Tuesday, February 12, 2008

AWARDS

First of all, I just want to say how excited I was to learn that Monica and I won first place awards for the recent AOL Community Photo Challenge.  I am humbled by the judges choices and I also want to say thank you to all who left me such nice comments about my photo.  I must say, Monica's photo was great, too, and I'm glad we are getting to share the award.  Interesting that a winner in the advanced Challenge and Nancy, the winner in the Beginners Challenge had a cat in the shot, LOL.  For a complete list of winners and links to see their entries click on this link:  AOL Community Photo Advanced Challenge

While I'm at it, let me add that I was really impressed with the photos in the Beginners Challenge.  We have some great photographers here in J-Land at all levels!  Click on this link to see the winners of the Beginners Challenge:  AOL Community Photo Beginners Challenge.

Now, while we are on the subject of awards.  There has been an award being passed around J-Land sinced the beginning of the month.  It is the Nice Matters award and it is really a great way to tell each other that we think they are nice and that someone appreciates them.  I want to thank those that have sent this award on to me and apologize about taking so long to post on the subject.  You will see my award proudly displayed now in my sidebar on the left.  There are two versions of the award, one for the ladies and one for the gents.

As I traveled around J-Land these last ten days or so, I have noticed that almost everyone already has recieved one of these.  So nice to see the widespread show of kindness.  Here are some very deserving folks who need to have one of these on their sidebar, too. First the ladies:

 
 
 
 
I have chosen one male to recieve this award from me.  He actually sent me one, but that is not why I chose to send him one back.  There is no one quite like Guido here in J-Land.  He has a heart big enough to fill two continents.  His compassion towards his fellow man is evident in almost all he writes.  He is ever vigilant to alert us to visit those who might need a little encouragement or comfort.  His sidebar should be filled with these awards.
 
 

Well, I'm off now to go on a little photo adventure.  If I'm successful at shooting the event I am about to go witness, I'm sure you will be seeing the results here in some future post.  I need to stop and get a haircut on the way there, so I'd better get a move on.  Take care everyone, I'll see you all next Monday or Tuesday for sure.


 

24 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Congratulations all over the place today ,first for your photo with Monica well done both of you ,and then you nice award its so nice to be nice isnt it .love Jan xx

rjet33 said...

Awww, you are so sweet to think of me, Sam.  I am honored.

Blessings!~

Susan
http://journals.aol.com/Rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle/

jjdolfin9 said...

Nice entry Sam.  I think the Nice Matters Award is a wonderful thing and should be continued outside of J-Land and even in person (when possible).  It is such a small honor that makes one feel really appreciated.  Visit Rosemary at
http://journals.aol.com/attitudeslc/inspiration/ and check out her idea's on the subject.  Have fun with your camera today.
Hugs, Joyce

rap4143 said...

Congratulations :)!!!! Not only are you great photographer but one of nicest bloggers on AOL including our other winners and contributors.  I am very proud to be a member.

Guido's award from you is well deserved,  another nice journalist....he keeps us all aware and updated!!!!

Betty

robinngabster said...

Yea...I was supposed to win but some guy that everyone loves entered a picture of a cute kid and a cat and it ruined everything for me.  Go figure....

:)
Robin

pharmolo said...

Many thanks for the award, Sam, you're too kind. By the way, I had a trim yesterday, idea must have wafted across the pond lol

nhd106 said...

I didn't even notice the common cat theme!  Very cool.   The photo you took was awesome!   Looking forward to whatever else you have up your sleeve, Sam!
(and congrats on all awards you've received)

Nance

frankandmary said...

Most of the guys I know don't like the "nice" label; I am glad you do, since it is very fitting.
~Mary

jlocorriere05 said...

Well done for winning the award Sam, I loved the shot and so did many others by the look of it! I haven't had time to join in this challenge with my internet being down for so long but maybe in the future. Enjoy your trip out today, I hope you get some good pics to show us! Jeannette xx  

bvaneps834 said...

tha nks so much ,Sam, now if I can figure out how to put it on my side bar I will. I am still pretty computer stupid ya know!!!!!  Barb

slbourgoyne said...

Congratulations.  It was a great photo.  And you really deserve the nice award, too.  Lynn

mleppard06 said...

congrat on the nice award and winning the photo challenge!! You deserve both. I agree with what you said about guido, he is like a policeman, counillor, friend, protector and so much more rolled into one unknown face! Thank-you so much for looking at my new blog and leaving a comment, it was getting lonely over there!!LOL. take care mrs t x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mleppard06/eternity
http://thelilacdiary.blogspot.com

rdautumnsage said...

Congratulations on both awards hon! Well deserved and great choices as well.(Hugs) Indigo

chatzeekay said...

oh thanks a billion, i am lost in my words, and the nice man manners awrad well dersevered.....

csandhollow said...

WTG

ksgal3133 said...

Congrats on both!

Gretchen

ally123130585918 said...

Sam congratulations on both awards well earned and well deserved ~ Ally x

stupidsheetguy said...

Sam, I can think of no one more deserving than you for any awards, and your photo was a classic, so that prize was fitting as well. Only thing is, you've created a tough act to follow!

Hope all is well my friend,

Jimmy

specialadyfink said...

I agree about Guido..he's always on top of things and first to respond if someone needs support.There to alert of impending weather and there to comment on our everyday musings.
~c~

dizarra said...

CONGRATS, SAM! ~Diane!Story's From the City~Tale's From the Sea

fowfies said...

Stopping over to say hello and congratulations on your awards! You always take such wonderful pictures and well, we know you are a NICE guy! :) You always have so many positive things to say when you come and make a post. :) I wish you had time to post more often. Hugs, Kelly

helmswondermom said...

Congratulationson your awards!  I enjoy your photos and am glad that they are getting the props they deserve!
Lori

childebrand1968 said...

Congrats on winning!  Kinda thought you might.... it was a great picture :)

I miss not being in J~Land as much.  I miss communicating with everyone, but most of the people who used to 'play' with me aren't around anymore.  Plus with school, Grace, and work.. well time is not on my side.  

I write so much for homework, that I have lost inspiration to write for fun... sad but true.  I'm hoping, someday soon, I'll be able to manage writing on a somewhat regular basis again.  I just need to spread my wings and venture towards new reader and 'playmates'.. lol

Anyway, I am happy for you for winning both the photo challenge and the nice matters award.  You deserved both :)

Cat

childebrand1968 said...

Congrats on winning!  Kinda thought you might.... it was a great picture :)

I miss not being in J~Land as much.  I miss communicating with everyone, but most of the people who used to 'play' with me aren't around anymore.  Plus with school, Grace, and work.. well time is not on my side.  

I write so much for homework, that I have lost inspiration to write for fun... sad but true.  I'm hoping, someday soon, I'll be able to manage writing on a somewhat regular basis again.  I just need to spread my wings and venture towards new reader and 'playmates'.. lol

Anyway, I am happy for you for winning both the photo challenge and the nice matters award.  You deserved both :)

Cat