Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Thinking Tree

Thinking Blogger Award

Sylvia of
Classical Bookworm (and Sister Earth) has graciously tagged Arboreality with the Thinking Blogger Award.

Thank you Sylvia! For those who enjoy Arboreality regularly, we also owe another debt of thanks to Sylvia for being the first to bring the
Festival of the Trees to our neck of the woods!

I admit that I am a tad remiss (having been out sick), so please allow me to make up for it now by tagging five blogs with the Thinking Blogger Award that really make me think!

Anita Marie Moscoso, Owl Creek Bridge
I regularly enjoy Anita Marie's musings of the macabre at Owl Creek Bridge. Hop over, turn up the wick on the oil lamp, pull your blanket around your shoulders, and enjoy. Errr... perhaps you may want to leave the lights on!

Flea, One Good Thing
A good friend of mine sent me to this blog a couple years ago. Flea and I may not have much in common in our day-to-day, but she is one hell of a writer, and I am never disappointed when I visit her blog. Flea shares her thoughts, stories, family, writing, and more at One Good Thing.

Pablo, Roundrock Journal
I can't remember whether I first visited Roundrock Journal before or after I joined in the Festival of the Trees, but I do know that I always wish I had more time to stay and read. Pablo shares discoveries online from his neck of the Missouri woods.

Kerrdelune, Beyond the Fields We Know
It's funny, but I've found myself wandering Beyond the Fields We Know via many paths through the blogging woods. I inevitably lose myself in Cate's reflections on daily rituals, monthly moons, and the wonders outside her window.

It was her thoughts on writing and literature that first drew me in to Bloglily's musings, but I think it's her tone that brings me back. Bloglily shares her thoughts on literature, life, and all sorts of little projects.

Phew. Do you have any idea how hard it was to pick just five?!

What’s that you say? This post has nothing to do with trees or forests? Think again. If you want to stretch you brain just a fraction, take a moment and envision the ever-expanding branches of a stout, wide-crowned tree of “thinker blogs,” which is growing this very minute, rooted in our very own musings!

If you were tagged with the Thinking Blogger Award and you want to participate by tagging others, be sure to stop by
The Thinking Blog (where this meme originated) for more info. Here are the easy rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative
silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).
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And if you didn't get enough new material here, check out the sidebars at Arboreality and Brainripples, and wander!


  1. Thank you for the Tag Jade!
    I'm glad you've enjoyed my stories and I want to also thank you for being one of those voices that's helped me on my writer's journey.

    Anita Marie

  2. Thanx for the tag and the link. I happen to know that you were visiting Roundrock Journal long before the Festival of the Trees sprang to life. And I was visiting Arboreality before then too.

    With so much noise in the media today, I take a lot of comfort and pleasure in thoughtful and substantive blogs. Blogs like Arboreality.


  3. Anita Marie, you are likewise one of the voices that I have found incredibly helpful on my writer's journey as well!

    Pablo, thank you! Your comment about current media really resonates for me - I created Arboreality for many reasons, but one of the most important was to create a space that was enjoyable to visit each day!

  4. Congratulations on being tagged, Jade, and for pointing out five other great places to visit!

  5. Thanks Michelle! I just can't emphasize enough how tough it was to pick just five. I hope you enjoy them!


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