So here goes, twelve sites, not all gardening related.
Before we start, I'd like to commend to you the blogs featured on my sidebar; some post often, some don't, but all are worth visiting for one reason or another.
Blotanical is a network that feels like home. When I started blogging last March, experienced Blotanical bloggers made sure I felt welcomed. Now, every so often I go and welcome new Blotanical bloggers.
Here are two popular Blotanical blogs:
I visit Town Mouse and Country Mouse in California to see completely different terrain and native plants than I'm used to in Illinois.
Mud Pie from Australia, by Ali, a vegetable gardener whose blog feels like a sunshiny day.
I also belong to Nature Blog Network, full of blogs by scientists and nature lovers. When I browse around there, I always learn something. Here are two:
The Green Ogre features nature photography from India by SR, DeepWithin, Arun and Beej.
Culturing Science - Biology as relevant to us earthly beings: science writing from Philadelphia, PA by Hannah Waters.
Then sometimes I'm just wandering, lost in cyberspace.
I'm not sure how I found Via Negativa , based in Pennsylvania, but I return for the poetry and musings by Dave Bonta.
One day, when I was reading Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, by Jon T. Coleman (Yale, 2006), an environmental history, I Googled "wolves and elk" and found New West, a new-style news media site based in Montana.
When I'm feeling serious I go to Energy Bulletin, a spicy stew of news and opinion from around the world involving everything to do with the environment, peak oil, climate change and sustainable living. They are kind enough to let me cross post some of my relevant essays.
Sometimes I think about indoor things.
The Style Files is full of beautiful modern interiors and design from Danielle de Lange in the Netherlands.
I found Colour Me Happy when trying to decide what color to paint my bedroom. Maria Killam is based in British Columbia.
When I want to know more about the craft of blogging,
I return home to Chicago's very own Mr. Brown Thumb, who writes very helpful posts about blogging issues at Garden Bloggers.