Thursday, September 20, 2007

Middle Name Game

Last week, I was tagged by Jayne at Journey Through Grace to play the middle name game. The name of the game is to:

List one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle name is Elizabeth, and it's taken me several days to come up with something for each letter, so here goes....

E is for everyone I have met through blogging

L is for learning, because I have learned so many new things this summer

I is for I/O moth, a beautiful moth I had the privilege to see and photograph earlier this summer

Z is for zinnia, a colorful flower I have to remember to plant next summer for butterflies and hummingbirds

A is for amazement, which is one of the emotions I feel when a hummingbird sits on my finger

B is for birds and blogging, two things that enrich my life every day

E is for environment, something I try to continue to improve every day

T is for thankfulness, for the many blessings I have in my life

H is for happiness, which I have an abundance of in my life

Now I'm supposed to tag as many people as there are letters in my middle name, but I'm only going to tag 3:

Lynne at HastyBrook

Nina at Nature Remains, and

Trixie at Trixie's View


Ruth said...

Elizabeth Ruth says hi to Ruth Elizabeth! My middle name, which I am called by, would be easier for the game.

RuthieJ said...
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RuthieJ said...

Hi Ruth,
Interesting about our names being so similar....and if I remember correctly, you also have brothers named David & Philip, right? (another similarity we share)

Susie said...

Fun meme! Birds and blogging are two fun things for me as well.
Elizabeth is my youngest granddaughter's middle name..
I think it's beautiful!

KGMom said...

Ruth Elizabeth? of course, you would have one of the longer possible middle names with which to play this meme!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ruthiej, enjoy your postings.
I remember those pics of Io moths.
Beautiful! Only problem was, the
female is the one with brownish
forewings, while the male has four
yellow wings. You post excellant
photos that I truly admire; esp.
anything regarding lepidoptera!
Keep up the great work!!
Hap in New Hope (MN)

Jayne said...

Ruth Elizabeth! :c) Beautiful job coming up with so many things about your life.

Anonymous said...

how wonderful and I think it is right on for you! glad to have met you Ruth Elizabeth!

Mary said...

Lots of Ruths and Elizabeths here!

Nice job, Ruthie. Your middle name is definitely uplifting - like you.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Susie,
I think it's great that the joy of birds and blogging has provided me with so many new friends.

Hi Donna,
When Jayne tagged me and I told her my middle name, she suggested that I could shorten it to LIZ....but I decided it would be a good challenge to see if I could find something for each letter (although I admit to using the dictionary to find something suitable for "Z").

Hi Hap,
Thanks for posting your comment and setting me straight!
I'm glad you've been enjoying my posts. Are you a monarch rancher too?

Hi Jayne,
Thanks for tagging me. I tried like crazy to post with alphabet pictures like yours but couldn't get them to line up correctly.

Hi Mon@rch,
Thank you and likewise!

Hi Mare,
You are so kind and I still consider you the "Queen" of uplifting posts!

Anonymous said...

Your great grandmother was named Elizabeth and she would have been proud to have you carry her name, I remember how happy great grandpa was when we named you Ruth Elizabeth, it brought tears to his eyes, you were his favorite. You were grandpa Kroll's favorite too.

Anonymous said...

today is Ruth and Rick's [Spousal Unit] 28th anniversary. It sure doesn't seem that long ago when you two married, so HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RUTH & RICK !!!!!!