Tuesday, May 15, 2007


It has been ages since I played tag—many reasons for that, of course. 1) I am not consistently around little people; 2) my knees; 3) I am too slow; 4) I have put away childish things. . .hmmm, probably not true. Anyway, I have been tagged by Mary of Mary’s View. Mary was tagged to pick 5 thinking bloggers (which means she was identified as a thinker before me!). She picked a sterling group of 4, and also me. Chuckle.

Now, it’s my turn to tag 5 thinking bloggers. First, a word. If you are tagged, and you would rather not tag 5 others—please do what you want. I am not a mathematician (by a long shot) but my son is, and he once cautioned me that exponentially speaking, it doesn’t take long before 1 person tagging 5, who then tag 5, etc. You get the picture. So anyone named can just say—I’ll sit this one out.

A while back, Cathy of
Looking Up challenged me to pick my 5 desert island books. Groan. . .Grimace. . . Pain. . . Agony. . . That was hard.

But picking 5 thinking bloggers—that’s easy. Even though many who have been picked before would have been among my picks (cf. above Mary and Cathy).

My first choice would have been Kris, who occasionally comments on my blog. But she isn’t blogging right now (pout). She wrote wonderful blogs from a recent trip she took, and I loved reading them. But until she travels again, no more blogs. And maybe not even then.

My next choice would have been the very first blog I read:
Natural Notes 3 but she is on a self-defined sabbatical while bird-banding season is at its height. I can’t wait for more encounters with the creatures, from birds to bears to beavers, all told by LauraO. It seems, however, that this sabbatical is regularly broken, so you can stop by and check out this site.

So, here goes. (Ahem, ahem DRUM ROLL) And the nominees are--

Vaughn and His Life. Why, you might ask? Well, you may have to ignore the occasional silly blog (although they are great fun). But if you want to read about international issues, mathematics (who would want to), or people doing public service, this is the spot.

2. Ocean and Forest Walks . Visit this blog daily (as I do) and be entranced with lovely views of Vancouver Island. Or learn about using digital cameras, or a touch of history. Visitors from around the world stop here; you can too.

3. Beth at Look What Love has Done. Beth writes from a very personal point of view, exploring issues such as living out one’s faith, or the challenges of parenting. Her honesty is unmistakable—she shrinks from nothing, but handles all topics with gentility.

4. Mon@rch at http://monarchbfly.com/. Were you hoping to go on a nature hike, and ran out of time? Let Mon@rch take you along on his hikes. Need a little brushing up on biology? Try here. If these hooks don’t get you, just stop by for the photography—it is superb.

5. Liza Lee at The Egret’s Nest. I am a relative newcomer to the Egret’s Nest (so apologies if she has previously been tagged). But, if you want a Ruby Tuesday fix, a bird fix, or joie de vivre fix, try the Egret’s Nest.

So what have you won?

Congratulations, you won a THINKING BLOGGER AWARD!

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.


Mary said...

Bravo, Donna! You did a great job and listed fine honorees. Now I have a few more to visit.

Anonymous said...

Since I was nominated (tagged) as a thinking blog I would like to say that "I am thinking about it".
I may think for a while because I was just previously tagged and am now two tags behind! Thanks for thinking of me!

KGMom said...

Ocean--I knew that was a possibility with any of my nominees. You can sit this one out--no problem.
But, twice nominated, it must be true that you ARE a thinking blogger!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Wow! Thank you! I am feeling quite honored!

I will definitely give this some thought and name my 5 Thinkingest Bloggers.

And, I can't wait to check out my fellow nominees.

Cool! (Happy dance!)

LauraO said...

Me? Think? Surely, you jest.

Thanks for the nice compliments. I think your blog is very deserving of a 'thinking blogger' award. Now - off to visit the blogs you've chosen!

Cathy said...

You know, Donna, I've been so impressed with the nomination posts that people are writing. Like yours - they're witty and thoughtful. Well done.

When life calms down I'll have fun perusing all these entertaining blogs.

Well done! (Thanks for the kind words regarding my blog)

beth said...

You ARE a thinking blogger! You have provoked me to great thought each time I read your musings; this summer, I plan to dig into your recipes (therefore awarding you the COOKING BLOGGER award!)

Thanks alot for the nice props; I'm grateful! I appreciate the kind comments..

be blessed today!