Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Twice Blessed

Upon rising, I was greeted with a perfectly stunning day, the first since my return to the island 2 1/2 weeks ago.  With a steaming, hot cup of coffee in hand, I bounded out the back door to find that although the temperature was only in the 20's (F), it was a day made to order.  The sky was a promising blue, the air saturated with the aroma of the sea, four male red-breasted mergansers trolled the harbor looking for tasty treats (too far in the distance for photographs), and the cacophony of bird chatter was almost deafening in the silence of the early morning.  Does it get any better than this?

Well, when I next did a quick check of my e-mail, I found that my blog had been awarded the Sunshine Award by Inverness Daily Photo!  I was being twice blessed! A huge, heartfelt thanks is certainly in order here!! 

Now, here are the rules for accepting this award:
  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
  • Link the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
One reason I feel receiving an award such as this is important is that it gives me the opportunity to share blogs that I covet with others.  The difficulty lies in selecting only 12.  Yes, that's right, I follow many more blogs than 12!  From birds to bugs, to other wildlife, to quilts, to history, to art, to photography - any opportunity to learn more about the things that interest me!

Be sure to visit:

 3.  SusanBethStudio
 4.  JRandSue
 5.  Desert Colors
 6.  The Early Birder
 7.  Hasty Brook
 8.  Count Your Chicken! We're Taking Over!
 9.  Traveling with Eileen
10.  My Life as a Crafting, Searching, Saving StepMonster (Fabulous 'give-away" opportunity!)
11.  West Country Birding and Wildlife Diary
12.  Nature of  a Man

Well, there you have it!  It has taken me the better part of the day to get this far, now I have to share with these 12! It was a difficult choice.

Thanks again to Inverness Daily Photo.



The Early Birder said...

You are definitely blessed and rightly so. Thanks for including me for the award; much appreciated.
Cheers FAB.

Susan said...

What a wonderful surprise - for you and me! Thanks so much for including me Karen, it's lovely! I'm feeling pretty lousy this week with some bug, so I'm not sure how long it'll take me to get this going, but I'll get there - thanks again!

Diane AZ said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful morning! Congrats on receiving the sunshine award, your blog certainly deserves it. Thank you for nominating me. I am honored to be included on your list.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Congrats on your award you have a very lovely blog! It was sooo sweet of you to nominate us.
We are very new to City Daily Photo and fairly new to blog world.
We are enjoying seeing the world thru others eyes in their own little corner of the world.

We are still trying to get the pace of the daily postings + jobs = spare time thing. So it could be just a little while before we can pass on the award, but we wanted to stop by and thank you - we are honored.
Darryl and Ruth : )

John said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you very much for the award, I was really surprised by this thank you. Karen.


Kay said...

thank you, Karen! I'm still so flattered that you like my blog. I love visiting yours! Your picture of the Chickadee is exquisite.