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.