10 February 2008
Chasing away the cold; awards, and technical advice
Wow, two awards in one week! I'm touched (and not just in the head or by frost) by such enthusiasm from other fine bloggers. The best part of this, as I told Nancy of Soliloquy, who presented me with this award, (created and started by Mind Sieve) is getting to pick other recipients.
Now, before I announce who I'm awarding this to, I have a technical question. Since I blogovated Bloomingwriter, I can't get images up on my side columns, unless they've been converted to HTML code and aren't too big. You may notice a bit of overflower on the "I am a sunflower" panel on the right side. I don't speak HTML, but I wonder if there's an easy bit of code I can add to a URL for a graphic like this E for Excellent, or for the Share-the-Love award, that will make it workable in my sidebars like the Austin Spring Fling, Blotanical, and other images that ARE working in the side. How bout it, those of you with more smarts than me....what do I do? IS it possible?
Now, the best part of getting an award....sharing the love around! For a whole lotta reasons, (mostly great writing and photography and intelligent thoughts) I'm awarding to several that are relatively new to me, (thanks to discovering them to , where as Stuart sassily remarked I DO spend a lot of time), as well as to several I've been reading for months.
Kipili, in Australia: I'm learning about plants that wouldn't grow here, but such fun! David was also the first to put up his Garden Bloggers Geography Project post.
Pollinators-Welcome, Chicago: Because of Gloria I first began learning about the wonders of Chicago, and I am with her on having concerns for pollinators of all sorts.
Shirls Gardenwatch, Scotland: Another blogger with a concern for living creatures in and outside her garden plot.
Frances of Faire Garden: Frances writes that she jumped into blogging with both feet just a short time ago, and she's become a must-read on a most-daily basis.
Debi at The Giraffe Head Tree: Debi's photography is especially fine, but she also writes with compassion and flare about many topics, not 'only' gardening!
Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage: Finally I get to give an award to Cindy, who has given me two. Across the continent, she's become a great friend, a kindred spirit who loves cats, chocolate and gardening--among other things!
Carol at May Dreams Garden: One of the very first gardening blogs I started reading, and still one of my favourites. Carol has warmth, wit, and intelligence, and days when I don't get to her blog, I feel like I've missed my vitamins.
The only 'rule' about this award is to share it with a few others--I look forward to finding MORE new blogs as a result of your choices, and congratulations to each of you for being bloggers of excellence!
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