Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanks to June for the Butterfly Award

Thanks to June for giving my blog the Butterfly Award above. Awardees must pass the award along to a new list. So, I created a blog roll on the sidebar that has my list of nominees. You can access their latest posts there. I have annotated the list below:

Nature Remains
Lovely photography and prose about nature.

Dawn's Bloggy Blog
A couple are motorhoming their way across America looking for a place to settle. Fascinating and makes one want to take off right now!

Nature Tales and Camera Trails
Great photos of birds and wit from this New Brunswick blogger.

Monarch's Nature Blog
The mother of all nature blogs--the one that first inspired me to do my own blog. Great photos from a field biologist from upstate New York.

Mountain Naturalist
While there are infrequent posts, it's worth the wait to read some great posts by our most renowned local naturalists in southwest Virginia.

Mary's View
I love the photos and reading about the posts from this North Carolinan blogger.

Let's Paint Nature
The Chicago Nature Lady teaches how to do watercolor painting of nature step by step.

A Passion for Nature
I have learned a great deal about natural phenonmena from this naturalist from New York. She truly has a passion for nature.

A Little Piece of Me
Lots of great photos and views from my fellow southwest Virginian nature blogger.

Open Salon Latest Post
This really isn't a blog but a collection of them. Click on "home" to get their front page which lists the editor's choices for best posts for the day.

Now, these bloggers should pass on the award by following these rules I got from June:

1. Put the logo on your blog, you can right-click and copy it from above.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate other blogs for this award (about 10).
4. Add links to those blogs (I did this thru blog roll on sidebar).
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs (have to do this yet!:)
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.


  1. Thank you, sincerely.
    I enjoy your posts so much, and though we're miles apart, find so many similarities with our findings.
    I'll try to get to this--my mother passed away the day after Thanksgiving--life has been tipped upside down for a bit.

    Though I find, especially now, the connection between my blogging community a comforting presence.
    Nina at Nature Remains

  2. Thank you Appalachian Lady...this is my first award...and i will be happy to display this on my sidebar. I will follow your instructions to add others, though you have put some of my favorite blogs on your list? can someone get the award twice?
    My husband and I love this lifestyle and are not ready to settle down any time soon...You should try it! It is very freeing to shed off all the layers of belongings and pare down to just what is needed.
    again thanks...
    and I have been enjoying your blog as well. Very nice photography!

  3. Joan,

    I'm flattered and honored. Thank you!

    I enjoy visiting here but I wish I had more time to enjoy what you and many others have to share. Maybe when I retire.... :o)

    You have a wonderfully talented list of bloggers. I'm glad to be here.


  4. Thank you so much. I appreciate your kindness, and also your visits and comments.

  5. Joan:
    Thank you so much!!! I love reading all your posts and learning from it all the time :) Nature friends to the end!

  6. Nina--you're welcome. I am sorry about your mother passing away. Mine passed away last February. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Joan

  7. dAwN--you certainly can give the award to someone who has gotten it but you might try to add new ones. Your blog is relatively new to me so I tried to include it. I really do enjoy reading about your travels and appreciate you including your nature observations.

  8. Mary,
    You are welcome. I'm retired and do spend a lot of time blogging but I think it keeps my mind active. With my mother having dementia fro about 10 years before she died, it's a concern.

  9. me ann my camera--you're welcome and I enjoy reading your blog as well. Your photos are great.

  10. Kerri--You are very welcome. Keep the photos coming. Joan

  11. Chris--thanks, nature friend. I enjoy reading your posts too. Joan