September 12, 2006

Thanks Stuart!

Stuart over at Gardening Tips 'N' Ideas showcased me as his gardening blog of the week earlier today. Much earlier, seeing as he's in Australia and it was still yesterday here. I always fine it interesting looking at blogs from Down Under. Although they don't have anything much of what I would call a winter - they're always so delightfully horrified when they get frost! - they are moving out of it about now, so they'll be all full of the enthusiasm of spring when we're winding down and feeling nostalgic.

Sometime about four months from now, Stu, I'll post a picture of the snowdrift in my flower bed out back, just so you can see what winter is supposed to look like.

He said nice things about my pictures too, which is pretty much guaranteed to get him on my good side. But really, the truth is, I mostly just point and shoot. I know how to use the macro and the auto-focus and Canon makes good cameras. My husband better hope I don't get too serious, because then I'll start wanting zoom lenses and such, and we'll never get to the end of it. Actually, I already wish I had one, but it's on the list of things I won't get around to any time soon. Too many higher priorities.

So tootle on over and have a look at what Stuart is up to. He had to revamp his entire site, as a certain publisher took offense at his Gardening for Dummies theme...

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Stuart said...

My pleasure Janet. Sorry about the Californai/Canada mix up. I'm taking lessons in geography as we speak.

You're right about us wimpy Australians in the winter. Alice, in Canberra, probably suffers the worst Australian winters which in comparison would be a chilly summer's day in Florida. That's a little exaggerated, but you get my point.

I thank God that I never have to wake to a snow drift blanketing my plants.

Janet said...

A snow drift actually makes an excellent thermal blanket. What is scary is -30 with no snow...

I remember Australian newspapers giggling in disbelief a couple of years ago when Canadians were complaining about a heat wave in the low '30s (Celsius, in case my American friends think that anything above freezing has us screaming about excess heat). In all fairness to Canadians though, once you factored the humidity in, temperatures were more like 40, and even Aussies must concede that that is hot.