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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Important Interjection!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

I know you were expecting the next installment of the mystery happening in The Garden At Crocker Croft, as written in Barbee's Blog. The writer has not forgotten you, it is just that a big exciting happening occurred!

You may remember that Barbee' is a member of Blotanical.com. There has been a big annual contest going on over there. We were supposed to enter our blogs in the categories in which we wanted to be remembered. I didn't even do that (because, I know how stiff is the competition), but someone else nominated Barbee's Blog, which I consider a great compliment. Then it was on the short list, an even greater (and getting to be exciting) compliment.

When I received some notes of congratulations, it sent me running over there to see what was happening. The votes had been tallied at Blotanical, and (surprises never cease), Barbee's Blog was voted number one of the Kentucky members. Now, if you knew the competition, you would be as surprised as I am.

A multitude of excited thank-yous to all Blotanical members who voted for me. This is quite an honor that I do not take lightly. Thank you.

Now, I promise (I think.), the next post will reveal the mystery in the garden. I'm working on it. Need more photos. Things do interfere. While bending over gathering okra (dwarf plants), I had a spell of vertigo, lost my balance, fell out of one flower bed, reeled out of control across a section of lawn, then fell into another flowerbed flat on my front side, flattening a bunch of New England asters, kissed the ground with no intention of doing so, scraped the bridge of my nose, and sprained a knee. Now, I'm walking like Chester in the old (very old) TV series Gun Smoke. Well, that really dates me!

No, this is not the one where I fell.
It's just a pretty picture.


joey said...

Congratulations, Barbee! Keep inspiring us :)

Lucy Corrander said...

It couldn't be otherwise! Well done. It's amazing how much you do in your garden. It seems a full time job - then blogging as well!

But the other news is alarming. Hope you are being well looked after (spoilt, even) and that you are looking after yourself too.

If you need to take a break . . . your garden won't stop growing!

Best wishes.

Be well.

Take care.


our friend Ben said...

Hi Barbee'! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!!! But mercy, that fall. I once got so dehydrated from the flu that I pitched over twice while walking the dog, so I can relate. Hope you feel better ASAP!!!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Congratulations on your award Barbee! Many years of happy gardening and blogging!

Balisha said...

Hi Barbee..
Congratulations on your award.It is well deserved. Now about that fall...I can just picture it! Did you look around to see if anyone saw you fall? I have done that and then pretended that I was not hurting..Oh, the things we do when we are embarrassed.

lynn'sgarden said...

I'm sorry about your tumble, Barbee, but I couldn't HELP not snickering as the same thing happens to me....alot!! Glad you weren't badly hurt though..bruised ego maybe and a little limping! Your garden looks great and a big Congrats to your award ;)!!

Barbee' said...

Thanks, Joey, will try.

Thank you, Lucy, it is so good to hear from you. Yes, I am having to take a break from the garden. Oh bother, always something.

Thank you, Ben, then you know what it was like, no fun! But.... sorta funny!

Tatyana, thank you very much, I will try.

Balisha, ha, ha, ha, one of our sons was with me, but on the other side of the okra plants too far out of reach to grab me. He had to watch helplessly, then told me I should have done like children do, I should have dropped to the ground right away. I wondered if my husband happened to be looking out the window, but no. My thought was: Where are the funny home movie cameras when you need them! I have fallen in the past and did exactly as you described, looked around to see if anyone saw me. Was embarrassed then, but this time, just disgusted. I think the dizziness is a side effect of two medications that I really need to take, otherwise, I would stop them. Thank you for the congratulations and for the honor you paid me on your blog. Really fun!

Lynn, it was funny! Might as well laugh about it, right? Thank you for your nice positive feedback, and for leaving a comment. Today, I can bend the knee, but not put full weight on it.

Sunita said...

Congratulations, Barbee! Of course, it had to be you. Your blog gives so much of enjoyment to all of us :)

Barbee' said...

Sunita, what kind words. Thank you!