Award for Love and Kindness

Thanks and hugs to Dr. Rex for nominating me for this award.  I’m so pleased to get it back so quickly and thrilled that it’s making the rounds!


As I have said, I have created this new award, The Award for Love and Kindness, to honor acts of Love and Kindness and to encourage acts of Love and Kindness. I am a believer in the idea that Love and Kindness promote Peace in the world, and I give my respect and appreciation for all who promote these important values. It is important for us to remember that we are One Family living in One World; we are Sisters and Brothers, no matter how we look, what culture we live in, what religion we practice or who we love. In many ways, blogging removes some of the obvious barriers between us, and helps bring those of us from all walks of life, ethnicities, creeds, colors and ideals together as One Family.

The Rules:

Share an act of kindness another blogger has done for you.
Thank the person who nominated you for the award and link back to your blog
Nominate those bloggers whom you feel practice Kindness and Love — you choose how many!

Dr. Rex has been very kind to me, being a good friend and listening to my problems (blog and non-blog!) since we first connected on WordPress.  A day isn’t complete without hearing from her, and I don’t know what I would do without her support and friendship.

  1. Xena
  2. HortusClosus
  3. SilentlyHeardOnce
  4. Advocatemmmohanaksharaalu
  5. kattermonran
  6. LivingwithShadows
  7. Dear Kitty
  8. Professions For Peace
  9. ThinkingPinkx2
  10. D. Parker

The Lord be Praised

Flower heart

Flower heart

The lips of the one I love are my perpetual pleasure:

The Lord be praised, for my heart’s desire is attained.

O Fate,  cherish my darling close to your breast:

Present now the golden wine-cup, now the rubies of those lips.

They talk scandal about us, and  say we are drunk—

The old silly old men, the elders lost in their error.

But we have done penance on the pious man’s behalf,

And ask God’s pardon for what the religious do.

O my dear, how can I speak of being apart from you?

The eyes know a hundred tears, and the soul has a hundred sighs.

I’d not have even an infidel suffer the torment your beauty has caused

To the cypress which envies your body, and the moon that’s outshone by your face.

Desire for you lips has stolen from Hafiz’ thought

His evening lectionary, and reciting the Book at dawn.

—-Hafiz; Translated from Persian by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs

Valentine roses

Valentine roses


There are Treasures Everywhere!

A Leaf in Springtime

“I say if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” ~ Bill Watterson

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These photos are brought to you on bended knees, dusty elbows, scuffed shoes and some pretty awkward angles I found myself in.

Together with my trusty side-kick, the bounding Wonder Boy and his indomitable knack for discovery we bring you Nature’s sometimes small, modestly tiny and oftentimes hidden treasures.

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“You know what I like about summer days? They’re just made for doing things…even if it’s nothing.  ESPECIALLY  if it’s nothing.” ~ Calvin and Hobbes

* Blogging to continue after the summer, folks! In the meantime, may your summer be full of  treasures – everywhere! See you in just a bit.

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