Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks petrel41 !

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Dear Kitty.Some blog. has nominated my Botanical Garden Blog of the year 2012 award. Reading Dear Kitty.Some blog. About section one sees why this means a lot it goes about changing the world we all live in……to be a better one…

I give a star for Blog of the year award to a blog that has changed my wiev of the world in 2012 the most-it is Rob Viens and his blog


The Beagle Project  .Thank you Rob for sharing your posts with us!

Here are the ‘rules’ for this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience .

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.




By Tamara Jare

Slovenian figurative painter. Love colors and light.

10 replies on “Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks petrel41 !”

Tamara – Thank you so much for the honor, I am very touched to be nominated. I agree with you in terms of what to make of these awards. But what is really meaningful is that this award comes from you – someone who’s blog I enjoy reading and have a lot of respect for. You certainly deserved the honor yourself. I’ve really enjoyed being part of the global community that “being a blogger” creates. Thanks so much,
Rob – from over a the Beagle Project


Dear Rob,these are kind words, thank you indeed.I must admit I enjoy being part of blogger community , too.Possibility to talk with authors is certainly something no newspaper or TV gives.Hearing from your own readers is even more precious.
Anyway, I have a small wish-I would like to invite you to make a guest post for My Botanical Garden, if possible(but not obligatory) about some Darwin’s botanical observations ?It could be a post for your site that I would re-blog latter, but I really would be happy to have you as my guest in My Botanical Garden!
All the best from Ljubljana!


Hi Tamara
I’d be happy to guest blog – sounds like fun – thanks for asking! I’ve been a little slow recently but sometime soon I thought I’d research and write up something about the forests of Tierra del Fuego. Maybe something like that would work? Possibly next week? I can let you know when I get something together.

Likewise, I’d like to extend the invite back to you, too. I’d be happy to have you guest blog on the Beagle Project if you are interested. I’d be open to any ideas.


Thank you,Rob! Looks like 2013 will be a good one!
I am absolutely happy with your post about forests of Tierra del Fuego,but ,please do not feel under any time pressure!And, please, let me know when you post it,so I can reblog it asap-in these days I have pretty much to do and so I am (like with this answer today)in delay with my blog matters.Thank you again!
I am quiet thrilled about your invitation-I am thinking about a post about a Charles Darwin relative who did spend some of his time on botanic gardens,I am even thinking about some tea from porcelain cups made in mr Darwin’s friend’s manufacture.What do you think about this idea?
Wishing you all the best in 2013!


Hi Tamara – I haven’t forgotten your offer! I’ve been a little side tracked with work, and the anthropology of Tierra del Fuego. But I am planning to get back the vegetation shortly and will let you know when I have a guest post written.

Either of your topics sound great – I be interested in the connection you mention between botanical gardens and Darwin’s relative but either topic would be fine. (I assume you mean the Wedgewood China? Darwin’s mother (and later in life, his wife) were both from the Wedgewood family.)

I should have something relatively soon – sorry for the delay!


Hi Rob,
blogging has to be fun -whenever your vegetation post is ready,just let me know, that is all! And :bingo-you’ve got it! I am going to write about Darwin and Wedgewood! And will let you know when the post is written!
Wish you successful working week 🙂


Hi Tamara
So I am on a bit of a roll and plan to have a series of three posts related to the guest blog topic we discussed – you are welcome to consider any or all of them as part of a guest post. One is on the general bioregions and trees of Tierra del Fuego, the second of “Darwin’s Fungus” and the third on the peat bogs. The later two include a lot of descriptions directly from Darwin. I plan to post the first one Saturday, and (if I get them all done on time) one a day for the next few days. Thanks again for the offer! – Rob


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