Two of my favorite garden-blog posts of late happen to be by two of my favorite people, both of whom have become friends through this amazing medium that you're looking at. One of them even lives near me – though far enough away to justify a sleep-over (and boy, can she cook!).
First up, Rhode Island blogger Layanee DeMerchant offers good photography and writing about gardening on Legends and Gardens as a matter of course, but I highly recommend her off-topic travel features. The post about her family's Labor Day Weekend at Seboomook Lake, Maine, with its daring (for a garden-blog) interior shots, put me right there. Please can I drop by and join Tucker on the front porch to gaze out over the lake?
Now down here in Maryland, you may already be aware that Robin Ripley has gone whole-chicken! I've seen the hens and T. Boone Chickens in person but prefer seeing them through Robin's camera lens, always. A Bounty of Eggs, with this well styled glamour shot, will catch you up if you're new to Robin's chicken adventures but really, the whole chicken category is a treat.
Should Gardenbloggers Go Rogue?
So now let's get to the hot topic – garden-blog posts about something else. (Eek!) See, I have to confess that I enjoy off-topic posts MORE than posts about actual gardens, and I'm wondering why. With Layanee and Robin here it could be because I know them, or maybe something else. Maybe between the gardens I take care of and the gardens of all my clients, I'm burnt out on garden stories? Yeah, I bet that's it.
And how about you? What do you think of these off-topic posts (and many more from Craig Cramer over at Ellis Hollow, which I also love). Anybody else taking the road less posted about?