blog! I did this tagging thing earlier. Is it okay if I don't do it now?
    I feel a bit lost when I write in english you see, hehe. I have to use the dictionary all the time, still there is a lot of wrong spelling. Well, as long as someone understand what I am meaning to say, it will have to do...

    Have a beautiful day my friend :)

  6. Of course Marie, it's fine if you don't do it. I looked for another post on your blog like it, before I tagged you. I'm sorry I missed it. I didn't want anyone to feel any pressure to do it. It's completely up to you.

    It was fun for me. I found new blogs I hadn't read before, and "playing" brought new readers to my blog. Now that I've done it though, I probably wouldn't want to do it again anytime soon either. I completely understand.

    I hope you had a lovely Easter and a great day today my friend! :)

  7. Linda

    Thanks for the 'Picks'.

    Thank you too for the lovely review of


    you have written for your post.

    I'm thinking about the random facts tag.

    It may take a few days!


  8. Esther, you're welcome. When I read your blog, a sentence or two in I can feel the smile spreading across my face, and continuing through each delightful vignet. I love the way you combine fantasy and reality. And now I'm thinking about your post. Very interesting way you chose to accept the challenge.


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