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Since then, Woodland Gnome has continued to document the turning of the seasons in photographs, and to share bits of poetry, book reviews, essays on gardening topics, favorite quotations from other authors, and the occasional recipe with the loyal and patient followers of Forest Garden.
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Hello Woodland Gnome, I hope all is well in your gardening world. A few months ago you asked if I could contact you once my book, A Walk to the Water, was available. Well, it now is! You can get it from SilverWood Books or a number of other online book stores. It’s raining here in Bristol, England, but the autumn colours push through regardless 🙂
Congratulations on completing your book and getting it to market! That is such a blessing for all those who now can absorb it and see the world through your mind and heart. Thank you for letting me know it is available; we will take a look for it. It was raining here in Virginia yesterday, but the sun is out this morning. The colors seem almost more intense when the leaves are wet, and viewed against a cloudy sky. Best wishes as you plan your next adventure, WG
Thank you for your thoughts, it’s certainly a wonderful thing to have such magnificent memories bound neatly and artistically into a book.
I was talking to my father just days ago about that very observation, the brightness of wet leaves on a cloudy day. I hope they are just as beautiful today as they were a few days ago. Danny
Hello! I just nominated you for the 3 Days 3 Quote Challenge if you would like to participate. You can check out my blog for the rules. https://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-two/
Thank you for thinking of me? 😉 You know I love using quotations too, so I will play along. I may not nominate three others every day, however. I’ve been reading some very thoughtful essays by bloggers who have chosen to stop accepting “Awards,” likening them to chain letters. I rather like the challenges, though. Thank you for the link you created to Forest Garden. Best wishes, WG ❤ ❤ ❤
I totally understand your sentiments. I recently was nominated for 2 blogging awards, which I appreciated but I didn’t pass them on for exactly the same reason.
Actually , didn’t you also write on this topic recently ? This is such a busy time of year for gardening topics that I am just trying to keep up ☺ Thank you for understanding , Deb. Best wishes , WG
Yes, a couple of times recently, I’ve written about receiving blogging awards but not nominating others because so many people prefer to remain award free or just not participate. It IS rather like a chain letter.
🙂 But I enjoyed this challenge, Deb. Thank you for asking me ❤
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Thank you, Hugh 😉 Hope all is well with you. WG