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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thank You, Garden Bloggers

Monarch Butterfly on Profusion Zinnia ~~Blithewold Garden, RI

Dear Garden Blogging Friends,

You won't believe this but, I was completely speechless for a few minutes this weekend! Seriously! You have thrown a surprise party and given me the loveliest of gifts.

Can a blogger be more fortunate? Two awards! Are you sure there wasn't a mistake? Was there a miscount? Did you see the other nominees? They are stellar Bloggers!  What a delight and honor to be in their company.

Thank you, for reading my blog; for taking time to write wonderful comments; for your continued friendship; for your warm welcome into the blogging community and for honoring me with two Blotanical awards. You are the dearest of people...Really, it's you are who are the best.

Gail
Conoclinium coelestinum or Mistflower, Clay and Limestone, TN


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom. (Marcel Proust)

52 comments:

  1. Wouldn't visit and comment if you didn't have such a wonderful blog!

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  2. Darla, See, that is exactly why I think you guys are the best! You write the most touching comments! Thank you!

    Gail

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  3. Congratulations on your Blotanical award!

    Love the picture of the monarch on the zinnia!

    I now have the "Raising Butterflies" post up for you!

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  4. Robin,

    Thanks, I am heading over there now!

    Gail

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  5. You're a wonderful friend to this community, Gail, and I was SO excited for you. Your awards are well-deserved. :-)

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  6. Nancy, Thank you..Congrats to you, too! Now that I am home, I want to visit everyone and see what has been happening in their world.

    Gail

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  7. Hi Gail, when I saw that you had won, it was so exciting, I yelled out, 'Gail won!'. The family didn't get it, but the other bloggers do. We all love your blog and you personally, we are so happy for you. And to think you won on a place where your posts aren't even showing up, it boggles the mind. Hope you can get rested up before you come visit me. ;->
    Frances

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  8. Congrats on your awards Gail! You've done a great job with you blog, I'm glad you got some recognition!

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  9. congrats on your botanical awards!
    it is great to get recognized for all your efforts.
    keep up the great work!
    i have that mistflower blooming in my wildflower garden but didn't know the name.

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  10. Congratulations on your awards! You are very deserving and I always look forward to our little "conversations". Welcome home, I hope you had a good trip.

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  11. Congratulations on your well deserved awards Gail. It takes a lot more effort to blog than I ever realized (before starting one) so it is nice to have that acknowledged. I look forward to another great year of blogging by you!

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  12. Frances,

    I pretty much did the same thing when I finally got to read Blotanical (the no computer on vacation thing)! Thank you for the kindest and sweetest compliment! Would you like to hear something funny, the blotanical fix still won't work for me! I would be laughing if I hadn't just had a huge amount of trouble trying to comment while at Blotanical! I am resting now at the computer visiting all of you darling bloggers! I do need a vacation form my vacation...air travel totally negates a wonderful vacation.

    Gail

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  13. Dave, You were my mentor! Thank you.

    Gail

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  14. Gail, I was so happy when I saw that you had won awards in two categories. I was disappointed when the nominations came out that I couldn't nominate you for best commenter because of some little glitch. But the awards you won were even better--congratulations! You certainly deserve both of them!

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  15. Marmee,

    Thank you...So glad to help you id the Mistflower. It is a lovely but nearly indescribable blue in person. You never know what the monitor will display when it comes to color!

    Gail

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  16. Conagratulations, Gail, on your well deserved award.

    Donna

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  17. Aw, thank you. Oh wait! This is your award! lol Congrats again! Glad you are back. Have fun at Frances'.

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  18. Aren't you sweet! Congratulations on your well deserved awards! :) The picture of the Monarch on the Zinnia is gorgeous!

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  19. Congrats, Gail. You do a great job and deserve the recognition.

    Love the two photos you posted today.
    Marnie

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  20. It couldn't happen to a nicer person or a better blogger. You've taught me many things.~~Dee

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  21. Congratulations!!! You deserved the awards, so I am so happy to see you get them. And the monarch photo is stunning.

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  22. You are the best and I mean that in all ways! Thorough with your posts and interesting to read. Not to mention a great traveling companion!

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  23. Cindy, I love our conversations, too!
    Isn't it a pleasant way to spend a few minutes? Thanks for asking about my vacation...I had a great time with my baby, Cindy I remember when he was an 11 month old...he was learning to walk and shortly after that he was running off to college! gail

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  24. Kathleen, Thank you, I am tickled that you said that! Blogging is a wonderful experience, very rewarding and as you say, just a little bit of work! Chores v Blogging. What do we all choose! Sometimes we have to get groceries! Gail

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  25. Rose, The Best Commenter award is a great award...comments and commenters make our blogging day! You are all the icing on the cake of blogging. Stop me before I run on.......but I am really honored that you enjoy my comments! There are several most excellent commenters and you are one of them.

    Gail

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  26. Donna/Mother, Thank you! Btw, I like your new format, how are you enjoying it?

    gail

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  27. Tina! Hey there...and here is another one of the bloggers I think is a fabulous commenter! REALLY!

    gail

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  28. Racquel, Thank you. Wasn't I lucky to catch the monarch? He was following us around the garden and we were watching a hummingbird. He posed nicely didn't he?

    gail

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  29. marnie, Thank you. I feel really lucky to have caught the butterfly. You will like this! When I snapped the shot, his wings were closed...but with the digital delay...he had opened his wings! I love digital cameras!
    gail

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  30. De, Wow! Grasshopper thanks you, Obi Wan! Do you mind the mixed metaphors?
    Gail

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  31. Kim, Thank you. I am liking the photos, too! Often the tiny little Mistflower wants to mist a bit, too much! The Butterfly was following us around the garden, begging to be photographed! Lucky shot!

    Gail

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  32. Layanee, You are trying to make me tear up aren't you! Thank you for your very kind compliments! You must make this solemn oath to me...'Tell me if I get pedantic or lecture.'

    I did have fun with you and loved meeting your sister and your dear gardening friends!

    Gail

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  33. Congratulations, it is well deserved!

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  34. Phillip,

    Thanks!

    May I ask you a question? Have you gotten any rain down there yet? We are still very dry up here!

    Gail

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  35. Congrats Dear Gail. You are most deserving.

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  36. Gail--It's so nice to see your wonderful blog recognized! I hope you had a wonderful time in RI, it must be lovely this time of year. Congratulations.

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  37. Congratulations Gail. Awards delivered to a well deserving blogger. Loved the pics. Blue Mist, Hmmm

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  38. Lisa, Thank you and how kind of you!

    gail

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  39. Cosmo, Thank you! I had a fantastic time. I toured the city of Providence, ate good food and had a great garden adventure with Layanee from Ledge and Gardens! Thank you for asking.
    Gail

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  40. Lola, Well thank you! Do you have Bluemist? it is a lovely native but I don't know how far south it grows!

    gail

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  41. You do a remarkable job of keeping up with everyone. I am not surprised you got chosen. I enjoy coming here and reading your response as much as the post.

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  42. Congratulations Gail! As others have mentioned, I was disappointed about the glitch that kept you from the best commenter category. Your comments are always so thoughtful and kind, and you must be one of the busiest commenters at Blotanical!

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  43. anna,

    Hey there my Southern friend! Don't you love the Hey we get to use! Did I miss that you moved your blog?
    Comments are so much fun and I do enjoy the interaction with everyone....I am glad you do too!

    Gail

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  44. Gardengirl,

    Linda, I have always thought that you were a fantastic commenter!

    I don't know about being the busiest commenter at Blotanical...I am still only partially showing up! I have a Firefox Bookmark add on that keeps track of all the new posts of my bookmarked blogs! It is perfect and very helpful! I wish that Blogger would program comments so we could answer each individually like Word Press users can; it would simplfy commenting. I wrote them about it...Maybe we ought to have a campaign to get them to make a change!

    Spring Fling 2009~ am I excited? YES! Can't wait to see what you all have planned!

    Gail

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  45. We come to visit you because you have a great blog. Congratulations on the well deserved awards. You are so sweet to say it's all us, but it's they way you write and interact with us that makes your blog such a big hit.

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  46. Gail,
    you have such a nice blog - you certainly deserve your awards! Congratulations!
    /Katarina

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  47. Gail, I'm really sorry I don't frequent blotanical much, so I didn't know about your awards until now. But I am THRILLED for you, as you are a very thoughtful gardener who devotes much time to her garden as well to her fellow gardeners. :-)

    Yea!

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  48. Gail you ABSOLUTELY deserved those awards! I have been so impressed by your blog since I started reading it. In fact, I've written a tribute to your blog on MY blog! You all are welcome to go read what I wrote about Gail, and my other favorite blog by my friend Sherry: http://360.yahoo.com/momwizard2

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  49. Dear Gail,
    I'm so happy for you on your awards.(I haven't been able to get much done over at blotanical for a very long time. I've tried all the fixes and they don't work for me either.)

    BUT I did make sure to get over there to vote and I was so happy to see you in the running.

    Well deserved for your beautiful spirit, Gail, that is reflected in your beautiful blog.
    Meems @Hoe&Shovel

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  50. Whew, I thought I would never make it back here to respond! Catching up after time away is hard...

    Cinj, Thank you so much for your very kind words! The kind of connections I've been able to make as a blogger are wonderful...thank you for visiting and being such a ggood blogging buddy.

    Katarina, Thank you! I am so excited that you come all the way from Sweden to see me! Don't you love the internet....never would I have imagined such a beautiful rose garden with out seeing it at your blog!

    Shady, My dear Iowa buddy...Thank you for always visiting and supporting me, especially through the hard times!

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  51. Lynn,

    I am sorry I haven't been over sooner... there is no excuse...I will stop by today! Love you dear friend, Gail

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  52. Meems,

    Thanks you for your wonderful kind words...I value them tremendously. You are one of my role models.
    Gail

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.


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