The world as I see it — by R C Norman

Archive for June 7, 2012

Thanks for Blogger Awards

Encouraged by my girlfriend Jenny, I recently started this little blog as a way to share some of my photos and commentary about places, people and experiences I encounter.  Already, I have met some remarkable people from around the world, whose artistic and creative talents in writing, photography and art have inspired and motivated me.  Recently, a couple of these people nominated me for a few blogger awards, and I was completely surprised and extremely grateful for their recognition.  I would like to thank Kimberly Konkol at who recognized me for the Versatile Blogger and Sunshine Awards.  I’d also like to thank Humbled Pie at (my very first follower) for the Reader Appreciation Award.

The rules for all of these are similar.  If you choose…

  1. Add a photo for the award you received to a blog post.
  2. Link back to your nominating blogger(s) in your post.
  3. Tell us some random stuff about yourself that might not be evident by following your blog.
  4. Nominate some worthy bloggers for the same award you received and leave them a note linking them back to your award post.

All of my nominations are for bloggers that I continually return to and find myself liking their posts repeatedly.  They are diverse in genre and artistic style, yet each has a special way of catching my eye or attention with their unique styles.   I’m sure many of them have already been recognized for some of these awards, and I hope they will indulge me to recognize them again.

My nominations for The Versatile Blogger:

Donna Designs

PatisPaton Photography

Liquorice Salt

Cold Dead Heart

Focused Moments


Maria Atanacia

My nominations for The Sunshine Award:

Sometimes I’m Such a Girl

C O Photography

H2O by Joanna

It Starts With a Picture

Hoof Beats and Foot Prints

A Leaf in Springtime


My nominations for the Reader Appreciation Award:

Afternoon Tea

Brian Gaynor Photography

Middle Bay Sailing


This Man’s Journey

Photographic Memory

Hunter Webb Photography

Bay Photos by Donna

Isabela Berman Photography


Nature Pic’s Blog

7 random things about me:

  1. I am a proud Dad of a teenaged son and daughter who are twins.
  2. I play the piano and a djembe (an African drum)
  3. I go to Starbucks just about every single day (an addiction yes)
  4. Snow skiing is my favorite winter sport
  5. I love being on the water and own an old motor yacht that I call my dockside condo
  6. I moved 8 times in my life and now live in the same neighborhood in which I grew up (just up the street)
  7. I’ve learned that everyone has a story worth knowing