Hello and Awards

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Imagine yourself walking up a wooded path to a place where you can talk with others about the arts, ideas, nature, photography, and travel–Canoe Communications.   It’s a blog where you can learn a little about Midwestern culture and life and more.

For photography, I am interested in events, nature, street, travel and country and urban.

Whether visit for just a post or to see a picture or two; I hope you enjoy it.  I invite you to share your comments and ideas.

Adventurous Blogger Award


I received the Adventurous Blogger Award from http://reenareigns.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/adventurous-blogger-award/ a fellow traveler, and an adventurous one.  It’s exciting.  I want to thank her for the award!

The award is given by bloggers to bloggers and passed on to continue.   I appreciate reenareigns.wordpress.com nominating me for the award.

Part of the award process is to tell you some things about myself and to nominate twelve other bloggers.  I understand if a nominated blogger doesn’t want to participate.  I still enjoy your blog and please keep adding lots of the pictures.

I nominate 12 bloggers:

I’d love to travel with these travel planners:  http://theadventuretravel.wordpress.com/

A few free travel blogs with ideas, travel spots and tips, and a good forum:  http://www.backpacker.com/blogs/

Offers great guides and travel trips for folks on a budget and I read about other travelers on the community and it’s free:  http://blog.budgettravel.com/budgettravel/

A blog about travel, culture, events that is also free, and other bloggers can share information and photos of trips:  http://www.bluelyn.com/travel-culture/

A photographer who travels on assignment to National Parks and writes about it and shares tips:  http://thegreatamericanlandscape.wordpress.com/

Mountaineer, hiking, climbing adventure blog with great photos:  http://hikingphoto.com/

Blogs about an adventure travel life with humor:  http://jcreore.wordpress.com/about/

Great travel blog to visit for ideas on where to go for a weekend or week:  http://justintimetravels.com/

A world traveler of a blog: http://theretiringsort.com/

A traveler that brings humor, faith and a camera on trips: http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/

Travels around the world and includes guest posts and photos: http://travellersoul76.com/

A couple that travels to cool places and writes about it:  http://tripsfor2.net/

 Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger

Versatile Blogger

I was truly surprised and thrilled that The Retiring Sort nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I want to thank her very much for selecting me for the award.   I understand that someone may prefer not to go through awards process.   I’m sure these bloggers know some other versatile blogs; and they share them with us and shine the light on some other interesting.

I nominate 17 bloggers: 

  1. http://ooamerica.com/about/
  2. http://malouprestado.com/
  3. http://www.ourboler.com/
  4. http://rosedeny.wordpress.com/
  5. http://mountainmae.wordpress.com/
  6. http://twocanoe.wordpress.com/
  7. http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/
  8. http://mentalflowers.wordpress.com/
  9. http://airportsmadesimple.com/
  10. http://philippinehappinessandlove.wordpress.com/
  11. http://ceeslife.wordpress.com/
  12. http://roughseasinthemed.wordpress.com/
  13. http://nursemd.wordpress.com/
  14. http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/
  15. http://cardtales.wordpress.com/
  16. http://cinova.wordpress.com/
  17. http://andthatsapost.wordpress.com/

I am grateful for the awards I received.  I am not accepting additional awards, because it’s just too hard to narrow down a list of other bloggers to nominate from all the amazing ones in the blogsphere.  Thank you.

114 responses to “Hello and Awards

  1. Greetings from Richmond. Your opening picture has already piqued my interest! Thanks for your comment on the photo I posted (from another wp blog)…the picture was Toward the Light.

    The Lioness

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. One of my all-time favorite road trips was driving Route 66-Chicago to LA. The Mother Road in the Midwest is so cool! Your blog brings me back. 🙂

  3. thank you for liking my entry for weekly photo challenge 😀
    greetings from Surabaya, Indonesia ^^

  4. Pingback: Taking Care of Business… Some Thank You Notes | The Retiring Sort·

  5. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the No Strings Attached-Gratitude Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. I also hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination (no strings on this one), please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!

  6. Interesting site and love the photography. Thanks for visiting our travel blog and checking out our photos : ) Congrats on your awards.

  7. Thank you for liking my Big Lobster! Never been to the mid-West, but I know I’ll be back to learn more from your Blog. Do drop by mine again.

  8. Thank you for coming and looking around my blog. I appreciate the like of my posts “Willis Tower Through the Trees”, “Sailing Sailing” and “About RCC”.

  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Loved checking yours out- since I’m from the midwest, your Halloween photos especially brought back thoughts of home!

  10. Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for your continued support and liking of my blog 🙂 I am trying to get better and keeping it current… one day at a time… LOL. THanks again!

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You’re photography is fantastic. I’ll be back and check in. Feel free to leave comments when you like something. Love to hear your thoughts.

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m really liking your pictures. We live on a little river in Texas that is popular with kayakers and canoers. And it’s my own personal bit of heaven. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of your part of the country.

  13. Nice very beautiful

    Thanks for visiting my blog, be in touch with my blog browse through the categories, u will find it interesting

  14. Thanks for the visit. You seem to be on the go quite a bit. I just came to your site so you may have already posted the answer to my question. Do you still use film? I have a camera I was given on my sixteenth-birthday a Canon Rebel SII as a B&W film only camera. Currently setting up my own B&W darkroom for printing only. Cheers!

  15. I just love reading your blogsite so I have nominated you for three more blogging awards. I hope you accept if not I understand. It is a lot to do. Happy holidays!

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking a post! Your Lake Michigan photos remind me of some favorite places to go – Sliver Lake in St Joe, Holland St Park in Holland, and the beach at Ludington!

  17. Just wanted to thank you for liking my recent post ‘Word a Week Challenge entry – Clouds’ Your continued support is encouraging!

  18. Hi there! I don’t know how you feel about blogging awards. From what I’ve heard, some people like them, some don’t, but I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. The requirements are that I nominate other bloggers, so tag, you’re it! You can find the details here:


    And if you’re wondering…yes, your blog does inspire me!

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s always good to know others appreciate your work. I spent time looking around your blog. We seem to have similar interests. Awesome!

  20. I am very happy to know you are back to blogging again…I thought you had stopped…but alas,, NOT! Thanks for the nomination (it feels good!) now I have to figure out my next step. THAK YOU A BUNCH!
    (The Lions love when you visit them)

  21. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and liking a post weekly photo challenge. I hope you will visit it back.
    I love the photographs in your posts and loved the music category too 🙂 Travel and Music is something I adore the most.

    Keep Sharing 🙂


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