Awards.  Those little things that have the ability to influence our confidence, our motivation, and our lives in extraordinary ways.  I was recently blessed to receive three blogger awards.  I am still saying WOW!  Me?  Really?

When I began my photographic and writing journey I had no idea where it was going to lead me.  How long the path would be, how wide my horizons would become, or how many wonderful people I would meet through the sharing of photographs and the written word.  I am so grateful for the many wonderful people I have met and the many who have touched my life.  Some of your stories are amazing, true tales of survival, humility, love, and honor.  Some of your artistic abilities are so incredible that I am humbled every time I see your work or read your words.  Thank you all for your support, your following, your “likes”, and especially for your comments that motivate and inspire me to keep posting.

A special thank you to three bloggers who have recently nominated me for awards:

My Botanical Garden – visit this lovely site at:

Esengas Voice – visit this beautiful site at:

The Blazing Trail – visit this inspiring site at:

Because I have very little time to dedicate to following up on the awards, answering questions, nominating additional bloggers (I have so many favorites that I can’t narrow it down in a reasonable amount of time.),  I chose to add an awards page to my site where the awards I receive will be posted along with the link to the site of the person who graciously nominated me for the award.  In addition, I want to recognize the three blogs above as blogs that I thoroughly enjoy and find inspiring.  Please visit them.

Thanks again to all of you for your friendships, love, support and inspiration.

Here’s To You