Two weeks ago I was at the Garden Writers Association conference lin Raleigh, North Carolina, receiving my Hall of Fame Award for lifetime contributions to the field. We toured many gardens, both private and public and attended seminars on blogging, Twitter, Facebook (looks like I have a head start!). There was, of course, the usual tradeshow with new garden products for 2009. As I was standing at one tradeshow booth photographer Mark Turner caught this nice chili gentleman as he came up and gave me a hug. Who says gardening can’t be fun?