The Arte Y Pico Award

Thank you Carol at Charlie and Me for this blog award. Charlie and Me is a blog worth visiting. We share many of the same interests as Carol blogs of adventures with her dog Charlie, favorite books, her garden, love for tea, and other life events. I was honored to be chosen for this award.

This award is "dedicated to many who nourish and enrich the spirit and creativity. They see dedication, creativity, camaraderie, joy, and above all ART, much art. I wish that this prize is entertaining to all those bloggers and to bloggers who day by day share this space and enrich it a little more each day." Arte Y Pico at

Now for the rules:
1) Select 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) The award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show a link of "Arte y pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award.

My first award goes to Dog's Eye View. This blog shows the life of a woman and her two dogs through the lens of her camera. The photography is inspiring and the design of her blog so creative. I always leave her blog wanting to try a different shot with my camera. Stop by and check it out. You can also purchase unique gifts.

My second award goes to The Rocky Mountain Retreat. Rocky Mountain Girl reminds us each and every day the beauty that can be found in her corner of the world in eastern British Columbia. She shows us images of wildlife, rivers, lakes, and mountains in stellar photography. Her blog is worth the trip and she also has photos for sale.

My third award goes to Ramblings by Reba. I was just visiting her site and am amazed at her photograhy. She takes simple things and turns them into masterpieces using color and light. Her blog illustrates joy and creativity in her daily life.

My fourth award goes to Katney's Kaboodle. Katney shows us other parts of my state as she hikes and travels to beautiful places and makes us feel like we are there with her photography. We share a love of books and the written word and both have a passion for finding a cure for breast cancer. She does such a variety of photos, you never know what to expect when you visit.

My final award goes to Marmite Toasty at Twaddle Everyday Rubbish. With every post Marmite shows us how words can be art. With a creative, humorous style, she shares the sunny days and the cloudy days of life "across the pond." Her blog has had me laughing out loud, crying, and thinking deeply and she has shown courage and creativity in the stories she has revealed. Stop by and learn about her nippers, her day-to-day adventures at home , and learn her beloved chicken Janet.


  1. Oh, goodness! What a lot to live up to! Thank you. I will have to think this through, visit the others and the originator, and decide how and where to pass this along. It may take me a while, as I will be away most of the next two weeks. (I feel like summer is already fleeing.)

  2. Oh my... firstly, congrats to you for winning this award... well deserved to you as I have always enjoyed your writings and photographs.
    And thank you for passing it to me and the kinds words you have said about my blog.
    It will be hard to pass it to only 5 as I have many blogs that I love so much as yours that it will be hard to narrow down to 5 but as soon as my hectic work schedule allows I'll see if this is possible.
    I thank you so much and I will check out the others that you included... it's always fun to check out other links.
    Have a wonderful day! I know I will after receiving this great bit of news!

  3. How kind you are! :) This made me smile quite a lot. Thank you!

  4. Wow, thank you so much!

  5. wondderful every one and especially yours - always such a variety sandy

  6. I wish I could make a living reading blogs.

  7. Fanks you....... I truely do not deserve anything but a shithead award of late lol....... I have so much blob flitting to catch up on..... and Im hoping over the weekend now that I can sit for longer, I will get that chance..... Ive so missed blobbing around..... and Ive missed you.....and ya sis and ya bruvver....



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