One Lovely Blog Award

Ma. Novie Godmalin at Mis Experiencias Personales nominated me for this award on Jan. 17, 2012, the very same day she surprised me with the Versatile Blog Award. I had no idea this One Lovely Blog Award existed so two awards on the same day left me speechless.

Novie is special to me because she was the first person to leave a comment on one of my posts after blogging for 2 months and getting only a few “hits” and “likes.” She is among my favorites of the 35 blogs I am following at the moment. 

And then along comes Ray at Novice Journal. She also nominates me for this “lovely” award – on the same day as Novie! My jaw dropped! Ray has a unique writing style. Her poetry is impressive.

There are no rules to accept this award; a thank-you post to the giver will suffice.

Since two of my followers nominated me for the same award, I will add two blogs I am following to the “lovely” list: 

Indelible Musings by The Ann Jackson and A Year in the Life by Olivia O’Brien

One Lovely Blog Award

4/52 USS Flagship Hotel :(

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new i just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

The USS Flagship Hotel in Galveston, Texas, was structurally damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Ike in 2008. I’m glad I got to visit the seawall in 2010 before they demolished this one of a kind landmark in 2011. So sorry, Galveston, for your loss! 😦

My photo pales in comparison to those by professionals on the Web.  The following links will give you a better look and background on the significance of this lost treasure.



The following YouTube video is a must see. I haven’t learned enough sign language to understand what the woman in the video is saying. But the picture she paints with her hands speaks louder than words! After watching this one, check out the video she posted on the Hooters that was lost at sea! Both documentaries of Ike’s wrath in the Gulf of Mexico are so dramatic, traumatic!

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.