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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
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:
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.
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.
I’ll be visiting your blog again, to catch up with lions.
Great blog. i like what i have seen so far and i hope you keep it up. Cheers
Thank you for the kind words, please stop by again.
So nice to meet you! thanks for the visit over at my blog today….I’ll be back to visit a little more with you.
Me too. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and nice to meet you! 🙂
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. 🙂
Hi there! This is just to let you know that because I regularly enjoy your posts, I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. I hope you’ll consider this good news – but even if you aren’t interested in accepting, I hope you may see some increased traffic as a result! The acceptance rules are at: http://theretiringsort.com/2012/06/14/in-accordance-with-award-rules-the-nominees-are/
All the best!
I’m such a ditz and it’s getting late – I nominated you for the VERSATILE Blogger Award (see the link.) Sorry about that!
I consider great news. I really appreciate your nominating. I’m so glad that you enjoy the posts.
Thank you so much.
Thanks for visit my blog.
Greeting from Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
It was a nice visit, enjoyed the post and the pictures.
thank you for liking my entry for weekly photo challenge 😀
greetings from Surabaya, Indonesia ^^
your welcome, enjoyed the post
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to taking a peek at more of your posts… 🙂
Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Adventurous Blogger Award. Please follow the link for more info: http://reenareigns.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/adventurous-blogger-award/
What a cool travel award. I will visit your site to learn more about it. Thank you very much.
Thanks for checking out my blog!! Yours looks lovely, I will now be following and look forward to further perusing it =)
–Love and Liberation–
Jan @ TheRewildWest
Rewild West thank you. I just liked gazing at your photos of the vast, colorful desert landscape. I’m all for rewilding the West.
And all the rest! 😉 I do a weekly Pictorial Highlight in addition to the Travel Themes; each time doing a two-part highlight on a specific bioregion of California, with a little bit of information/ecology thrown in with the pics…all my own pictures from trip(s) I’ve taken to those areas =) My most recent on was Humboldt County and surrounding areas, where the most massive redwood trees are; Part 2/2 of that Pictorial Highlight I’ll probably post on Monday =)
I’ll check it out. Thanks.
I like the concept and really enjoy reading about regions. I may do one on rivers in a region with some eco and eco/activities in it. Thanks!
Yeah, bioregions are so important to learn about, and familiarize ourselves with, especially our own, and most especially when the industrial food supply begins to fall apart and we have to acquire our food self/community-sufficiently!
Yes and taking advantage of, enjoying and supporting the ecology and nature around us. 🙂
Definitely! “Taking advantage of” shouldn’t be misinterpreted as anything domineering, I know what you mean! =)
Thanks RewildWest. “Taking advantage” is meant to enjoy, explore and support the wilderness and parks.
Thanks for visiting and leaving your footprints and comments on my ‘self-exploration’ of solitude. I loved your explorations of life. love
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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!
That is very kind of you. I’ll visit your blog to learn about it. I like the title of the award.
You have been tagged by me in this week’s Tag Blogathon.
Visit my post for more details: http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/the-tag-blogathon
Many thanks for dropping by on my meanderings. May your paddles be blessed with good fortune!
May paddle your way again. Thanks for the visit.
Interesting site and love the photography. Thanks for visiting our travel blog and checking out our photos : ) Congrats on your awards.
thanks for sharing your travel too
Congratulations. I just nominated you for the “Liebster Blog Award” ☺ check out: http://aljaja.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/aljaja-nominated-for-liebster-blog-award/
Very kind of you to nominate me, and I’ll read up on it.
Thanks for liking my blog post. Love that you’re in the Midwest too!
I enjoy visiting your posts on you area. 🙂
Great site. Thanks for liking my Rail Crossing pic.
love rails and trains
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.
🙂 thanks, I like big crabs and fish too!
Welcome – I’m inviting you to the Līgo Circle of Appreciation: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/ligo-circle-of-appreciation/
Thank you for the thoughtful invite.
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I love your answer about the most interesting culture – great point of view! 🙂
Really enjoyed your post, always welcome to visit.
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”.
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!
I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, I hope you will accept http://rainbowbakery.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/gratitude/
thank you for the nomination Georgia and Ewa, very thoughtful of you both
Hi, I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award. It’s not mandatory but I hope you’ll like it 🙂
You can find out more about the nomination here: http://fotshot.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination.
thank you for the nomination Georgia and Ewa, very thoughtful of you both
oh umm .. did you get a pingback from this post of mine ?
i was remiss in not notifying people directly of my nomination and relied only on the pingbacks … something I will not do in the future lol
received it too late, and thank you very much
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!
Thanks for liking my Toad Lily. I like your Blog. You make me want to visit the Midwest.
G’day, thanks for checking out my post. I’m extremely ‘green’ at this and appreciate any feedback! I look forward to following a fellow ‘wandering soul’s’ adventures.
Thanks for visiting pieceofport.com
Your site is fantastic!
enjoyed the visit
Thanks for stopping by my blog, “SipwithDusty.” I’m glad you enjoyed the Amtrak post. If you haven’t already seen it, you might also check out a previous post of mine, “No Matter Where It’s Going.” http://wp.me/p2Exty-20 Thanks!
Congratulations to you. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
hi there! for the first time i have been nominated for an award and I want to pass it on to you. You never failed to check my post and I thank you. I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please accept this and check out the rules at: http://miljoanne.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/
I’ll will stop by this week and read it and catch up with you. Thank you Miljo Anne!
I like the title of your blog and the photos even more so! Thanks for coming by my site, I’m glad you did, I really like the photos you share here! 🙂
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.
I’ll return the visit.
I’ve nominated you for The Blog of the Year 2012 Award! Have a look at my post for information about it. http://wp.me/p2DnTA-uw
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.
as I will yours 🙂
Nice very beautiful
Thanks for visiting my blog, be in touch with my blog browse through the categories, u will find it interesting
Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. You have a pretty cool site! I wish you all the best, Diana.
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!
Yes, I like to use both film and digital. I like to go back and forth between the two. I think it’s interesting that Instagram pics are reminiscent of film, and some apps for android and smart phones too.
I am a iPhone guy, I don’t know about those pesky android apps. I do agree with you about instagram.
Live in the moments that matter – wonderful words to live by. Congratulations – well deserved.
Thanks for stopping by!
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!
Love to read you blog so I am passing on an award I received for an Addictive Blog: http://sarahryan85.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/a-whole-new-year-ahead/
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!
I’ve always wanted to catch the ferry in Ludington to cross to Wisconsin. Holland is a floral photo opp when the tulips are in bloom. I’ll have to visit Sliver Lake. 🙂
Thanks for the like on my site. I love your photos and adventures.
Just wanted to thank you for liking my recent post ‘Word a Week Challenge entry – Clouds’ Your continued support is encouraging!
and thank you for stopping by
I nominated you for a Liebster Award – see http://janellenferrigan.com/ I’m not sure exactly what it means, but I enjoy your blog – cheers and hope the link sends some more people over to your posts.
thank you, kind of you
Congratulations! I love your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
However, there are rules and I won’t be offended if you don’t want to follow them. I just wanted to share your blog with others.
Thanks Jubilee, it’s very thoughtful.
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!
very thoughtful of, I’ll check it out. Congratulations!
I have followed your lovely blog for quite a while and would like to add a third award to the mix. Would you mind if I nominated your blog for the Beautiful Blog Award?
Thank you! I visit your blog on Monday and catch up. Thanks again very sweet.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photo! I appreciate it very much. 😀
I enjoyed and thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for the awards nominations everyone and I’m visiting you next week to read up.
Thank you for stopping by Clicks & Corks and liking one of my images.
You have a pretty cool blog with a solid idea behind it!
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!
I enjoyed blog too. Thanks for your comment.
Thank you so much for liking my posts! 🙂 I am loving your photos here. Keep us posted! 🙂
Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because I love the adventurous photos you share! You can check out the details here: http://rusticrecluse.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
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)
Thank you for your kind words. I took a few days of for a holiday. You’re very welcome.
I am a fan of your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can get the details here: http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/the-liebster-award/
I know you are not accepting further awards, but there is no need to accept your nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award — just know that your blog is read and enjoyed. You can read about your nomination in my post: http://travelgardeneat.com/2013/05/01/blowin-in-the-wind-or-where-do-all-the-bloggers-go/
Very kind of you to nominate me and much congratulations on your award. I like to visit gardens when I travel, so I’m glad to see your blog. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my photos of the sea. Your blog looks very cool 🙂
Thank you for stopping by Travelling Namibia. Wish we could do more canoeing here… but we have other adventures. Great blog!
Such enticing adventures too, as I see on your blog!
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 🙂
Hey there, I’ve nominated you for the 3-Day Quote Challenge. Check it out.