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I have never been much of a believer in New Year’s resolutions. But then I happened across this:

“The best New Year’s resolutions are those that make us more spiritual people by attending to things of the soul rather than of the physical world. A resolution to set aside a few hours each week or a few moments each day to spend in the garden may make you deeply happy. A resolution to learn more about horticulture may make you wise in the garden and in life.  A resolution to share your love of plants with others expands your soul. And a resolution that brings you closer to nature , be it in her wild places or in the cultivated ones, will bear the fruit of consciousness as the circle of the seasons turn s once again.” —  Maureen Gilmer, The Gardener’s Way

Do you have a New Year’s gardening resolution? Leave a comment for this post, and share your resolution if you like.  You’ll automatically be entered in my January Art Giveaway.

I had so many nice comments and emails on the “Be Yourself” watercolor that I have decided to give away a 10×12 signed, matted print. (Go here for a closer look at the image. )  The winner will be selected by random.org on Saturday, January 17. International comments are welcome, too. Good luck!

Here’s how I spent the first day of 2009: