Pamela Price (Red, White, and Grew), an editor for the Texas-based Country Lifestyle magazine (CLM), has been going around tapping a few Great State bloggers to be regular contributors to CLM's new blog. And guess what? Yup, I'm over there now a couple of times a month with two other new contributors/team members, the wickedly funny Casey Kelly Barton (Redneck Mother) and the terrific locavore food maven Beth Goulart (Texas Locavore).
Why am I excited? Well, certainly there are a lot of reasons to be happy about working with an editor like Pamela, and to be associated with writers like Casey and Beth. Mainly, though, I'm tickled because Pamela wanted to hear about gardening from my part of the state. Now, those of you outside of Texas might not realize this, but it's a big place--so big that sometimes we get overlooked up here. Even in Texas, people often think the panhandle plains are just flat, dry, and boring. This is a chance to speak up for a landscape that is quiet.
Plus--and this is the very best part of all--I get to talk about another subject dear to my heart: gardening while keeping a sense of place in mind. Yes, that's right. Pamela specifically requested this. Let's see...Casey Kelly Barton has a blog about eco-living, Beth Goulart writes about being a locavore, and Pamela does her own blogging on the resurgence of Victory Gardens and sustainable living...hmm, could all this be a sign that Pamela and the folks at CLM have a different sort of magazine-based blog in mind? Maybe one that talks about more than when to plant the petunias?
Mosey on over to the CLM blog if you get a chance and give it a gander. Maybe we can kick up some dust together.
Oh, and here's a picture of a cedar waxwing, just 'cuz I like 'em, and I await their return.