More from me next month – Autumn approaches!
Join in the green festivities online with two lush blog carnivals:
First, high thee hence to The Organic Writer blog where Yvonne Osborne has prepared an inspiring forest-garden for every wanderer at The Festival of the Trees 49: Favorite Trees.
Happy Birthday, Festival of the Trees! Since July 2006 the Festival of the Trees has been celebrating all things arboreal online with the participants and hosts from around the world.
Roberta asks that we consider submitting child-friendly posts. Ideas include sharing bark rubbings, children’s drawings of trees and leaves, ideas for or photographs of tree houses, nature journals with tree themes, photos from a favorite walk through the woods, science experiment ideas, etc. If you want some serious inspiration, she suggests you take a look at Rachel Carson’s book THE SENSE OF WONDER.
You can read details about issue #50 here, and the easy submission information is included below:
Host: Growing With Science Blog
Deadline: July 29
Email to: growingwithscience [at] gmail [dot] com – or use the contact form
Theme: Trees through a child’s eyes
Important! Put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line of your email
Berry Go Round
To begin, enjoy issue #29 of Berry Go Round at the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog, which brings us “11 blog posts about plants that you really must read.”
Berry Go Round is a celebration of all things botanical, which encourages lively discussions about plants, their natural history, life cycle, growth habit and other related topics. I’m asking participants to expand this discussion to apply concrete botanical information to your personal interactions with plants, and allow yourselves to be inspired, to create, and to share.
Scientists and laypeople alike are encouraged to investigate not only the physiological and ecological aspects of a plant, but also a plant’s relationship to you, people, culture, place, art, dreams, and beyond.
Deadline: July 28
Email to: trees [at] brainripples [dot] com (or use the BGR submission options here)
Themes: Stretch yourself – incorporate botanical observations with artistic reflections
Important! Put “Berry Go Round” in the subject line of your email
Recap: What’s a Blog Carnival?
If you’re still scratching your head, and you want to participate, here’s a little help…
Botanical Blog Carnival Participation in four easy steps:
Step 1: Blog about plants, trees, and all things botanical (or create other content/media, and share it online)
Step 2: Send us the link (see above for each blog carnival’s submission information)
Step 3: Spread the word (tell your friends)
Step 4: Enjoy!
Blog carnivals are published on a regular schedule, usually at a different Host blog for each issue. The Festival of the Trees and Berry Go Round are each published once per month. To find additional Nature Blog Carnivals, visit the Nature Blog Network.
The time has come for WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” to take the stage. Please be aware that Brainripples will be upgrading to WordPress 3.0, and there may be some little fixes this week and next while I get it all right.
Thanks for your understanding, and let me know if anything breaks for you.
PS – Happy Greetings of the Solstice, one and all! For those of us in the northern hemisphere, this means planting and preparation for the autumn harvest. Updates from my garden to follow shortly.
PPS – One week left: submit to the Festival of the Trees 49 today!