Tuesday, May 05, 2009
A lovely morning
Despite cloudy skies, a cool breeze and a few raindrops, it's a lovely morning here the Mid Hudson Valley.
The fog is lingering around the tops of the Catskills in the distance and the smell of lilac trees in bloom scents the wind, providing a a brief frisson of joy when delivered through open windows.
Having been a cool night, morning found me entangled in a comforter sandwiched between and under two very sleepy and heavy puppies. Only sharp nails and the knowledge of our last visit outdoors could rouse me from my warm nest.
It's one of those morning where you've slept well, the coffee tastes exceptionally good, and you're in that middle-place where you feel you want nothing more than to crawl into bed - but you know that despite being clad in pajamas and sporting bed hair, it's time to log on and begin your day of working from home.
Or to check your e-mail and then blog for a bit. : )
But the nicest surprise of all this morning was being selected by a new blog friend to receive the "One Lovely Blog Award" courtesy of the lovely Lou over at The Quiet Life.
Lou was good enough to stop by and feed my new Llama friend, Fernando, some hay (see the sidebar) - and to notify me of having been selected.
Many thanks, cherie. It is truly appreciated.
Now - as I understand it - it falls to me to pass along this recognition to some other blogs that I have recently come across and enjoy (recent being subjective, I imagine).
Well, two blogs I only discovered VERY recently and that I have enjoyed immensely (and made a regular part of my daily blogroll) - in addition to Lou's - are:
Some others I've enjoyed for a bit longer, but I wouldn't exactly call them "lovely." Bitchy, catty, campy and irreverent - yes. Highly political, super liberal , pro-gay, pro-feminist - also check.
But I could easily picture some quizzical expressions were I to hand them the teacup and lace doily.
"So - you found my piece on the endemic bias in the LGBT community towards transgender activists 'lovely?' Erm......"
But let me say that I treasure all the blogs I read every day - sometimes twice/thrice. And I sincerely appreciate every one who visits here.
Here's hoping you have a 'lovely' day. ;)