Līgo Circle of Appreciation

Here’s our Līgo Circle of Appreciation among fellow bloggers.

For duration of 22 days, starting on 1st October 2012, we will be inviting 2 bloggers per day to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an Appreciation, NOT an Award.

To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation: ~ * Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…” * Refer back to the blogger who invited you * Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post

“A great blog is one that I subscribe to and then look forward to the next posting.” – mypenandme

Thank you, Marsha Lee at:  http://tchistorygal.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/ligo-circle-of-appreciation/ for your delightful words about my blog and for inviting me into the circle.

October 17th:

Gavin’s blog, Noir at:  http://sedge808.wordpress.com/  displays regular postings of urban black and white photography.  Gavin is a very talented photographer whose work artistically inspires me.

J.E. Lattimer has three blogs:  Fictional Machines at:  http://fictionalmachines.com/ – contains his original short stories and photography, Mysteries of the Wasteland at:  http://mysteriesofthewasteland.com/about/ – contains his original artwork and Arcane Arrangements at:   http://arcanearrangements.com/ – consists of original writing and photography.   Mr Lattimer’s work is refreshingly original and all three sites are worth the visit.

October 18th:

Resa got to design the costumes for the only movie ever made about Hendrix…and she has a delightful blog.   Check out her blog, Queen’s End at:  http://resamcconaghy.com/

Screenwriting from Iowa is one of my favorite screenwriting blogs on WordPress.  Every article is interesting, helpful and well worth the read.  It can be found at:  http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/

October 19th:

Rick Daddario’s blog is another source of inspiration to me and you never know what you’re going to get – drawings, watercolors, acrylics, sketchbooks, journal entries, mixed media, digital drawing and painting, digital mixed media collage, haiga and haiku…the list goes on.  His blog entitled, A 19 Planets Art Blog 2010/2012 can be found at:  http://19planets.wordpress.com/

Carl D’Agostino’s blog does make me smile.  See for yourself by visiting I Know I Made You Smile at:  http://carldagostino.wordpress.com/.

October 20th

I highly recommend this blog for its screenwriting tips.  http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/

It’s always a pleasure to read Don MacIver’s prose, poetry and short stories.  His magnificient use of language is usually quite stunning.  Don’s blog can be found at:  http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

October 21st

I like the artwork of Deb Adams.  Her blog can be found at: http://adamsart.wordpress.com/

Alessandro Ciapanna’s photography is simply stunning.  I like it very much.  To view, please visit:   http://ciapannaphoto.wordpress.com/

October 22nd – the final day

Although the Mr. Paleologo prefers not to participate in awards and such, I feel the necessity to mention his blog here for he is a great writer and I very much appreciate his work.  His blog can be found at:  http://evildick13.wordpress.com/

And for my final recommendation – another fine writer of poetry – Guest8675309.  Wonderful writing always!  The blog can be found at:  http://guest8675309.wordpress.com/2012/10/

As per the requirements, it has been my pleasure to refer two blogs daily until October 22nd.  I would like to extend my very best wishes to all who I have referred here and well as to my readers.

Best regards,


One Lovely Blog Award

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by A Stranger to Heaven and Earth at:  http://astrangertoheavenandearth.com/ .  Thank you, Thomas, for the award.  🙂

One Lovely Blog Award

7 things about me:

1.  I am not on Facebook.

2.  I have just discovered some new blogs that I like by checking out A Stranger to Heaven and Earth’s other nominees.  Thank you for that, Thomas!

3.  I enjoyed watching the Second Presidential Debate just now

4.  Today I watched some seagulls flying that reminded me of paper airplanes.

5.  My feet are freezing tonight–not sure why that is…

6.  I didn’t work on my screenplay two nights in a row–very unusual for me…

7.  Today I asked a child if he had any pet fishes at home due to his great interest in the ocean.  His reply was, “We have food fish at home.”  I imagined a can of tuna and smiled.

My nominees are:







Here are the rules for accepting this award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  2. Copy and paste the award icon onto your blog
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers you admire  (slightly altered by me)
  5. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Thanks once again to A Stranger to Heaven and Earth for this nomination.

With best regards,

Mary Ann (mypenandme)