Melanee, the stocking-capped crusader of SimplyLifeStuff — Sometimes it’s the little things — just recognized The Palladian Traveler (TPT) in a nice way by awarding it with a Best Moment Award (BMA).
Melanee’s passing along the BMA to TPT for thoroughly enjoying the photos captured by Tom Palladio Images.
Aw shucks, Melanee, I’m speechless…AGAIN.
If you haven’t sampled Melanee’s blog yet, or haven’t been by lately, make it a point to do so soon. It’s still cold up Colorado and she could use the company.
The BMA is the brainchild of Moment Matters (MM), and is given out to bloggers by bloggers in appreciation for their living in the moment, capturing it and sharing it with others.
As MM states on its awards’ page about living in the moment: “It’s the best thing we’ve got.”
RULES of the Best Moment Award
— Give an acceptance speech. According to MM, lead with Gratitude, Humor or Inspiration. For speech ideas, if you need help, take a look HERE at some well-known award recipients on the dais.
— Winners now have the privilege of bestowing the next awards. Your re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award. Once announced, notify your nominees and tell them the great news!
I’d like to pay-it-forward and present the BMA to the following “light writers” whose lens acumen have caught my eye during my daily runs through the blogosphere:
Emily of Belle Remy Photography
Leanne of Leanne Cole Photography
Tina of Travels & Trifles
Pat of A New Day
Paul of Ambling around Brisbane (I know you won’t accept, but…)
Harold of Through Harold’s Lens
Stéphane of My French Heaven, an “effervescent” master of food photography
Lisa with a Z of Playamart
Cee of Cee’s Photography and curator of the weekly Fun Foto Challenge
Sue of A Word in Your Ear and curator of the weekly A Word-a-Week Challenge
Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? and curator of the weekly Travel Theme Challenge
Marianne of East of Málaga and curator of the monthly Conejo Blanco Blog Hop
Bailey Blue of Bailey Boat Cat, the most photogenic feline to ever sail the Mediterranean
— As an award recipient, you can now display the BMA badge on your blog/website, downloadable HERE.
In accepting the BMA, and because Melanee awarded it to TPT for photography, I’ll lead with Gratitude and cite my Uncle Sam for giving me my start behind the lens.
I was drafted on the spot, shipped off to journalism school then spent a three-year hitch in the U.S. Army — postings in Germany and Italy — as a military photo-print-broadcast journalist.
For someone so young, it was the best time of my life as I honed my craft under the tutelage of some seasoned pros — writers, photographers, editors, producers and directors — and traveled all around Europe, on Uncle Sugar’s dime, with my trusty Pentax Spotmatic film camera.
Thanks again Sam — and the cadre of professionals who mentored me — for giving me my start, and my life some much-needed direction.
@The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images