Friday, August 01, 2008


Victoria at Teachings of the Horse recently presented camera-obscura, along with six other bloggers, this Brillante award. Thank you, Victoria - your blog is a favorite read of mine, as are the others you awarded. It's a very rich blogging world and I'm fortunate to have so many amazing blogging friends.

The award asks that each recipient pass on the award to 7 other bloggers. Many of my favorites have already been awarded, but the following are some of my favorite reads that haven't yet been tagged with this award, and so I get the chance to do the tagging:

Matthew's There's Not Two is a very minimal text but beautiful blog that never fails to lift my spirits when I visit.

Sheaffer's blog is a favorite and donkeys everywhere read it for his humor and wisdom.

Heidi at hickchic always inspires me and also makes me smile.

This is a new find and not exactly a blog, but the horsey set here at camera-obscura will enjoy it. An Otherwise Perfect Farm's expansive set of excerpts from a forthcoming book called Finding My Distance.

Kairos Calling is devoted to the process and craft of writing and she tackles some of the issues all writers face when working and trying to get their work "out there."

Mamie's Spot is a wonderful potpourri of daily life and writing and truly lovely photographs.

Peggy Payne's Boldness Blog makes me think and gives me the little nudge I need to be bold in both big and little ways.

Congratulations, all, and remember you can get the award here, put it on your blog, link back to camera-obscura, and then present it to 7 more bloggers. But there is no pressure - the main thing is to enjoy the award and pass it along if you have time and want to do that.

Thanks for the great reads!


Peggy Payne said...

I'm honored, Billie. Will try to be Brillante on my Boldness Blog. Thanks for the recognition.

I'm interested in exploring these other sites you name as well.

billie said...

You're most welcome, Peggy. And you already are Brillante! :)

Matthew said...

Thanks very much Billie for the honor.

I'll have to put up some more content this weekend. . .

billie said...

Matthew, I was hoping this might prompt some new photos!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations Billie, you have a very interesting blog and certainly deserve the Brilliante award. I'll have to check out the other blogs you have awarded they look intriguing.

billie said...

Thank you, Arlene. I think you'd like the blogs I awarded - check them out when you have a chance.

ponymaid said...

billie, I'm so excited at winning an award that I overlooked a carrot piece in my dinner tonight. I'm honoured and most appreciative - thank you for your encouragement. I always look forward to your comments and hearing news of young Rafer.

mamie said...

My Chinese fortune cookie says, "Billie will be your link to fame and fortune." Thanks for the award!

billie said...

Sheaffer, you are indeed Brillante! I hope the woman can figure out a way to print out the award and frame it for your shelf. :)

billie said...

Mamie, yay! I have always wanted to appear on a Chinese fortune cookie!

(says I who has them taped all over the inside of my laptop, for inspiration)