Wednesday, July 18

I've Been Awarded!

I got this email yesterday from Pat at PastImperfect :

"I've given you an award over at my site. If you like it you can pass it on to 5 others you think deserve it.”

It is the Blogger Reflection Award . According to the blurb, “This award should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them."

I am honored to be selected for this, though I doubt I fill all those requirements!

Here are my five (plus one):

1. Naomi, of Here in the Hills, whom I hope to someday meet. I'd love to see her beautiful garden and hear her wonderful tales of Hollywood in person. I'd like to bring her flowers from me and share a cake from one of those incredible bakers she knows about and take pics all afternoon, and then share a Cobb salad for dinner, while reflecting on all her art works. It would be such fun!

2. Gene, otherwise known as OldHorsetailSnake who has been through a lot since I first started reading him, and has never lost his sense of humor. On those rare days when he permits a glimpse of the real Hoss, he reveals a warm and loving spirit, despite his daily persona. He's someone I'd like to meet as well.

3. Roxanne, or SRP, of Melange. Her photos and commentary never fail to make us stop and reflect on life, and reminds us to be thankful for whatever it brings. Her current series on the big move to a lovely new home is most interesting, as are all her photo posts. I also hope to meet her someday (and Max and all the kitties).

4. Anna, of Annapics. I have known her family since before she was born. Beside being an excellent photographer who sees things we might not otherwise notice, she is a warm, loving and giving person. She is a good wife, a good mother and a very good daughter. I am proud to call her friend.

5. Carmi, of Writteninc. What can I say about Carmi? He is a wonderful and intelligent writer, an excellent husband and father and photographer extraordinaire. He makes us think, and like Anna, he sees things we might not notice without him to point them out. He's thoughtful and he writes the most incredibly astute comments about the most mundane things. I'd love to meet him, Morah Mommy and their children.

Honorable Mention: Shephard, of Shubert Alley, who never fails to delight in some way, whether it is with photos of his incredibly cute cats or beautiful houses or the series, Medicine Monday. He is wise beyond his years. You owe it to yourself to meet Shephard on his blog (I also hope to meet him in person! He'd be the perfect tour guide for a trip to California!)

Many of you are already familiar with my choices, so I don't really have to explain why I selected them. I will say they all provide ongoing humor, beauty of spirit and an honest reflection of life's gifts. All of them are excellent photographers and writers.

Rest assured, I could easily name 10 or 15 more. If I left you out, it was only because I was limited to a small number. Now here are the instructions for the five (plus Shephard) whom I have awarded:

1. Copy this bit of the post.

2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.

3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.

4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.

5. Place the award icon on your site


Carmi said...

You are amazingly kind, Judy, and I am honored to read what you've written. To be mentioned in the company of these amazing people makes it all the more extraordinary.

You've made my week. Thank you so much.

ET said...

Again, a great accomplishment!
Not that this has any thing to do with anything but the word verification jumble words for this comment almost spelled striptease.

Kristi said...

Congrats, Judy! You deserve this.

Mahala said...


Bob-kat said...

Congratulations. What a lovely honour for you :)

TLP said...

Congratulations! And you have picked some good ones!

srp said...

I echo what Carmi said. I find such strength in all the bloggers out there... a family of friends to lean on. It is amazing how, just knowing someone is thinking about you, even if you have never met them, really can lift your spirits and make your day. Thanks so much.

I am working here today with boxing up things we moved in here. Max is back from the vet, very unhappy and uncomfortable and I need to tend to him too. I do return to your last post for a much needed laugh!

Jamie Dawn said...

I know three of those you mentioned.
I agree with your assessment of them.
I have plans to meet Naomi next Thursday while I'm in southern CA visiting my brother. Hooray!!!!
Old Hoss is simply brilliant. A visit to his blog is always a delight.
Carmi does indeed leave wonderful, thoughtful comments.

Of course, your blog deserves being recognized.
It's a nice place to visit because its writer is a nice person to know.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thank You Sooo Very Much, Judy! I was about to write a comment and saw the headline for your previous post..and got so involved that I left my comment there---including my THANKS and my wish that you get on out here for a lovely visit!

I feel like Carmi...Very Very Honored! There is something about Awards that I have problems with...(As you may remember)...So I'm not sure I can pass this on...BUT, having said that, I particulatly like this one because it is a very "personal" one....and so, I might give this one a try..Anyway, I am truly touched to be chosen by you, dear Judy.

PI said...

Excellent choices Judy!

Shephard said...

Judy, how very sweet of you. :) I'm happy that my sharing means something to others, as the joy of writing is doubled when you have others to share it with.

Thank you again. And I love coming to your blog and seeing all your photos, hearing stories, reading quotes and anecdotes. And I always learn something at your place too.

~S :)

Anna said...

Thanks so much Judy for the award. You are so kind and sweet to me. I look forward to seeing you soon. What a nice thing to read when I am having this incredibly crazy week! :) I still think it is so great that we have become friends in BlogLand even though you knew me in my mothers womb! Cool.