Monday, August 04, 2008

Arte y Pico award

Recently a new friend in the blogger, world, Laure at Sometimes... , who has a wonderful gift of poetry and art, honored me by including me in an award she herself had so deservedly been given, the "Arte y Pico" award. Thanks again, Laure!

For those of you who wonder just what this means (including myself, until I investigated further), here's an explanation.

I am to choose five bloggers to receive this award. I do so in alphabetical order, and it wasn't easy to choose. But here goes:

Halfmom, AKA, Susan at Not Ashamed is a scientist who has a special heart and mind for Christ and for people. Her words are helpful and fun, and she is a good friend to many. Her gift is both "art" and "science" as she shares from her heart. And her blog often has a life of its own when she's gone.

Lorenzo the Llama is a friend from across the Pond. She enjoys life and gets around. Particularly active around her house, and many wonderful pics. She must have a green thumb, for sure. And some lively conversations on her blog.

Maalie is a scientist from across the Pond, who has a passion for life and for science. His photos can be breathtaking, and I'm always learning when I go to his site. He enjoys the art one finds in science and in life, and you pick that up from him when you go there.

Martin Stickland, across the Pond at Combe Martin Life, besides his amazing pics, has alot of homegrown, between the toes, good humor, which always at least brings a smile to my face, and quite often leaves me laughing so that my wife wonders what's so funny.

Nancy at Sublime Transition (I guess she just changed the title of her blog, though I'm still used to her old title). Nancy is creative in words and in art. And unique. And she says alot in just a few words.

Simon Cotter at Bits n Bobs from "the land down under" gives us a glimpse of what's going on in the southern hemisphere, and it's really quite lovely over there. Great pics: I think he's an amateur naturalist from the heart!

I could have included more, but will stop here. I've broken the rules a little myself, but here they are for you I've awarded. It's pretty informal, and if you are willing and comfortable in doing this, fine. If not, that's okay.

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award, be it through creativity, design, or interesting material, and that also contributes to the blogger community, no matter the language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4) Award winners and the one who has given the award have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Show these rules.


lorenzothellama said...

OOO ted. Thank you very much! Can I nominate a blog that's already had an award? I don't know how to do a link. Can you explain?

Ted M. Gossard said...

You're most welcome!

Of course, why not? I'm sure it happens inadvertently, anyhow, but go ahead and do it again. Maybe they'll put two of those "Arte y Pico" award emblems on their blog!

I think you might be referring to hyperlinking. To hyperlink on Blogger, you need to hit the emblem shaped like a heart and paste from the site you have copied.

Sometimes I figure things out by just trying to observe, ask questions, proceed and make corrections where need be. Trial and error.

Not sure that answers your question, but ask more on here, or by email, if you like.

NaNcY said...

actually, i do not want to accept the arte y pico means nothing to me...

but, i do want to accept your kind words and appreciation and the fact that you wanted to give it to me. you made my heart glad.

you have been a very kind and uplifting brother to me and...
i am very thankful to God for you.
thank you for all your attention, time and Love, in Christ Jesus.

your sister,

i should still be around in blogville, but, just a little less often. (explained on my post)

i hope to have you and your wife in my prayer.

NaNcY said...

i did not mean that the award should not mean anything to is just that i do not want to bother with it.

it is a fun award.

sorry...i did not mean it in a bad way. please do not take it that way.

you mean a lot to me and you have a really good heart.

it seems that my head is being readjusted in some way right now...well, my head always is a state of blurry adjustment, but this seems to pertain to blogville and homeville time.

so the award hit me at a strange time.

God bless...

simon said...

thanks mate!

Laure said...
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Ted M. Gossard said...

No problem. I understand.

You are certainly well deserving of the reward- I think it's a harmless and really nice way of telling others that their blogs are appreciated. Your blog is quite creative and artful.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Your welcome, mate!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

why thank you very much sir!

Ted M. Gossard said...

You're welcome, Madam!