A New Year in the Untended Garden


It has been exactly three months since I started this blog, and I want to thank all my readers for their feedback and support. I have lots of ideas for the new year, and here’s just a peek at what’s coming up.

January will be “snow month” at The Untended Garden — all the posts will involve snow and winter.  Snow has always inspired art and writing, not just for its visual beauty, but how it changes the way we see nature, making everything seem new. It has also been used as a metaphor in countless ways, as something that both hides and reveals, that protects and threatens.

Another theme that I will delve into next year is the ocean, which is a huge part of our planet (two thirds of it!) and also has inspired writers and artists for centuries.

I will also feature a wide variety of media, including novels, poetry, picture books, drawings, paintings and films that deal with nature. I hope you can join the conversation, as we continue on our voyage of discovery!

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2 thoughts on “A New Year in the Untended Garden

  • December 31, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Can’t wait for your upcoming posts, John – Great topics there! Happy New Year!

  • January 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

    A beautiful painting by Tasha Tudor, i had never seen this one, thanks! Happy snow days!

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