It was a cold and dreary day here in Portland, Oregon, when a bright spot of sunshine came my way in the form of the Sunshine Award, given to me by a great writer and humanitarian in South Africa whose blogs I’ve been enjoying for some time. Check out Sarchasm 2 (http://sarchasm2wordpress.com/ ) or any of Roly Clulow’s other blogs. ( I particularly enjoy Beelzebug (http://beelzebug.blogspot/. )
The rules of the Sunshine Blog Award are simple…
#1 Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to their blog.
#2 Answer a few questions about yourself.
Favorite color: Alizarin Crimson (It really is a color and painters adore it.)
Favorite animal: Whales, even though I have yet to actually see one.
Favorite number: 74; for 1974, the year I got married.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: grapefruit juice. I could drink it by the gallon if it wasn’t so loaded with sugar since I’m a diabetic.
Facebook or Twitter: Both strike me as narcissistic, but if I had to choose, Facebook.
My passion: Venice, art history and telling stories.
Favorite flower: Iris…Bird of Paradise is a close second.
Favorite movie: The Lion in Winter. Historical, but one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen.
Favorite painting: Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer by Rembrandt.
And finally, nominate a few other blogs and include links to them:
#1 Abroad with a View (http://www.abroadwithaview.com/ )
#2 Charlotte’s Menagerie (http://charlottesmenagerie.blogspot.com/ )
#3 In Search of Balance (http://balancebypark.blogspot.com/ )
#4 Laurel’s Quill (http://laurelsquill.blogspot.com/ )
#5 Oddball Observations ( http://oddballobservations.blogspot.com/)
Feel free to paste this pretty award on your blogs to show that you’re held in high esteem. I hope I get more awards because there are other great bloggers I’d like to nominate.