This beautiful award came to me directly from Violet blogging wonderfully about gardening, life (and lately football also) in Croatia. If you are interested, have a look here: Lady Greenthumb's Garden.
I am very grateful for the award - I love it! Isn't it nice to be noticed? You get noticed, feel better - positive vibes are spreading and you pass the vibes to the next ones. And Good Vibes will return to you :) This is how it works in the Universe... so....
My award goes to 5 blogs that are outstanding: Please be so kind and accept it. If you pass it or not, that's up to you of course.
1/ Kathryn at PlantWhateverBringsYouJoy from California - written by 'light pen' Kathryn - very witty and cheerful with many beautiful pictures. When I read it, I feel Kathryn smiling :) Thank you Kathryn, that I found your blog and you feed my hunger for Good Vibes.
2/ Victoria at Teachings of the Horse - very insightful and interesting blog of a lady who is taking care of horses. Nice to read even for somebody, that is not too much interested with horses, but if you are - this blog is 'a must' to read.
3/ Minerva at Retirement Merry Go Round - blog of very interesting lady that left Poland in 80ties and then was living in many different countries. Currently since few months living in Puerto Rico. Sharp pen, interesting observations and also a good example of what you could do after you retire, when you don't want to spend rest of your life in front of TV. Thank you Minerva, did I tell you before that I admire you?
4/ Barbara at Abenteuer Garden - blog about the garden full of roses, in Switzerland. Barbara is amazing lady who finds the beauty in daily things or daily ordinary life. She takes care of her garden alone and has many beautiful roses over there. Blog is in English and German, so if you would like to improve your German, that's the place :)
5/ Yoanis at Generation Y - definately off the gardening and beauty topics, but amazing and currently hottest blog in blogosphere from Cuba. If you want to read a blog of somebody who doesn't have a direct access to internet, and despite of that found the way and also got Jose Ortega y Gasset award of 'El Pais' in Spain - very prestigious journalists award.
The origin of the Arte y Pico Award: "This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few. The people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read. But I will name the first 10 and leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them."
Here are the rules, if you decide to pass the award further to remarkable blogs in blogosphere worth to mention:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Please include a link to the “Arte Y Pico” blog so that everyone will know where the award came from.
5. Show these rules.