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

One Lovely Blog Award

A special thank you to Tamara at “My Botanical Garden” ( for nominating me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.  The nomination is much appreciated!  Thanks for following.

The rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
  • Leave a .comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated

Seven things about me:

1. My family means the world to me.

2. I love flowers because they represent the intricacy of life and the many blessings within.

3.  Photography is my passion.

4.  I enjoy coffee, especially with sweet treats.

5.  Traveling makes me very happy because I love adventure and seeing what the world has to offer.

6. I enjoy exercise and running.

7. I like to read.

Blogs I admire:

Through the Healing Lens (

Leanne Cole’s Photography Field Trips (

Rona Black Photography (

Virginia Plantation (

Christian Mihai (

Joshi Daniel Photography (

Frank King Photos (

Photostream (

Faire Un Voeu (

Tau Zero (