Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday Muse

Of the blogs on my sidebar, several were added quite recently. One of those is Dee's Red Dirt Ramblings. She commented recently on one of my Sunday Stroll posts and I, in turn, visited her blog. I knew right away that I would return to her blog again and again. She is a gardener in Oklahoma, and lately has been dedicating her posts to the beautiful daylilies blooming in profusion in her garden. If that were not enough to ensure my return to her blog, her writing style would be. Her writing is informative, engaging and entertaining. You may have noticed her posts on my last couple of Sunday Strolls.

Next on my blogroll is Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life. Rue's blog is full of decorating ideas and home comforts. She and her husband are hopeful that the purchase of a particular old farmhouse is in their near future. I return to her blog often to see how the quest proceeds. As I visit, I am impressed by the sweetness of Rue's spirit, which makes her blog even lovelier than the pretty photos of her home. Reading some blogs is like visiting a friend in her home, and Rue's is definitely a blog of that variety.

One of my favorite garden writers is Sharon Lovejoy. I have mentioned some of her books here in previous posts, particularly Hollyhock Days which includes my favorite lists of names for the full moons of each month. Her blog, Sharon Lovejoy Writes From Sunflower House & a Little Green Island, is filled with the same practical homegrown wisdom that characterizes her books. And like her books, there is a little bit of fairy-magic sown in for good measure.
photo by Aisling, June 21, 2008


alison said...

Hi aisling,

I've finally made it over for a visit! I just love what I've seen of your blog so far, and I look forward to visiting often and reading your older posts. So glad to have found you!

Aisling said...

Alison, Thanks for visiting. It is nice to see you here, as well as at your Lovely Little Moony Night! :)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Thank you so much for linking to me. I am humbled by your praise of my writing style. It makes my heart sing. I love Sharon Lovejoy too. Have all her books. Thanks again.~~Dee

Aisling said...

Dee, You're very welcome. I loved your post the other day where the "seedy grasses" were talking about how they set up camp in your garden, while you weren't looking. *grin*

linda said...

thank you for your sweet, caring words on my blog....I am afraid I have missed my sunday stroll lately, having fallen into bed when my little grandchildren left after a 2 week stay! I enjoyed reading your blog favorites and will be visiting them myself as I am sure I will enjoy them!

Karla said...

I love Dee's blog! Gotta give it up for my fellow Okie blogger gal!

Aisling said...

Linda, I hope you are feeling better very soon. There is nothing wrong with taking it slow and easy when that is what your body needs. I'll be glad to see your Sunday Stroll posts again soon, because that will let me know you are on the mend.

Karla, You "Okie" bloggers are definitely special. I have at least 3 of you on my list, I believe. I must have a soft spot in my heart for Oklahomans because you and I have been friends for so many years. :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hello dear,

I have entered a post on my blog for a contest and would love it if you'd share this with readers. I am giving away three books for the best idea for sharing art and nature with children.

Please check my latest entry for the details. I also included the faerie purse I made for my granddaughter Sara.

Blessings to you,

Sharon Lovejoy

Aisling said...

Sharon, I'm off to peek at your blog and will share a link her on my blog soon! :)