23 March 2015

April AtoZ Theme Reveal

This is my third attempt at the April AtoZ blogging challenge and the second attempt based on a theme. To be truthful, I had thought of not participating this year. Why? I was defeated by conjuring post titles and was about to give up. That's when inspiration struck! I remembered a blog from one of the earlier April AtoZ's (sorry but cannot remember which one) which described gardens and was motivated by the idea of local tourism. I also love trees. So I thought why not combine the three ideas??
Theme Reveal Blogfest
Soooo...
Will my posts be about trees? Yes but not only about trees...
Will they be about gardening? Well, gardens yes but not gardening...
Will it be about local tourism? Yes local places will be the main focus...

So WHAT is the theme?

I plan to write about gardens in my city Pune, the trees therein and special features if any. I made it a point to visit all gardens before writing about them which took up most of my time over the last few weeks.


I realised that except for two, I had not visited any gardens in Pune. Sad because, I now see that the parks are really beautiful and clean and each has something different to offer. This makes me proud of the efforts of the authorities. I am quite a vocal critic of the garden department but credit must be given where due...

I had a stroke of luck as I found a map by the Pune Municipal Corporation that detailed locations of their gardens. But this did not necessarily make my task easy  as most parks were named after Kings or Queens or some prominent person who is no more. Hence I had a plethora of gardens for alphabets like 'C' or 'L' and almost nothing for the others... I am bound by the A to Z theme so decided to take some leeway and have used popular names of parks or their 'official' names. 

Irrespective of whatever part of the world you visit from, dear readers, you are bound to find something interesting here in this month. Maybe its an echo of a garden in your city or one that you have seen or one that you would like to see created! I would love to hear from you. 

Good luck  with your posts!
:)

18 comments:

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I lived in Pune years ago and it used to be such a beautiful city. Sad that it is truly an urban jungle now. I hope your theme will bring more focus to what is so necessary - greenery!
Lovely eco-friendly theme, Archana.

Amita Gulia said...

Gardens! It sounds refreshing by itself.
Waiting to see some great posts and enjoy the beauty...

Vinitha said...

I was in the same boat with regards to April A2Z but then suddenly decided to write! Happy Writing to you. Will look forward to your A2Z posts

happinessandfood said...

Wow! That's so interesting! I am hoping to earn more about Pune through your posts. Great theme Archana!

Jemima Pett said...

I'm really looking forward to this!
Jemima

Nicky said...

Sweet! Garden themes are awesome. I'm looking forward to reading your posts. Good luck in the challenge! :)

embarkwithmythoughts said...

A beautiful city and lots of promising greenery here :) best wishes and good luck!

embarkwithmythoughts said...

Looking forward to lots of greenery here. Pune is a beauitful city indeed. Lived there for a while. Best Wishes and good luck!

Archana said...

Thanks Corrine and Amita. I have enjoyed researching for this theme and hope to share it with all.

Archana said...

Hi Vinitha! So glad that you are participating. Waiting to read your posts

Archana said...

Appreciate your comments Parul and Jemima. Thanks for stopping by. See you around

Archana said...

Thank You Nicky and Shanx (embarkwithmythoughts. :)

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Local gardens sounds like a great theme. I hope you took lots of photos!

Yvonne

Archana said...

Thank you Yvonne. Yes I do have many photographs. :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Neat! Fun theme :)

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
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Susan Brody said...

What a lovely theme, Archana! I've never been to India and I now plan to do some vicarious travel there in April! Thank you!

Arlee Bird said...

Blogs about regional attractions are interesting to be whether I will ever go there or not. I love travel. It's especially fun to see and dream about places that I might never get to learn about otherwise.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Archana said...

Thank You @TarkabarkaHolgy and Susan :)