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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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OMG! — One of my newest friends, Conor Bofin of “One Man’s Meat” at conorbofin.wordpress.com, has painstakingly followed me through my growth pains as a new blogger. He has given me inspiration and by vicarious mentoring, has shown me what a blog is about, and how one can attract others in various ways. Well, my dear Conor has nominated me for the Versatile blogger award! Oh, again I feel humbled! Thank you Conor Bofin of Ireland for the nomination! I bow to you sir! Please check out One Man’s Meat either by clicking on the address in this email or on the right where I have a link to his site! And, be sure to try out his recipes!

Not knowing what this was, behind the scenes I sent Conor an email asking what the heck a “Versatile Blogger Award” is. Duh, Barb, look it up on the internet….Another bit of learning curve Conor, that and jet lag from an ungodly 15 hour return trip from Hawaii!

So here is the scoop: The “Versatile Blogger Award/Nomination” has the rules posted at the following WordPress site:

Versatile Blogger Award Rules

Per the rules, I am to inform you of 15 bloggers that I have newly discovered or follow regularly…I love all the blogs that I follow, and cannot include all, so, forgive me if I do not mention your blog, I have too many to choose from. In no particular order, I love your blogs, and I nominate you all for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. One Man’s Meat
2. She Cooks, He Eats
3. Yummy Lummy
4. Going Dutch
5. Do You See What I See
6. Because There is Always Something Wonderful Going on in this Life
7. A Yorkshire Lass in Ireland
8. Paprika and Pinot
9. Parent-Trapped
10. Sotardalen Nokota Horses
11. The Alternate Economy
12. Hella Sydney
13. Aquaponic Family
14. Come Travel with Us
15. El Fogoncito

To Conor, per the rules, for nominating me I am to tell you seven things about myself:

1. My purpose in life is to give to those around me all I have to give.
2. Grace was never my middle name, so I have two left feet.
3. Even though I am a clutz, I have good eye hand coordination!
4. I have the left brain logic, and the right brain creativity.
5. I love the color blue that is in the sky of the Sierra Foothills.
6. I make horrible hard boiled eggs.
7. My favorite drink is Vodka and cranberry.

Thanks again to you Conor for the nomination, and to all bloggers, keep it going!

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