"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."
Ces chose the the Quercus lobata or Valley Oak to symbolize the spirit of this award...in 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.'
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 schedule..lol!