Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sunshine Award

Oh my goodness, Miss Edna, you are so kind and such a real person.  I love that you picked me for this award.  (Don't be fooled by the fact that it has taken me forever to respond ... I am so far behind on everything blog wise, and I keep telling my self that it is okay, but in this case, maybe not :)  I have so much fun reading your daily blurbs.  You think a lot like me and it is nice to be validated by someone else's successes.  Thank you for thinking of me, I will do my best to make you happy with your choice.

The Rules are: 1)  Thank the person that gave you the award.  2)  Answer the questions about yourself.  3)  Choose ten of your favorite blogs to give the award to, and leave them a comment letting them know about it.  Last, be sure to paste the award to your blog.


Favorite Color   Green ... actually Blue and Green together.  The color of nature and has been my choice since I was a kid (way back when ... ).  Now that I am older and my hair is fake blond instead of auburn, I am liking reds, pinks and oranges for my shirts, but bottom line Blue and Green win every time.

Favorite Animal  There is no answer to this question.  If it has a little heart (or big) that beats, I love it.  There isn't any animal that can't make my heart skip a beat or bring tears to my eyes ... I love them all.

Favorite Number  The number thirteen is my favorite, believe it or not.  As a lucky number so many people are afraid of it that it leaves more chance for me to have luck ... and believe me I need it.  I am a cantankerous old poop and I like to do things my own way ... maybe that is why the number 13 works for me.

Favorite Drink  My current favorite drink is Starbucks Mocha Latte.  I know, shame on me, but I am hooked on it.  My day never seems to get started if I don't have one. 

Facebook or Twitter  I really am not big on either.  I have a Facebook page, but rarely post on it.  What it does for me is to notify me when my friends have posted so I can keep up with them.  Twitter ... haven't even attempted.  I find it difficult to keep up with my blog, I don't need any more demands on my time.

Good Book or Good Movie  One of my favorite things to do is see a movie about a good book that I have read.  I like to see if my imaginary characters are anything like how the author (or movie director) perceived them.   I think a good book is my preference, but I am not a fast reader so it takes me awhile to digest one.  I am reading one right now that I am LOVING:)

My Passion  For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about nature and animals.  My life has been permeated with the joys and heartbreaks of loving animals and even at this age my passion grows.  I love being creative though I doubt my abilities.  I grew up with a mother and sister who were exceptional artists ... me, I do stick figures.  But, being around art all of my life has taught me to love it,  especially somebody else's art.

Giving or Getting Gifts  Giving a gift is getting a gift ... it is one in the same.  It is the joy that you give and seeing their joy that you receive.  The challenge is finding a gift that will give joy ... that part is fun because it takes me shopping in very interesting places :)

Favorite Day  My favorite day is a day that spares me from frustration.  Life is full of frustrations from serious issues to petty disturbances.   I have had enough of both in my life, so if I can spend a day feeling free of them ... I count it as a favorite :)

Favorite Flower    Oh good grief ... I have so many favorites I can't count them.  Some of my favorites are weeds, but only called weeds because someone else doesn't want them in their yard.   At my age, there is no way I could retrieve the names of the flowers I like, so suffice it to say, I love them all.

This part of an award is difficult for me.  I have a number of blogs that I read regularly (One of which is Miss Edna's place) and most of them don't accept awards ... so how to pass this on.  This is the part that slows me down when responding, so be patient with me.  I will give the award to those I think deserve it and would want it ... but there won't be ten of them.  My choices are:

1.  Abi @ Snaps     Abi is an extrordinary photographer and mother of two beautiful children who are the center of her creative efforts.  You will be stunned by the beautiful pictures she takes and shares on her blog.

2.  Kaylene @ Gum Nut Photography is another talented photographer and photo artist.  Her work is varied and beautiful ... full of new ideas and multiple versions.  Well worth a visit ...

3. Teri @ Teri H. Hoover Photography Teri is an artist of many dimensions including photogrpahy and writing which is often the interpretation of her photos.  She sees with a creative eye flavored by her faith and her intellect.  You will find her blog peaceful and interesting.  I would go there when you have time to browse.

4. Kathy @  You'll Shoot your Eye Out ... Kathy also takes great pictures, but what is most endearing about her (to me) is her sense of humor.  I seem to leave her blog chuckling  and with a better outlook on my day. Stop in to see her ...  


  1. Hey there ! Congratulations on your recognition. Enjoyed reading all of the new information about you, except I do know that you are not a cantankerous old poop. LOL! Have a wonderful day!

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers about yourself. I understand how time seems to get away from us. Sometimes it takes me days to get around to doing the simplest things. I seem to get distracted more easily these days.

    Anyway, I can see that I have some new places to check out and new photos to enjoy. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  3. Congratulations on a most deserved award. Your photos bring sunshine into my day as often as you post them.

  4. Andrea- thank you for being a big splash of sunshine this morning!I have been a sporadic at blogging this summer- (recovering from shoulder surgery) so this is really extra special. And I thought I was the only cantankerous blogger out there! Stay warm and sunny. xo teri

  5. Hey, Congratulations on the award and thanks so much for passing it on to me! I'm honored :)
    This post was so much fun to read, it's nice to get to know you better and it's wild how similar our interests and favorites are!

    I hope you're having a great day, full of inspiration and free from frustration :)