Versatile Blogger Award

 

V blogger Award

I would like to thank Jen from Jen’s Jewish Journey   https://jensjewishjourney.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/the-versatile-blogger-award/comment-page-1/#comment-951   for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is so great to connect with all of you and share ideas and poems with you. I am humbled that you consider what I write and post as being significant.

I write, first of all because it is important to me. Your likes and especially your comments make it all worthwhile.  Secondly, I write because of the inspiration I receive from reading your posts as well.

I have been nominated several times for different awards that I have passed on.  I felt it was time to post another one so this is it. Thank you so much all those who have thought me worthy of nomination in the past.

Rules:

*Thank the person / blog that indicated it.  Include the blog link that nominated your blog for the prize.

*Select and nominate another 10 blogs to participate.

*And write 10 facts about yourself to the person who nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. By participating in this contest you must wear my logo above “blue and pink crown” at the beginning of the post.

*************************************************************

My nominations for this award are:

Jared  Winchester

Alexander de

Ksbeth

Rivrvlog

Charley

Jane Dougherty

Tammy 7711

Walter Marx

Astrid’s Words

michaeljourdahl

 *****************************************************

10 Things about me:

*I am a retired elementary school teacher of 29 years.

*I started writing poetry regularly in 2013.

*I enjoy acrylic painting, photography, gardening, playing the guitar, and writing.

* I am married, going on 49 years, and have six beautiful grandchildren.

*I sing in my church choir.

*I have written and self-published 3 books of memoirs, and am working on my 6th poetry book, as well as some other writings.

*I go to the local rest home most Friday mornings to read my childhood stories, show them one of my paintings, and sing folk songs of the sixties with them.

* In June, it will be two years since I started this blog. I decided to do a post everyday with photos and poems. I have only missed three or four days. It has been an interesting challenge.

 

 

Versatile Blogger Award

EER_0675

Chipmunks are very versatile creatures. They are smart enough to realize if they wait to eat their food they will have more in the end. So, they stuff their cheeks with as many seeds as they can and take them back to their home. This little guy lives under my deck I see him in my feeder a couple of times a day getting stocked up. He knows how to adapt to whatever environment he lives in. This is true of us poets  in the same way. We grab bits of inspiration when they are available and like the chipmunk stuff as many thoughts as we can in our brain to carry back to our computer.

I would like to thank https://emotionalnotions.wordpress.com/  for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is wonderful to be connected to a group such as this one where art and poetry can become a daily stimulation. 

versatile-award

I am nominating the following great bloggers that I follow. Check out their blogs and you will find some really great stuff:

        https://brushparkwatercolors.wordpress.com/

        https://photogate.ca/

        https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/

        https://uplandweb.wordpress.com/

        https://malaiseunboxed.wordpress.com/

        https://thechallenge2017.blog/blog/

        https://yassy66.wordpress.com/

        https://artistpath.wordpress.com/

        https://nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com/

        https://rosalienebacchus.blog/

        https://danabicksauthor.com/

        https://smidegra.wordpress.com/

        https://astridswords.ca/  

        https://truenorthnomad.net/

        https://penandinksketches.wordpress.com/

If you choose to accept this nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award you will need to do the following:

  • 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.

**************************************************************************************

Seven things about myself:

  1. I enjoy writing poetry, painting with acrylics, gardening, and playing he guitar.
  2. I have written and self published three books of childhood memoirs, three children’s books, a book of theology (what I believe), a fictional biography of my grandfather, a book of my father-in-laws childhood stories, and four books of poetry.  You can read some of them on Amazon Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Dwight-Roth/e/B017HW5AHG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1509311423&sr=1-2
  3. I am retired after 29 years of teaching elementary school.
  4. I volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Restore two afternoons a week.
  5. I volunteer most Friday mornings at our local nursing home reading my stories, sharing my paintings, and playing 60s music with the residents.
  6. I am a Christian and sing in our church choir.
  7. I am a grandfather to six beautiful grandchildren.

****************************************************************************************

Photo: Dwight L. Roth