Today I am participating in the
Oh How I Miss You Blogfest.
It is hosted by
Alex J. Cavanaugh,
and Matthew MacNish.
To participate is simple.
List one to three bloggers you really miss.
List one to three bloggers you would really miss
if they stopped blogging.
And then go let them know!
Blogs I'm Missing:
There are two bloggers I have been missing terribly.
Both are creative, intelligent, talented, widely-read,
and passionate about the environment.
They are wonderful and dedicated mothers
who live on opposite sides of the world
and want, more than anything,
to raise happy, healthy, and well-adjusted children.
Which, of course, probably explains their absence.
|National flower of Singapore|
The first is B&R
and her blog is
Bikbik and Roro.
She was one of my
and so encouraging to
this beginning blogger.
I never knew what B&R would post.
It could be a step by step record
of how she handcrafts her exquisite Blythe dolls
and other unique creations,
a moral, ethical, or religious dilemma,
thoughtful commentary on music, books, or theatre,
or the difficult challenges of parenting.
But always, B&R was honest, fresh, and authentic.
I miss her voice and window on her world truly!
The second is Audrey from North Carolina, USA,
and her blog is Life's Simple Pleasures.
|Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC|
When you view
you know immediately
that she is passionate
about her family,
nature, and the outdoors,
passions she shares generously.
Audrey may focus on the simple things in life,
but she quickly makes you recognize
how profoundly important and rich they are.
While we come from very different backgrounds,
we are kindred spirits,
and I miss her every bit as much as B&R.
Blogs I Would Miss:
This is a brutal category,
because there are fabulous blogs
I read almost every day,
and I would miss each one.
So I'll go with my earliest blogging buds,
starting with my eighth grade friend, Ron,
whom I reconnected with after almost fifty years;
a friend who pushed me into the blogging world
and has been cheering me on from my very first post.
Don't be confused
if you visit Ron's blog and find
a four-footed, long-lashed,
and waggy-tailed charmer
named Sophie who races through
her Nova Scotian world
with Mr. Orangie in her mouth.
It's really my creative, funny, smart,
and thoughtful friend Ron
who shares his passion for photography, writing,
and living life fully through Miss Sophie Doodle
and her blog From Sophie's View.
Do visit, please;
but I warn you ~
you will fall in love with sweet Sophie
and Nova Scotia will steal your heart!
And the second blogger I would truly miss,
is none other than Ron's hubby Jim.
Jim's blog is Ocean Breezes,
and he posts daily with remarkable consistency.
Jim is a gifted photographer
with a keen eye
for capturing his world
in all it's moods and colors.
I never miss his Saturday Morning posts,
containing his favorite photos of the week.
They push me to be a more creative photographer,
and it's always a delight to see the world
through his curious and intelligent eyes.
And I never miss Jim's Contemplative Monday posts
that inspire his readers and soothe this restless soul.
And ~ well, let's just say, I read all of his posts!
Ron, Me, and Jim
Last Summer in Nova Scotia
The truth is, it's not so much about the blogs.
It's about the amazing people
you meet through blogging
who transcend space and time to become your friends.