Clark carries a small perennial plant grown from seed to Riccardo’s apartment in Mantova and proudly holds it up for him to see…
R: Hey! What’s the name?
C: Amsonia - American!
R: No, Not you, Sonia, the plant!
C: Amsonia, not I’m Sonia. AMMMMMM. Amsonia
I’m the kind of guy who thought blogging was only for ego-maniacs who live quite boring lives and can’t write very well. We’ve all seen how bad they can be. Not being well informed of internet trends, I first heard about blogs in a book published in 2005: Riverbend’s Baghdad Burning. I thought a blog could only be of interest if you live in war-torn Iraq or somewhere incredible… then this summer my Irish friend Angela, seeing my enthusiasm for plants and gardens, set up this Tumblr photo blog for me, and I quickly became addicted. At first I kept myself entertained and busy with me, me, me, my stuff, my stuff. Then I began to meet other plant people who live normal, rural lives. No need to have your city or world destroyed to be of interest to others…
Last week in cyberspace I stumbled upon a blog that blew me away - www.hayefield.com, so I immediately wrote to the woman behind the camera and keyboard, and got a friendly response . It read like a hand-written ink-on-paper letter. Now I’m a fan not only of her plants and style, but of blogging, as well.
Thank you, Nancy J. Ondra.