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Daily Photo Challenge – Fresh

Fresh – what does it mean to me?

When I think of fresh, especially this time of year I think of fresh flowers in fields and the fragrant aroma that is scattered in the air.

Some scents and flowers, brings me back to childhood and playing in my grandfather’s garden or when my father planted snapping dragon flowers for me in a potter when I was younger.. Image

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Under Wing

Mother duck sits
So proud and strong
Watching her ducklings
Grow each day
Awaiting the day they fly away

For now her wee ones
Stay under wing
Their tiny sounds
She loves them to sing

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Liebster Nomination

Liebster Award –

“ It’s a blogger-to-blogger award that tells a fellow newbie blogger that they are making the world a more interesting /intellectual /funny /better place. For a lot of us, it comes just when we’re facing that first blogger’s block or wondering if it’s all worth it. For the rest, it’s a shower of accolades. Either way, it’s a great thing. There are no certificates or trophies, but hey, appreciation from a fellow blogger is always valued. It is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.”
Liebster Award
 To be allowed to state that we won this award, we do need to put in some effort. It is kind of a blog chainletter award but obviously the primary motive is to recognize bloggers around the world and network.
The rules are pretty darn simple –
  1. List 11 random facts about myself
  2. Answer 11 questions that Neelima has set
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers for the award
  4. Go back to their pages and tell these bloggers about the award

So here are 11 random facts about myself –

  1. I love writing poetry – have since I was 14 years old
  2. I enjoy the company of animals more that people
  3. I was born in Timmins, Ontario – moved to Hunstville, ON and then to Sudbury, ON
  4. I am terrified of spiders, bees and heights
  5. I love doing all sorts of crafts
  6. My biggest heros are my parents
  7. I want to one day go to Bali and Tibet
  8. My favorite book: Collected Poems of Robert Frost
  9. I am a girly girly who tries to be a tomboy
  10. I have no idea the rules behind hocket (to me “icing” is whats on a cake)
  11. I am very shy
  12. extra fact – my husband is named Jody and my brother is named Jody (they are a year apart in age and my sister in law is Melanie (she’s 7 years younger than me) – we were married 8 weeks apart from each other

Now for the answers to Neelima’s questions –

  1. Favourite role model – my dad and my big brother Jody
  2. Favourite fictional character from books and movie – Velveteen Rabbit, Anne of Green Gables.
  3. Have you ever come across writer’s block? Suggest some ways to overcome it. – Yes, I have – I take my camera out and focus on another medium, see what inspiration I can get from pictures
  4. What would be your next blog about? – How great blogging is and how great fans are
  5. If you get an opportunity to interview a person who is now dead, who would you interview and why? – Shakespeare, to ask him where did he derive all the inspiration to write such masterpieces from.
  6. Describe “fun” in your own words – Being there with the loved ones – travelling, hanging out et al.
  7. Describe the most memorable incident of your life – Getting married July 15, 2006
  8. If you are chosen to play the lead role in a movie:
    • Who would you like to be directed by? – not sure
    • Who would play the lead opposite you and why? Donnie Walberg – need a say more – come over NKOTB to Blue Bloods – plus he is YUMMY
    • Give the title of your film – Poetic Lust (hahaha)
  9. Imagine you have come to know from you trusted doctor that you have 24 hours to live, enlist the things that you would want to do – Travel to Tibet – see Dali Lama
  10. What is the one thing that really gets you angry – Imtolerance
  11. What is the difference between being alive and truly living – People can be alive and just exist but be shut off from experiencing life, where as being truly alive and living is being present in life.

Nominations:

I can not just give 11 – there are so many of my fiends and bloggers that are great – so I send a SHOUT OUT and HURRAY to all of my fellow bloggers.. Embrace your talents and your dreams. I nominate all of you!!!

Thank you to http://bookandmoviereviewra.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/liebster-award-for-the-book-and-movie-reviewra/ for the wonderful nomination and shout out!! God Bless!!

An Unexpected Pleasant Surprise

I was looking through my emails today and I came across something really cool in my inbox..

I had recently entered a contest in which my entry just constituted leaving a comment for the author of a fiction book as it was her debut novel.

This is the email I received 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS!

You won the Fresh Fiction contest for Lorenz Font — ONE DAY
ONLY BLOG CONTEST! Lorenz Font – Win HUNTED (5244)

http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=5244

Please watch your inbox for your e-book. Your e-book will
come directly from Renaissance Romance Publishing so please
watch your Spam/Junk  folder also.

 

Thank you for entering contests at Fresh Fiction.  Please
tell your friends and we hope you’ll enter our contests
again! If you’re on Twitter or part of our Facebook
communities please take a moment to post your win, we really
appreciate it! Check back for our daily blog contests, you
need to leave a comment but the blog contests usually only
last a day or two and have great prizes!

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It just goes to show that sometimes it pays to stop and wish someone luck and success or encourage them by letting them know that you believe their work has value to you.

This to me is the epitome of paying it forward as we each want to know that we are of value and that we are doing something great..

So my advice, take the time and comment on someone’s blog, up coming book, story, poem or even just drop a line to say hello..