Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Awards Awards Awards…

I feel quite honored and flattered to have been nominated for so many wonderful awards (a few of them numerous times).  As I’ve shared my heart and my work here, I’ve encountered such talented, kind and brilliant people among my fellow-bloggers. It feels like virtual family to me, and I am very grateful for the warm supportive welcome I’ve received.

So first, as the awards rules dictate, I will begin by sharing 7 random things about me:

1. In the photo of me dancing above from September, I had fever of 102, and a wicked migraine – but it was a good ‘pain’ day and I had FUN!

2. My 2 loving daughters are my greatest inspiration.

3. I cook an awesome dijon/ginger/honey salmon fillet.

4. I am married to a phenomenal man, who kissed me for the first time when I was just 13!

5. I have always been able to stand on my head, and still can (though don’t test it often).

6. Rumi, my puppy is named after the Persian Mystical Love Poet.

7. When I was little, I  used to write stories and poems and pair them with cut-out images from magazines and/or photos…..they are still in my attic – and I suppose my blog is a continuation of that passion.

Next, I am thrilled to thank, and introduce you to  those who have nominated me for all of these fabulous blogging awards:

1. Thoughts from the Outdoors David writes incredible personal poetry, and pairs his thought-provoking words with images that inspire. Look forward to his poems daily!

2. About « Keeping Pace Lisa has a wonderful blog filled with interesting articles  about contemporary living as well as beautiful poetic reflections.

3. About | Zen Being  Visit Erran’s blog for wonderful words on keeping perspective and learning how to simply “be”.  Excellent writings with wise insights.

4. My First Blog « taniajessicasmith Tania’s blog is rich in content.  She is both an incredible photographer and talented graphic artist.  Wonderful find!

5. About « Not So Creative  A blog that boasts diverse photographic talent along with descriptive writing.

6. About Me « Work the Dream Deb’s blog is a wonderful testament to survival and optimistic living through physical challenge. Great work.

7. About This Site « Living In The Now Jacob’s blog is dedicated to the journey of self-development, spirituality and stress reduction.

8.  Inspiration All Around Sofia’s blog features stunning photography from her adventures around the world.

Finally, the following are my 10 nominations. I pass this HUGE torch (6 awards in all) on to the following bloggers:

1. My Heartsong Jane’s blog features first class photography with a soulful eye and a warm spirit.

2. Mari Sanchez Cayuso | Peace the consciousness, the transitoriness, your existence.  Mari’s blog is filled with dynamic, seductive, poetry and artistic expression. Hang on when you visit her site, as you are in for the ride of your life. There is passion all over it!

3.jmgoyder Julie blogs about her life in an honest and heartfelt style. Her blog features snapshots of her life in stories and photos.  She is a brilliant writer, and a strong soul facing difficult obstacles on a daily basis.  I admire her courage and spirit a great deal.  She also has an awesome sense of wit and grace.

4. About « Recovery Thru My Lens Meryl’s blog features unique expert photography, coupled with inspired poetry, and writings of self-discovery and emotional healing.

5. About Me | Bloom KT’s blog offers beautiful photography and self-discovery centered around the flower garden of life.

6. Soy…, About | cruzdelsur Carlos’s site boasts stunning photography, insights, and poetic wisdom  from a true Argentinian gentleman (translator link provided).

7.  About the Blog « Pieces of Me and Other Sundry Things Scott’s blog showcases awesome photos (both urban and nature) with wonderful writings and personal insights.  Class-Act!

8. About « Going Dutch Malou’s blog is wonderfully diverse, with gorgeous photos and articles ranging from  cultural variations in sex education, to nature and  asian cuisine.

9. About « balancethroughthelens. Susie has a very  beautiful blog showcasing her amazing nature photography.  She shares valuable life lessons and relates them to her photo images.

10. moments clicked is a nature photography blog dedicated to recording moments of life that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Wow..  this was a challenging post project 🙂 Hope I did ok – and apologize if there are overlapping awards for any of the nominees.  Please accept what you like – and feel free to pass on the duplicates to those you deem deserving.  Kudos to everyone.  Such a great blogging community indeed! Remember to check out all the links!

Sending Love and Gratitude to all ~ Robyn Lee

36 responses

  1. Julie Catherine

    Awesome collection of lovely awards, huge congratulations, Robyn! 🙂

    April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

  2. So rpoud of you! Such an incredible inspiration you are! Congrats! and don’t go slacking off now….I am just getting to know your work! Stay safe, nest wishes, and my best to you and yours.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    • Aww thanks Stan- so sweet of you. Was just thinking may be time to slack a bit too:( This is all just good fun for me – but I’ve been pretty steady at a post a day from the start. May cut back just a tad now that I’m famous – LOL!

      April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

  3. mes


    April 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    • Remember who my inspiration is!

      April 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM

  4. A thousand hoorays and congratulations…Felicidades!!! to wonderful brillant you!! well deserved!!!

    April 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    • 🙂 Thanks David. So kind… Just hope the “awards” police doesn’t come after me for not selecting 60 blogs instead of 10 and only giving one award per blog –no way right?

      April 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

      • No way…lol..Totally making our own rules now lol

        April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      • 😉 yes – that works for me – thanks David.

        April 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

  5. Robyn, you’re all heart. Your thoughts and your words come to your blog many friends as a gentle breeze. Inspired by nature and your strength samples the right track of life. In Spanish we say green hope, often the language may change the spirit of the words. I thank you.
    Adiós amiga¡
    Cruz del Sur

    April 17, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    • You are so welcome. And I hesitated as I know Argentina sometimes has variations in language but, Felicidades. Well deserved! Your words always bring a smile to my heart:)

      April 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM

  6. I forgot to congratulate you for all awards. Deserved and well appointed for a great woman with a sense of art.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    • 😉 Thank you kindly sir! Do appreciate ~

      April 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM

  7. Paul A. Mazzaferro

    You are an inspiration and a force of nature

    April 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    • 😉 Paul your comment blows me away… but no — just working on survival every way possible. You know the drill – Thank you from my heart xo

      April 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM

  8. Elissa

    Wow Robyn, I honestly know nothing about blogging and you are my first one to really read on a daily basis (guess because you are family is why I started) but going through so much much lately as I am watching someone so close to my heart dying, your uplifting and enlightening way to look at life around you has helped in more ways then I can explain. Thank you for being you and you are most deserving of every award you are given! xoxo

    April 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    • Aww… so appreciate that Elissa. I’m glad my blog could offer even a little solace with the hardship you are facing. I hope I can continue, as things here have gotten worse for me. I do love the blog project though and the connection it provides. Thanks for your loving comment. Sending prayers and good wishes your way during this time. xo

      April 18, 2012 at 12:09 AM

  9. Thanks so much for the mention and I’m beginning to understand (yes, I can be a bit slow on the uptake) how this kind of process makes people aware of other. I can’t wait to explore the other blogs – thank you! Oh yes and congratulations!!!

    April 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    • I know Julie..me too, wasn’t real sure I’d participate but it is a nice way to become exposed to new and interesting blog sites. I think these are all the awards I can carry though 🙂 Your blog is unique and very special/personal and diverse. We have a true Love Story emerging and everything … must get to bed with my i phone so I can read chapter 4!! Can’t wait. xo

      April 18, 2012 at 12:48 AM

  10. Oh my goodness you’ve nominated me with all those, thank you thank you!
    You well deserve yours, and this little verse is for you.

    Robyn. . .
    Stilled in the ubiquitous hues
    Emerged woman afternoon
    Planting gardens for drowsy rivers
    Floating realms of memory
    Predestined for the joyful lens landscapes

    Much peace love and light – you are a real inspiration to ALL of us who follow your echoing thoughts!

    April 18, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    • Oh Mari..this is just incredibly beautiful. Very touched, and feel as though your words just lit a flame that needed igniting deep within me! I will print this and keep it near whenever that flame gets dull. Thank you for sharing your precious gift with me today:) Much Love…

      April 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM

  11. recoverythrumylens

    Wow Robyn…BRAVO on all your well deserved awards…you are truly an inspiration and watching your blog develop gave me the courage to put myself out there in a more personal way…praying for your recovery….

    April 18, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    • Thank you Meryl. Means a lot. Very touched that my blog has inspired you to share more of yourself, alongside your beautiful art. It’s something to be proud of – and I’m so pleased I could be part of it!

      April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

  12. Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing your recommendations for blogs!! Lovely photo of you, too–hard to imagine you were so ill; just goes to show that wellness is a state of mind 🙂 And, I love your puppy’s name!! Wonderful random things about you!!

    April 18, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    • Thanks Erran. Yes – was quite interesting as I’d had such disabling pain for the 10 months prior since my hip surgeries that I was not planning on attending this wedding. Oddly I was being treated with an antibiotic for presumed Lyme Disease and suddenly my ability to walk (and even dance) was magically restored! I got dressed in 10 minutes and took a bunch of advil for the fever/head, and just enjoyed my “now” at the party. Yes – when you have ‘contrast’ like this, the headache and fever seemed unimportant. Rumi is a LOVE – and so glad you got to know me better in my 7 random things!! 🙂

      April 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

  13. Congratulations, Robyn! This is wonderful and well-deserved! Yasher koach!

    April 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM

  14. Congratulations on your handful of treasures, Robyn…you are most deserving. And thank you, again, for your kindness in sharing them. 🙂

    April 18, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    • Much appreciate Scott! Like that – “handful of treasures” 🙂

      April 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      • You’re very welcome, Robyn…and no, not a single treasure, or even a nice little jewel…but a handful of treasures for you. 🙂

        April 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      • 😉

        April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

  15. WOW – what a lot of awards!! You deserve each and every one of them and here’s to many more…..!!! CONGRATULATIONS! 🙂

    April 23, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    • Thanks Tania! Appreciate. I think this is enough for a lifetime though:) Very honored…

      April 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

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