There are many bloggers that make my day regularly and certainly deserve this award. I would give all of my daily blog reads this award, but today I was thinking of my blogging friends from the northern regions of Canada.
While we southern Canadians do our share of complaining about the winter weather, it is nothing in comparison to what the gardeners who live in the north of our country endure. Yet each of them spends far more time documenting the sheer beauty of their landscapes than they do griping about the hardships of long, cold winters.
Gardenista, of Northern Exposure Gardening lives in Saskatchewan too, but far north of me. I am in awe of her ability to garden in zone one and grow an incredible garden. Checking out her blog is always a treat. Gardenista starts an array of interesting plants and has some cool orchids that I like seeing on her blog.
Granny Fiddler, of Granny Fiddler – North of Sanity, is another fiddle-playing gardener. She always cheers me with her posts and her humour. With her new camera, I am expecting more photographs of the incredible sunrises over northern Alberta. Granny Fiddler also participates in The Created Wor(l)d, a collective writing blog I also belong to.
Diane, of Alberta Postcards – Conspire to Inspire, writes posts on a variety of subjects, many of which highlight the beauty of her northern Albertan neighbourhood. Her photographs are well worth taking a look at. Diane recently returned from a trip to Victoria, British Columbia, and has some good photographs on her blog about her travels.
Cicero Sings also lives far north and west of me, in Cariboo country. Cicero blogs daily and documents much of the natural world around her. Her photographs show the grandeur of the Canadian north and make me wish that I could take a walk in her neck of the woods too. Cicero and I are part of the Sit-Spot Challenge, which has been more of a challenge than I realised. Check it out here.
Have a good weekend, everyone. I’m planning to knit, melt some beeswax and work on a short story. I’ll get back to blog reading next week … see you then!