Wednesday, September 30, 2009


(Click above to view all 2009 winners ... )
~ fellow honored BLOTANICAL Michigan finalists ~

"At times our own light goes out and it rekindled by a spark by another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
~ Albert Sweitzer



"If the only prayer you say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."

~ Meister Echhart

"Today is a most unusual day,
because we have never lived it before;
we will never live it again;
it is the only day we have."

~ William Arthur Ward


Carol said...

What a beautiful and unique blog... Congratulations on your deserved recognition... there is no wondering why! Carol

joey said...

Thank you, Carol. And congratulations on your nomination ... your blog is delightful!

Chloe m said...

Wow! These collages are stunning!
I love these!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, it is good to meet you.

Unknown said...

I take it that you have won an award, Joey... congratulations! It is much deserved, as your blog is an utter delight. :)

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Joey, congratulations on your award! Hugs and the best wishes!

Sweet Home and Garden Carolina said...

No surprise, Joey, and well deserved. Visiting your blog is always delightful.

joey said...

Delighted to meet you also, Rosey. Thank you and congratulations!

Thanks dear Kim, my old/young dear gardening friend and one of the first to welcome me into the blogging community. Big hugs for your continued friendship and support ... you're a dear!

Hugs and congratulations to you also, dear Tatyana. Thank you :)

Thank you, dear Carolyn ... an honor coming from you and always a delight to connect.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey! I took a nice long time writing an e-mail to you this morning and then my server "timed out!" Boo! At any rate, I'll write another sometime today. But for now, I want to echo the "Congrats" sentiments and tell you how wonderful your from-scratch brownie recipe is! I made it this morning and promptly ate 1/4 the pan after it had cooled somewhat. lol. Yep, I really did. :-)

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Well done Joey!

Unknown said...

I love everything about your blog! You deserce the award!!! congrats.

Rose said...

Congratulations, Joey! A well-deserved award! Your stunning photography and thoughtful quotes always inspire me. Love that impish-looking cherub in the middle of the first collage:)

joey said...

I knew it, I knew it ... a gal after my own heart, Shady (do you like to nibble on the crusty corners)!

Thank you, Rob ... and also to you!

So good to hear from you again, flowrgirl1, and thank you so much for the kind words. I'm finally catching up a bit although not for long.

You are a dear, Rose, and thank you. You have a great eye behind the lens also. I love that cherub also :)

garden girl said...

Congratulations Joey! It's always a pleasure visiting your beautiful blog. Your recipes and photos are always inspiring. Hugs, Linda

joey said...

Thanks you, Linda. Always a delight to visit your wonderful blog also. Autumn hugs.

Kylee Baumle said...

Joey ~ Congratulations on being voted Best Michigan Blog! You provide such a varied array of beautiful images and ideas on a consistent basis that it's no surprise at all that you won. I'm so happy for you! Good job! *hugs*

lindalou said...

Congrats on your win. I'm so happy to have found a fellow Michigander through Blotanical.

I love your photo collages.

joey said...

Thank you, Lindalou ... yes, fellow Michigan bloggers are delightful!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Congratulations on your blotanical award. Your pink and yellow dahlia reminds me of the one I grew, that I finally found the name for today while cleaning. It's called Shining Star.

I've enjoyed looking at all your lovely flowers and collages.

joey said...

Thank you and welcome, Sue. I have no clue regarding the dahlia name (I save tags but they get seem to disappear over the years :(