My husband Rick went to the farm last weekend to fix the mower. The grass will be growing all too soon, friends! He took these photos at what my blogging friends would call the golden hour. Dianna at These Days of Mine and Theresa at TexWiseGirl have posted some gorgeous photos about this time of day. What I find incredible about my husband’s pictures is that he took these with his phone!
In light of (no pun intended) of the golden Oscars last weekend, that it’s March 1 and these golden hour keepers at the farm for our family book, I think it’s timely I share some gold. Mama, from Mama’s Empty Nest nominated me a while back for the Sunshine Award and I thought I would save this for spring. It’s March 1 and spring is coming.In accepting The Sunshine Award, it requires that I answer these questions:
Favorite color: Green.
Favorite animal: Cats. T-Bob is a member of the family for 14 years.
Favorite number: 7
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Peach Tea
Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
My passion: My family and teaching.
Prefer getting or giving presents: Giving. I love finding just the right thing for someone.
Favorite pattern: Lace.
Favorite day of the week: Wednesday. Can you believe it? Now that I’m retired my week ends on Wednesday after my MW class. That gives me time to post on Thursday.
Favorite flower: Roses in various shades.
Now for the fun part. It’s my great pleasure to nominate 6 other recipients.
Emjay and Them I noticed that Dianna at These Days of Mine has just nominated MJ for this very same award. So, she’s definitely an obvious choice. Visit MJ to read her lessons on life. She is spirited. Beware of bringing negative energy, she has opinions about those things. From family, home, the kitchen, her red car, the workplace she simply writes what comes from her brain and the heart of her ranch farming roots.
The Good Greatsby First, I was amazed that this blogger posted several hundred words daily. Then I was amazed that they weren’t just a few hundred words but funny, hilarious, laugh out loud words that would send me on my day chuckling and sharing. Still, my favorite post from this blogger is “The Most Positive Child in the World” that he wrote for his son’s birthday!. This blogger is edgy and still a got-his-head-screwed-on-just-right dad. Gotta love him. And, I love that he spares a moment to visit my little site. I know he earns more hits in a month, -er less than a month, than I have earned in my blogging lifetime, but I would remiss if I didn’t send him an award for lighting up my day, every day with his humor. Now that he has a trophy room, I am much more comfortable in sending this to him.
Coming East When I see Susan’s post come across “Read Blogs” I click and wonder, what is on Susan’s mind today? She posts when she has the urge…when she is itching to say something. If it’s important to her, I find out it’s about something affecting all of us. Right now, the political arena has put a “bee in her bonnet” as Texans would say.
The Monster in Your Closet I am in awe that this young mother is indefatigable with the attention she gives her blog and her readers. She has built a community that one can sense is deep, always sensitive, always gracious. She can be zany but make no mistake she fleshes out her questions on issues right in front of us. It’s a privilege to read her mind work and leave with a heartfelt message. She may not have a trophy case, but after months of reading, I have to give her a shout out and thank you for offering continuity in our blogosphere.
pocketperspectives I get Kathy. She has been a teacher for 35+ years. She will soon be a retired teacher. Remember bulletin boards in primary and secondary school? There were probably fewer in secondary school. But, in our blogosphere she offers bulletin boards. There are always thoughtful nuggets, beautiful images multiplied when she posts. I would love to see what her physical classroom looks like.
Portraits of Wildflowers Shoreacres referred me to Steve Schwartzman’s site. And I’m so glad she did. He is a teacher too. He exposes the world of plant life for all to see and understand better. He does it with his amazing eye and his macro lens. My words cannot do his site justice, just visit him. He also, has another site where he makes connections between English and Spanish words. Always, a fascinating read from the mind of a linguist.
tristenhohn I have linked you not only to Tris’s site but to her post of March 1. As soon as I read her wonderful tribute to preschool teacher, grammy and her husband, I knew I wanted to share her golden rays of sunshine to my list of honorees. Tris is a newcomer in our blogging world, having started in December. I urge you to visit her, read her words that will warm your heart and welcome her to our community.
Now, have I offered up some golden moments of reading that may add up to a golden hour?