Jeanie has tagged me with the Inspiration Award (picturing Marie Antoinette). Thank you, Jeanie!
It is an award for inspiring, for making us stop and look and feel inspired.
The rules follow and while there are so many deserving bloggers, the rules say “7” and for once, I choose to follow the rules! So here are the Rules as Jeanie gave them to me, followed by the Winners and the “whys” for their winning.
BTW, Winners, this tags you to, in turn, get out there and stamp your Inspiration approval on others.
1. Please put the logo of the award (above) on your blog if you can make it work with your format.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award. (Jeanie, aka the Marmelade Gypsy is on my blog roll)
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.
and the WINNERS are …
Laylou for enlightening us on dating, fashion and her twenty-something (but mature) commentary on life. And for the fact that she draws lots of comments! Entertaining and wise, her honesty makes you wish you dared put yourself on paper, too.
Andi , because she cares about books and people and people’s relationships with books and keeps us current on her corner of the world, and allows glimpses into her dreams.
Pattern of Life, for her photos and the captions and for the things she makes and gifts she gives, including the caring. And for her innate sense of style and design.
Lisa’s Words at Play, for her honesty and singularity in her approach to the real writing life. And for including her little dog and friends and sojourns into the world when she leaves her desk. And for always returning to her desk, no matter what the writing world dishes out, or doesn’t.
A Study in Contrasts for her photos and garden knowledge and comments and colors and showing us that gardens are year round in so many ways that we might have thought unlikely, or, not thought about at all. And for her dog, Coco.
Seachanges at 51 Stories, for sharing where she is in the world and what is happening. Notice how the weather is a character in her writing, and enjoy her tales from the train, and in spite of a full schedule, her persistence in reading, writing and sharing.
Mr. MacGregor’s Daughter, for the pictorial allure of the her blog and for the info and whimsey and knowledge and the collective input her commentors add. For including us in the garden world even though we may know little of it, for giving us a place to stop in and completely change our perspective.
Dear Winners: If you have already received this award, then hats off to you (chapeaux!) for winning it again. And if you haven’t time to respond, save this for another day when you want to write a blog but aren’t sure what to do. Above all, enjoy – I salute you (and read you, nearly every day!) And, I have made sure you are ‘links’ on my blogroll, as well.