Thursday, June 4, 2009

I toast all of you

I won this lovely award from Ellie Mae’s Cottage Blog in Southeastern Massachusetts. Ellie Mae is cute little dog whose owner is a gardener and new blogger with a green thumb and a great sense of humour. I am very honoured that she chose this blog as one to share her award with.

I feel a sense of kindred spirit with her as I am new to garden blogging, relatively new to gardening and am slowly renovating my house as well.

Ellie Mae’s owner doesn’t know why I like the name of her blog so much, so I will tell you. We also have a pet named Ellie May! It is our female kitty. My hubby named her that because she is pretty and likes to wrestle, just like her more famous television namesake.

I am so glad that I joined the community of garden bloggers. What a lovely, creative, and good-natured group of people you are. (Must be all the good qualities developed during those hours of digging in the dirt and watching something you have nurtured show life and beauty). I also love the international gardens I get to visit on your blogs – wow! The stuff you grow is gorgeous! I have also learned so much from all of you – thank you!

I am supposed to share this award on to 15 more bloggers, but since I’m not familiar enough with 15 garden blogs yet to be able to choose them, I will just share it with all of the readers of this blog. Please don't feel you need to post the award or pass it along. If you are here visiting my blog, it is because you love the same things I do – gardening, life, nature, joy and creativity. That makes you all very special in my books! Thank you for joining me on this journey as I build my little piece of earth into a garden.


Helen said...

Dear Garden Ms. -- Congrats on the award! And be careful with Elly May anywhere near the ce-ment pond. Brrr. The thought of it's enough to make me reach for my roomatiz med'cine.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Ah yes, I cannot look at an inground pool now without thinking "ce-ment pond"! :)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Thanks so much for such kind words! I'm really honored! Our Ellie Mae is a rescue dog. We brought her up from a shelter in Tennessee. She was named before we got her and we thought it suited her and it sure does. So cute you have a cat with the same name. Don't worry about not passing along the award. It does take a lot time and since I'm a new blogger too I had a hard time listing them too. :) -Jackie

Anna said...

Congratulations on the award :) The gardening blogging community is indeed special. I think that you hit the nail on the head with your comment to the effect that it's all that digging and toiling that grows such fine folk :)

Diane Schuller said...

I"ve always loved that name, Ellie Mae. It's so interesting to know how your husband came to name your kitty and why!