Awards day at So Many Books, So Little Time. I was so touched to receive these wonderful commendations from two fabulous bloggers. Jeanie at Marmelade Gypsy, who is the most affable blogger I know, sent me the Marie Antoinette Award for “being an inspiration in our little creative/blogging world.” Thank you, Jeanie.
And from Becca at Bookstack, the Premios Dardo Award, which recognizes “the effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.” Becca has built warm affinity in the writer’s corner of blog-land, and introduced me to many like souls. Thank you, Becca.
It is hard to pass this on to just a few people, and I know that many of the sites I frequent have already received these awards. I will, instead, direct you to my blog roll. I have updated the list with many I visit often but had neglected to include here, and I have removed obsolete links. If you don’t already, please visit all of them.
I want to extend my appreciation to all the readers who drop in here. I appreciate the conversations, short or long, and look forward to chatting with you and visiting your posts. This blog has a second anniversary coming up in March. I have plans for a St. Patrick’s Day advent style calendar for a couple weeks, in celebration of both events. I think I will tell the story of Qugrainne then.
Postscript: I visited Lily River yesterday. I saw numerous animal tracks, listened to the birds, and snow shoed on the frozen river, picturing the fish and frogs sleeping under the ice. The following is a little photo journal of a lovely day.
Is there anything more beautiful than wind sculpted, blue snow?
Port Washington Nuclear Power Plant: what we need to get away from!
Paper mills on Green Bay: another thing we need to get away from.
Ahhh. Entering Chequamagon-Nicolet National Forest.
Northern edge of property
Island: perfect spot for a tree house.
Birch, pine, oak, maple, and ?? we shall see in the spring when the leaves are out.
It snowed (again!) on the drive home. Back to reality.