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Stylish Blogger

Posted by Lorac Saturday, 12 February 2011

A big thanks to Lone Grey Squirrel over at Realm of the Lone Grey Squirrel for this great award, Stylish Blogger.

 LGS has a magnificent blog that is always entertaining. A wonderful writer who manges to pick a good  array of subjects to keep you interested. Go visit LGS  here.

According to the rules: “By accepting this award I’m to tell five of my favourite things and then pick five people to pass the award on to.” So...Let the game begin!

1) The great outdoors. There isn't anything I like better than to be doing "something" out doors. Work or play. Either with my family or by myself. It is an amazing feeling to be back in the forest by oneself, with only the birds songs and the scurry of small animals sounds to keep you company. The occasional glimpse of a fox, a wild turkey or a coyote to keep you on your toes. Hiking in the woods with camera in hand , which brings me to my second favorite thing...

2) Photography. I haven't any fancy cameras or equipment. I make do with what I have but to me,I feel  it the character of the shot itself not the camera that takes it. I enjoy looking for interesting shots and subjects, sometimes waiting a very long time for that particular scene to be right. I always have a camera with me.

3) My cats! A very old boy of 18 who is all black and named Buster and a 4 year old, half white, half tabby girl who has Cleopatra eyes and is so named, Cleo for short.

4) Road trips! I love seeing new places and revisiting some old favorites. I will hop in the car with a packed lunch, my camera and a road map. I usually just drive and see where it leads, invariably in a northern direction. There is always something to see!

5) The seasons. There are four very distinct seasons and I love them. Now, winter is the lowest on my list as I am not as active in winter as I was but give me a beautiful sunny winter day a place to walk that is not 2 feet deep in snow and I can be happy!

Well that is it for now about me! Following the rules I need to send it off to 5 others. This is a hard chore as there are so many great blogs out there!.

1) First, there is Janet at Under a Blood Red Sky. A fantastic blog from South Africa full of great pics and wonderful stories on life. I have learned a lot about South Africa and though I have never met Janet I can tell she is a wonderful person.

2)Next there is Judy from our capital, Ottawa, Canada at Lilac Gate. Lots of fun photos, very Canadian and she has a great eye!

3) Margy and Wayne live in a float cabin on Powell Lake in British Columbia. Margy tells it like it is living on a float cabin and Wayne also has written some wonderful books on the area. A very interesting blog.  Do visit Powell River Books!

4) Another blog I really enjoy is by Sandra. She talks about everything from life on the farm to current American and world politics at This & That - Glimpses of World End Farm in Minnesota, USA. It is nice to read about our neighbour to the south and Sandra is eloquent in her speeches!

5) Elaine is at "A Scattering". She is a wonderful photographer in Woodstock, Ontario and lives in an area where she can indulge her passion for that. Elaine started into photography when she was just child and has really developed an eye for great photos. 

Do go over and visit these wonderful blogs and say a big hello!


  1. Hey - thanks for the honour. I will pass it along. I always enjoy your blog as well. Congrats on your well deserved award from Lone Grey Squirrel.

  2. A Scattering Says:
  3. Hi Lorac, thanks so much for the honour. I have to confess though that I don't pass awards along - I hope I'll be forgiven for that. By the way I like your "Proud Canadian Blogger" badge, very cool. I'm crossing my fingers for a walk in the woods tomorrow - it will depend on whether I can get in the parking lot at the trail. Have a great weekend! Elaine

  4. VioletSky Says:
  5. Congratulations on this award, Lorac.
    Good list - I would agree with them all.
    One day, I may just hop in my car, camera and walking stick by my side and head up your way.

  6. Anonymous Says:
  7. That's so kind of you to nominate me!!!
    I see we have so much in common - who knows maybe one day you visit SA on a photographic safari and we can meet ......

  8. karen Says:
  9. Congrats on your stylish award. I do love your list of 5 things - I agree with all of them!

  10. Anonymous Says:
  11. I enjoyed reading your 5 favorite things which are all reasons that I enjoy getting to know you and reading your blog. Well, except for the cats. Cats and squirrels at best have an uneasy truce. Look forward to visiting your awardees.

  12. Judy Says:
  13. Thank you so much, Lorac! I will do something about this when I am feeling better! So funny that the fifth blog on your list is from my home town! I will have to drop her a line, when I am not running between the computer and the bathroom. I fear Husband will be making his own dinner tonight...


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