The Sunshine Blog Award

Recently I learned that I had been nominated by Cultural Life for the Sunshine Blog Award, an award I especially appreciate because here in the northeast corner of Ohio we don’t see too much of that magic light during the winter and early spring days…Thanks to being located right smack on the south shore of Lake Erie. In my opinion, a day with bright sunshine is a day to celebrate. So kudos to Cultural Life for nominating me. As you might guess, her blog is all about culture. It’s an eclectic approach to a very large subject. Take a look! You will most likely find something there that will appeal to you!

In accepting the award, there are a few requirements to fulfill:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Write a post about it.
  • Answer the questions that come with it.
  • Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.
  • Answer the following questions:
    What is your favorite color? I would have to say blue, but I love orange and yellow as accent colors.
    Favorite number? 7 That’s the number of grandchildren I have.
    Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Cocoa…Rich and chocolatety like my mother made it.
    Facebook or Twitter? Neither. I’m a photographer so my favorite is Blipfoto.
    My passion? Photography and nature
    Getting or giving presents? Both are fun.
    Favorite pattern? I truly have no idea.
    Favorite day of the week? Now that I’m retired, they’re all favorites.
    Favorite flower: I love daffodils.

    Now here are my favorite blogs:

  • Big Hills Pottery Blog Lynda is a talented potter, living in a wonderful area of Canada, and she is a blipper too!
  • Inspired Vision– Cecelia Futch’s blog is heartwarming, unpretentious, and, yes, inspired.
  • Life in the Bogs is the blog of another Ohio photographer/writer. I love her pictures and they inspire me to continue to improve my photography.
  • Life on the Farmlet is the blog for you to visit if you are fascinated by farm life, love animals, and enjoy reading wonderful anecdotes about them.
  • Photos by Holly– Like me, Holly is an aspiring nature photographer and she puts so much heart into her blog posts. Please pay her a visit for the opportunity to enjoy her beautiful pictures.
  • In Photographyfree4all’s blog, Steve Thomas shares his journey into professional photography complete with his superb photographs. If you are an aspiring or even semi-serious amateur photography, you will benefit from following his blog.
  • Sara’s Musings is a blog that speaks to another important aspect of my life, the spiritual. Sara’s posts are inspirational and thought-provoking.
  • Walking with a Smacked Pentax is my most recently discovered blog. Wonderfully written by an adventurous photographer from Yorkshire and the Lake District of England, this blog is well worth repeated visits, especially if you are intrigued by the wild and lonely scenery of that beautiful area.
  • Here’s a blog I haven’t been following, but definitely plan to. I think I will learn a lot from following Bob Zeller’s Texas Tweeties. Mr. Zeller has a fascinating story, and he is a real (and wonderful) photographer. If you are serious about photography, take a peek at his blog.
  • Another blog for those of you who are interested (as I am) in learning more about photography is Katie’s Camera Blog. The simplicity of her posts, combined with the beauty of the photographs and the inspiration they provide makes this a winner for me. It doesn’t hurt that Katie is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an area I love to visit.

    That’s it! I hope you can take time to check out some (or all) of these blogs. Thanks again to Cultural Life for nominating me for this award.

    Carolyn aka Skip

  • Henpecked!


    A cool but sunny Friday morning turned into a rainy and much colder afternoon. I needed a blip (photo) to post in my Blipfoto journal where I post one picture every day, but I didn’t much feel like a photo walk in the rain. Then the lightbulb (the imaginary one over my head) flashed on, and I headed for my son-in-law’s chicken coop. It was raining a bit, but if I hurried I could get a few pictures without getting too wet. The hens weren’t too cooperative, looking everywhere but at the camera, but here are a few of the pictures I captured as they wandered around their yard, pecking at all sorts of tasty tidbits, real and imagined…


    Then the thunder started to rumble, so I dashed to the car and headed for home.

    Not my usual birds, but they’ll do. They’re actually rather cute pretty. That’s it for today from Ohio’s north coast. Thanks for stopping by.

    See you again soon.
    Carolyn aka Skip 


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