“Shower of Awards” …. like Patty says!!


~~February 10, 2014~~

This “new” year has started with a bang! I want to thank some of my fellow bloggers who have considered “It Is What It Is” – the blog – for a series of awards.

I’ve said before that I consider these awards as motivators to improve the content and quality of the information that is posted on these pages. My goal is to share the knowledge that I may have and present it in an understandable manner. The intent it to educate, clarify and share. I hope that I’ve been able to do so. 

It Is What It Is” is honored, humbled and motivated.


The first set of awards comes from … Sheryldine from …. http://strongwordshavepower.wordpress.com/

Thank you Sheryldine. 

…. she calls it a “Bouquet of Awards“.

This is inspiration and motivation to continue this journey that I have started and has proven to be a wonderful one.

~~The included awards in this bouquet are the following~~




The second nomination for an award comes from …. Kitty ….from …. http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com

Kitty has nominated “It Is What It Is” for the “Sisterhood of Bloggers Award“.

Thank you so much Kitty.

Coming from you, this award means the world to me.


The rules are:

Provide a link to and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
Answer ten questions.
Nominate blogs that you find a joy to read.
Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated.
Include the award logo within your blog post.


The “Inspiration Bouquet” comes from a wonderful friend and blogger … Patty … from http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

~~This bouquet includes the following awards~~

The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award


As you can see I was running “a bit” behind. I’m trying to “catch up” and acknowledge all the wonderful nominations.

My dear friends, this makes my heart warm. 

Since this is a grouping of awards, I’m bending some of the rules …. I think I can, I’m “older” …..

7 things about me:

  1. I love dolphins … would love to be able to swim with them sometime
  2. I am a very loyal friend … once I open myself, my heart … it’s for life …. unless there’s disappointment
  3. I had a full-time job …. retired … blogging has become my “new job”
  4. I love music …. most of it.
  5. I love to watch people … find it very interesting and revealing
  6. I like rainy and gray days … to stay at home
  7. Did I say I love music???


My nominees for all of these awards are:

http://strongwordshavepower.wordpress.com/ …. Sheryl

http://jullianiskool.wordpress.com/ …. Julian

http://kevs-domain.net …. Kev

http://hunt4truth.wordpress.com …. Eric

http://mungaiandthegoaconstrictor.me/ ….. Amelia

 http://words4jp.wordpress.com/ …. Kim

http://kstreet607.com/   …. The 5th Column

http://moorbey.wordpress.com/ …. Moorbey’z



I have nominated you for several awards. If you do not wish to accept it – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration and for sharing your wonderful posts with us all.


Geminid Meteor Shower Time-Lapse 2012 … Here is your shower of “stars”


Published on Dec 30, 2012

Headed out to Big Sur to watch the Geminid Meteor shower of 2012!

We ALL are connected through this wonderful WEB!! 


We ALL are ONE!!