.....shade of friendship

Sue at Barton Originals has honored me with this award... I am really pleased about it...I love the meaning behind it.... I feel that this is an award that can keep on giving as I come upon blogs that have the spirit of what I believe Ces intends.... Thank you Sue!

This award was created by Ces @ Ces and her Dishes in honor of her friend Bella Sinclair. The post on Ces's blog regarding Bella and the history behind the award is here. Please visit Ces's blog to read the background as it is quite interesting and it is a very cool blog...a bit about it.....

"I designed this award to celebrate art in the blogs and to honor the value of friendship, sisterhood, sharing and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted, accomplished, eloquent and talented blogger whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best. That I named it after Bella Sinclair is because she epitomizes all of these things. She is an inspiration to many of us."

"I hope that when Bella returns, this award would have already circulated in the blogs. It is my honor to give this award to the first recipients who I hope will find the same pleasure as I have in spreading its crown, giving shade and the comfort of friendship and caring and of sisterhood by sharing this award with their blog-friends and sisters!"

Ces chose the the Quercus lobata or Valley Oak to symbolize the spirit of this her words. 'It is a simple and unadorned award but heavy on meaning. The Valley Oak is a large handsome tree with a stout and sturdy trunk and widely spreading branches that form a broad open crown. It can reach up to a height of 100 feet and a diameter of 4 feet, sometimes much greater. It is the largest of the western deciduous oaks and is a handsome and graceful shade tree.

I have Grandmother Valley Oak in my yard, she overlooks my labyrinth...she is at least 6ft. in diameter and I am in awe of her and all that she has witnessed.

Today I am going to pass it on to Natalie @
Musing from the Deep , Tammie Lee@ Spirithelpers and Kathleen @ Mixed Messages...these ladies are my friends and muses...they lift me up with their words and spirit, as well as their art...there are others I want to share this with, but my blog time is running out...I'm trying a!


Tammie Lee said...

You have touched my heart in thinking of me with this award! I also feel honored to have met you and enjoy what you share with us very much. Thank you~
Also I love oak trees, Ces's and Bella's blogs!
with warmth,

I understand the computer schedule!

Sue said...

How very rewarding to receive such an award. Congrats!

Tammie Lee said...

Wanted to stop by and say hello!

Wishing you a lovely day.

julie mitchell said...

Tammie, ditto to you! lol about the elusive computer schedule...geez!
Sue, thank you for stopping by and thanks for the congrats. enjoy...hug, hug

Kathleen Mattox said...

Julie, I am so honored that I was one of your chosen recipients of this award. Reading about it shows how thoughtfully it is to be given and how special it is to receive. Thank you so much! I will pass it along very soon. I, too, am trying to schedule my time wisely and in doing so, I must limit my blog explorations to some extent. I don't want to do that but I have to because I can spend hours poring over all the motivational and inspirational sites that are available. But thank you again--I'll try to be worthy of your kind words and thoughts, through my creative actions.


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