Saturday, 13 June 2009

Blogger Award

Amazed, gobsmacked, et al to receive this ‘Kreativ Blogger Award’ from Mona at Montanagirl. I never expected or indeed even try to compete with the many experienced photographers, including Mona, but always hoped that my words and pictures tell something of the natural world that I see and feel around me. Thanks Mona for this nomination and for visiting AND commenting so regularly it is much appreciated.

So here are the 7 steps of this award:

1 Thank the person who nominated you for this award;
2 Copy the logo & place it on your blog;
3 Link to the person who nominated you for the award;
4 List 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting;
5 Nominate 7 ‘Kreativ Bloggers’;
6 Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate;
7 Leave a comment on each of the 7 blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So here are my nominations: I have chosen them for different reasons but they all seek to inspire either through their words or images or both and I thank them and everyone else who visits the “Early Birder” for their very supportive comments during my fledgling months as a blogger.

Kelly @ Red and the Peanut http://redandthepeanut.blogspot.com/ - Your enthusiasm is infectious.
Heather @ Heather of the Hills http://heather-heatherofthehills.blogspot.com/ - Creative in thought, words and pictures.
Michele @ The Rocky Mountain Retreat http://chunkymountains.blogspot.com/ – Brings the natural world to us even thro’ her own adversity.
Crista @ Nature As Is http://nature-as-is.blogspot.com/ - Makes me smile every day.
Keith @ holding moments. http://holdingmoments.blogspot.com/ - A kindred spirit.
and http://ofdamselsanddragons.blogspot.com/- Nature at her fingertips.
Val @ pause photo http://val-pausephoto.blogspot.com/ - Exquisite photography

So here are a few things you may not know about the “Early Birder”:
1 The hairdresser never lets me see the top of my head in the mirror after he has cut my hair – Is the thin patch getting any bigger?


2 Some say ‘If looks could kill, I definitely wouldn’t need a gun’ and others say ‘when you raise your eyebrows it always makes me laugh!

3 My ideal location – In the middle of nowhere enjoying nature at its best.

4 I hate swimming but loved canoeing during my earlier years.

5 It has been said that I’m not the easiest person to get to know but once you are really my friend, then you are a friend for life.

6 A memory like an Elephant but for some reason can’t always remember the important birthdays!

7 Never thought of as being creative, more a perfectionist – I originally trained to be an engineering draughtsman but my working life followed a very different path.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you Frank - your blog is indeed creative and inspiring! And I am deeply honored to be nominated by you. Thank you so much. I enjoyed reading your 7 Little Known Facts! Cheers!

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  2. You deserve the award, Frank, and you do take some amazing photos. And you always write informative and interesting posts. Enjoy the award!!
    Mona

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  3. Well done Frank, a deserved award.

    Thanks for the nomination.
    Hmmm, gonna have to give some thought to what I say in the '7 things' lol

    Cheers.

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  4. WoW!
    Thanks so much! I really enjoy your nomination and will soon pass it around!
    Thanks.
    val

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  5. Congrats Frank, you deserved it!

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  6. Congratulations on your well-deserverd award, Frank! Thank you for thinking of me. I'm not sure if I can pull this whole thing off (I'm sure you understand where I'm coming from!) I did enjoy reading your seven facts. My brother was/is(complete disability now) a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer using CAD. Was that the same area you were interested in?

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  7. Congrats Frank - well deserved

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  8. Hi everyone. All your comments are much appreciated.

    spookydragonfly. I do hope you are able to join in..but no rush. I didn't come across CAD in the mid 60's, it was all still hand drawn & mental calculations.

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  9. Congratulations, Frank!! Thank you for thinking of me and passing on the award! I just returned from vacation. I've been in Hilton Head for 11 days and have fallen behind on visiting all my blogging friends (was dealing with a very slow connection and my portable computer). I can't wait to get back in the swing of things. I'll get to work on your award--7 things....hmmmm. Thank you again for always being so kind and inspirational!

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  10. Ah yes! This is indeed a very special honor to be included among all of these very good blogs you have included here... I cannot thank you enough.
    Thank you so much!
    I congratulate you as well, my friend for receiving this award. You deserve it many times over!
    ~Michele~

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  11. Kelly. Thanks for the return message....I'll be back later next week to catch upo with your trip photos etc.

    Michele. I've said it before & I'll say it again "You deserve it".
    I would rather be in the Rocky Mountains now than what I may have to face tomorrow. God bless you.

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