In the last two weeks, I’ve received an E for Excellence award from three awesome bloggers. They are awesome in their own right and not just because they each gave me an “E.” Although, a girl always likes it when someone says she’s “done good.”
The bloggers in question are: Brenda from The Brenda Blog, who was the first to give me a gold star. I met Brenda through blogging. She’s a former Okie who’s moved to Texas. Curtiss Ann Matlock, who is an accomplished writer (published over 30 books) and has been my friend for the last twenty years, gave me the second one. She’s kinda new to the blogging scene. If you get a chance, please welcome her. Debi from Aunt Debbi’s Garden always makes me smile with her monkeys’ antics, and she gave me the third one.
Shannon from The Mommy Project originally started this award to honor blogs and to increase traffic for all those she enjoyed. She wrote, “I love being a part of the blogging community and part of all the friendships that Iâ€™ve formed so I wanted to give a blog award for all of you out there that have Excellent Blogs.”
A special thanks to Shannon for creating this way to honor each other in the first place.
I’m now supposed to choose ten blogs I’d like to award.
First, I’m giving the award right back to Curtiss Ann. She writes with such honor and integrity, and she’s that way in real life too.
Second, Karina from the Gluten Free Goddess, because she manages to create fabulous meals while dealing with a host of food intolerances and allergies.
My friend, David, writes and photographs the most amazing things on A Photographer’s Garden Blog. Every time I go to his blog, I am amazed at his ability to evoke emotion with his images and words.
Corey, from Tongue in Cheek, who continues to remain eloquent in spite of the fact that her father has been in the hospital for months. She’s stayed by his side while her husband and children cheer her on from France. In fact, her entire family deserves an “E.”
I was lucky enough to ride with Mr. McGregor’s Daughter while we were in Austin, and she is a hoot. Her blog is consistently smart and funny.
Reading Dirt always has something going on like the pea experiment she had last week where she planted peas at different times and gave the results. It seems Grandmother knew best. Are we surprised?
I would love Heavy Petal for her banner alone, but her writing always makes me think. She is still pregnant, and I know she wishes this baby would go ahead and come. For those of us who’ve had babies, we all know how she feels. I love that she crawled around on her knees in her garden today and snapped photos. She’s my kind of girl.
Antique Mommy had me at hello when I read her “How Did This Happen?” page. She writes touchingly human stories about what it means to mother a child.
Frances at Faire Garden and I both garden on a slope, and we’re in the same USDA Zone. Therefore, our gardens are blooming at similar times, and I feel a real kinship with her. And, after meeting her in Austin, I can say she is as sweet as she is on he blog. Check out her fairy post for some fun reading.
Last, but not least, go visit Pam at Digging. She has some of the most beautiful garden photography on the web, and she knows her stuff when writing about gardening.
Whew! That’s a lot of garden blogs. My special thanks to the ladies who nominated me for this award.