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A huge thank you to Sharla Shults of Awakenings for bestowing upon me the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! I am truly honored!

Dragons Loyalty Award

Dragons Loyalty Award

The award is actually an amalgamation of two awards: The Versatile Blogger Award and The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Here are the rules:

THE RULES:

** Display the award on your blog – Done

** Announce your “win” with a post – This is the post!

** Present the award to 15 deserving bloggers – These are listed below…

** Drop them a comment to let them know – Pingbacks it is!

** Post seven interesting things about yourself – See below…

Seven things about me

** I love shellfish!
** I read every night in bed before going to sleep.
** My green thumb is brown this year in the vegetable garden.
** I used to make teddy bears, jointed and non-jointed.
** I love romantic comedies.
** I got a new camera that I am still learning how to use.
** It has been 37 years since I last went to Las Vegas.

My fifteen nominees are, and in no particular order:

About Elephants
de Wets Wild
Cooking with Chef Todd
Mountain Mama
Laurenisinsane
Vastly Curious
Gasm Travels
Fabulous 50’s
What’s On The List?
Ben Priest Photography
A Blog About Thoughts While on Forest Walks
The Why About This
Zeebra Designs & Destinations
Joshi Daniel Photography
The Unorthodox Epicure

Thanks again for the award Sharla!

And, thank you for stopping by today! I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Recently I was notified that I have been honored for an award! Receiving an award of any kind for my little daily blog is truly an honor! When I began this blog, I had no idea that anyone got an awards for doing this. I have been honored a number of times, and I would not be so honored if it were not for you my readers and my followers! It makes me happy that you think enough of my blog that you would want to pass on to me an award! To use Mike Myers words from that goofy movie that he was in, the name escapes me, it always makes me verklempt!  And I would like to personally thank Sharla Shults at Cat Nip of Life!

Here is the award recently bestowed upon me…

Best Moment Award

Best Moment Award

Sharla Shults is one amazing woman, and has been in my life for a short while, considering my years, yet she is one that I feel as if I have known forever! Old souls always find one another don’t they? Sharla has not only shared her life with me but also recently asked me to collaborate with her, providing photos to go along with her amazing, heartfelt, image provoking poetry! This too was an honor that brought tears to my eyes. And as I read her words from the poem she sent me, the photos in my portfolio immediately came to mind, matching her words perfectly! This, and this award with which she is honoring me with, is truly an honor! May I have a Kleenex please?

So let’s look at the rules for this award, again which is the “Best Moment Award.”

RULES:

Winners re-post this completely (the rules, I am assuming) with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.  Please click here to read the post where Sharla passes on the award, including her thanks to those bestowing it upon her.

My acceptance speech: With all my heart, Sharla, I humbly accept this award that you have bestowed upon me! I am truly honored that you thought so much of my blog that you would include me as one of those that are about the moment! In every post that I write, I try to capture that best moment! I look at the world around me, fall in love with it, and just want to share it with you, my readers! I always try to stop and smell the roses and it has always been my hope, in my ever evolving blog, to pass on to you those things in the world that you might not take the time to stop and notice. Of course, food has to be involved too, because I love that too! So, my thanks go out to all that take the time to stop by to read, to look at my photography, and to those who love my recipes, thank you for trying them and for your feed back!

Part of the rules of this award: “Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them of the great news.”

When I think of the “Best Moment” I think of those who live in the moment and those whose blogs reflect this. I am not to repeat anyone who has already gotten this award, however, I just have to! In no particular order, the following blog writers are always in the moment.

To Lisa at Zeebra Designs and Destinations: I pass this on to you Z for sharing all the best moments in your neck of the woods. Lisa lives in a small town in Ecuador and is one who has taken her passion for art and spread it around to the world around her, capturing the imaginations of everyone that she touches! I applaud you Lisa, or “Z” as I affectionately refer to you!

To Penny at The Why About This: I pass this on to you Penny for not only sharing the good moments of life, but for sharing with all of us who follow you, the trials and tribulations of life. You live in each moment as it comes, and I have had the privilege of you including me in those best moments that have occurred in your life simply by following your blog!

I know that this might be a bit unusual, but I just have to pass this back to Sharla at CatNipofLife for sharing those best moments in life that mean so much to all of us! I truly enjoyed the cuddles I got from the post I linked to, and hopefully you did too! Sharla, you have shared with me so many best moments recently! Hugs to Jim on his recovery, and hugs to you too for being my friend! I hope that we meet some day in person! Just as I hope to meet Lisa and Penny in person too!

I cheated a bit on the awardees! But, I am in the moment right now, so please forgive me!

Please take a moment to wander around the amazing blogs of these three incredible women that I have been given the privilege to meet and get to know!

Hugs to all, and love to all! Yes, that means you too my readers and followers! Now go out and have a wonder Wednesday, and thank you for visiting today!

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Inspiring is defined as having an animating or exalting effect. I have once again been honored with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by three amazing bloggers!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

My humble thanks go out to Susan at Gasm Travels; Julie at Cookie Crumbs to Live By; and to Shlehora at Shlehora!

The rules of this award:

1 – Display the award logo on your blog (top). Done!
2 – Link back to the person who nominated you. Done!
3 – State 7 things about yourself. This and the remaining are below!
4 – Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5 – Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 things about myself:

* I love it when it snows!
* My first pet was a toad whom I name Ferdinand Magellen
* I love the patterns found on the Zebra
* I love a good avacado
* On our recent cruise I ate 3 lobster dinners!
* I love to write
* I love yellow roses and white carnations

Now I am to nominate 15 bloggers. This is where I cheat…with less than the 15! Here are my nominations:

Lily Mugford
Sustainabilitea
Julia Bailey
Ruth Nina Welsh
Cindy’s Art Blog

Congratulations to you all! You are very inspiring indeed!

Enjoy your Tuesday and have a great day!

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Wow! I have once again been honored with yet another Audience Choice Award from the viewers at LetsBeWild.com, and I have also been honored to receive the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I am overwhelmed! Thank you for these awards!

From the Let’s Be Wild, Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #24, Reflections, here is the award!

Audience Choice Award - Challenge #24

Audience Choice Award – Challenge #24

And the winning photo…
The Grand Tetons

The Grand Tetons

Please do take some time to check out the other winners from Challenge #24 by clicking here! There are some truly amazing photos by some very talented folks!

A huge thanks goes out to Chole Barker from It Starts with a Picture! Thank you for bestowing this honor on me! And here is the award:

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

The rules of this award:

▪ Provide a link and thanks to the bloggers who nominated you. Check and done!

▪ Answer 10 questions. And, the questions are:

1. Your favorite color? — Blue
2. Your favorite animal? — The Elephant
3. Your favorite drink? — During the day – water; at night: Cranberry Vodka, or a really great glass of wine!
4. Facebook or Twitter? — I am not really into either as I would rather talk to my friends the good old fashioned way, by phone!
5. Your favorite pattern? – Zebra stripes
6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – Giving!
7. Your favorite number? – 3
8. Favorite day of the week? – Thursday as it is the end of my work week!
9. Favorite flower? – A beautiful, fragrant yellow rose
10. What is your passion? – Food and Photos!

▪ Nominate 10 blogs that you find a joy to read.

I cheat on this one! Today, I would like to pass this on to a few women bloggers who have some really incredible blogs that I really enjoy! In no particular order, they are:

Sharla at Catnip of Life

Penny at The Why About This

Lisa at Zeebra Designs and Destinations

Joanne at What’s on the List?

Christine at Somethingville

You are all winners and writers of some truly enjoyable blogs!

▪ Provide links to the blogs and inform the recipients they have been nominated. Links are above and I will notify them as soon as I publish this post!

▪ Include the award logo within your post. Already done!

Thank you to all for the awards! Congratulations goes out to those who I am bestowing this award upon! Welcome to the Sisterhood!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy Monday!

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I am once again honored with more awards! So, I thought that I would write a note of thanks to all, and to pass on two awards to other bloggers!

First, I would like to thank my readers and those who visit the Let’s Be Wild Photo Challenge for honoring me again with my 7th Audience Choice Award!

Audience Choice Award - Challenge #22

Audience Choice Award – Challenge #22

The winning photo:

A wolf in the wild

A wolf in the wild

Many, many thanks to you all!

Next, I am honored to have been nominated for two awards by Sharla over at Cat Nip of Life! Many thanks to you Sharla! The awards:

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Now there are rules for these awards. They are:

1. Display the award logo on your blog. Got it!

2. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you. – Thanks again to Sharla over at Cat Nip of Life! Be sure to stop at her site for some wonderful poetry!

3. State 7 things about yourself.
* I love to cook
* I love to read a good book
* I am interested in the paranormal.
* I work at a local winery.
* I love taking photos
* Naps are essential on the weekends
* I love a challenge

4. Nominate 7-15 bloggers for this award.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and link to their blog.

And the winners are:

The Unorthodox Epicure
Fabulous 50’s
What’s On The List?
Canadian Hiking Photography
All Food, All Drinks, All Love
Life is Unwritten
Au Naturel Essence

Congratulations to you all!

Thanks for stopping by, for finding me and following me, for commenting, and for all the awards!

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I just wanted to express my thanks to everyone who “liked” and to those who commented on my photo for the Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #14 – Scary!

I am honored once again with the Audience Choice Award! This is my fourth Audience Choice Award and I am truly honored!

The winning photo:

Who are you?

Who are you?

And the award:
Audience Choice Award - Challenge #14

Audience Choice Award – Challenge #14

Stay tuned for my entry in their newest challenge People in Nature!

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I am very pleased and truly honored as I have been nominated for four different awards. I made the decision that rather than doing a separate post for these awards that I would combine them into one post as I have seen others do!

The first award that I received is the Beautiful Blogger Award! Thank you to Prego and the Loon for the honor!

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

The rules are as follows:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you! – Done
2. Attach the award to your site. – Done
3. Share seven random facts about yourself.

Now for the seven random facts about myself: 1) My favorite season is winter for the snow; 2) I love a well written book; 3) I am interested in the paranormal; 4) I love to travel to new places; 5) Photography is my thing; 6) My favorite actor from days gone by was Peter Sellers; 7) I am still waiting to make sausage with my buddy Joe!

Now I have to pass this on, and while Prego had a huge list, I am only passing this on to one…And the award goes to: Joshi Daniel Please take a moment to go to Joshi’s site to see some of the best photography of faces that I have ever seen! Congratulations Joshi!

The second/third award (it is a combined award) that I received is from Sharla whose site is called Catnip of Life. Many thanks to you my dear! I am honored. The awards:

Shine On Award

Shine On Award

Reality Blog Award

Reality Blog Award

The rules of these two awards, as indicated on Sharla’s post, are basically the same, and they are:

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post. Again, many thanks to you Sharla!
2.) Add the award logo to your blog. The awards can be seen above.
3.) Share 7 things about yourself. Hmmmm…another 7 things about myself….

* My favorite color is blue; * My least favorite color is puce; * I love sweaters in the winter and dresses in the summer; * I love elephants!; * I love the weekly photo challenges; * My hair is not gray, it is platinum; * I love a fire in the fireplace!

4.) Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire. Well, I am cheating here and only featuring one. And the award goes to Terry and LuAnn at Paint Your Landscape: A Journey of Self Discovery and Adventure. Congratulations to you both!

And finally, one last one: Thank you to Book Peeps for the honor of nominating me for the One Lovely Blogger Award!

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

The rules for this include a list of 7 things about me…
* I enjoy watching Judge Judy; * I love watching things grow; * I love Christmas; * I love reading other blogs; * I enjoy camping; * I love bacon; * Stars that I have met: Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Cosby; Willie Nelson; Rich Little; BB King; George Kennedy; Clint Eastwood; James Brolin…

For this award I am nominating: Imelda at My Wall Congratulations Imelda and thanks again Book Peeps!

Many thanks again to Prego and the Loon, to Catnip of Life and to Book Peeps!

And, thank you for stopping by!

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