07 August 2012
I feel particularly blessed. On a heavily humid day a message arrived that Otto of “Muchow’s Creative Photo Blog” nominated me for the “Inspiring Blog Award.” To me the most important part of the award (like the other awards that are posted on the right side of my Homepage) is: another photographer and lover of words anointed my blog worthy of recognition.
Somehow Otto and I found each other though the community of online bloggers, and I have gained enormous admiration for his work. Click here to visit his site. While he lives on the other side of the globe, we are tethered by our passion for images and words. Everyday I am reminded that living in the twenty-first century has exhilarating advantages: technological innovations being high on the list.
The rules for the “Inspiring Blog Award” are:
- Acknowledge and thank the giver. (check)
- Link back to the nominator’s blog. (check)
- Put the award on my Homepage. (check)
- List seven things about myself. (see below)
- Give the award to seven bloggers who inspire me. (see below)
Here are seven things about me:
1. I enjoy a challenge.
2. Mostly, I read nonfiction.
3. I garden and walk daily (unless the weather impedes my plans)
4. I am a devoted fan of Ray and Charles Eames’ designs.
5. Once I was a fiber artist.
6. Most of my career was in higher education.
7. Much of my early career was spent as an arts advocate.
Here are the names and links of the blogs that inspire me (and in no particular order):
1. This Man’s Journey at http://thismansjourney.net
2. See What Eye See at http://nikkisimages.wordpress.com
3. Alicia Scott Photographer at http://aliciascottphotographer.wordpress.com
4. Leanne Cole’s Photography Field Trips at http://leannecolephotography.com
5. Now We Are Sixty at http://nowwearesixty.com
6. The World Is a Book at http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com
7. The Urge to Wander at http://theurgetowander.com
And finally, in the Lens section is a photograph taken in the lobby of the Hotel du Pont. Twilight was beginning its show, and the light through the glass created multiple reflections. It seems an apt image for the way I feel about my online journey, because I am being introduced to multiple individuals of multiple talents who open multiple worlds to me. I extend my gratitude to Otto, and to all those who stop to view the universe through my lens and pens.
Note: As always I welcome as comment about this post of any part of my blog.