A few months ago I was asked from our blogger friend Marsha from Splenderosa
to join a group of women who thought it would be great fun to have a
Blog Party, were we will post only once a month,
on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
I thought I could manage this, and I joyfully accepted.
At that time no details were given about subject matter, etc.
Soon, however, I received the following quotation
telling me this would be the source of my inspiration for the 1st post:
"To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion,
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly,
to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart,
to bear all cheerfully, to all bravely await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden
and unconscious grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony."
by William Henry Channing (1810-1884)
Thinking about this quotation
and what it means to me has been carefully considered,
and below you will see and read my thoughts
because they are akin to the quotation
because they are akin to the quotation
and which I feel is reflected by quite a few people
I have discovered in the blog-world.
A few weeks ago I received from two blogger friends an 'Award'
which I have not passed-on yet, so, that I can follow the rules.
There are so many good, interesting and joyful blogs.
I find it very difficult to make a choice,
being fair to all my followers and those who leave comments.
I believe that this occasion provides an opportunity for me
to mention some of the blogs who I feel close to
in their thoughts and choice of subjects.
I deliberately guided my choice so that it would be international
and some that are probably not all well known as yet in our blogger circle.
and I pass it on to:
... Reisen - Traveling
'Hinter den Kulissen' - 'Behind the scenes'
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage"Anais Nin
'eclectic' - Alaine, Australia
"There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine,
....and no happiness without companions"Korean Proverb
Daryl McMahon, Canada
One of Daryl's large fabric pumpkins.....
Just a few of the reproduction labels Daryl makes here and then.....
A truly high talented artist!
'Pas grand-chose' - Karen, UK
'Seduced by Provence...'
CAPTON-PEINTURE, Orléans, France
Martha, Georgia, USA
"Its all about living an authentic life,
being true to yourself, finding out who you really are
and creating a home that tells your story!"
Linen Weaving Loom from Warringston, Co. Down, Ireland, circa 1820
A laughter per day.....the best way
to stay healthy!
'The Old Geezer' - Southern California USA
"Old Age ain't for Sissies!
Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the Privilege."http://ronjoewhite.blogspot.com
'Dogs and Politicians'
"My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him
and can eat whenever he wants. His meals are provided at no cost to him.
He visits the doctor once a year for his checkup and again
during the year if any medical needs arise.
For this he pays nothing and nothing is required of him....."read more...here
'Are Watches A Thing of The Past?'
"Mrs. Geezer is a big time social butterfly.
She loves to fill me full of coffee (so I can stay awake)
and then drag me to all her late night social gatherings.
Mrs. Geezer is a night owl and I'm a morning person.
So I always make sure I wear my Bulova watch to her parties
so I can remind her when it's time to go home........."read more on Mr. Geezer's recent post
Jerôme - Maison de Lin, Belgique
'les belle chose dans la vie'
"Mäster Hendrik" - Magnus Lundgreen, Sweden
ANTIK & MUSIK
'In so many words'
A not too highfaluting blog about books, films, and whatever.
starring HELEN MIRREN
'The Butler Does It'
"The Singing Butler" by Jack Vetriano
'The wonderful John Gilgud as the butler, Hobson, in ARTHUR (1981)'
'A PAINTER'S ROOM' - Montréal, Québec, Canada
"Quintet for Crystal and 3 levels of water",
Oil on stretched canvas
"The moderns (cream and sugar)" - Oil on masonite
With A Special Thanks to
Gina - Utah, USA
'Art And Alfalfa'
Debra - Acquired Objects
And this Award....
"A Twenty-something man, who likes antiques, art and all those nice things in life"
'Puu - The Tree Tale'
I pass on to:
'Fabric Paper Thread' - Lorrie, Vancouver Island, BChttp://fabricpaperthread.blogspot.com
because "Essen und Trinken hält Leib und Seele zusammen"
'Chocolate and Raspberries'....
'Back to my Roots with Plum Platz.....'
Home made bread.....
Cecilia Stolzer, Hungary
'Eiffel tells' - Elizabeth
Thoughts, Photographs, Reflections,
Musings of a late Bloomer.....And Lover of France!
'French Paper Art'http://eiffel-tells.blogspot.com
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"William Shakespeare
'ANYA ADORES - so you don't have to'http://anyaadores.blogspot.com
"I can't begin to tell you how amazing this is....."
Alizee - Waszawa, Poland
Irish born Painter
'On road to Cluainin, Ireland, my birthplace....'
'Castle in Kanvara, Ireland'
Blooming Rose Musings, California
Renée and Angela
Karen - Design the Journey, Milwaukee USA
"I just love fall..."http://designthejourney.blogspot.com
And so ends the journey that I embarked uponhaving read what Channing had said.
Please click here
to link-in and read the posts of all blogger friends
who are participating.
Remark: All photos are the property of each individual blog shown in this post.