Why a Blog?

‘The Fairy’ rose.

Good question. It’s one my friends have asked, along with others like whether I’ll have anything to write. I hope so. Tucking infant plants into much-amended sandy soil and caring for them throughout Oklahoma’s blisteringly hot summers takes imagination and determination. Creating a blog requires the same.

It hasn’t been easy. Although I operate a Sony digital camera and a lime green iPod with some success, I know very little about computer code. And, having a little html knowledge would come in handy right now. But, I am undaunted. I want to show you lovely pictures and share a little bit about myself and the place I call home.

So, welcome to my ramblings, which include roses, jaunts through the countryside with Bill looking for the perfect shot of a dirt road, and other things to come . . . .

Again, Bienvenue. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Dee says:

    Gosh, Pat, thanks. You are a dear friend.

  2. pat peterson says:

    hi dee
    my 2nd vist and find it even more intersting than first.
    i love your log cabin home, finally got to see a image of it.
    keep up the good work as far as blogs go, yours is one of the nicest i have visted
    pat from boston

  3. Dee says:

    Hey Tracy,

    Thanks for the kind words and thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll come again.

  4. Tracy says:

    I have finally had a few minutes to be able to check out your blog and I just wanted to tell you that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking the time to read it!

  5. Dee says:

    Thanks, Sandy, for commenting. Come back anytime.

  6. Sandy says:

    Just spotted your blog on Garden Voices, and had to come and see. You are off to a very nice start with your blog. Love your header.

    I am from Oklahoma, and still have family there. Even though I have been in Maine many years, I like to read about the old home state.

    See you around the garden blogging world!

  7. Dee says:

    Hi Mary Ann,

    Girl, thank you for the sweet comments. I agree. This way, we can know what’s going on in each other’s gardens and lives. I’m so glad we met at the GWA Symposium.

    Hi Kathryn,

    Thanks for coming my way. I found you blog, and it looks great. All gardeners are similar in that they love the land, and we writers do love words too.

  8. Kathryn Hall says:

    I’m wending my way around the country,
    apparently, looking at other women’s gardens,
    following the stepping path as outlined on
    gardenrant.com. I’m struck by how similar
    we all are–our love of gardens, of sharing our perceptions of beauty, of our passion for words and what they can create. I enjoyed being here and I invite you to join me on occasion at my new venture, found at
    http://www.plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com. Thank you.

  9. Mary Ann says:

    I’ll tell you “why” a blog: so I can read about your daily gardening chores, thoughts, and the bits of your life that your are willing to share. Blogs are the most personal way to communicate your thoughts to your colleagues and friends. Some of us don’t get to see you but once a year……some live next door. This is a way of communicating and unlike any method we have had before. You go red dirt girl!

  10. Dee says:

    Thank you, Nita and Deb. We do love challenges, or we wouldn’t be gardeners at all.

  11. Deb says:

    Great maiden voyage!! Shows just how beautiful and challenging it is to garden here. “We” love challenges don’t we? Keep it up, I can’t wait for more Red Dirt Ramblings.

  12. Shellie says:


    It looks great. I really mean that. Very impressed!!!!

  13. Nita says:

    I know a bit about this lady gardener, and I think she referred to herself as obsessive. This blog has a lot of white space around it, and I am certain with a small amount of practice this blog will become perfect! She’s not perfect, but I have never seen anything turn out less than just that, that she has strived to learn. Can’t wait to watch her grow through this new mode of expression!

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