Outstanding Achievment Award for…………

Wow!!  The good news keeps pouring in!!  My good friend Holly over at Photos by Holly presented me with this decorous award:

Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled to receive such a citation for my creative achievments above and beyond……… 🙂  Holly, who herself is an outstanding blogger, received the same award recently, and decided to pass it on to me.  Thank you, Holly.  I will cherish it. 🙂

So I am going to pass it on to some other qualifying bloggers, whom I feel that they rightfully deserve the same credit.

First here are the rules.

1) Thank the person who honored you and give a link to their blog.

2) Tell 7 random facts about yourself.

3) Pass the award to 15 new found bloggers.

4) Contact each blogger onto whom you pass the award and let them know.

5) Let the giver of the award know you accept it or not.

Now for the seven random facts about myself.

1.  I didn’t meet my wife for the first time until two hours before the wedding rehearsal.

2.  I am a former saxophone player that played with some of the best bands in the land.

3.  I am 76 years old, have the mind of a 25 year old, and I don’t look any older than a 90 year-old.

4.  When I enlisted in the Air Force, I was 6 foot, 1 inch tall, but weighed only 119 pounds.  My nick-name was Slim.

5.  My friend from Maine, Toby, has given me a new nick-name:  Funky Old Dude.

6.  I once appeared on stage with Brenda Lee.

7.  A photo of mine was on the back cover of the August 2011 issue of National Wildlife Magazine.  My goal is to be on the front cover of Sports Illustrated, the swimsuit issue.

Now with a blare of trumpets, here are the new recipients of this outstanding award.

1.  Cindy Kilpatrick  A lady from Canada who is definitely a versatile blogger.  A great author and a great photographer.

2.  Toby Shoemaker.  A former Texan who gets a little homesick, now living in the great state of Maine.  His blog is one of the most entertaining and educational that I know of.

3. Mike Ziegler.  A friend of mine from Austin, Texas.  He keeps me up to date about the water lilies that he grows, and where his travels lead.

4.  Dave  Another Canadian blogger.  He writes about his daily life.  Very interesting reading.

5.  Cindy McIntyre is a park ranger at Big Bend National Park.  She and I have a lot in common, hunting the trees, crawling the weeds to find new birds.

6.  Raven is a full-blooded Cherokee Indian.  His photography is phenomenol.

7.  Johnnie Harper is a very dear friend of mine.  He is recovering from stage 4 nymphoma, and planning another trek in the Himalayas.  Read about his adventures from a previous trek to that location.  An amazing man.

8.  ClassyRose.  A very interesting blogger from Australia.

9.  Jim Miller is another outstanding nature photographer.  He writes about his experiences in Iceland and shows his awesome photographs.

10.  Deb Tappan.  She is not a blogger per se, but she is an awesome photographer who has inspired me in many ways, especially to write my own blog.  Her photographs highlight many of the areas of the National Park System.

11.  Katherine Hoehm is a consultant inside the beltway in Washington. D.C.  Outstanding nature photographs from along the East Coast.

12.  Linda Rockwell writes about her experiences in New Mexico, and especially the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

13.  White Noise.  A blog about the nature happenings from Central Texas.

14.  Michael Lam.  A photographer from Guyana.  An outstanding eclectic collection of image.

15.  Shelly Jefferson.  Her life in a photo per day.  Great photos of flowers.

16.  Syl Lobato.  Awesome, gorgeous paintings on stone.  Must see to believe.  A new addition to my blog-roll.


If you are one of the recipients – you can either save the Versatile Blogger image, and then post to your own page, or you can copy the image location, and put in the html code.  Congratulations to all.

12 thoughts on “Outstanding Achievment Award for…………

    • Thanks, Steve. It was just a humorous, tongue-in-cheek thing, that somebody down the line thought up. Holly sent me this because someone else had sent it to her. Like a chain letter. I thought that someone had already sent you one. 🙂

  1. Aw, thanks Bob. I don’t think I even know 5 other bloggers, much less 15! 🙂 I’m getting ready for a trip, so I won’t be posting for awhile. Hope to come back with some good photos!

  2. Bob…I took a quick look at all the blogs on your list and all I can say is WOW! They are all simply amazing! I bookmarked them all and plan on visiting each one on a regular basis. These folks are incredible at what they do.


  3. If you ever get a photo on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue, I promise I will run right out and buy it – that will be the first and last one, too!! 😉 I was more than happy to pass this award on to you, Bob – you have been more helpful and inspirational than you’ll ever know!! 🙂

  4. Bob, I don’t know what to say, I am certainly honoured! My photography certainly isn’t as good as anyone else on this list and I know that those who do write on their blogs (as opposed to just photographs) most certainly write much more captivatingly than I do…. Thanks for the honour and I will most certainly visit the others (those which I don’t already visit). Have a great day Bob!

    • Ah, but your photographs are as good as a lot of people on that list. Trust me on that. As for the writing, my blog and yours, too, is about photography. My writing isn’t that good either. I just write what I am thinking and it come out okay – I think. 🙂 You have a great day, too, Michael

    • Thanks, Cindy. I don’t know who started the chain, but Holly sent me the “award”, so I thought I would pass it along, too. A good way to get to read other interesting blogs. 🙂

    • I am glad that I could bestow this mischievious, er..i mean this devious, no that’s not it — this achievement award upon you..

      Maybe you can pick up some more readers, too.

  5. Wow! Bob..I am humbled and honored to be in such creative and talented company. I’ll wear this Badge of Honor proudly and try to live up to the expectations that come with it. Thank you, my great friend. I’ll try to make you proud.


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