I Owe You an Apology Garden & Gun...

June 11, 2012

for the slightly snarky tone of my post here. After several blog readers gently corrected my impressions of you, I bought your June/July issue and checked out gardenandgun.com.

You are most certainly not aimed at careless gun-toting yahoos, but at upscale readers who appreciate the uniqueness of southern culture and have the disposable income to purchase custom bicycles or handcrafted tables, and visit Bermuda on vacation. I quite enjoyed the article “Pit Stops,” listing readers’ favorite places to stop on a road trip in the south—everywhere from cemeteries to art museums to roadhouses and produce stands. (Two places I know and love were listed: the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art and Bok Tower Gardens.)

So please forgive me for my uppity attitude and let’s be friends.

Which just goes to show something I should already know: you can’t judge a book (or magazine) by its cover (or title). Do not make assumptions about things or people without taking time to get to know them.

Have you had any unexpected and pleasant surprises lately?

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  1. I missed the first post, but wouldn't have been much help. I've seen the magazine, but never cracked the cover.

    Now I'm a bit intrigued!

  2. I'll let you borrow my copy. It's kind of a cool publication.

  3. I can hardly blame you for your impressions with a name like that! I'll have to see if it's available around here.

  4. It's worth at least a flip through on the newsstand!

  5. Huh, that is cool. I wonder if they have it around here. I'm not very upscale though ... though it is always fun to see what else is out there.

    Kathy M.

  6. I'm not sure if they'll have it that far west, but there might be something similar. You'll have to check the newsstands next time you're out and about. You never know what interesting publication you might come across.

  7. I've seen the magazine before, but not recently. It reminded me of the English aristocracy I read about in novels - those who have the time and money to indulge in lavish gardens and shooting for sport. The issues I read were only missing high tea, but there is probably a Southern version I'm not aware of!

  8. This magazine does seem like it might be aimed at the same demographic. It was fun to read because it is quite different from my usual fare.