There really is a very warm and generous community out there in the blogging world that I have found myself in. I have met such a wide variety of people with interests very similar to my own. However, it has been the exchange of information and experience in gardening, birds and wildlife that has really taken me by surprise. Of course, these exchanges have also come from outside the blogging world too through email and comments. I would like to thank you all for making writing a blog such a rewarding experience.
Last Sunday Jodi at Bloomingwriter left a comment on one of my posts to say that I had received an award and to pop by her blog where I could pick it up. She herself had very deservingly been awarded ‘E for Excellent’ so I was very flattered indeed that she in turn listed my blog in her list of nominations.
However, I was particularly delighted by her reason for nominating my blog: ‘Another blogger with a concern for living creatures in and outside her garden plot’. I thought I would in turn take that route for my nominations which are not listed in any particular order. Congratulations to you all!!
Fen Photography and Wildlife Photographic Journals where Mike and Richard both have excellent photos of birds and wildlife from their gardens and other areas in the UK. Their photos inspire an interest in nature.
Urban Extension where Jane has wildlife photos and video but also finds time to search out and record ancient trees in her local area. (UK)
Blue-Grey, this is new to me, where Doug has also a Nestbox with a camera, photos and video of birds and wildlife. He also has some excellent moon shots. (UK)
Wildlife Gardener is telling the story of how she is making a garden for wildlife with photos and video of visiting wildlife with words that match them beautifully. (UK)
Bliss where Yolanda has an ornamental kitchen garden which would inspire anyone to grow fruit and veg. Yolanda also gardens organically and welcomes birds and wildlife. (Netherlands)
Monarch's Nature Blog where a team update with excellent photos, video and stories from Allegany State Park and surrounding area. (USA)
Usually in turn it is suggested that you too nominate a few deserving blogs that you have discovered. However I know this is tricky. However, it is a great way of discovering new blogs too and also of introducing ones that you have found to others. There is often a graphic that goes with an award that you can proudly display – usually in the sidebar. By displaying award graphics you let others know you have been presented/nominated but this is entirely your own choice.