Each day I look forward to reading the new posts of my blogging friends. My Google Reader has close to 50 subscriptions which I scan through quickly each morning. I go back later in the day and read new posts more thoroughly. While I don't have time to comment on all of them, I always take away something that enriches or amuses me. We went for a long walk early in the morning yesterday before it got too hot. As I walked along the river I noticed how many things I recognized that I wouldn't have a year ago.
This week, Jennifer posted a picture of wild cucumber flowers on her Flickr page. I would not have recognized these tiny blooms if I had not seen her post. I wonder how little flowers produce such large, spongy seed cases in the fall?
Today, Larry admitted that he has difficulty with sparrow identification, especially with juvenile birds around. This little sparrow looked like it had fur and feathers. Tom, and Laura would not have difficulty identifying it. I wouldn't have given it a second thought before.
Susan has made me more aware of the importance of native species. This weekend we cleaned out the garden and removed the plants that are not thriving in our soil and climate. I have some ideas for fall plantings that will include more native plants.
Bloggers with literary talents like Cathy, Donna and Laura inspire me to write more creatively. I would love to give tribute to all my favourite bloggers in this post, but I have to go to work soon. My sidebar lists the blogs I enjoy most.
I would like to take a road trip when I have two or three months off (!) and travel the continent meeting the people who have enriched my life. My trip would take me through most of America, including Alaska as well as British Columbia and eastern Ontario.
Well, that trip is a dream right now.
In the meantime, I will continue my daily visits in virtual reality.