Oh my word. This surprise popped up when I followed a comment back to its source!
Thank you to John from English Wilderness, a great blog which explores the wild, lonely places of the UK through photographs. Some of his close up shots are especially stunning!
The award was created by Hazra of Advance Bookings and is to all those prolific bloggers, who read voraciously, blog tirelessly and have made the blogging community such a vibrant place.
There are a few simple rules:
1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners.
So! Who to nominate?
This one for definite... Saltaire Daily Photo , a photoblog which gives a fascinating insight into the historic village of Saltaire, near Shipley in Yorkshire. Beautifully written, it is the first blog I visit every day.
Also this one Eden House Update , a mixed bag of posts, written with humour and honesty by a friend going through difficult times.
Thirdly, I enjoy A Photo a Day from Planet Earth which is unusual, in that it has multiple contributors from all around the world. Each day, one photograph is selected for display on the site. What this means is that, within a week, you could go from a golden sky in Scandanavia to a fisherman in Burma (with stops in between).
For stunning photographs of all things garden, I have to nominate A Gardener in Progress. I love my garden, in spite of the amount of work it entails, but this garden in Washington State, USA is in a different class.
Another blog I read daily is A Glimpse of London, written by Mo; a 'newcomer' (relatively) to the city and sharing her discoveries through a daily photo. It isn't your typical tourist blog!
I have to nominate Jenny Matlock, in recognition of all of the themes she initiates and the fun it generates. She is dedicated to encouraging others in their blogging. Besides, she is a very entertaining writer with a light touch.
...and, I'm going to bend the rules slightly and hang on to number seven, if that's OK? I'll come back and add a postscript when I'm sure.
Now, I guess I'd better visit the six and invite them to claim their awards.