Recently several people have kindly nominated A Taste of Morning for awards. In thanks, here are some pictures that I have recently taken of wildflowers out on the Konza Prairie. I thought this would be a fun way to acknowledge those readers who have shown such warm support! Thank you to Diana Staresinic-Deane for the Reader Appreciation Award, to Share Chair for the Beautiful Blogger Award, to Letizia from Reading Interrupted for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award nominations.* You should check out these blogs. Diana writes about Kansas, Share Chair about technology (especially iPad and iPhone), and Letizia about reading, writing, and related topics.
Here are a few blogs that I really enjoy following and that I would like to nominate for an award. I think that all of them deserve a Reader Appreciation Award; and some are inspiring, some are beautiful; some are both! (I’ll let them decide which should they choose to accept.) The people behind these all bring enthusiasm, effort, and a special perspective to their work.
Roho Ya Chui for photography insights that inspire me to think
Neely Wang for beautiful photography of a wide variety of subjects
Words & Images for beautiful photography of a wide variety of subjects
SKEdazzles for beautiful photography and travel inspiration
Retiree Diary for beautiful photography and travel inspiration
Doli Siregar for beautiful adventure photography
Cumin Seeds for colorful, mostly gluten-free, recipes featuring wonderful spices
Boy Drinks World for tips on cocktail-making
Bebe’s Kitchen for interesting recipes and food photography
Beyond the Green Door for a fun mix of recipes, gardening, and decorating ideas
Becca’s Green Kitchen for delicious vegetarian recipes
Pearls & Prose for garden and travel photography
A Word in Your Ear for colorful travel photography
Goss Coaching for positive and inspiring perspectives
Crazy Train To Tinky Town for interesting stories
Some random facts:
I am a “mostly vegetarian”.
The first cookbook that I ever bought was James Beard’s Theory & Practice of Good Cooking (1977). I still own it.
I have really enjoyed watching the Olympics over the past two weeks.
The last book that I read was Sea Change by Karen White.
I just started reading The French Gardener by Sara Montefiore.
I had a great great grandfather who was French.
One of my goals for the next year is to travel to some beautiful place that I have never been before.
* Rules …
Reader Appreciation Award: Post link to the person who nominated you; include a picture of the award on your blog; nominate some other bloggers for the award; tell 7 things about yourself.
Beautiful Blogger Award: Post link to the person who nominated you; include a picture of the award on your blog; nominate 15 other bloggers for the award; tell 7 things about yourself.
Very Inspiring Blogger Award: Post link to the person who nominated you; include a picture of the award on your blog; nominate 7 other bloggers for the award; tell 7 things about yourself.
On a personal note …
Having accepted blogger awards several times now – each time quite happily and feeling flattered – I feel that it would be selfish of me to continue to do so. Hence, I humbly request that if you enjoy A Taste of Morning, that you simply send me a note letting me know. I hope that this does not sound presumptuous or offend anyone. Thank you kindly to all of you who have shown your support!