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Happy 3rd Anniversary with WordPress.com. Thank you for all your support!


Roaring at the top of my lungs!

Roaring at the top of my lungs!

This is what I got today in my notification! Time just flies by, I can’t believe I am among the oldies 😉
I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of you faithful, patient, kind followers!
Much appreciation for all the above & more…

Third WordPress blog anniversary!

Third WordPress blog anniversary!

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

Seeking quietude & thank you’s!


Seeking Nirvana :) ©copyright2015owpp

Seeking Nirvana 🙂
©copyright2015owpp

Just to give a sign of presence after a small pause between posts!
I have tried to like & comment as much as possible but find it hard to get on WordPress every day as I did previously.
It has been hectic lately here & feel in dire need of quietude.
Winter is usually a time where one slows down a bit, keeping more indoors, weather being the major cause but apparently this year was a bit of an exception.
I wanted to express my deepest gratitude again & always for the constant faithfulness of my followers, likes & comments throughout my rather inadequate ubeity 🙂

Slowly returning from the woods & thank you’s!


Slowly coming out of the woods... ©copyright2015owpp

Slowly coming out of the woods…
©copyright2015owpp

I am back but… there’s always a but isn’t there 🙂
Seriously, repairing a laptop means I am losing skydrive in my favorites which makes it impossible to retrieve photos so I needed the help of a connoisseur who would figure out the intricacies of our obscure (in my eyes at least!) world of technology.
I am still not completely out of the woods, my laptop is not one hundred percent up to its previous state of work but it’s faster & functioning better the rest are details which I hope will slowly get looked after with a lot of patience from my part & those always coming to my rescue!
Thanks for your patience, sticking with me through thick & thin, your commiseration & support through the likes & comments all along.
I will be posting hopefully today, a poem that I’ve been working on while all this was happening…

Celebrating my 2nd year in WordPress!


My very own flower composition ©copyright2014owpp

My very own flower composition
©copyright2014owpp

woordpress anniversary-2yrs

Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

This is what I found in my post today.
I had forgotten the exact date but am very grateful for being given the opportunity to thank first my closest who helped me with my first very-hesitant-baby steps into WordPress, patiently putting up with my incessant questioning & secondly all my amazing followers which have amounted to the staggering number of 706!
Something I had never dreamed of 🙂

The leaves I couldn't resist! ©copyright2014owpp

The leaves I couldn’t resist!
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Your fidelity & constant positive feedback amazes & encourages me every day anew.
To celebrate this milestone & my gratitude, I offer you this photo which is a personal flower arrangement dating from the cold month of February with a rose from a bouquet I had received & leaves I had found on a stroll lying on the ground with such striking colors I couldn’t resist bringing them back home in the hope they would inspire me into creativity which is what happened!

Once again, thank you!

Celebrating my 500th post!


WordPress 500th post!

WordPress 500th post!

This is for YOU! ©copyright2014owpp

This is for YOU!
©copyright2014owpp

As I published last post I received in my WordPress-new-post this!
I had not realized I was up to 500 posts & just wanted to share with
all of you this milestone 🙂
When I created this blog I never dreamed of ever getting here…
I wanted to let you know that without all your positive feedback
and encouragement I sincerely wouldn’t have been here writing this!

So, a big THANK YOU goes to each and every one of you for your constant
support, patience & help when crises arose.

Nominated for the community of bloggers award!


community blogger award

I am honored to have been nominated by http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/a-wonderful-waterfall-of-awards/
for this award.
I keep using the word honor at every award so generously offered by my fellow bloggers because I can’t find a more suited word for being showered with what I translate as praise & recognition so all my gratitude goes to you petitemagique for so kindly nominating me 🙂

And the next five nominees are…

http://forayintofoodstorage.com/ for her tremendous example in kindness, patience, help & valuable information

http://living-simply-free.com/2014/05/09/friday-faves-nice-weather-brings-the-community-together/ for the most enlightening blog, an example in eco-living, courage & positive attitude.

http://momentswithmillie.wordpress.com/ for showing us the light… the human touch

http://poeticparfait.com/2014/05/10/for-mothers-day-poetry-of-love/#more-4381 A true inspiration!

http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/ooh-la-la/ for her continual upbeat spirit & wonderful adventures

http://miriamdrori.com/2014/05/08/2014-a-to-z-challenge-reflection/#comments for a most pleasant blog to scroll through.

Once again many thanks for giving me this opportunity to spread the link of our blogging world further!

Nominated for three awards at once…Thank you!


the lighthouse award

very inspiring blogger award

awsome blossom award

I feel very honored & privileged to come back with three awards in a row given so generously from
http://acuriousmind2013.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award-the-lighthouse-award-and-plus-one-%E2%98%BA/
Every time I get an award I’m as delighted as the first & surprised that bloggers would think my blog worthy of the tittles showered upon.
I’ll always be very grateful for this show of trust so, thank you to all who have until now believed in my work!

So, now for the lighthouse award I will share three ways I like to help people…

1. I like to lend an ear & find together with the person a practical solution to her dilemma.
2. Feel very honored to help a sweet old lady in the store when she picks me out of the crowd to help her with the smaller writings on a product.
3. And last but not least, as I consider my kids to be people too that come first on my list of priorities I want to be there for them 24/7 in case they need me.

Now, for the very inspiring blogger award seven trivial things about me… Mmm, that might be hard 🙂

1. I worry more than I should… but music can be the escape
2. I believe life should be far less complicated than we make it
3. I’d like things to sail smoothly but reality hits every time to remind me it’s breathing & alive 😉
4. I’d love to be surrounded by nature day in day out
5. I think it’s of utmost importance to appreciate every moment of the day but don’t always manage to
6. A very good joke is very hard to find & when you do it does the world of good
7. A good Macrobiotic restaurant is something I dream of

And the nominees are…

1. http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/ A most precious blogger
2. http://momentswithmillie.wordpress.com/ Very worthy of these awards
3. http://myraysoflight.wordpress.com/ So very inspiring
4. http://living-simply-free.com/ A tremendous example
5. http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/ A very generous soul
6. http://soberidentity.com/ A true gem

Thanks once again for these awards!

Nomination for the blog of the year award


awards-blog-of-the-year-2013

My deep gratitude goes to http://aristonorganic.com/2014/02/18/blog-of-the-year-award-2/ for honoring me with this award, her blog is a true breath of fresh air visiting is a treat 🙂

There are so many amazing bloggers out there which I could nominate, of true quality, each one in its own right but this time I’ll focus on the photographers who are admirable in their patience, technique, accuracy & creativity.
They have a lot to offer to the blogger’s world & their nomination is my way of saying thank you, for reaching out there to us with valuable advice!

http://imageryoflight.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/snow-layers/

http://talainsphotographyblog.wordpress.com/

http://bouldercounty.wordpress.com/

http://iamlostinthot.wordpress.com/

http://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/

http://edithlevyphotography.com/

http://joserasan66.wordpress.com/

http://weedimageoftheday.com/2014/02/18/the-one/

http://moorezart.wordpress.com/

http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/photo-editing-to-song-titles-1/

http://radiatingblossom.wordpress.com/tag/photograph/

http://lifetoreset.wordpress.com/

http://thegreatamericanlandscape.com/

My apologies to all those I’ve left out by inadvertence & once again thank you!

Nomination for the Versatile blogger’s award!


versatile-blogger-wordpress

I was kindly nominated for the versatile blogger’s award as a big new year’s surprise by http://earth-rider.com/2013/12/27/the-season-of-giving-awards/ and even though I had taken the resolution to restore all my vanished photos back into my blog instead of forever procrastinating I decided that such generosity shouldn’t go unnoticed & took upon myself to immediately get to it before getting on with the restoration…
So, my excuses go to all my bloggers for not following, liking your posts. I hope you forgive me & understand the sacrifices needed for me to update my blog.

A blog is not one of quality when the photography or the natural recipes categories are void of photos…

Here are the rules I got from http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/

Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So, here goes, the fifteen bloggers I nominated are …

http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/12/11/snowy-field-oil-pastel/
http://inkspeare.me/
http://elenacaravela.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/watercolor-wednesday-52/
http://seasonspoetry.com/
http://awapara.wordpress.com/
http://gentleperseverence.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/anxiety-stirring-up-and-some-other-updates/
http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/
http://isabellaesthermariarose.com/
http://blogyvonne.wordpress.com/
http://alarnarosegray.com/
http://clairecappetta.wordpress.com/
http://friendlyfairytales.com/
http://thekitchensgarden.com/
http://soberidentity.com/
http://clanmother.com/

I know that not all of these bloggers will have the time to accept this award as it is quite time consuming nevertheless they are each and everyone in its own right a blogger of tremendous high quality which merits to be recognized by publishing its link in this blog.
This will be my tribute to their achievement in the domain of their endeavor 🙂

Finally I’ll include as it’s required seven things about myself.

1. I’m mad about the sea & anything connected to nature
2. One of my dreams is to go off-grid & live off the fruits of my labor
3. I dream (once again 😉 ) of a kind gentle honest world
4. I’d like to secure a safe future for my grandchildren
5. Surrounded in an atmosphere of artists is where I’d love to thrive in
6. It would be nice if my weaknesses would get weaker 😉
7. I’d love one day to have the privilege to meet a personality (again, in the domain of art)

All my thanks again for this award!

Nomination for the sisterhood award!


sisterhood award

Firstly I want to thank http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/
for so kindly nominating me for this award, I am deeply touched by this show of trust.

Source: Shaun not eligible: http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

~~Rules~~

Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
Answer ten questions.
Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated.
Include the award logo within your blog post.

~~Ten questions to be answered~~

Your favorite color …. The color I most relate to and relax with is blue
Your favorite animal … Dolphins & horses are at the top of my list but I could easily include some more
Your favorite non-alcoholic drink …. Evian water. Many years ago I laughed at someone discussing water thinking what’s the difference until I developed those taste buds of mine and got an inclination for Evian 🙂
Facebook or Twitter … I don’t believe them to be a necessary tool
Your favorite pattern … Wavy
Do you prefer getting or giving presents? I surely prefer giving. I call it an egoistical gesture because I believe I get more out of it than the receiver
Your favorite number … It is 1. Symbolic to beginnings…fresh starts
Your favorite day of the week … Definitely Saturday, an opportunity to disconnect & recharge one’s batteries
Your favorite flower … I like the splash of colors a bunch of wildflowers offers, it represents life, freedom & a healthy cycle of nature
What is your passion? … I have quite a few… The week is too short to practice all of them but the one’s at the top of my list are writing, painting, photography, music, gardening & mainly living a clean organic life among nature

~~I nominate the following women and their blogs~~

~~for this wonderful “Sisterhood of the World” Bloggers awards~~

http://aristonorganic.com/

http://valeriedavies.com/

http://moonramblings.wordpress.com/

http://oilpastelsbymary.com/

http://elenacaravela.wordpress.com/

http://soberidentity.com/

http://dsaquarelles.wordpress.com/

http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com/

http://imageryoflight.wordpress.com/

http://earth-rider.com/

http://aplacecalledlove.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/moon-songs/

http://seasonspoetry.com/2013/11/27/the-snow-white-gift-by-diane-denton/

Many thanks again!