The Heart on Fire Award

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I have been terribly behind on the awards that my blogger friends have kindly bestowed upon me, so today is the day I begin to catch up.

Thanks to Jeremy for the Heart on Fire Award.  Please visit Jeremy’s blog if you haven’t already.  His photos and descriptions are uniquely inspiring and creative.  To keep this award, I have to share seven facts about myself:

  1. Reading and writing have both been my life-long passions, whether it’s a hard-bound book, a paper-back, reading/writing an article or blog, or reading a book on my Kindle Fire. Thanks to my WS (wonderful spouse) for that beautiful Christmas present.
  2. I worked in the staffing industry for 25 years – started out by being a temp.
  3. I co-authored a book with my WS about how to find a job using staffing services.
  4. I’m a huge fan of Neale Donald Walsh – having read every single Conversations with God book in his series.
  5. I am proud to be “owned” by two wonderful mutts, Foxy and Daisy.
  6. Being a believer that humans simply can’t be the only forms of intelligent life in our universe, I’m a student of anything that points to the truth of that.
  7. Taking pictures has always been a thrill for me and this is the time in my life that it has evolved into a passion.
  8. My uncle taught me the most about taking good photographs with my very first SLR camera, a Pentax K1000.  It was a completely manual film camera which I took on a trip with him, my mom and my kids back in the 70’s.  At one point we were so engrossed in photographing the indoor pool at Hearst Castle that the tour bus almost left without us 🙂  And he held onto my legs while I leaned over a cliff at Big Sur to get just the right shot of the pounding surf at sunset.

OK, you got an extra tidbit thrown in for good measure.  And now I’d like to recommend some blogs for this award (in no particular order).  Please take a look yourself.  They’re pretty cool.  Note to nominees:  don’t feel bad if you don’t have the time to go through the procedure for this award.  Just know that I think highly of your blogs.

Today’s photo is of my favorite mesquite tree, backlit by the sun, illuminating part of the Tortolita Mountains.  Click to enlarge. Namaste’

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Kay Rolfe says:

    Sensational photo. Thanks for your facts. I share a few of them. I want to live long enough to be around for the REAL “Close Encounters.” Anyone who believes we are the only intelligent life in the universe are are not and should walk off the edge of the planet. I also want to live long enough to see long hair on men be the fashion norm. I also think organized religion has ruined any chance for reality, humanity and peace.

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    1. Could it be that there are going to be a lot of revelations coming out soon? Personally I believe there are and it sounds like you do, too. Stay tuned … the Universe is might have some surprises in store for all of us. The world religions will probably undergo some shaking up as well. Just sayin’

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  2. niasunset says:

    Congratulations dear Regina, this is what you deserve… This tree fascinated me too… How beautiful. Thank you and also Thank you for nominating my blog too. I am honored so much. With my love, nia

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    1. My pleasure, Nia. It’s difficult to keep up with all of these awards that are going around. I hope I don’t offend anyone by being to late in getting to them. Just had lots to do lately. Be well and stay blessed.

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      1. niasunset says:

        I don’t think that you offend anyone dear Regina… These awards take time and you know blogging is really being so busy for all of us… No problem when you did or even if you can’t do too… I think like that. I hope I am not alone on this… Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

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      2. No, you’re not alone on this. I think a bunch of us are all feeling very honored but also overwhelmed by all of it. We’ll get to it when we can 🙂

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  3. zannyro says:

    Congrats! I am going to definitely accept this from you,,it means so much coming from you! I may bend the requirements a little so I hope that no one minds…but I do want to recognize your wonderful gesture!

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    1. It’s my pleasure and I don’t think anybody minds about bending the rules. They’re our blogs; we put all the work and love into them, so do your thing, girl!

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    1. You are quite welcome, Nia!

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