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.

All say “Happy Birthday, Heather!”

Just wanted to add this post today.  My friend Toby of “Three State plus One” fame (see top of blogroll)  just had a wonderful post about his wife’s birthday.  Here’s a link to that post. http://threestatesplusone.blogspot.com/2010/12/heathers-birthday.html.  She lives in Maine with Toby, who is a misplaced Texan.  She has a blog, the Mish Mawsh on my blog roll.  Why don’t we all click on this link to her blog and wish her, Heather, a Big Texas Happy Birthday!  All together now……….http://simplyheather-mishmawshandotherthings.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday, Heather,  from your friends at Texas Tweeties!!

More from Maine

My f riend, Toby Shoemaker, from Maine has been at it again.  Some more Texas Tidbits.  Check out his latest here:  http://threestatesplusone.blogspot.com/2010/11/texas-tidbits-bobs-big-bend-adventure.html.  Here he put all of my (so far) parts to my Big Bend series.  All the links listed so you can read each part as you choose.  By the way, Part 6, will probably be coming your way in about two weeks.

Then read on for more of his, sometimes very hilarious, and sometimes seriously historical, whatever you want to call his style.  All of if very entertaining.  If you get lost, just click on his site at the top of my blogroll.

Calendar Praises from Maine

I just had to write this post today.  My good friend in Maine who just happens to be a former resident of Texas, or I should say is a misplaced Texan, has written a great article about your’s truly’s calendar.  Check it out at http://threestatesplusone.blogspot.com.    Scroll to Texas Titbits: Special Edition, Texas Tweeties by Bob Zeller.  Not only has he has some kind words to say about me, but in the first sentence, he mentions a previous post that he wrote about the City of San Angelo: The Concho City.  Click on that for a great read also.

You can also find him at the link to the right of my page in my blogroll.  Three State Plus one.  Watch out though, you may become a regular reader of  his, as he writes an article every day about this great state of Texas.

Thank you, Toby Shoemaker