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Collaboration for Peace – 8

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We are combining our love for poetry and photography for the sake of PEACE!

Be sure to check out Candy’s blog at rhymeswithbug.com.

Image credit: Candace Kubinec

 

 

Out of Darkness

 

Clouds speak in silhouettes

Embellished by the gift of light

Sunbeams stretch to infinity

Trees soak in the serenity

When sapphire skies mimic

More than a glimmer of hope

 

Collaboration for Peace-5

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It’s Sunday which means another Collaboration for Peace! Candy and I are happy to share our creations and hope that they can inspire you in some small way.

 

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Pieces
i am the blue of nature
the orange of a sunrise
purple clouds at sunset
the crisp red of autumn
yellow sunflower petals
i am tumbled, jumbled
pieces – a kaleidoscope
ever changing, shifting,
being recreated
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© candace kubinec

Collaboration for Peace-3

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Hope you’ve been finding inspiration in our Collaboration for Peace project.
Here is our third post.
You can find more about Candy at rhymeswithbug.com.
While you’re at it stop over and visit Aritists4Peace.

 

 

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i found a friend when
i wasn’t looking
when i was in need
there was nothing
we had in common
except a love of the sea
and we sailed on
© candace kubinec
Related posts:
Collaboration for Peace (1)
Collaboration for Peace (2)
 

 

 

Collaboration for Peace-2

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Candy and I have been working on a project that we would like to call “Collaboration for Peace”. Here is our second creation, combining my photos with her haiku.  We hope to spread peace and hope throughout this community of poets. Who is Candy? You can find her at rhymeswithbug.com We are both members of Artists4Peace.

 

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shore birds gather
along the beach like children
collecting treasures
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© candace kubinec

Writing 201 – Day 4

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No ideal life can be attained

The sun will shine above the rain

Let’s not be critical

Flaws are mystical

Perfection can be mundane

 

 

Imperfection is our prompt for this assignment that involved writing a limerick.It also gave me the opportunity to use this photo I took at a beautiful park in Ontario.

Writing 201- Day 3

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     Her skin spoke in calligraphy, generic quotes of life and strength. She resented only one of them. Her freckles now faded, perhaps jaded by the intrusion of ink. Freckles are for kids, she thought, like tricks and treats and happier times. Her hands were covered in truth, fitting loosely over knuckles. This is where her stories were told of aging and waging wars with the world. Touching her face she felt the wind that whittled fine lines on canvass. She heard the words that chiseled deeper. She remembered the sun warming her soul, leaving golden hues on arms and legs. Slowly she traced the scar on her left wrist, caressing it back and forth as if to heal the pain that still remained. Her skin spoke of all she was.

 

Written for Writing 201 at The Daily Post where we were prompted to write about “skin”in the form of prose as well as adding some internal rhyme.

Image credit: tatooideasdesigns.com

Writing 201- Day 2

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Hands out, eyes closed

Ugliness tied with a bow

Saccharin sweet and simulated

Here lie the ashes of integrity

Mincing words and morals

Over coffee and character

Never did you think

Ethics would be worth

Your weight in gold

 

Written for Writing 201 at The Daily Post. The word prompt was “gift” although this is a darker interpretation. I also accepted the challenge of writing it as an “acrostic” poem.

Linking this up for Open Link Night at dVerse.

Writing 201- Day 1

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squandering seconds slipping

mirage of meaning

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This was my first assignment for The Daily Post’s Writing 201. We are focusing on “screen” as a word prompt. Additional challenges were writing a haiku and using alliteration as a poetic device. 

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day Three

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“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

~Omar Khayyam~

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This is my final post for the “3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge”.

Thank you to unexpectedincommonhours. Check out her blog!

I enjoyed the challenge, as it wasn’t overly time consuming and gave me a chance to use some favourite photos I had stored in my archives.  Since many do not wish to take part in these challenges, I have decided to open this up a bit.

My nominees are:

1. A blogger who would like to post 3 quotes.

2.  A blogger who would like to post their own 3 quotes.

3.  A blogger who would like to post 3 quotes with their own photography.

If one of these speaks to you,  I look forward to your response!

Have fun!!!

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day Two

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“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”

~L.R. Knost~

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This is something I hold close to my heart. Whether we are parents or educators, I believe it is our responsibility to nurture, be empathetic and model kindness for the mental health of our children and for the future of our society.

A big thank you to unexpectedincommonhours for nominating me for the “3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge”. Check out her blog!

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote each day for 3 days.
3. Each day, nominate 3 new bloggers to take part in the challenge.

Today’s three nominees:

1. The 2015 Chronicles

2. Butterfly Sand

3. Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day One

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

~ Neale Donald Walsch~

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Today I was pleasantly surprised to be nominated for the “3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge”.

Thank you to a wonderful lady that blogs at unexpectedincommonhours. Take a moment to check out her captivating photography and inspiring “eclectic musings”.

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote each day for 3 days.
3. Each day, nominate 3 new bloggers to take part in the challenge.

My first 3 nominees

1. Deb’s world

2. Apple Pie and Napalm

3. Busy Mind Thinking

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My 2AM

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My two a.m. is a darkened cocoon

Where the words and I transform

I am swaddled by the freedom

En-kindled by the darkness

As the keyboard tap dances

Under the moonlight of the monitor

My two a.m. is a borderline I dare to cross

Where night mingles with the day

Random thoughts come out to play

I sit on the edge of my eyelids

Holding them up to the light

And I peacefully fight

Because the winner is always me

Slumber or finished piece

 

We are incorporating “2 a.m.” into a poem for dVerse this week.

 

 

 

For the Love of Dogs and Blogs

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Three years ago today, I published my first post on Word Press. This journey of writing, sharing photographs, reading, learning and connecting with others has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Thank you to all of you who take the time to read, comment and interact.

Moon gazing was written as I was grieving the loss of our dog. Since then, it has been difficult to look at photos of “Barley”. I avoid things that hurt. I avoid things I cannot fix.

Barley wasn’t just a pet. He was my friend.  So on this blogging anniversary, I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to my first inspiration to write. One miniature wire haired wiener dog that blessed my life and made me laugh every single day for seventeen years. It is time to look into his ragamuffin face again and say hello.

Hello, my long lost little buddy. I will always miss you and love you.

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At fourteen, he still had a spring in his step.

 

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Purebred…but he preferred the Rastafarian look.

 

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The sunlight was too bright for his weary eyes, hence the little wool cap. Still cute as a button in his golden years.

 

 

 

This Poetry Thing

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Let’s decorate the trees with words

The sky with all we feel

Wrap the clouds in

Ribbons of rhyme

No time to waste

This party must go on

Fill my glass with rambled thoughts

And grenadine

Slightly blended please

No distinction or lines

Interpretations are never defined

Inhibitions,  like confetti

Thrown carelessly into the wind

And we’ll laugh….

Because we know

This poetry thing is nothing more

Than everything we are and see

Know and live

Loved and lost

Perceive and paint

From the pallets of our soul

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Let’s dance along the moonlit path

Where neurons sparkle endlessly

Lighting the way for

Our wandering minds

To now and then

And why and when

We’ll rig a jig  jig

Stepping to the beat

Of our hearts

Open and wounded

Flowing or frozen

In time

And we’ll laugh….

Because we know

This poetry thing is how we breathe

Or catch our breath

Between the gales that be

Dogmatically chanting

Secretly ranting

A slow release of our minds

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Dverse Poet’s Pub is celebrating three years!!  Wooo hooo!!!

http://dversepoets.com/

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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Beauty is forsaken
Where no one sees
No one ventures
No one feels
Silence speaks
But no one listens
It’s too easy, too authentic
Pure and transparent
You wouldn’t look for yourself
In the mirror, would you?
Then why would you search for life
When it is there in front of you
Calling your name
Caressing your soul
Nurturing your body
Balancing your burdens
Blessing your every moment
Reflecting your heart
With the most radiant light of all
Did you know
That you are nature?

 

 

 

I am dedicating this post to tyler4turtles, a fellow blogger, a friend in nature and kindred spirit. His expertise, dedication and endless fascination with nature combined with his gift of poetry and photography make for the most amazing blog.

You can admire his work at The Ancient Eavesdropper

http://tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the Latest Dirt

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Sometimes as you’re strolling through the blogosphere, you stumble upon a treasure. That’s what happened to me when I came across a blogger named Melinda at  http://dirtgazing.wordpress.com/

Her unique blog features photos from guest bloggers, all with one view in common…..LOOKING DOWN.

From dirt, cement, unusual objects to water, sand and anything else you can walk on, it’s creative and fun! Melinda kindly accepted some photos I sent her. It is wonderful to collaborate with others.  So take a little walk on over to  Dirtgazing and see the world from above the camera.

Guest Blog

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A big thank you to “Loony” at Thoughts of a Lunatic  for the opportunity to guest post on her amazing blog.

 “Loony” is an extraordinary writer. A four time Freshly Pressed recipient, her blog has taken her followers on a journey through pain, joy, reflections, growth, humor, and love.  She tells it like it is.  She will make you laugh with her very unique humor and take you to tears with her honesty and bravery which are undeniable. I admire her more than I can express.

“Thoughts of a Lunatic” asked readers for their take on New Year’s resolutions.

“Marble Rye and Resolutions”  is my contribution.

Hope you enjoy.

Best Moments

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“The best moments are not filled, they are felt.

They have a life of their own.

Sit back and take one in.”


Dflorack of Heron There & Everywhere nominated me for a Best Moment Award.

This is my very belated acceptance! Thank you, Donna!

If you take the time to visit her blog, you will discover her love for friendly little critters as well as musings on life and memoirs of the past.

http://heronthereeverywhere.us/

This award requires you to state seven things about yourself, so here goes…

1.  I have just added para-sailing to my bucket list!

2.  I am not a good conversationalist with new people, unless the topic is an issue I feel strongly about… then I might not shut up.

3.   It frustrates me when parents feed their children inappropriate media and then wonder why they become so disrespectful, aggressive, violent or insensitive.

4.  I believe we were put on this earth to help those in need, not to sit back and reap our own benefits.

5.  My complicated personality takes me from serene places of nature to head banging to Metallica.

6.  I love to see the sparkle in a child’s eyes. It lights up my world.

7.  I am happiest when I am singing at the top of my lungs, driving down the highway.

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Let’s change this up a bit.  Seven is a lucky number so I have decided to nominate seven bloggers that have given me

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BEST MOMENT!

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/

It is inspiring to me to see stigmas broken surrounding mental health issues. This wonderful site provides many moments of sharing knowledge, hope and understanding through the art of photography.

http://bernasvibethewayiseeit.wordpress.com/

She can relate to entering the “50” zone and her generous comments have given me moments of laughter and camaraderie.

http://sunearthsky.com/

Today she provided me with a moment of beauty as I admired her breathtaking photos of horses.

http://kaynicolley.wordpress.com/

She gave me a moment of her reality. It is a reality that so many suffer from. Please give her some love and encouragement.

http://melissammendoza7.wordpress.com/

Working in a shelter in Sante Fe, New Mexico, this woman has her share of dark moments but has the ability to see the light within their souls. I look forward to following her new blog.

http://barefootandmusic.wordpress.com/

I absolutely love Beth Hart. I could listen to her music every day. While doing a search today for her video, “Leave the Light On”, I stumbled upon this blog. There are great musical moments to be found here.

http://littlesundog.wordpress.com/

Unique moments including those she has spent raising an orphaned fawn on their property.

She Needs Your Help

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Last week, I had to find a way to provide a family member with all the basic essentials of life. She had nothing but a bed, a couch and a few personal belongings. It is a very long story that I will not tell except to say that her situation is of no fault of her own and I would not wish it upon anyone. Helping her was a necessity. It reminded me of how blessed I am to have a roof over my head and food to eat. It reminded me of others who are in similar situations of desperation as my family member. It reminded me of Cheryl, a fellow blogger who just needs a job to turn things around. Sounds easy, but it isn’t.

I know I have stood on this soap box a few times already, but it’s my soap box. You can simply turn the page if you wish…

 We are not all given the same opportunities.

We are not all blessed with families that are willing or able to help us.

We are not all blessed with healthy bodies or healthy minds.

We are not all blessed with minimal disasters that fall upon us.

We are not all fortunate to succeed from our hard work. Some work harder than us and get half as far.

We are not all able to work.

Some of us struggle every day just to eat, pay a bill, keep our sanity or find even one small fragment of hope to carry on.

 I am asking that you really think about how you will be inconvenienced if you were to give a small amount to someone who is at risk of losing their home. If I can leave myself short to reach out to another, then believe me…so can you.

When you truly give, you look into your heart, not your bank book.

I hope you will look into your heart to help my fellow blogger and friend.

http://allbuthomeless.wordpress.com/

You can also check out her web design services at

http://deesebydesign.weebly.com/

Dodging the Liebster

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Thank you to Joanne at http://mumhowmuchlonger.com/ for another Liebster Award. Be sure to visit Joanne for her interesting and witty stories of family life.

It is an honour to be nominated a second time, even though I almost narrowly escaped the criteria at the time of nomination! I would like to acknowledge Jonathan Caswell, my 200th  follower who unbeknown to him, gave me the final nudge, pushing me over the 200 mark for followers.

Thank you, Jonathan. You can drop by his blog at http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/. I like his poetry and his generous spirit in re-blogging others’ work. Check it out.

If I said I didn’t care about traffic to my blog, I’d be lying. I write because of the creativity and emotion that stirs in me. I write because others inspire me. Life inspires me. There is a passion that has been dormant for way too long inside of me. As my fingers flow onto the keyboard, so does my heart.  Writing excites me, calms me and every part of the process becomes a lesson. As I continue to grow, I look for approval, comments, critique and opinions. I am not only writing for my own benefit, but also to engage and create discussion.

So I almost dodged the Liebster but I am thankful to my small but friendly group of followers that make me smile every day!

THANK YOU !!

Now to the nitty gritty business of the Liebster Award Rules…

·         List eleven random facts about yourself…

·         Nominate eleven bloggers for the award…

·         Let them know about the nomination…

·         Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated…

·         Ask eleven questions for the new award winners to answer…

11 Random Things About Myself

1.       I am afraid of the Wizard of Oz.

2.       I am not afraid of flying monkeys.

3.       I started smoking when I was in college.

4.       I quit smoking at the age of 31. First try. Cold turkey. Sometimes you have to suck it up.

5.       My first job was picking green beans on a farm.

6.       I am an RECE (registered early childhood educator).

7.       Mental health and homelessness are two issues close to my heart.

8.   I feel at home in nature.   

9.       I have very strong opinions and beliefs.

10.   I am open to new ones.

11.   I drive a ’97 Toyota Camry that runs like a charm, except that when  I turn on the windshield wipers, the doors lock.

 

Answers to Joanne’s Questions

1.       Most memorable meal ever eaten? 

An entrée of fresh red snapper at a table on the beach in Costa Rica.

2.       Favourite food/ ingredient to cook with and why?

Vegetables. They’re so darn versatile.

3.       Do you prefer to work alone in the kitchen or are you happy to work with others?

Unless you would like a milder version of Hell’s Kitchen, it is best to leave me alone in there.

4.       Of all the items in your kitchen, which one can’t you live without?

It’s a tossup between my tea kettle and my garlic press.

5.       If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you like to go and why?

Narrowing it down is almost impossible, but I would like to visit Australia.

6.       When reading, do you prefer to hold a book or kindle device?

Neither. I prefer to hold my big mug of hot tea and read right here. I am amazed by the bloggers that I follow.

7.       What would be your first choice of city to live in and why?

A small town with friendly folk, nature trails and inspiring sunsets.

8.       House or apartment? What’s your preference to live in?

House. I like my own trees!

9.       Which of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World would you most like to visit?

The Northern Lights.

10.   Do you prefer big parties or intimate dinners?

Intimate dinners with people I know.  Large parties with people I don’t.

11.   Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

Everyone I meet inspires me in some way. If it doesn’t hit me right away, I look for it because I believe there is something in everyone for us to learn from and grow from.

Here are my choices for Liebster Award Nominees:

If you managed to “dodge the Liebster”  before I cranked out this post, then I apologize for placing you in this category, but you still deserve some love!

Yes, you ALL won because this is for fun!

http://sudhaaysola.wordpress.com/

Wise beyond her years. Thought-provoking.

http://emunaendeavor.wordpress.com/

Two friends on a worldwide sailing trip. Tag along!

http://theearthmama.wordpress.com/

Sharing her appreciation and connection to nature.

http://pixbelsbror.wordpress.com/

Great photos with catchy titles.

http://gottasaythanks.wordpress.com/

A daily log of gratitude.

http://verajackson.wordpress.com/

I just adore Ms.Vee’s poetry.

http://thingsufindthatareunfairandunjust.wordpress.com/

Because we really should talk about these things.

http://1concernedfriend.wordpress.com/

This is true friendship.

http://mypoeticspirit.wordpress.com/

“Celebrating Spirit, the energy of Life, through words and photographs.”

http://darktolight.co.uk/

A very unique and talented artist.

http://marlonspoetry.wordpress.com/

An endless stream of poetic bliss.

Questions for Nominees

1.       What gives you joy?

2.       What makes you angry?

3.       Do you believe in ghosts?

                     4. What has been your favourite adventure so far?

5.       Assuming everyone is safe, if you only had time to grab one thing in the event of a fire, what would you grab.

6.       How do you feel about violence in the media?

7.       What do you think is the oddest thing about you?

8.       What do you find relaxing?

9.       What makes you laugh?

10.       Name something that has changed your life.

11.       Look to your left. What is closest to you?

 

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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My friend at http://peacelovegreatcountrymusic.com/   has kindly presented me with the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. First of all , I must say there is something real special about this gal. Her love and passion for music illuminates through her work. She shares her knowledge, entertains us with music videos, and makes you feel welcome with her wit and warm fuzzies. She keeps it real and that is why she is one of my most favorite blogging  buddies to follow. I am honored and grateful that she would choose me for this award.

 I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to read what I write. I am inspired from within but it is the kind comments and recognition from others that keep me going. I realize that I probably need to pick up the pace a little but to be honest, it takes me a lot of time. I become drawn into the process of the post which I thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for your patience!

What inspires me?

 PEOPLE inspire me. I am amazed and moved by the uniqueness we all possess, but I am inspired by people who are not afraid to shed their outer layers, bear their soul, and be honest with themselves.  I don’t consider myself to be an eloquent writer. My passion for life keeps my fingers on this keyboard. If what I write happens to inspire others, I am humbly grateful.  Ok, I’m a wee bit ecstatic . Here’s to honesty. Cheers!

NATURE inspires me. I think there should be a time allotted to everyone’s day to leave what they are doing and just sit in a field, walk a path, feel the presence of life in the trees, the wind, the sun, the grass, the sand, the water, the sky and everything else we have been blessed with on this magical planet. We are too involved in conflict, technology, goals and desires. In nature there is peace.

MUSIC inspires me. I need it. I crave it. It brings me joy and comfort. It validates my emotions. It takes me to places of the past and dreams of the future. Most of all, it seduces me into the moment, making me dance, making me cry, bringing me peace of mind.

And now for the award rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link your blog to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.


Seven Things About Myself

1.       My dad died when I was 22 and it was one of a few significant events that changed my life.

2.       I think whales are amazing beings. Seeing a humpback is near the top of my bucket list.

3.       I look ridiculous when I jog.

4.       No tattoos, but I have had the urge and an idea of what I want.

5.       I grew up in a neighborhood where everyone knew each other, called each other on the phone and took care of each other. What happened to that?

6.       I can make some mean Green Chile Stew, New Mexico style.

7.       I believe that violence in the media desensitizes our children. We need to teach empathy and this is not how it’s done.

8.      Because I don’t like to conform, here’s #8 : Once a year, I like to put on a really cool fedora hat and hang out for a couple days at a Blues festival. I dance, I sing and feel the music.

My nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:

“A Journey of Life, Loss, Hope and Strength” at

http://lovingsweetisabelleskye.wordpress.com/

Honest, open, fun, sincere. She tells it like it is and I love that about her.

https://hotsouthernmess.wordpress.com/

Witty, wonderful and well written. Wow!

http://thelaughingmom.wordpress.com/

A pretty place to visit. Stunning artwork and positive thoughts.

http://artprescription.com/

Beautiful travel photography. Check her out.

http://twohandsonthewheel.me/

“It’s not crazy, it’s passionate”.  I love her diversity.

http://extremelydreamily.wordpress.com/

The Jump for Joy! Photo Project gives me a moment of inspiration every day at

http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/

Blatantly beautiful.  I admire her strength as much as her writing skills.

http://thoughtsofalunatic.com/

“Serendepity13” is a bright and cheery blog of photography, quotes and poetry.

http://picturesinlivingcolor.wordpress.com/

I recently added this one to my list. Inspiring words of wisdom.

http://katkinnie.wordpress.com/

I will stop at ten because I have found that many are not interested or too busy to formally respond. No worries!

Congratulations!!

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Stay inspired.

My 1st “Best Moment Award”

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“Awarding the people that live in the moment,

The noble who write and capture the best in life,

The bold that reminded us what really mattered,

Savoring the experience of quality time.”

I would like to thank a very interesting young lady and talented writer named Esta Chappell for this award.

Be sure to pay a visit to her very interesting blog at http://chinatripping.wordpress.com/

 As an expat in China, she shares with us the culture, landscape and life as she experiences it in a foreign land. Her intriguing stories are further enhanced by her wonderful photography.  Esta is a free lance writer and ecologist. She writes articles for http://www.echinacities.com/, another place to read her excellent work.

Thank you, Esta.

As I humbly accept this award, my heart is full of love for blogging and appreciation for an amazing world of writers I would otherwise have never met. It is necessary in my journey of life to express myself and this has given me a comfortable forum to do that. I am still very surprised when others leave comments on my blog as I would never expect that what pours out from my mind to a keyboard would have any impact on someone else….but I am happy when it does. I am thankful for the supportive environment,new connections I have made and excited each day to read! I don’t read books very often (I know, that’s terrible), but I am captivated by the personalities, brave stories, poetic talent, mesmerizing photography, open hearts and minds that accompany my cup of tea each morning……and night……and ok…a few others times in between.  Is there an Addicted to Blogging Award? There should be.

It was so difficult to choose my nominations as I am continually moved by all of the bloggers that I follow regularly. I decided to give a shout out to some of those not mentioned during my last award nomination. I understand if some of you are too busy to properly accept but I am shouting out to you anyways. So listen up!

My nominations are:

http://nannetteree.com/

Nannette is a down to earth gal with helpful tips about family and life.

http://ericmvogt.wordpress.com/

 Brilliant poetry. You can even buy his books!

http://gretchendelrio.wordpress.com/

Watercolors that move me.  Painted with passion.

http://enchantinglandblog.wordpress.com/

Photographic  moments in the Land of Enchantment.

http://kellyhartland.wordpress.com/

A visual artist that writes daily “aphorisms”. What’s an aphorism? Check her out.

http://weirdandcoolstuff.wordpress.com/

Has camera. Will travel.  Wonderful photos.

http://wisejourney.wordpress.com/

Inspiring thoughts, poetry, flash fiction and photography. Cool!

http://drbillwooten.com/

I look forward to his quotes, pictures and music videos every day.

http://glendasanchez.com/

A young, inspiring writer. Positive thoughts and poetry.

http://wordsmaymove.com/

A new blogger that deserves much more attention!

http://earthstills.wordpress.com/

Stunning photography.

The rules for this award are as follows:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award, and winners, notify them the great news!

·         What makes a good acceptance speech? Gratitude, Humour and Inspiration

·         Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in http://www.momentmatters.com/speech

·         Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable  in http://www.momentmatters.com/award

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Moments pass by quickly, like ships in the night……..

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……..or seagulls on ice bergs?

Liebster Award Nomination

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liebster-award_zps1423f313I would like to thank a wonderful lady named Mary for my first award nomination, the Liebster Award.

You can check out her beautiful

Nature Photography blog at

http://davidanaturephotography.wordpress.com/

She also has two sister blogs:

My Poetic Spirit

http://www.mypoeticspirit.wordpress.com

Unemployed High Jinks

http://www.unemployedhighjinks.wordpress.com

Meaning “beloved”, The Liebster Blog Award  is given to blogs with not more than 200 follows. Some of my nominees may have grown in popularity since I began writing this post. If so, I apologize for any inaccuracies.  I hope that others will enjoy my chosen nominees as much as I do!!

Rules for accepting the award:

1.  Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.

2.  List 11 random facts about yourself.

3.  Answer the 11 questions from the nominator.

4.  Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers you feel deserved to be noticed.

5.  Create 11 questions for your nominees.

6.  Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.

7.  Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.

Random facts about myself:

I am a night owl.

I am claustrophobic and it’s getting worse.

Music is necessary in my life.

I am shy in large groups, but not afraid to stand up for what I believe in.

I am a proud Canadian.

I have funny toes.

Sitting in a canyon in silence is like heaven to me.

Green and black jube jubes are my favourite candy. That’s the way we spell “favorite” in Canada.

My grandfather was a pastor.

I am rocking in my chair right now listening to “Baby I”, by Amy Millan.

I love making homemade soup.

Answers to Mary’s questions:

1.      What is your favorite season?

 Fall

2.      What is a favorite childhood memory?

Riding my Honda 70 mini bike through a neighborhood field.

3.  What is your favorite flower?

 Tulips of any pastel colour.

4.  What was your favorite vacation ever?

Arches Monument Park and Dead Horse Point, Utah

5.  In your family tree, are you related to a famous person?

Not in my family tree…….but apparently I am related in a way to a famous rock star.

 6.  If you could change careers, what would you do?

Child development consultant for teen parents.

7.  Do you think your creativity comes naturally or do you have to work on it?

For poetry and music…natural.  Hands on, tedious crafting…I would have to work.

8.  What or who inspires you?

Nature, life and ALL people.

9.  If you had the opportunity to publish one wildly guaranteed successful book, what would the book be about?

“Accepting Others for All the Beauty Within”

10.  Have you ever considered deleting your blog and why?

No way…I’m just getting started.

11.  What are three things blogging has added to your life?

New acquaintances.  Learning from others.  Passion to write.

I would like to present the  Liebster Award to:

http://theblondegardener.com/

A friendly place full of flowers, travel and more.

http://findingsun.wordpress.com/

A sunny site full of positive vibes.

http://harasprice.com/

Beautifully written, inspiring moments.

http://peacelovegreatcountrymusic.com/

For any music lover.

http://erinlw1015.wordpress.com/

I love this gal’s honesty and humor.

http://knittinpeace.com

Crafts, music and life appreciation.

http://kindofmind.wordpress.com

Be inspired by her daily good deeds.

http://revgreglarsen.com

Follow his adventures of  “Family, Faith and Fun”

http://naturedreamer.wordpress.com/

A great new place for nature lovers.

http://thenutritionalepiphany.com/

Healthy recipes with wonderful food photography.

http://extremelydreamily.wordpress.com/

She had me at “Me, Myself and I”.

Oh my goodness….AND

http://hotsouthernmess.wordpress.com

I think she may be my kindred spirit

And yes…..I did pick 12!

Questions for my nominees:

What is your favourite dessert?

When you look into a child’s eyes, what do you see?

What do you think our purpose of life is on this earth?

What kind of music do you like?

If you had the chance to meet anyone famous or not, who would it be?

What is your idea of a vacation?

Name 3 things that give you joy.

What do you daydream about?

What are you proud of yourself for?

Do you have any unusual fears?

If you were captain of a ship, what would you call it?

Congrats!!!