Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grazie!



An urn of luscious fall colors from The Arbor. Enjoy!

Yesterday, I was totally taken by surprise when I received the "Blogging Friends Forever" Award from  Blognote,  who posts each day the most remarkable, professional photographs of his beautiful hometown, Arona,Italy - aronaeverday.blogspot.com   Grazie Diederick, my friend.  I am honored to be chosen by you. 

Next it is my turn to give the award to 5 bloggers following the next rules. ( I didn't like this part. It was incredibly hard to choose just 5!)

1. Only 5 people allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
 I added a 5th.  I chose bloggers that had not been previously honored with other awards in order to "spread the love"!

After a great deal of thought,  the envelope please...............
Bandung Daily Photo - Eki Quashay Akwan

A fine group of talented photographers and writers, but most of all friends whom I have enjoyed learning from and getting to know.
The Tune du Jour is a bow to Blognote.  "Caruso" by Josh Groban.

LATE BREAKING NEWS!  I just heard from our friend Marley at Cheltenham Daily Photo
 and Tash at Palos Verdes DP, that they have  also given me the honor of this award. I gratefully accept but have asked them to let someone else choose the 5 blogger friends in my place. Thank you Marley and Tash!  

Question: Do these awards make my head look big????

Discover Josh Groban!

21 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely photo. Love that urn.

Laurie said...

I love this shot. Where is the chalice overflowing with wine and the sparring Greek acrobats?

(It's late. And I have a vivid imagination!)

Olivier said...

félicitation pour ton Award. Et encore une belle photo sur ton blog, les couleurs d'automnes sont magnifiques, tu sais bien les faire ressortir

Congratulations on your Award. And yet a beautiful photo on your blog, the autumn colors are beautiful, you know the make

Judy - So California said...

Hey Virginia - you deserve a BIG head - all the wonderful work you put out! Congratulations on your BFF Awards!

Bibi said...

I am so in love with these autumn colors. It's a beautiful day here today, and thanks for dropping in to comment on the birthday post for my daughter. And a HUGE thank-you for the award! I'm not good at passing these on, but I could ricochet it to you, since your photos are also a source of great enjoyment for me, and your comforting words during my recent loss have reassured me that there are many caring people out there whom I may never meet, but feel close to. Gee, wish I could come up to Paris, but work doesn't permit! Next time?

babooshka said...

Your cup does indeed runneth over with colour and awards. I ditched the award part of blogging many posts ago. One, some contain viruses. Two, taking up to much space on the blog. Three it was getting embarrasiing the amount received. Just be careful, re viruses. Enjoy the big head. Calls for a glass of FB, dontcha thunk!

Webradio said...

Belle photo avec toutes ces couleurs d'automne...

Bravo pour l'award !

Virginia said...

Some of you may have gotten an extra bonus post this am. Behold the power of late night posting! I will run the Sole Man II tomorrow. For those of you who have already seen it, pretend it's new ok??HA

Marie-Noyale said...

Richly deserved!!!
enjoy a beautiful fall day with all the warm colors you are showing.
There is nothing wrong with your translation of "Tout au bout"!!

alice said...

Thank you so much for this nice award, Virginia! I was away from home all the day so I couldn't answer before. Have a great day!

Blognote said...

You deserve this award, Virginia, and it as my pleasure to be able to give it to you, and thank you also for your kind words and "Caruso"!!

Halcyon said...

Congrats on the award. The flowing flowers are really lovely. I've never managed to get a basket to overflow like that.

I think I've finally caught up with all the work that piled up while I was on jury duty last week. New photos of Jackson are on their way.

Eki Akhwan said...

V, my friend,
I'm speechless to receive the honor. Thank you very much. I'll do my best to pass on the award to five other bloggers that meet the criteria.

PJ said...

Good afternoon, Virginia! Grazie, grazie, grazie indeed!! Fall is here!
Thank you for the award. I actually have one lined up for you but didn't get the post finished last night. I too am a little worried about what extra functions these critters serve so I'm going to thank you and pass. Feel free to do the same with mine. I do appreciate you thinking of me though.

marley said...

Big headed? No! You have five great choices for deserving winners.

I love the light in your photo today.

ken mac said...

Virginia, congrats on joining the BFF club! Now who's Eric's papa?

Louis la Vache said...

Virginia, you are on a roll with these fabulous fall images!

Louis la Vache said...

Virginia, you are on a roll with these fabulous fall images!

Kris said...

A fine time to be alive!

Peter said...

You really desserved this award! You should try to use the card during your Paris visit!

... and thanks for reminding about my local hour! I have to hurry up!

Louis la Vache said...

Cheers to all! ;-)