I am awed and grateful to have received the Arte y Pico award from DJ Brown, blogging at Oak in the Seed. I was impressed with DJ's writing when I was first introduced to her blog several months ago through a link from Bevson who blogs at Murmuring Trees and Behind the Bins. Both women possess a love and passion for the natural world, and I love reading their thoughts, inspirations and experiences. So I am indeed humbled to be included with such amazing people.
This award recognizes art in all its forms in the blogging world. There are several blogs focused on nature which I visit regularly, and several other blogs dealing with life in general from which I enjoy gleaning wisdom. To me, each of these individuals add beauty to life and the blogging world.
I would like to pass this award on to the following blogs I visit regularly and who's words, photos, and experiences add richness to my life.
My good friend, and roommate, Kim, at How I Deal, reflects on her experiences in dealing with being gay while remaining true to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). While she experiences attraction to her own gender, she doesn't act on those feelings in response to her religious convictions. It is inspiring to read the words of someone of such conviction.
Another good friend, Rachel, at The Preslars and The Artwork of Rachel Preslar is such an incredible artist. And that talent shows in everything she does in life.
Christine and Faz at Faz the Cat , is a clever, witty, open, and very enjoyable blog about life as seen from the eyes of a very special kitty. Everyone loves Faz.
CJS at The Stay-at-Home Dad's Guide to The Galaxy, is a mix of life as a stay-at-home dad of two beautiful girls, with another (girl or boy?) on the way, and his adventures in birding and other things nature. I very much enjoy reading about his adventures in both the home and the outdoors.
OC Warbler , by Felicia, is full of incredible photographs and accounts of her connections and discoveries in the nature world, usually while out birding.
The designer of this award has asked that the following be passed along with it:
The origin of the Arte y Pico Award: "This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few. The people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read. But I will name the first 10 and leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them."
Here are the rules, if you decide to pass the award further to remarkable blogs in blogosphere worth to mention:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Please include a link to the “Arte Y Pico” blog so that everyone will know where the award came from.
5. Show these rules.