Monday, December 15, 2008

A New Award!

Thanks to Dorothy at Counting my Blessings I have been given a new award!

This is the special "Proximidade Award". This award is a fine one because it focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this on-line world.

"Blogs that receive this award are 'exceedingly charming', says it authors. This blog invests & believes in the proximity-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose 8 more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I have chosen 8 very special blogs because of the closeness I feel to them. I know most of them will choose not to participate in this award and that is perfectly fine. I just want them to know how much their friendship means to me, not that the rest of my bloggy friends aren't as important because you are. So, here's my eight nominations:

Racquel at Perennial Garden Lover-Racquel owns the first gardening blog I was so lucky to find(or maybe she found me). Not sure which but I enjoy all of her gardening photos and helpful info.

Kanak at Terra Farmer-Kanak lives in India and I enjoy her blog much. She always has interesting plants to show. And I get to see a part of our world that I probably will never see personally. I feel I have truly learned many new things since beginning a friendship with her.

Marmee at Things I love-I love the fact that Marmee and I both live 5 minutes from the Natchez Trace Parkway even though we are in different states. It makes me feel close to her in a different type of way. I like the fact that if I head north on my end of the Parkway it will take me straight to her house. Marmee's blog is always loaded with fun stuff! She has beautiful photos, music and a wonderful family that she is truly devoted to.

Beckie at Dragonfly corner-Beckie is another garden blogger that I think I found through Racquel. I truly enjoy my visits with her. She has 7 beautiful grandkids that she loves to spend time with and every once-in-awhile she'll post a cute pic or two of them.

Flydragon at A little of this, a little of that-Flydragon(I've never seen her real name) is someone who always, always makes me laugh. She has the funniest sense of humor and usually has a funny picture to go with her stories. I told her she needs to have a column in her local newspaper because I think she would have a great following.

Sandy at Quill Cottage-If you ever need some inspiration, or need to be uplifted in a spiritual way this is the blog for you. Sandy is a wonderful Christian lady who I wish I was more like. She writes beautifully, has dreamy and peaceful photos and is a wonderful crafter.

Darla at Family and Flowers-This is a sweet lady that lives in Florida and has beautiful pictures of flowers. Not too long ago Darla had a tag in which she wrote a few random things about herself that were so personal. These things really demonstrated what a strong woman she is. I really admire that about her.

Linda at Meadowview Thymes-Linda's blog is always a joy to visit too. She also loves to dig in the dirt. She always has beautiful photos of her plants. She always has cute decorations on the outside of her house as well as the inside.

To the nominees, please do not feel like you have to participate if you choose not to. I just wanted you to know how I felt.

I hope everyone visits these blogs because they really are great. But then again I love all my blog friends and I want you to know how much your friendship means to me.

20 comments:

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your award, Susie. It is well-deserved! :D

Susie said...

Thanks Daisy I appreciate it!

Darla said...

Congrats Susie! Very much deserved. The kind words you wrote about me brought tears to my eyes from my heart..I will post it, most likely tomorrow.....will try tonight.

Susie said...

Darla-I admire you much and enjoy your blog and friendship. I wish I was as strong of a person that you are.

flydragon said...

Susie,
Your blog is definitely "exceedingly charming" and certainly deserves this award, while mine on the other hand.........
But although I won't participate (you knew that didn't you?) I really appreciate the thought and thank you for it. (And you actually did finally see my real name on my blog but didn't realize it. Ha)

Susie said...

flydragon-Oh no, am I going to have to go search all your posts for your name? Dad-gum your hide flydragon! How do you like that southern slang???

perennialgardener said...

Thank you Susie for thinking of me! I appreciate the kind words you wrote about me. :)

Susie said...

Racquel-I am very thankful for our friendship and always look forward to seeing what your blogging about.

beckie said...

Susie, I am so touched! I appreciate your friendship and always enjoy your take on life. You may not think you are a strong woman-but you are. Your committment to your faith, your devotion to your husband and family and your friendship for all comes through so strongly in your writings. I admire all those qualities about you.

Thanks for considering me a friend-I am deeply honored.

Susie said...

Beckie-Your words are so sweet! I'm truly blessed to have friends like you.

Miss Sandy said...

Susie,

You are such a sweet heart!!! I sure do wish you still lived in the old stopping ground so we could get together! Thank you for this honor and the intro is so true, it is amazes me that we can forge friendships with those we never would have crossed paths with had in not been for the world of blogging. I count you among my treasured friends dear Susie. Have a very blessed Christmas!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Susie, congrats! I'm so touched by all the kind words. I want you to know that I feel exactly the same about you! It's amazing how you feel so close to people you've never met and might not...in real life.

Although I won't be participating, I feel the words used to describe the award, are beautifully expressed......
Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts, Susie. You're the sweetest!

Sorry it took me a while to be here...I was out today, for a change!!

Catherine Holman said...

Congrats on the award Susie!
Hugs,
Cathie

Jen said...

Susie-
You are a deserving winner of this award. Although I've only been around here a short time I must say-I like your style. :D
I'll visit your recipients soon.
Blessings to you.

marmee said...

thank you susie what a sweet award to receive and i really appreciate all the kind words. it's like your little gift to me. thanks.
merry christmas!

Susie said...

Thank you Sandy, that's very sweet!

Kanak-I surely hope you enjoyed your outing. Thanks for your sweet words.

Thanks Cathie!

Thanks to you too Jen!

Marmee-Actually it's me who has been given gifts of friendship from all of y'all.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Congrats on your award! I tried to view the video on your latest post, but for some reason, my computer doesn't want to cooperate with any audio or video on the internet, so I will have to try to view it again tomorrow.
Take care
Lisa

Susie said...

Lisa-Oh I hope you can get it to work cause it's a good one!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Susie thank you so much. This award means so much to me. I also value the friendship we have through blogging!

Susie said...

Meadowview-You are very welcome. I always enjoy reading your blog and I am so thankful for your friendship!