Friday, August 26, 2011

best of...

I've said before that I follow an extraordinary number of bloggers, nature-related and other. Due to unexpected events this past spring, I have fallen behind on so many things, including keeping up with my own blog (yes, I'm still backposting and have only gotten as far as 07/14/11) and reading others' blogs. While I still quickly peruse many blogs, I've developed a short list of bloggers who are my favorites to read or use as go-to sources. Here are a few best of:

adventures in South Africa: The Max Files
back-to-the-land CA v.2011: Curbstone Valley Farm
blog design: Dr. Carin Bondar
by the seashore: Wanderin' Weeta
CA nature & photography: John Wall's Natural California
cam-trap: The Nature of a Man
dragonflies: Northwest Dragonflier
excellence in writing: Xenogere
good laugh: Clients from Hell
hip & sexy botany: Phyte Club
how active I'd like to be after retirement: Orchids, Nature and My Outdoor Life
how perfect I once thought I should be: Posie Gets Cozy
if I lived in New York: 66 Square Feet
life changing journey: NorCal Katie
should be a book: Rock Paper Lizard
why I'm not a mother: The Zen of Motherhood

ps - End of post. The "You might also like:" shown below is an auto-generated widget I'm trying out to see if readers will find useful posts within Nature ID versus my ever present and work-intensive labels. I'm still not sure I like LinkWithin.


Hugh said...

Thanks for the plug, Katie. You're on my must-read list too.

biobabbler said...

Hey, I was just going to say "Yes, yes, yes!" re: Hugh and his Rock Paper Lizard blog, and there he is. He's SO funny in so few words, and great photos. King of Laconic.

Thanks for the list. Will have to explore! =)

Katie said...

Hola! Thanks for the link. I'm definitely going to check out these other links here also. I love finding good blogs through recommendations.

John W. Wall said...

Wow, I just spent half an hour checking out a handful of these sites. Too much fun! No wonder you've fallen behind on posting!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Hugh, you're welcome. I'm sending you an e-mail re: your "Near miss." post. Just my 2 cents, feel free to ignore it.

bb, how's your own writing going? Your blog is the best of... biobabbling, such an accurate description. Your style is very unique.

NorCal Katie, you're an inspiration. From garden blogging to near-death to growing a beautiful garden of your life. Thank you for sharing your journey.

John, I've seen your blogging style change over the past 2 years. Yours is still hands-down my favorite for CA photography and your first-hand experiences and knowledge of a wide variety of nature topics local to you. I'm glad you were entertained by some of these blogs.

GretchenJoanna said...

I thought I had subscribed to your blog a long time ago, and just discovered that I hadn't, so I've been missing a lot. I'm really glad I made sure of it this time, so that I could notice the back-posted silver bush lupine. I love that we have so many sorts of lupines in California but I've only once tried to identify which species I'm taking a picture of. Your post highlighting just one to focus on is very helpful!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Welcome back, Gretchen Joanna. Glad to hear my format is helpful to you. It definitely helps me learn about one plant or animal at a time.