Monday, July 07, 2008

Monday Muse - Blogs

I've found over the last couple of years that I would rather read blogs than magazines. I find them an abundant source of inspiration. No matter what new interest I might develop, someone is blogging about it. Some of the best blogs I've found, have been discovered by linking through other favorite blogs. It is like meeting "a friend of a friend." Right away, you know you have something in common, because this blogger you are meeting has the good taste to read and interact with one of your blogging friends.

I believe I first met Joyce of Tall Grass Worship through my long time friend Nan's blog, Letters from a Hill Farm. Joyce has been a welcome addition to our Sunday Strolls. I love the sense of reverence with which Joyce always seems to write. Even when she is disgruntled over Japanese Beetles invading her garden, or "progress" digging holes in her neighborhood, her good humor and thoughtfulness shine through her writing.

The Bunnies Bungalow is the blogging home of Debra K. Reading her posts, a reader gets a real sense of a compassionate, nurturing woman, who is, among other things, very skilled at creating a cozy nest...or burrow. Debra's mother is dealing with the incredibly sad condition of Alzheimer's Disease, and so, Debra is dealing with it too. Her posts will tug at your heartstrings, but her strength and grace will inspire. You can also link from her blog to her shop, where she sells sweet little vintage treasures.

The next blog listed on my sidebar is "The Dolphin Cove." Chellie's blog is now "Chellie's Cove" but despite the name change, her blog remains the same friendly spot to visit. The longing for serenity that she mentions on her blog header is just one interest that Chellie and I share. We also have a dear mutual friend, Robbin of Cedar Chest of Dreams. I have seen, over the past few months, that in addition to writing an interesting and personal blog, Chellie is a wonderful, constant, supportive friend. What more could you ask for?

photo by Aisling, July 7, 2008 False Sunflower, heliopsis


Ernestine said...

Thanks for the comment about my little granddaughters discovery.
All I know is that the next morning my beautiful squash plants.
All 3 of them were flat on the ground.
Cut worms.
It is so hot in our area today.
Thought I would strip everything in my guest bedroom and wash and hang outside. The whites are so white they almost blind you. The quilts my mother made I am just airing. I am afraid to wash as I have heard that sometimes they will come apart.
Take care.

Joyce said...

Thanks for the kind words, Aisling! Isn't blogging fun? I feel like there are so many "kindred spirits" in the blogosphere, and we were all just waiting for this wonderful medium to find each other.

Aisling said...

Ernestine, I have some quilts that my grandmother made. I worry about that too, but they are not that delicate yet so I still wash them on gentle in cold water.

I'm sorry about the squash plants. That is so frustrating. The deer were in my garden alot earlier this year, but seem to have something new somewhere else now. It's always something!

Nice to see you here! Thank you for visiting.

Aisling said...

Joyce, You're very welcome! I feel exactly like that. It seems like a wonderful new community. I'm so glad to be a part of it.


Memaw's memories said...

I totally enjoy reading blogs too. And I have made some good friends, and I hope that I have a kind word for those who often need it.

I am, however, noticing that summer has lured many of our blog friends away from their sites, and I miss them when they don't post regularly.

But then, unlike me, they probably have a life.

Aisling said...

Shirley, lol! I guess I don't have a life either, because I've been most more often than usual this summer. I've noticed the lull in posts from some bloggers too though. Before we know it, the weather will cool and folks will be indoors more and posting more. In the meantime, we can read each others posts. *grin*

Chellie said...

Aisling, Thanks for such a sweet post about me and my blog. That was very kind. I'm so glad that we've become friends. I hope we stay that way for a long time!

Aisling said...

Chellie, You're very welcome! I think we will remain friends for a long time Thanks for such a sweet response to my post. :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Aisling is it amazing to me too that we are attracted to each other through a network of sorts.. Chellie and you have been with me for a long time but I've made other friends through the two of you and I agree Chellie is special and a true and loyal friend, the two of you are always there for me and I appreciate it so much. I'm glad we got each other and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Aisling said...

Robbin, It is pretty amazing. I know a lot of people can't imagine a real friendship existing through an internet connection, but that is because they haven't experienced it. I'm wouldn't trade you either. :)

L.L. Barkat said...

The nice thing about blogging is the added benefit of interaction. Of course, content is not as guaranteed as with a magazine, but I'm with you... I don't really read magazines anymore either!

Aisling said...

l.l., How nice to see you here. It's true that blogging content might not be as consistent, but I have, over time, found blogs that I consistently enjoy reading. So that works.

I hope all is well with you! :)

Cottage Rose said...

Aisling; Thank you for you comment, and yes it is so great having all those bushes and trees down. It looks so different. The sun does shine better out front, so I hope next year I can plant more roses.
You are such a sweet blog friend, thank you for that.


Aisling said...


Thank you for such a nice note. It's been a long day, so it is pleasant to end the evening with such a friendly comment.

I'll be by your blog soon to see what is new! :)

Karla said...

You are so right - I usually discover most of my favorite blogs at other favorite blogs, especially yours.

Aisling said...

Karla, Nice to see you here. It is a good way of finding blogs that you know you will enjoy. I've found a few through your blogroll too. :)

Terra Hangen said...

It is a fun pastime reading blogs, and now I have discovered yours. You list more blogs for me to visit; this could become a full time job (smile).
Garden bloggers are mostly so gracious, it is akin to meeting them to read their posts.
Do come on over and say hi with a comment.