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Nature's Inspiration Movie -- Nature's Inspiration Movie: The photographs in this short video are from award-winning photographer, Ken Jenkins, and they are breathtaking. However, this video is much more than beautiful photographs! Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude. Absolute must watch for nature lovers.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HolleyGarden! You Have Made My Day

HolleyGarden of Roses and Other Gardening Joys has made my day. She has awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. This morning only I was thinking how few people visit my blog and what I can do to make it interesting; and, then in the afternoon I get the message that I got the award. Thank You HolleyGarden :-).

The rules for accepting this award are:
1. Add the Versatile Blogger Award.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
3. Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
4. Include this set of rules.
5. Forward this award to 15 fellow bloggers, and inform them with a comment on each of their blogs.

All the above rules are easy to follow except number 3! 7 random pieces of information about myself? That is a tough job since I don't think I know myself. Okay, so let me try very hard as all my student do. There, you got one piece of information - I am a teacher, professor to be more exact. My zodiac sign is Leo and strangely I have all the characteristics of the sign - stubborn, very determined, not afraid to call a spade a spade. So far only three pieces of information and four more to go!! Phew!! Okay, I love animals and nature; so far, I have rescued fishes, birds (pigeon, crows, parrot and eagle), dogs, cats and a got. Currently, I have two dogs adopted through an organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. Both of them are sweetest pets one can have; it's beyond understanding and imagination that they would have been killed if not rescued. They already have brought so much fun and joy to our lives. I am very concerned about climate and environment and so much so that I am getting trained as an Environmental Steward and want to change my career and get into the Environment field. During my undergraduate days, I used to hike the Appalachian trails during winter. Being short, I would hike through almost thigh-deep snow wearing only a pair of sneakers, sweat-pant and a thin winter-jacket. Lucky that I never got any frost-bites. It's my dream to visit the world and enjoy all her natural beauty; but unless I get to do so, I am trying to convert my garden into a natural, heavenly beauty. Wish me all the luck please. I think I got all the seven pieces of information, didn't I?

Okay, so here are the fifteen, actually sixteen, blogs that I nominate for this award, in no particular order:
1. A Little Paradise of Mine
2. One A Day In The Garden
3. Slade Valley Roots
4. Alternative Eden
5. PerthDaily Photo
6. ISingCakes
7. Marks' Veg Plot
8. Suburban Tomato
9. Edible Landscaping Made Easy
10. Gardening Blog
11. Tropical Texana
12. Roots'n'Shoots
13. Organic Garden Dreams
14. Urban Organic Gardening In Sidney
15. Arignagardener
16. 0.09 Acres

Thank You All for such beautiful blogs.


  1. Thankyou that is really nice of you to include me. I thought stubborn, determined and not afraid to call a spade a spade with Taurean characteristics - I'm all those things and quite bullish.

  2. Thank you so much for including me in this award, I'll try and get time to follow the system, can't promise when that'll be, not enough hours in the day for me at the mo!

  3. Bheemrupi Maharudra, Vajra Hanuman Maruti!! Anjani Suta..coming your way!!Thanks a lot my dear!!

  4. Thank you very much for this award, bought a cheer this morning :) Very nice of you! I'm not too sure if we can fulfil the requirements (especially number 3!) but it's definitely appreciated. Your blog is lovely and I've included it on our blog roll on the main page :)

  5. Thanks for including me in your list of bloggers to recieve the award. I received it from another blogger a couple of weeks ago too. It's always nice when people like what you do. Congrats to yourself on recieving the award!

  6. Oh, I'm so glad you were thrilled! It's nice to be acknowledged, isn't it? I wish you luck on all you want to achieve - changing your garden, and your career. It sounds like you are a very hard worker, and I'm certain you will succeed at anything you put your mind to. You have listed several new-to-me blogs, so I look forward to checking them out. Congratulations again!

  7. Hey Hey! Thanx for the nomination - quite a nice surprise! :)

  8. I am glad I stumbled into your blog. I will be following it regularly

  9. I am surprised and honored by your nomination. I hadn't been feeling well so hadn't been paying attention to much!
    I truly enjoy your blog and the conversations we have!

  10. Dear KL. Thank you so much!!! I'll work on it very soon. I'm also a Leo and I too possessed all the Leo characteristics...I love them all...ha3. A few things about me: I work as a government pr, married with no kids yet (still working on that), love gardening, travelling is one my obsession (wish I have more $ to travel), I wrote about my travel at, home decor is another of my interest and finally I'm still struggling to balance up to update my blog, travel page, work and other chores at the same time :)