One Lovely Blog Award and recap of all previous nominees

Thank you to Julia Dean-Richards for nominating me back for this award.  To view Julia’s wordpress page, please visit: There is some great writing there.

The rules to follow if nominated are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.  2.  Share 7 things about yourself that others may not know.  3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers.  4.  Notify the nominees.  5.  Put the Award Logo on your blog site.

Seeing that I just shared 7 things about me and nominated 15 blogs, only yesterday, and the clock is ticking regarding the completion of my Audio Play submission to the BBC International Radio Play Contest, I will do the following, instead.  Here is a list of all of the blogs that I have nominated in the past three months for you to click on and enjoy at your leisure: – Sweatpants and Superfoods – Through His Own – The First Gates – About Zen – Rusty Truck – Mothergrogan – The Flores Factor


Ferdinand Morvay’s blog at:

Rich’s bog at:

Dean J. Baker’s Blog at:

free penny press at:

Eat My Haiku at:

Julie Catherine’s blog at:

Meeka’s Mind at: – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site) – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing


With best regards,





One Lovely Blog Award

I am both delighted and honored to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award once again.  Thank you very much to pennycoco at for thinking of mypenandme.  🙂

Rules to follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated me.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that others  may not know
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  4. Notify the nominees
  5. Put the Award Logo on your blog site

7 new things about me:

I’m running out of things to say!

1.  The BBC International Radio Play Competition deadline is July 31st and I have been working very hard over the past two weeks, perfecting my entry.  Once sent, I should be on WordPress a little bit more again.

2.  I’m getting quite the suntan this summer as a result of spending part of my work day, outside.

3.  There is a new puppy in our building.  I can hear him but I haven’t seen him yet.

4.   I’m growing green beans this summer and they’re doing well.

5.  I need to purchase a new vacuum cleaner.

6.  I’m getting new eyeglasses within the next week or so.

7.   I’ve been photographing some more shadows on the wall.  It’s fun.


15 blogs that I have recently enjoyed:

Congratulations to all the nominees.  You all have great blogs!  If I have nominated you and you wish to particpate–that’s wonderful.  If you do not wish to participate, I am still happy to have been able to share a link to your blog with my readers and friends.

Best regards,














shade depends on light

i  was dreading the thought of telling you

afraid of your reaction

but upon my doing so

you laughed warmly

held me more snuggly than ever

made it all out to be trivial

in a good way

the same as before and always


good times, trying times

i’m thankful for all

ink eats away the lost time

replaces it with light



pages may have shrunk

but i assure you

i can always

find the story

nestled in the corner

like tangle-free silk threads

suspended in time



by mary ann blinkhorn

For Three Word Wednesday

words:  tangle, feel, shade