Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Photo of a Cutie and Posts of the Week

Along with this weeks POTW, I thought I'd share a favourite photo with you. My neighbour Dawn has some family visiting her this summer. Last week, her adorable niece had been playing between my front yard and the next when she climbed up on a low step and peeked over the top of the fence. She looked so sweet, I just had to snap a shot and request permission to include it below. Isn't she a cutie?

Now without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week.

The icon 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 is about a little guy who could use our help. It goes to:

Fond Memories of a Dear Patient
by Eddie
at Clouds and Silvery Linings

Other wonderful posts in no particular order are:

Into the World
by Holdingmoments
at Holdingmoments

I'm A Big Girl Now!
by Kat
at Seeking Sanity

Truth Be Told
by Tabor

at One Day At A Time

How the Past Reasserts Itself
by Lakeviewer

at Sixty Five What Now?

Surrounded by Starlings
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words

by Joanna
at The Fifty Factor

by Brian

at WayStationOne

A Day for Dragons
by Kerri

at A Little Piece of Me

by King of NY Hacks

at King of New York Hacks

Gratitude Monday: Reflective Edition
by Leah

at The Goat's Lunch Pail

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.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Awwwwww, look at those cheeks. So cute!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Girl, that portrait is better than 90% of what I've seen displayed in professional studios!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest little girl EVER. And well done to Eddie - I love him! ;0)

LadyFi said...

Fabulous portrait! I agree with Angie - it's superb!

Thanks for a great list of posts to read.

Tabor said...

Thank you! What a lovely photo...I hope the Mother wanted a copy!

Sueann said...

That little girl is gorgeous! And what a beautiful photo!! Well done Hilary!!
And congrats Eddie....congrats!!!

Brian Miller said...

the look on her face is adorable...thanks again hilary...i am in great company as i see many friends on your list this week...will be by to visit everyone in a bit!

Steve Gravano said...

What a beautiful portrait, natural and genuine.

Zuzana said...

Aw, that is indeed a very, very cute little girl.;) Now that makes me miss my nieces.;)
Congratulations to everyone,

Paul C said...

Another wonderful selection of post selections. Thanks for the introductions.

Unknown said...

she's adorable,

but this photo .... I keep looking at it, it's so so incredible, Hilary . Something about the colour and how soft and I can't explain it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent portrait.
Thanks for the POTW and the linkie.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

ha! the little girl is such an angel!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Congratulations Hilary! You've won a prize in my book title contest. Come claim your prize!

Susie @ A Slice of My Life said...

That is a stunning photo of a beautiful child. Well done.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: That is such an adorable photo of the little one.

Kat said...

Awwww. What a sweet photo. She looks so peaceful. :)

Thank you so much for the mention. :)

Kerri Farley said...

What a fabulous capture Hilary! I wish I could get "people" shots like that! That is a picture to treasure!!

And I am so honored to be mentioned by you again ..... thank you so very much!!

Daryl said...

Excellent choices .. and what a gorgeous face .. love her manicure

Eddie Bluelights said...

That little girl Dawn is a real beauty. What a great shot you took Hilary - it is worthy to feature in any magazine. I want to adopt her!

And I am completely overcome at receiving the POTW award - I did not expect any award but I am deeply honoured - thank you.

This was my very first post, published in January 2009. I received 5 comments then and I think one was mine LOL. I believe and the first one I had was from that lovely lady Granny On The Web. For some reason the comment has gone! I must have pressed the wrong key somewhere.

I posted the article again to illustrate an answer I gave to TechnoBabe in the previous post.

Thank you again and congratulations to the other winners.

Hugs ~ Eddie

photowannabe said...

Now that's a precious portrait. I love her rosy lips and cheeks.
Hilary the blog book site is
I didn't give it to you correctly yesterday.

Scott Law said...

I come for the photographs and that one is a beaut. The model is, of course, darling with the red lips and the red nail polish and the perfect pouty expression. Great take!

Frank Baron said...

Perfect portrait. But you already knew that. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Adorable little girl! Can't wait to check out TPOFW!

Maggie May said...

I wonder what she is looking at so intensely?
She is a lovely girl.

Well done to Eddie with his story.
maggie X

Nuts in May

Nancy said...

What a beautiful little girl. A picture her parents will want to frame, for sure.

Thanks for the POTW!

Karen said...

Wow, and again wow. You must enter that in some where, (with parents permission, of course.) That is glorious!

Congrats to all the winners. Some I know, some I will check out. Thanks.

Pauline said...

wonderful POTWs - it is such fun to visit them all. Thank you for mentioning my blog (again!).

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this selection! That child is gorgeous.

Joanna Jenkins said...

A million thanks, Hilary, for the POTW mention. This post was pretty heart-felt for me. I'm glad you liked it.

I'm off to read Eddie's, King's and the other's posts.

Thanks for making my day!

Eddie Bluelights said...

So Eternally Distracted loves me does she? Hmm! LOL

Anonymous said...

A beautiful child and a fantastically natural picture.

Another truly eclectic mix, Hilary thank you.

Unknown said...

She is the cutest thing! I love the picture!!! First time stopping by and what a sight to see in doing so!

Joanna Jenkins said...

PS I left you something on my blog.

Hilary said...

Thanks for the very kind words, everyone and for supporting one another. You're the greatest!

noexcuses said...

What a sweetie pie! And thanks for introducing me to Eddie!

CiCi said...

I can see I am on a roll; I have already seen some of the posts you recommend this week. There are some great posts this week. The picture is.. is.. I just cannot express how cute the little girl is. I had so much fun when my girls were young so this little girl brings back such fond memories of painting nails and brushing hair.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

As always, it is a tremendous treat to see your treasured finds!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary, I'd like to nominate this post because the idea is just so fabulous and fun.

holdingmoments said...

A superb picture Hilary. Captured a beautiful moment there; and a beautiful little girl.

And, thank you for POTW nomination. Just got home after a couple of days away, doing very little, lol and a lovely surprise.

King of New York Hacks said...

Thank you so much for the POTW mention, I am truly fact, I had to google what POTW was when I first read a comment on my blog LOL , Mucho Gracias for my FIRST ever "POTW", your words and pics are always amazing and I'm grateful that you included me with such other brilliant blogs, including your own. Many Thank You honks being sent to you and all here from The Big Ole Apple !!

Andrey Dorokhov said...

This is just great! Beautiful expression the girl has!
Love it!

This is my resent shot of my mother and daughter: