Lovely Janet of "The Lavender Loft" has given me the "You Make My Day Award". This award is for "people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about blogland."
On behalf of myself and my doggies, I graciously and humbly accept this award. I am delighted to be in this great company of bloggers.
Now, I am to give the award to up to 10 people. So, on to my choices. Normally I would have an extremely difficult time selecting just a few names, being conscious of having left people out. But this time, I am going to choose the people who really made my day by agreeing to be in my "Pay It Forward" exchange. I was secretly a little scared I wouldn't get six names, but I did.
They not only made my day that day, but every day. I read their blogs faithfully and they have indeed brought me happiness and inspiration.
Leanne of "Somerset Seasons", for the beautiful photography, the poetry shared, and the lore and legends of her corner of England. (And her dogs and cats too!)
Lila, of "Indigo Pears," a wonderful artist and quilt maker, and a true friend. You were among my first commenters, and now we are good buds.
Nature Girl of "Nature Trail", whose photographic record of her garden, in both summer and winter, is truly amazing, as is her graciousness in trying times.
Noni (Nonizamboni) of "Peacock Blue", who lives the closest to me in the real world, and dwells very close to me in my heart. Thank you for your superb poems and photographs.
Annie Elf of "Scenes From a Slow Moving Train." You are a poet extraordinaire and someone who has caused me to reflect deeply on many subjects.
Annie ("Bimbimbie). Your captivating nature photos, videos and stories have made me a (willing) captive of your blog. You also have a captivating imagination, my dear!
There are links to all these blogs on my sidebar.
Congratulations, all of you. Please take the logo for your own blog. And I hope you pass the award on to others. Pay It Forward, remember?