Monday, August 6, 2007

More This and That

Bloghopping recently, I commented on a post on Lady Mac's site at Braveheart-does-the Maghreb. When I finished I discovered that there was a new post above and I found myself the recipient of this award so graciously passed on by Lady M.

The creator of the award at Writer's Reviews, says the following about the award and explains the rules here:

The Thoughtful Blogger Award

For those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping others bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.

I have to laugh because in my short blogging career, I have received four different requests for tech help, mostly in establishing blogrolls. Yes, the old lady has been considered to be a techie by some. But far more often, she has been the one requesting help from different bloggers who have all graciously helped her. Trust me, a blogroll I can help you with, but for designing, improving and fixing your site please look elsewhere.

I do hope you feel at home here and I will always answer your comments and emails. Any lack of courtesy and consideration is unintentional I assure you.

In this case I will pass on the award and Lady Mac has beat me to it with Welshcakes and James, both of whom fit the criterion of the award. However I'm going to count those two as part of my five, because I want to reinforce that they are indeed worthy recipients.

The others are:

Moof, a fellow medblog reader, who has been described as the Den Mother for the entire Blogosphere, and a first class techie on all fronts. It has been my privilege to make her cyber-acquaintance.

Josie, a fellow Vancouverite, but unmet as yet. Josie epitomizes the Gracious Host at her blog, where she writes very well indeed and dialogues back and forth charmingly with her commenters. Let's have tea some day soon Josie.

Janice, who hosts a delightful blog at Pursuance of Truth, is the last of my nominees. Not only is her blog a visual delight, she weaves her thoughts on life and nature into Haiku, Haiga, Tanka and other poetry, along with her artwork. Bits of wisdom as she sometimes calls them. She always acknowledges her commenters and leaves thoughtful comments when she visits. I like to start my day with a little inspiration from Janice. I know you won't mar the beauty and serenity of your blog with this award Janice, but I bestow it on you anyway.

Well that's it for this. As for that, there's not much room for that after this, so I'll leave you with a photo from Thursday's walk at Spanish Banks.

Vancouver, land of evergreens, of logs and driftwood floating up onto the shore where it is carefully arranged.


Anonymous said...

This is a very nice photo. Good on you.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you very much for your kind words, jmb. I do appreciate them. You are a worthy recipient of the award yourself. Great photo.

Janice Thomson said...

What an intriguing piece of driftwood Jmb. Would like it in the backyard in the gardens. Love this serene photo of the ocean.

Gosh what an absolutely delightful surprise from you this morning Jmb.
Thank you so much for your kind words. Your perceptiveness is amazing - I will accept this award and show it on the blog for a short spell.
Again, my thanks.

lady macleod said...

Excellent choices. I will get over to the blogs I have not seen. Another gorgeous shot of Vancouver,I can't wait to see your home in October.

Josie said...

JMB, congratulations on the award, and thank you for awarding me. I take it as an honor, coming from you. You have the most gracious blog in the blogosphere (is that a word?)

And, isn't Spanish Banks absolutely wonderful on a summer's day? Gorgeous picture...!


Yes, I would love to have tea one day.

Lee said...

Good for you, jmb! Oh! I love that pic! :)

moof said...

JMB, I understand why you received this award! It seems as if it was written for you. :o)

Thank you so much for your kind words - you're really sweet to think of me. I will do my very best to try to do it justice sometime in the next few days.

That's a beautiful picture you posted; it looks like such a peaceful, serene spot.

jmb said...

Hi steve,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Thanks, we both delighted to receive the award, aren't we.

Hi Janice,
Would you believe I never noticed the huge piece of driftwood until that day.
It's Ok if you don't put the award on your lovely blog, but I did want you to know that I think you deserve it.

Hi Lady Mac,
I think you will find Vancouver quite beautiful, even if it is raining in October, which no doubt it will be.

Hi Josie,
Thank you and you're welcome. You are the queen of commenters, in my opinion.
Spanish Banks, no finer view in the world, is there?

Hi Lee,
Thanks for the kind words.

Moof my dear, I think this award was written for you. You are always helping people with tech stuff.
Vancouver is a beautiful spot on a sunny day.

Regards to you all and thanks for visiting and commenting.

RUTH said...

Congratulations on your award. I love the way the driftwood has been arranged..a work of art. :o)

jmb said...

Hi Ruth,
It's a very fine piece of driftwood, isn't it? Just sitting there in the sand, I don't think they moved it very far.

MuseinMeltdown said...

and so say all of us !!

jmb said...

Hi Muse,
Thanks for your comment and for visiting.