All right, the post many of you have been waiting for. Who was the surprise guest at the recent gathering of a few Tennessee bloggers? Can you guess? She is the redhead in the blue kneeling next to me. Many of you already know this wonderful blogger, but let me introduce you to some other bloggers you also are very familiar with. From left to right standing is: Gail (Clay and Limestone), Dave (The Home Garden), Mother Nature (Mother Nature), DP (Square Foot Gardening in Nashville), and introducing our next generation of garden bloggers....drumroll please....is Grace, Dave's oldest daughter. I am kneeling next to our surprise visitor.
Have you guessed who our surprise guest was yet? I'll give you a clue, she drove all the way from the Knoxville area to visit and many bloggers have met this lady before, including Gail and I.
We all spent a few hours talking at a nice little place near Cheekwood (thanks Gail and DP for choosing a good location). Like everyone has already stated in their posts on our meeting, we talked of many, many things. And it is funny (really quite astonishing) just how much you know someone when you have never met them! It is a really strange feeling that I have heard many bloggers mention if they have met other bloggers. Even when you have never met someone, you know so much about them-almost like lifelong friends that have created memories and talked each day. It is not exactly the same, but there is definitely a relationship there from blogging and talking online. What a really strange life phenomenon this Internet has enabled.
I hope the next time we are able to meet up even more Tennessean bloggers can join in. I know some are close by and some are far away. Some other Tennessee garden bloggers I know about and hope can get together are: Marmee, Rhonda, Gisele, and any other garden bloggers who are interested in melding the cyberland with the real world. You never know, there could be some really cool plants involved in the meet up and not to mention the great garden talk! Thanks for the plants!
Alright, alright, I know most everyone already knows who the redhead is-its Frances of Faire Garden fame. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we are ever so happy you were able to drive out to see us Frances! Thanks!
Gail, Geri STILL says no way, no how, no posts-guest or otherwise. She enjoyed meeting everyone though.
Frances, I am so glad you used this picture. It is my favorite. I can't remember what was so funny but we are all looking very happy. Geri did do a good job on the four pictures she snapped. Skeeter-four pictures for one good one, not so bad I guess. Thank goodness for digital cameras.
Special thanks go to Geri, Jenny, Grace and Olivia for coming along for the meeting.
Jenny, it was a pleasure meeting you and you have a lovely family and super great little girls.
in the garden....