The rules are:
By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you agree to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy.You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. You deserve this! Feel free to recognize blogs that have already received this award.
I do enjoy reading what fellow Canadians write. We understand our weather, the metric system, Tim Hortons, hockey, good health care, and are generally very tolerant and optimistic.
Nature at My Doorstep - April lives in British Columbia's central interior and just started blogging in December 2007. I have yet to visit this beautiful province and enjoy reading about her nature observations.
The Marvelous in Nature - Seabrooke started her blog this year and her photographs and essays are superb. She lives in Toronto and grew up in the country not far from where I now live. She is a volunteer at the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station on the Leslie Street Spit. I look forward to her posts in the coming spring season.
I originally learned about blogs from some younger members in my family including my daughter Becka.
Nature - I have linked to Samuel's blog several times, but this eleven year old cousin of mine really is doing a great job with his photographs and writing. I see a great future ahead for him.
Life at Graceful Symmetry- Jaspenelle is my niece and she has been blogging longer that any one I know. She is just 22 years old and is now married and expecting her first baby. Her posts are without pretense and cover a variety of subjects. She is a very creative person and reminds me of my generation in the 1970's with interests in crafts, cooking, spirituality, and the environment.
I like reading medical blogs that mix humour, everyday clinic or hospital life and medical information in one great package. I subscribe to a number of drier medical blogs of literature reviews and consider them a convenient way to keep up with current practice. But these blogs are read for pleasure and learning.
Doc of Ages,
Denver Doc Online - Dr. Judy Paley, and internal specialist writes these two blogs, the first dealing with issues of aging and the second of more general medical practice. She has a great sense of humour and if I lived in the Denver area, I would be begging her to be my physician. Dr. Paley's aging mother who was in a nursing home passed away at the end of last week. She had written several bitter-sweet posts about her mom's declining condition.
KGMom Mumblings - Donna's posts are always interesting and very well written. She has travelled widely and should be a journalist. We share some similarities in our background and I appreciate her perspective and world view.
For any Eyes - Ginger's is always worth reading. She is another citizen of the world and writes with wisdom and experience. I have saved many of her posts for future review and inspiration.
Many of the blogs I read are in this category. In fact, several of the blogs I have featured above fit here as well. I prefer to read about a salamander than perusing a political rant. I have learned so very much from the passionate bloggers who post regularly about the natural world.
Natural Notes - I hope Laura will not abandon her blog as her pictures and writings are always excellent . Like Monarch, she is involved in bird banding and seeing closeup photographs of captured birds has helped me a lot in learning to identify various species.
Burning Silo - Bev is a Canadian blogger and naturalist from eastern Ontario. I came across her blog when I googled Monarch butterflies back in 2006. I was so impressed with her photos and her knowledge of the natural world. She is very gracious and has answered several of my personal inquiries by email. I followed links in her comments and found many other wonderful blogs in the process.
Look at the blog links in my sidebar for more bloggers who are worthy of this award. I appreciate my flesh and blood friends, but blogging has introduced me to many wonderful virtual friends.