Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Not So Terrible Twos and Posts of the Week

The POTW has become a toddler.

I feel like a neglectful mother having missed its second birthday, early last month but better late than never, I suppose.

It has been two full years since David McMahon from Authorblog passed me the Post of the Week (formerly known as the Post of the Day) torch, and I'd like to acknowledge my two years of POTW (not to be confused with my four plus years of blogging), as I did last year, with a new award icon - appearing below.

Today, I'd like to thank David, once again for trusting me with his beloved Posts of the Day. It's a lot of work to do this just once a week. How he found ten posts each and every single day along with all of his other posts, book-writing and other projects, I'll never know. However, I'm glad that he did because it was through his caring efforts that I met many of you fine folks whose blogs I still enjoy today.

So thank you, David and thanks to all of you who support my blog and the blogs of those to whom I link. You folks are terrific!
Speaking of twos, below are a pair of photos taken of an oak leaf a couple of days apart.

fence oak leaf
It caught my eye as I was walking past the fence because of how it had fallen into the links - stem first. From my perspective the sun was behind the leaf causing it to appear ablaze with colour.

fence shadow in leaf2
A couple of days later, the leaf was still there but my perspective changed somewhat. The sun was now pouring through from behind the fence, creating chain link shadows across the brilliant face of the leaf. Of course I had to snap another shot, from a different angle to share with you.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


Our lovely Moannie of The View From This End is struggling with health issues and is currently in the hospital. Her daughter Saz is working hard to keep us updated by transcribing her mother's posts on her blog and by providing further updates on her own blog, Alice in Wonderland. The comments we leave on beautiful Moannie's blog are being printed and brought to her by Saz. Please drop by their blogs and leave them an encouraging comment or two. Moannie's blog is one of those that David/Authorblog introduced me to years ago with his Posts of the Day. I've been reading her wonderful posts ever since and she has been incredibly supportive of mine. Hurry back to us, Moannie. We'll be misisng you terribly until then.


Dona Nobis Pacem
by Lime
at House of Lime

Black & White, and Re(a)d All Over
by Brian
at WayStationOne


I See...
by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment

Vagina, Vagina
by Fragrant Liar
at Fragrant Liar


Delicious Autumn
by Fiona
at Lady Fi

Baby, It's Cold Outside
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith.

What is a Quince?
by Beth
at Be Yourself..


We Love a Good Fairy Tale
by Rosaria
at SixtyFiveWhatNow

by Betty
at Cut and Dry

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.

Friday, November 11 is Remembrance Day, here in Canada. I'll have my Honouring Our Heroes post up tomorrow.


Indrani said...

Yes, David was a blogging wonder! I miss his post (very rare now) and his POTDs.
You are doing a great job Hilary. :)

Anyes said...

Going to visit all the links, I love your new POTW award icon...It is really a beautiful work you are doing Hilary, Congratulations on the two years :-)

Dawn said...

Congrats Hilary!
That is a long time and a lot of diligence on your part. So glad you do what you do, and so enjoy what you share.
Beautiful captures!

Bob Bushell said...

The beautiful, old and decaying leaf. Marvelous photos.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work! Love the new icon. And your shots are utterly amazing!

Oh, and thanks so much for choosing my photos this week!

CorvusCorax12 said...

i love those pictures so much, and applaud you resisting liberating the leaf, because i know i would have probably plugged it out LOL...have a wonderful day :)

Tabor said...

I am a fan of the POTW post (been a grateful recipient a few times as well)and thank you for your hard work. Meet many new writers and photographers this way! One comment is that the purple on purple text links are impossible to read on my PC. Maybe you should change those from Fiona on down to white?

Brian Miller said...

awww...thank you hilary...and thank you for your hard work and dedication on are such an encouragement to many....

Fragrant Liar said...

Hey, Hilary! Thanks mucho for the bloggy recognition.

And thanks more so for the work you do on selecting the posts of the week. I too adore David and his old POTD. You have done him a nice service picking up the torch.

Will check out the other links. Some new ones in there for me!


Gary's third pottery blog said...

haha, OH so good :)

Liz Mays said...

I adore the dual peeks at the leaf in the fence. Beautiful! And I'm always happy when I've been to visit some of the posts you mention each week. I feel like I was in on the secret. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Thank you David and thank you Hilary! I've often imagined the amount of reading you must do each week to find such great posts!

Megan said...

Sound like great posts - off to visit and read!

Daryl said...

great selection .. I miss David all the time .. and I will continue to send Moanie via Saz good vibes for a quick recovery ..

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for keeping up with the POTW.

The leaf frozen on the fence reminds me of a leaf we saw frozen on a tree trunk. The kids got a laugh, and the parents thought it was a nice unique view.

Off to see some of your links.

beth said...

thank you for loving what i do and sharing my post here....i'm so grateful for you and what you do !!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on 2 years of POTW! and once again, you have outdone yourself with your choices. i cried, i laughed, i was awestruck. i SO appreciate you sharing these with us. gifts for the mind and soul...

Betty Manousos said...

oh, hilary, thank you SO much for choosing my humble blog this week!
i'm so very proud and honoured!!

terrific photos of that leaf!
great composition and lighting, too.

hope you have a great day!
thanks again!

betty xo

Betty Manousos said...

...and congrats on the two years and the hard work you're doing.
i'm impressed!

Dianne said...

happy 2nd :)
thanks for all your work you do
and thanks to David for passing his well lit torch to you

love the new icon
and thank you for laughing at my latest post, that always makes me happy

Unknown said...

You always introduce us to great bloggers! How you get this all done amazes me but thank you thank you!

Anonymous said...

i don't know how you do it once a week, amazes me ~ two years ~ WOW! thank you. it's been so fun to surf cyberspace via your recommendations :)

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots of the leaf, and thanks I will follow the links you have suggested.

Joanna Jenkins said...

A big thanks to you, Hilary, and David too. POTW is a real treat and the best way I know to meet other bloggers. And, it's such an honor to be mentioned. Happy 2nd anniversary. Wow, times flies when you're having fun.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. xo jj

CiCi said...

Even the leaves are healthy in Canada! Nice color too.

I look forward to your post about Remembrance Day.

I wonder if you realized the amount of work it would be when you accepted the job from David McMahon. You do a great job and I look forward to your recommendations each week.

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Nancy said...

Love your blog, love this photo, thanks for all that you do!

Barbara said...

Happy birthday, POTW! I don't know how you do it once a week - I can't imagine how he did it every day! Love the new icon and congrats to this week's picks! I'll hop over to visit Moannie now.

ds said...

Hilary, you are doing such a wonderful job with this most difficult assignment; I've joined many wonderful blogs because of your great heart.

Love the leaf photos. Off to read...

Thank you!!

Barb said...

The leaf and chain fence (fragile and impenetrable) are a great combo - as is the lighting in both photos. Congratulations on your 2 years of POTW, Hilary!

Maggie May said...

The leaf caught in the chain fence makes a really good picture.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Out on the prairie said...

fallis slipping by fast. i am missing getting out as much as I like.

SandyCarlson said...

An anniversary? Wow. POTW is in good and loving hands. Thanks for sharing these links and bringing us together. Thanks for including me. I am honored.

You. Are. Awesome.

Dave said...

Now that leaf on the fence is an unusual subject for a photograph or two. It's good to see beauty in unexpected places Hilary - Dave

DWei said...

Congrats on your blog's birthday! I hope I can last half as long.

Mage said...

That's an amazing job you art doing. Yes, I will stop by the blogger who is hospitalized. Tomorrow.

lime said...

i love how you find gems to photograph among seemingly common sights. what an eye. i love that you train your eye upon all the blog posts to bring us ones that you want to highlight. and i thank you greatly for your kind honor to my post.

thanks also for drawing people to moannie's place. i am sure she can use the lift of kind words these days and appreciates it so much.

Gail Dixon said...

Congrats to all the POTW winners!! I hope to go visit some of them.

Loving the new icon resembling a newspaper headline. I think it's perfect!!

The autumn leaf is glorious. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Oh! And Happy 2nd POTW Anniversary, Hilary!!

Hilary said...

Thank you very kindly, everyone!

Jayne said...

Hilary- Love the new POTW award, and the linked-leaf is just beautiful. (Worth watching it for a few days, eh?)
Congrats on 2 years of doing a mighty fine job of curating the POTW. :)

Rosaria Williams said...

Thanks, Hillary!