Awestruck and Awards

Photo and Protea arrangement I put together

Magical flowers home grown in Hawaiian prehistoric roots, come in clusters.  
Out of this world, Star War flowers with tiny spikes that pierce your heart and take your breath away. 
Awestruck, mesmerizing…… 
Pink ice and red pincushion protea, giver of life with radio active antennas, infuses our cells multiplying and restoring eternal life.
Let the beauty recharge your soul where pain once seeped through your skin and fill the crevices with the sweetness of honey where sorrow once lived, oozing through your pours pulsating radiant light. 
This golden nectar merging with pink and red turns from ice to orange where creativity, emotional balance harmony, freedom, sexuality, intuition and passion are born.

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This poem is dedicated to 2 of our blogging friends in our community Lisa at Micro of The Macro and EC from choices in errorEach bring us their essence to the page in their writing.  Both of them unique and yet different from the other in the same way that each of us are, in sharing our posts, pictures, stories, poem etc.  

Both kindly nominated me for an award at the beginning of the year and I thanked both of them profusely but had to say thanks but no thanks.  I am always honored but due to lack of time and purpose I don’t have the bandwidth.  Besides last year I got buried  in putting them off and I couldn’t get to them.  I’m truly sorry about that which is why I’m pretty much an award free post. So please know as much as I would love to accept awards and am deeply touched, don’t take it personally when I most likely say “thanks but no thanks”. But as you can see, I never forget the kind gesture and I am truly humbled. It is a wonderful acknowledgement of bloggers and growing your followers for those of you interested, and please accept one or both awards if you are called to do so.

The poem I wrote above reminded reminded me of both of them in different ways.

Lisa nominated me for The Outstanding Blogger Award recently and is an amazing blogger and kindred spirit who brings her incredible photography of nature front and center that explores themes that can help balance the Micro with the Macro and reconnect us with Nature and each other . You’ll see data from new health studies, nature photos, travel essays, vegan recipes, philosophy, poetry, quotes and other reverent musings. Lisa and I share similiar metaphysical backgrounds and love of nature and are meeting at Starbucks for coffee in Arizona or California soon. Enjoy her site.

This is the beautiful quote that greets you when you go to her about page:

Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. -Chief Seattle, 1854 Treaty Oration

Here are my answers to 5 of Lisa’s Questions:

  1. Do you have a pet?  If so, what was the last funny thing he/she did
    2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 grandcats and 3 coyotes recently. Funniest? Everyday is new entertainment.
  2. What music are you listening to right now?
    Whatever you fellow bloggers upload from YouTube and my friends special musicians we hear on Sunday night which is an awesome treat. They have been hiring musicans from all over the world to support them durning the pandemic. They are so grateful to have work and we are the lucky recipients.
  3. What book(s) are you currently reading?
    Let’s just say I have a stack of books sittng on my table, most likely one of yours that beackons me. But when I’m done working, writing and reading my follower’s blogs, I seriously open and close them. They do adorn my shelves and charm my home, making me look and feel smart and dumb all at once, when I think of how much you all read.
  4. What was the last meal you prepared at home?
    I cook every night and it’s too boring to mention…. chicken again. 🤣 If I can get 3 meals out of leftovers, I’m a happy camper. The more appropriate question would be, when is a time you remember NOT eating at home. Actually, I did get some wonderful take out lately.
  5. What travel destination does the pandemic have you longing for?
    Anywhere but here…nay, because we all know, wherever you go there you are. I actually love my life at home but a break from all the animals would be awesome. Hawaii is a favorite. I love the aloha spirit and beauty of the tropical breeze, sand and surf in Hawaii.  The fragrance of the plumerias, gardenias and tuba rose are permeated in the air and the rich colors and phallic shape of the protea, anthurium, Heliconia, bird of paradise.  It’s been a long time since we have visited but every time we do, I send flowers from the island to greet us upon our arrival home to welcome us to transition back into our everyday life. Sedona, Palm Desert, Calif, Thailand are also places I’d like to revisit but honestly I’m not itching to go anywhere that requires any effort, people or packing anytime soon. I am escaping this weekend though for 2 nights which is about my speed right now.

EC is as beautiful as her picture depicts and writes in poetic metaphores that are edgy and instead of oozing honey (well sometime’s they do) drips blood of emotions tucked inside the hem of her skirt or skin of her lover leaving you spellbound. She is a gifted poet with a great sense of humor and we have fun on the page together in suportive commentary. She nomintated me for the Outstanding Blogger award.

Her home page says it best when she says “I write to lift my spirits, share my innermost vulnerabilities and make an effort at communicating a complexity that might just be futile at best. Ah well, this girl will always be this girl. Until she’s not”.

I looked for EC’s post for 2 hours and went through 200 comments and her site to try to find the award she nominated me for. It was like trying to find a needle in a hay stack and I got pricked a few times. I had to dig deep through bones and blood and got a few gashes, eyes weary and flesh weak; (I can’t do justice to her writing, but trying). 🤣 You have to read for yourself. I was giving up and then low and behold I got a serindipitous comment from her about something else. By then I thought I may have dreampt it but she sent it back immediately, thankfully. I was so grateful I wasn’t having an early onset of dementia.

My Questions from EC:

What three things do you think of the most each day? 
Serving my highest good to everyone I am in contact with, moving and writing.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
Soaking in my new tub while I write and have meetings; coming sooner than later. Exploring the world, moving, writing, seeing clients and singing and playing music. Honestly, not much different than I live right now.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be and why? 
A unicorn: Making magic, flying and being free.

What is your biggest fear? 
That I am powerful beyond measure.

Is your glass half full or half empty? 
It will depend on when that tub comes but Half full is how I see life! I am so blessed and grateful.
Other than that, it depends oh what’s served and who’s pouring.

What is your proudest accomplishment? 
Living in the unknown and rolling with the punches with 4 amazing, beautiful independent children, an amazing husband, animals, supportive family and friends.

Thank you both for these lovely awards and please do take time to visit them if you haven’t already.

My winners are any of you who want to participate in one or both awards. I marvel at how many of you are such amazing writers and I could never do justice to picking. Never let winning an award determine who you are as a writer. We each have our gifts that are to be honored.

Thanks so much for visiting and your today please remember to like (if you do of course), comment and or share.

Have a blessed day,



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124 thoughts on “Awestruck and Awards

      1. Go on and Thank mwah of course for nominting you and save the logos in your pictures.
        Answer the same questions I answered and Then pick 10 bloggers from each category and list them and alert them you have nominated them and you will have a chain reaction going!!! You can google the awards to get all directions and copy and paste or copy and paste from mine and fill in your answers. ❤️🤗 It’s good practice and gets easier. 👏

  1. This was a lovely post full of gratitude Cindy. You always think of others and make an effort to promote their work. I am going to check out both of these blogs now as you’ve fired my interest! Have a lovely weekend and I hope you take a proper break for yourself 🥰❤️😊

    1. Oh I’m glad you liked it Ingrid and see my heart. I just hope I don’t get a lot more which is why I said what I did. Oh they will be delighted. THANK YOU. I really appreciate that and I’m going to really try to stay off of WP and yet how? I’m behind again now.., 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤗💖

      1. You need to give yourself a break sometimes – no one will mind if you miss a post here and there, especially me who does two a day (speaking of taking a break 😅) ❤️

      2. I know it’s hard tho right!!!!! (note i didn’t leave a ? for you🤣🤣🤣. You are soooo on it always. I know 2 is work for both of us.. 🤣🤣🤣.
        OMG I have a pet sitter for the whole weekend, I can hardly stand it, I’m so happy! ❤️

      3. Hahahaha you enjoy it! I have all my weekend posts scheduled already so I should be able to take a break, right? 😅😂😅❤️

  2. Beautiful flowers and beautiful Cindy and awesome awards!

    I shall drink the half glass of red or rose wine and ask for a refill !! May your cup always runneth full my friend!!

    Love and hugs

    1. So glad you liked them as much as me. They truly took my breath away and I’ve never seen that color ever in my travels. The awards were an acknowledgement of them and they are so deserving.

      Cheers to that and to a toast to love and hugs.
      Thanks my friend!💖❤️❌🥰

  3. Congratulations Cindy💐❤️ Loved all your answers, full of love, life, empathy and gratitude. You ARE a unicorn😀😍💖 Love and hugs always🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank You Samreen! I wanted to give them a gesture and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yes, a unicorn sounds awesome! I’ll take it from you. Love and hugs to you! 🤗😘💖

  4. It’s a really nice gesture. I’m sure Lisa, especially will enjoy the poem and love the flowers picture. Hawaii really sounds like the perfect destination.

  5. Congratulations on being outstanding, Cindy. 🙂 Enjoyed your answers. I could use a little Hawaii now. And Sedona is always welcome! Actually Peggy and I are heading for Pt. Reyes tomorrow, going off the grid for my birthday week. It’s always been a favorite of mine. And that goes back to the 70s. 🙂 –Curt

    1. Oh you’re too cute Curt, thanks so much. I know right… just fixed all the spelling 😜It’s been a crazy month. Oh how fun! Happy birthday Dearest Curt! I’ll be thinking of you. I’m heading to Buddha Medicine for hiking and then to Carmel for 2 days WITHOUT the animals.. ahhhhh.. Heaven! ❤️💖 Enjoy!!!!!❤️🥰

      1. Beautiful areas, for sure. Peggy and I were talking about getting back to the Carmel area the other day. Thank you on the birthday. 🙂 Enjoy your escape! –Curt

  6. Very nice post Cindy! You deserve the accolades. The picture is beautiful and the poem as well. I am with you on awards. They are wonderful to get, but extremely time consuming to do.

    1. Thanks so much Dwight! I know those colors right!!!! Glad you like my poem and I was happy to shorten the answers and acknowledge their kindness but yeah… just not enough time in a day! 🤗🌷🙏

  7. The poem is wonderful. I admired the photo and was lost (in a very good way!) in the colors after reading it. Well deserved awards, dear Cindy. Got to know a bit more about you, I loved your answers, “Living in the unknown and rolling with the punches” isn’t that we all aspire to do! You ARE outstanding!
    Take care and have a great day 🤗💖🤗💖
    ps: I’ve given both the bloggers a follow and.. 2 hours searching for a post! That’s really intense searching haha it must’ve felt like the greatest “award” ever once you finally found it LOL!

    1. Oh thanks so much Jay. I love how I get and idea and just merge them into something that feeds me. I know those colors are so stunning. I have seriously never seen them before in that same way. Yes, the unknown is always the challenge.
      Oh that’s very sweet.. they will so appreciate it. It’s long forgotten that they asked me and I said no so it will be a nice surprise for them. OMG 2 hrs right.. sometimes I think ok be done already but I just can’t do that. Crazy 🤣. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 you’re right that was the award. hahahahah.
      so appreciative, have a great day too!

  8. A gorgeous poem, Cindy; and, heartfelt and meaningful sharing. Thank you! What a lovely tribute to those two wonderful bloggers, both of which I follow. You are inspiring, my friend. Oh! And, those flowers, WOW. Beautiful. ❤️😊💕🤗❤️

    1. Thank you so much Jeff! I’m really happy to hear you enjoyed my post and the flowers. They take my breath away everytime I look at them. Oh that’s great you are in touch with them. Thanks so much for you kind words and heart! ❤️🤗

  9. Wow, what a sweet surprise! Your flower arrangement & poem are just gorgeous, Cindy. And I enjoyed the answers you shared to EC’s questions and mine. You are such a lovely, generous blogger; it’s no wonder that you recently hit 1000 followers and yet here you are a very short time later with over 1300! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I so look forward to meeting for that coffee! 🥰🌞🌸

    1. Oh I’m so excited you enjoyed that little surprise and so happy the tie in came so naturally! I know… those flowers… !!! and glad you liked my poem.
      We can now have wine and coffee at our visit.. 🤣 Oh you are very kind and you’ll be right behind me. I think it just starts mushrooming. So cute you noticed the 1,300. You are sooo welcome and that makes my day to know it made yours!
      💖❤️🤗 xoxoxoxoxo

  10. How did I miss reading this post? I appreciate your patience for spending 2 hours and reading 200 comments just to find for what award you are nominated for!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Ignore my smiley, I cannot do this!!! This shows you are a sweetheart. 😍 Loved reading your answers Cindy. Xoxo 😍🤗

    1. Because we have so many we try not to miss!
      Happens to me to but I do appreciate you circling back dear Preethes. Ok, I have a screw loose what can I say.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Laughing with you!
      Thanks dear friend! 🤗

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