AfterÂ theÂ kindÂ words
Â RickÂ wrote about Ellis Hollow overÂ atÂ Â The Whispering Crane Institute
yesterday, I was moved to blow a little smoke up his shorts, as well.
I'llÂ admitÂ thatÂ I'veÂ onlyÂ beenÂ visitingÂ thereÂ forÂ aÂ fewÂ weeks. But Rick hooked me. Â That's because he does some things well thatÂ IÂ think allÂ usÂ gardenÂ bloggersÂ shouldÂ strive to emulate:
- Interesting original content not found anywhere else.
- Content that extends far beyond one particular garden, including many posts of historical interest. Â (I wish more bloggers would help sieve through that stuff and glean the best for the rest of us.)
- And most importantly: Consistently interesting graphic content. Â (For example, these colorful options for visiting Quito.)
NotÂ treatingÂ graphicÂ contentÂ as an afterthought is especially important for those of us who come to bloggingÂ primarily as writers. Gardening is largely a visual experience. Â Reading online is a chore. Looking at pictures is easy. And Rick's pictures carry a lot of thought-provoking content. It's no coincidence that he's a landscape-design professional.
So when you can't read any more, head over to the WCI and page through the old posts. (Check out his series, 'An Appreciation of Stone
.') You'll find images that make you want to start reading again.