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Sunday, November 08, 2009


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Lisa at Greeenbow

This sounds like the most fun. I can't imagine that you are in need of writing tutorials. I think your writing is great. It is fun to try new things though. I would be interested in reading your poetry. I really like your collection of curiousities. The way you have them in the box reminds me of an artist that puts things like this into her art pieces. What a wonderful way to stretch and bend.


What a great concept. It will be interesting to see if there is any carry-over to your blog and if there will be any changes to the great posts we normally see.


What a wonderful program. Sounds very challenging, but very enriching. I can't wait to hear more about it.

And now Linda, I think I'm beginning to understand one of the reasons I relate to your blog so much, and I should have spotted it sooner: I should have guessed you had newspaper blood. I'm not sure what it is, but once you've been part of the newsroom fraternity, there's a shared experience there that carries over even to seemingly unrelated activities, including gardening.


Thanks all for those nice comments. It's a great program and one I'm sure you would enjoy. Really gets you thinking about how to describe what is all around you and what's the best media to use. With Mark being such a great photographer, I've often burdened him with "assignments" when he has other things he'd rather do. I will probably try to contribute some photos, but he's so good it will take me years to get to his level.

And Erin, I was a newspaper columnist for more than 20 years, as well as a graphic designer, an editorial writer, editorial page editor and features editor. So I tend to always link together what others may see as disparate subjects. Sort of a six degrees of separation philosophy.


Oh for cryin' out loud, Linda, I'm slapping my head right now. I KNEW I knew your name. Sometimes I'm just a little slow on the uptake, I guess. Cap Times, right? I miss that paper. I subscribed to it when I lived in Madison and we received it at the office for years until it went online.

How fortunate that I found your blog and I'm able to enjoy your work.


Next time you are in Madison, we'll get together and share publishing stories and tour gardens!


Thanks for the quote from Eleanor. This sounds like a great project! Looking forward to seeing more pictures and notes about the Arboretum.


One of the nice things about this program is that they keep giving us amazing quotes.

Also they showed us a piece by Aldo Leopold that was for an ag journal and he later refined the idea and used it in Sand County Almanac. Fun to see that even he could write bad stuff and later turn it into sentences that are now quoted!


It is always amazing to challenge oneself to a new way of looking...even if it is a bit scary. I look forward to seeing how this journey of curiosity progresses...

Barbara H

Oh, Linda, I am so envious but so thrilled for you! I have the strongest feeling that your previous writing experience has laid a wonderful foundation for a leap into the lyrical. Everyone is right - your writing is already wonderful but I feel like there is so much more for you to discover about it. Have fun on your journey - though it sounds like lots of work, too.

Martha B.


What a great program. I wonder if there's anything like it here in the northeast.

I also love your idea of using a grid box for specimens.

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Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!


I took a master Naturalist class here in SC, wish I had something like your class here. It would be a wonderful addition to my classroom.


The course sounds phenomenal. I am looking into something like that for myself as a way of relaxing and meditating with nature. Thanks for the wonderful idea of a curiosities box. I think I will start one and encourage my students to start one too.

Marnie @ Carrots are Orange

Lovely!! I cannot wait to integrate this idea into my Montessori home. My boys will adore the process. Thank you!

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