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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rocky Mountain High

Last week I was off in Denver and the surrounding environs. There was snow on the ground and some little flakes in the air, but the weather was pleasant and the scenery spectacular! A little hiking, a museum visit and some riding around to enjoy the views made for a fantastic few days. Sometimes we can forget how beautiful winter can be, especially when everyone is promoting trips to warm sunny climates. (Or if you're like me and have family in Florida who were basking in 80 degree temps -- yes, they'll enjoy it, at least until it's spring and the 80's turn to 90's and 100's and they get a $600+ electric bill!) But the crisp weather, the snow on the ground, the beautiful Rocky Mountains and a few days to enjoy it remind me to appreciate each season. This cold, snowy season has its own special joys and the warm, sunny days will, too. But it takes a full year, each season in its own time, to really complete us.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

An Award!

Yesterday was like most days. I checked my blog sidebar to see who of my blogging buddies had a new post. And as always I take a quick look at my latest post to see if there were any additional comments. Lo and behold I found a comment from Payton who left me a message about an award she gave me!

Liebster means "dearest" in German, and the award is intended to help blogs get the attention they deserve. To accept the Liebster, I must:
1. Copy and paste the award on my blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave me the award.
3. Pick my 5 favorite blogs with less than 200 followers to pass on the award, making sure to let them know.

The 5 bloggers I'm passing this award on to are:

The Southern Fried Pugs Tallulah, Petunia, and Isabelle
Beefy Pug Daisy and Bruce
Brutus the Frenchie Brutus, Carmen and Trevor

Now some of these bloggers don't blog on a regular basis, but all are real sweet and I'm passing this award on so maybe they'll get a little additional encouragement to blog a little more! Thanks for passing the award to me, Payton!!