The Anxious Gardener is one year old! Hardly seems possible – but it is. During the dark and cold days of January 2011, I began to think idly about starting a blog. Didn’t know why particularly … still don’t. But I did think that it might help my brain from atrophying (jury’s still out on that one) and also, I wanted to share the beauty of the Priory with others. And so, after scratching my head and reading a handful of gardening blogs, I played around a little with blogger, scratched my head a little more and before I really knew what I was doing, I published my first post on 4th February 2011.
And what an amazing and (at times infuriating and maddening but generally) hugely enjoyable process it has been. It didn’t even occur to me, when I started, that it would be so hugely time-consuming or that I would ‘virtual-meet’ such a wealth of lovely people – from all over the globe. Indeed, if I take only one experience away with me from this whole blogging malarkey, it would be this; that there is such a surprising number of very nice people about. Read the newspapers, watch the news, commute, make obscene gestures at a crowd of football supporters … and well, you’d never guess how damn decent the vast majority of people are.
To celebrate my twelve months of blogging, I thought I would re-visit some of my photos; a few of my favourites, showing a range of subjects from the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2011. (Winter is a little too recent to re-visit just yet)! Most have appeared on the AG before; but not all:
Who knows how long The Anxious Gardener might last (I certainly don’t) but, while it does, I would like to thank you and everyone else who visits and reads and, by doing so, encourages me to carry on. Thank you. Very much.