Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Monday

In the last couple weeks, I've received the "You Make My Day" award from both Loribird (from the Wool Room) and Maud (at The Yarn Nest--all the way from Finland!)

The instructions are to pass this award on to 10 other bloggers who bring me happiness and inspiration. I know that some other bloggers are also giving this award right now, but I think it's as much fun to get the award as it is to give it away to someone else also.

I would like to present the "You Make My Day" award to the following bloggers:

Richard (At the Water) - fantastic pictures of squirrels and bluejays, plus some pretty funny jokes too

Mary (Mary's View) - I envy her storytelling and writing ability, not to mention the great pictures she always takes--not just birds, but lizards, fish and her two sweet & cute Boston Terriers

Barefoot Gardener - There's always something interesting going on in her life plus she's a good and patient mom and I can't wait to see how her gardens grow this year.

Robin (Bumblebee) - She has Evening Grosbeaks at her bird feeders! She's teaching me about gardening and I'm teaching her about birds.

Monarch's Nature Blog - He's always got some fabulous bird or nature pictures and he's a great mentor for the the young naturalists

Jayne (Journey Through Grace) - She has great birds in her backyard that always pose nicely for the photo ops, plus her "glass half full" attitude inspires me to try and be a better person

Cathy (Looking Up) - Cathy has a lot going on in her life right now, so her blogs aren't as frequent, but when she posts they're wonderful....and her comments on my posts always make me smile.

Lisa at Greenbow - Lisa does wonderful things in her backyard garden and I'm inspired to copy some of her ideas in my gardens next summer. Plus it's already spring at her place--gives me hope here in the frozen northland.

Ruth (Body, Soul and Spirit) - I've learned a lot from Ruth's posts about nature and she's an excellent cook and inspires me to try new recipes using natural ingredients

Marsha (Marsha's Garden & Birds) - A fellow Minnesotan, it's always fun to see what critters and birds are hanging around in Marsha's rural backyard. And her posts about the swans back in January were fabulous.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely honor you have bestowed on some of your blogging friends, I think you've made some great choices, I'm a regular reader of most of them. I don't blog, but I love to read and make comments.

mon@rch said...

I am soo honored to be considered as a make your day award! You are the best and I always love visiting your site each day!

Mary said...

Ruthie, thank you. My little old fluffy blog can't compare to the others I've read here but I'll accept your gift.

You make my day - every day. Even if I kick about the Chickadees and Hummingbirds.


Maud said...

Wow, so many interesting blogs!

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Aw, Ruthie! What a nice surprise to wake up and find your post this morning! And I HAVE learned quite a lot about nature from you.

Wish you were closer...

Robin at Bumblebee

Jayne said...

Aww, thanks Ruthie! How kind of you! This is great company to be in for sure. I learn so much from you as well. It's a wonderful blog land out there. :c)

RuthieJ said...

Hi Mom,
I foresee a blog in your future--or maybe I should have you as a guest blogger for me??
Something to think about when you're picking out that new camera...

Hi Mon@rch, Mary and Robin,
Sorry I didn't get a chance to notify you before you found out on your own, but you deserve the award and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blogs too.

Hi Maud,
Thanks again for giving me this's fun to share it with others.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ruthie, thank you so much for the award. I look forward to seeing what is going on in the far north. I am most happy to be an inspiration to you in any way. You are so talented.

barefoot gardener said...

Ooooh! Thank you!

Richard said...

Thank you Ruthie!!! My first award...YEAAAAA!!!

Trixie said...

Hi Ruthie!

Glad to see you picked up Loribird's award. You were on my list, but I knew you had already received it from Lori, so I thought I would spread the joy. You have picked out so very nice reads. Thanks for sharing.


RuthieJ said...

Hey Jayne,
You snuck in there while I was posting my comment. You're welcome and you're right--it is a wonderful bunch of people in blogland.

Hi Lisa,
You're welcome. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

Hi Barefoot,
You're welcome. And also much more efficient than I (it took me almost 2 weeks before I got around to passing the awards on)

Hey Richard,
You're welcome--you earned it.
You make my mom's day too--even though she's never posted a comment, she often mentions to me how much she enjoys seeing your pictures of birds & squirrels.

Hi Trixie,
Yeah, I finally got around to it (you are also much more prompt in responding than I was). My postings have been too sporadic lately and it took me a little while to get my awards list organized and written up.

Marsha said...

Wow, thank you! You make my day with your blog every time you post too! It is fun to get to know each other through blog postings...we both love the birds and cycles..but I'm not talented enough for the quilts and knitting...maybe I should say not patient enough, ha, ha!
Thank you for the award and I hope you have a wonderful day...It is 11 degrees and sunny here...a regular heat wave :-)

RuthieJ said...

Hi Marsha,
You're welcome. It does make it more fun when we share common interests.
It wasn't sunny here, but I think we had a high of 12, no wind, so that made it really nice.

Ruth said...

...thanks so much, Ruthie. You are really one of the most gregarious and upbeat bloggers around and visiting your site is always inspiring!