Thursday, July 26, 2007

blogger awards

perennial hibiscus

Recently I was privileged to receive blogger awards from Karen at "Over the back yard fence" and Violetlady at "Violetlady at Home" and Tristi at "Tristi Pinkston". The descriptions for these awards are:

The Creative Blogger Award is for those who bring unique and creative elements to their blogs. For those who incorporate art, music, creative writing, photo's, and other beautiful visual effects into their website. For those who put a unique spin on things and come up with new ideas. This award is for the artsy, the funky, the inventor, and even the rebel. This award is for those creative individuals who stand out from the crowd.

The Thoughtful Blogger Award is for those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others' feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping other bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.

I don't know that I really deserve either of these awards, but thank you, thank you, thank you!!! When I started my blog back in February, I never dreamt that I would meet so many nice, fun, generous, crazy people - and that they would visit my blog and leave the nicest comments. But I have, and I truly appreciate all of you who come here and compliment my gardens and share information and make me smile. I love visiting all of your blogs. I feel really fortunate to have met so many great bloggers - I am in awe of the ideas, photos and passion that you all share with me every time I visit.

So, thank you for the recognition - I love it! But the real gift is that I get to share this experience with so many talented and generous people. Thank you to all of you for that.

Casa Blanca - oriental lily



eileen said...


Tristi Pinkston said...

If three of us say it, it has to be true!!

Laurie & Chris said...

Congratulations!! The flower photos are great. I really love the last one.

Kitt said...

Sweet! Don't forget the little people!

the second-time-arounders said...

Good morning Kris! Thanks for the birthday wishes!
We enjoy your blog so much and are proud of you - you certainly deserve those awards.

kris said...

Thanks Eileen! I just looked at your blog - I love your stories! I'll be back to read more. Thanks for commenting - I hope you'll stop by again.

Tristi - So true! lol
Thanks again!

Thanks Laurie & Chris! That lily is my favorite oriental - it smells wonderful - and I love the texture.

LOL Kitt! I feel like Sally Fields "You like me. You really, really like me!" Actually, I should have mentioned that you were the one who first brought me into this crazy blogworld - thank you! I'm having a ton of fun!

Thank you Everett & Marlene! Glad you had a nice birthday. The photo of "the fishermen" is great!

Kitt said...

You've come a long way, baby!

I'm glad you were so suggestible. Maybe instead of asking "Where's your blog?" I should have said, "Where's my check?"

More poodle pics, please!

kris said...

Oh, you are funny today! The blog has turned out to be much bigger than the check would have been!

The dogs do nothing except lay around in this heat - and I'm still trying to get better photos of them - but you will see them again, for sure!

Zoey said...

Congrats, Kris. You are most certainly deserving!

That Casa Blanca is very pretty.

Guess what I noticed this week on my deck? A couple of canna buds! LOL. I told you I'd have them one week after you.

I think I have a Casa Blanca in my little patch of orientals. Of course, they are not blooming yet. I will have to check next week. :)

kris said...

Thanks Zoey! Too funny - maybe bloom times move from west to east like the weather in the midwest?? Can't wait to see your cannas when they bloom.