Thursday, April 2, 2009

Premio Dardos

Two days ago I received an email from Vicki Lane telling me she had awarded me the Premio Dardos. I really had no idea what the Premio Dardos was but it did mean a lot that it came from her. My spirits were lifted quite high and I thank her for that.

Make sure you follow the link to go to her hub website specially if you are a mystery fan. There you can find links to her newsletter and blogs. Definitely worth the visit.

So what is the Premio Dardos Award?

"The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”
Dardos winners must do the following:
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person who has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award."

I did not want to pass on the award frivolously so I really thought long and hard about what pleases me in a blog. I came to the realization that a spirit of generosity and joie de vivre were the important factors for me.

So my Premio Dardos nominees are:

In Wales:
An Artist's Garden

In Sweden:

In California:

And in my own Garden State of New Jersey:
will work for fabrics
my dearest friend, Marta's gardening blogs.
Two addresses for this one because of a recent spring-induced migration. I do not want you to miss access to the older posts. Marta McDowell & Chickweeds

As a web experiment I took the liberty of updating the Premio Dardos image. I searched for the highest resolution file on the web, did a bit of modification most important of which was to add the current year and to change the typeface of the title which had become quite deteriorated by the time I received it. It will be fun to open up the possibility of seeing this particular mutation show up unexpectedly someday.