Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Black-eyed Susan and Posts of the Week

The brilliant days of summer are winding down but we still have at least one, and hopefully more cottage visits in our near future. These Black-eyed Susan were in full bloom a couple of weeks back. They scream late summer, don't they? Sigh!

Posting will still be erratic and light but I'll be doing the POTW when I can. This happened to be one of the weeks which worked out for me so without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week

The icon/award to the left here is yours for the taking if your blog post has been named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up, today or in past weeks.

This week's top Post of the Week is:

by Lori
at My Life Interrupted

Other wonderful posts in no particular order are:

by Brian
at WayStationOne

by Daryl
at Out and About in New York City

by Samson
at Samson's Photoblog

by Sandy
at Writing in Faith

by Jane
at Gaston Studio

by EthelMaePotter
at The Adventures of Fred and Ethel

by Nancy
at Life in the Second Half

by Zuzana
at Life Through Reflections

by Ellen
at Stuff From Ellen's Head

by Reb
at Sibu Pegasus Power

by Don
at Ffocuss

by Shammickite
at Rook's Nest

Reader's Choices:

Recommended by Joanna:

by The Good Cook

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Jinksy said...

Those flowers radiate warmth to the eyes...

Maggie May said...

The flowers are beautiful.... but I think there is a feeling of the end of the summer when they come out into flower and I'm not ready for it!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, I never knew the name of this flower until now, how delightful that it bears a name similar to mine.;)
Thank you so much for the nomination; you know it never cease to surprise me what kind of posts appeal to others, but I am so happy this one fell into your liking.
I know many of the others mentioned and they are wonderful pieces of writing indeed...
I hope you will have a lovely almost first week of fall...

Anonymous said...

Oh, those flowers are the essence of summer!

Shrinky said...

Yes, the flowers are gorgeous, yet I tend to agree with Maggie May, I so wish we could squeeze an extra couple of months into each summer!

Brian Miller said...

beautiful flowers..and some excellent choices..i see some great friends on here and happy to be placed in their company as well...thank you hilary...smiles. will visit the rest in a bit...

Sueann said...

Gorgeous flowers Hilary! Yes they do herald the end of summer and it makes me sad. I have so been enjoying it. Now comes beautiful rich fall...with all the colors of a rainbow filtered by a glorious sun!
Ahhh! Fall!!!
I will visit my friends in a little while to re-enjoy their posts.
Hugs and thanks

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the mention Hilary, I so appreciate it.

Yes, our black eyed susans are blooming away still but I know in a few days, they'll breath their last until next summer. Sam Champion of GMA is now situated on Atlantic Beach NC where he'll probanbly stay until Earl decides what he's going to do. The petals of the Susans along the coast will surely get blown away!


DJan said...

Welcome back, Hilary! I know it might only be temporary, but it always makes me happy to see you pop up in my Reader. And boy, it looks like I've got some reading to do! Thanks for the POTWs.

Mental P Mama said...

Congrats to the POTW bloggers! Going to check them out...

ellen abbott said...

I love black eyed susans but they are the first summer bloomers here starting up just when the spring blooms fade.

thank you so much for the potw. I'm always honored to be included.

Lori said...

First of all this photo of these black eyed susans is beautiful.

Secondly, thank you for this honor of post of the week. You really are too sweet. It was really hard to write this post but I am thankful I did. The support from around blogland has been a blessing to both my daughter and I. Thank you again Hilary.

I hope you and yours are enjoying these last days of summer time. XX

Bossy Betty said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!!! Thanks for all the good reading too....

Daryl said...

On behalf of ToonMan and Andrew (aka Mickey & Patsty) I thank you for featuring their latest video!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

The flowers are just breathtakingly beautiful. Take it from a chick who knows her flowers.

I'm just not ready for summer to end. I've battled shingles since Memorial day and just feel summer has pass me by this year.

God bless ya and have the best extraordinary day!!!

Shammickite said...

Woohoo! A POTW Award from Hilary! I am SO honoured.
Thank you for the nomination, Hilary. I am in good company with all those other distinguished bloggers.
Good to know you are enjoying the last days of summer at the cottage. But it sure is HOT today! Wonder if it's as hot where you are?

Travis Erwin said...

I always look forward to discovering a few now blogs with your POTW list.

Reb said...

Lovely flowers Hilary. Thanks for POTW, I am honoured to be in such fine company :)

Rosaria Williams said...

Now, now, let the season linger on, through September, October, even November. Until that cottage is snow-bound and roads become unpassable, let it beckon you to find your way there, to dream on and linger in its beauty.

steviewren said...

Black-eyed Susans are such a happy flower to me, maybe because they look like a little bit of sunshine in the garden.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Such a pleasant surprise to find a post by you and a POTW mention for me! Thank you!

I was out in the yard with my camera yesterday and was surprised to find no black-eyed susans growing along the edge of the woods yet. Apparently Tennessee hasn't yet given into the notion that summer is almost gone.

I'm still a bit under the weather and spending a lot of time on a necessary project, so I'm waaaay behind on my visiting, but I'll be sure to visit these winners asap. Some great friends and newcomers on your list!

Fragrant Liar said...

Excellent list. Some of them I've even already read. I'll check out the others.

Thanks, Hilary!

Kat said...

Beautiful shot!
I'm off to visit some of your picks! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary, I'm back from vacation and working my way through your posts to catch up. I enjoy your photos so much. And of course, your POTW is a favorite feature of mine. I'll be working my way through your suggestions. Thanks,

Cheers, jj

Anonymous said...

Yet another list of wonderful places to visit! Thank you, Hilary.
That photograph of the Black-eyed Susans would make an incredible poster-sized print.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Love the flowers, and congrats to all the weekly winners.

Samson said...

first photo of the black eyed susan is beautiful, cant take my eye's off it :)

Thanks for the nomination Hilary...

Cloudia said...

Those Susans made me SMILE!!!!!!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bright yellow flowers.

Nancy said...

Thank you for the nod to my post!!

Anonymous said...

Same names as always... you should read more blogs. Try Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Hilary said...

Thank you, everyone who left such kind and supportive commments to me and to the selected bloggers. My own blogging schedule is still here and there for now, so I very much appreciate your continued remarks. You folks are the best!

As for anon, I would have gladly checked out your link if you were not so incredibly rude about suggesting it, if you had the spine to post as yourself and if you had actually linked to an individual post and not a full blog. I read and select posts from the finest bloggers out here. Feel free to moan elsewhere.

CiCi said...

Hey Hilary, you picked some really great posts and lots of them I have seen already. I will go check out the rest of them. Thanks for all the work it takes to share the recommendations with us.