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An Award

20 Jul

Thank you so much to Crafty Green Poet for giving me this award.  Juliet lives in Edinburgh and writes marvelous poetry.  She cares deeply about the environment and that shows in her poetry.  She also publishes the online poetry journal, Bolts of Silk.  I find her work to be inspiring.

For my nominees, I chose blogs that I read regularly even though I don’t comment on all of them.  They add a richness to my life and inspire me to reach beyond my comfort zone to consider the small wild flowers, to look for beauty, to write as well as I possibly can, to open my eyes and experience the amazing opportunities offered by life on this gorgeous planet.

My nominees are:

  1. A Mark On My Wall — Vicki shares her life, her thoughts, and the animals at the zoo.  She makes me think . . . a lot!
  2. Gardenpath — Sandy has the most amazing vision of the world of wildflowers and dragonflies and poetry.
  3. The Marvelous in Nature — Seabrooke shares the natural world around her — even when it is flamingos.
  4. Somewhere in NJ — Laura also makes me think a lot.  She takes the most amazing photographs.  Her musings on the world are wonderful.  And, she has rabbits.  And a goofy lab.
  5. The House & other Arctic musings — Clare shows his readers the world — large and small in the Arctic.  I am constantly amazed by his writing.
  6. Birdchick –Sharon fuels my love of birds and my secret, voyeuristic love of bees.
  7. Julie Zickefoose — Julie seems to live a magical life full of birds, art, music, familial love, and a wonderful Boston Terrier.  Her writing is also inspirational to me.
  8. New Dharma Bums — Robin Andrea and Roger are like a conscience for the world — they don’t post everyday but their thoughts are always meaningful.

I at once love and hate blog awards like this.  It feels so good that someone selected your blog out of all the ones they read to give a big gold star to and yet when you are “passed over”, it feels a bit deflating.  And, then if you are chosen, you have an obligation to pass it along which at times can seem overwhelming and take all the fun out of it.  I want everyone to know that I don’t want to pass along any of those feelings of sadness, guilt, or burden.  Please know that I read more than 40 blogs a day in several different categories.  I am really picky and cull my list of blogs regularly if I ‘m not getting benefit from them.  I read some blogs with millions of readers and some where I may be the only reader!  🙂  I benefit from every blog I read and consider you all to be inspirational.  Furthermore, I will not be offended if you are either unimpressed with the whole weblog award thing or simply don’t have the time or energy to respond with your own list of amazing blogs.  Honest.  Blogging without Guilt!  It’s a good thing!

The Rules:

Please take this as the honor it is and pass it on to some of the sites you enjoy. The rules of accepting are as follows:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.