“Nomination for the “Bouquet of Awards”…

I am most grateful for all of the nominations and I believe that it is time for the “New” bloggers to receive these honored awards.  Therefore, with this new group of “Bouquet of Awards” I have decided that this will be my last post on “Nominations”.  Thank you so much for supporting and following my blog.

Ann Johnson-Murphree


Coco Di at    http://beatsofpieces.wordpress.com/  nominated  this blog for the “Bouquet of Awards” ; I am grateful and honored by Coco Di thoughtful  nomination.  Please visit her site and see what she has created for her visitors and followers.

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Thank you Coco Di and all of my “Community” of followers.




Award Nominations…

I am honored to received these nominations; please visit their blogs and see what wonderful things are in store for you.




“The Liebester Award” and the “I Love Your Blog Award”

Nominated by Sawa Minori at http://angelartstar.wordpress.com



“The Versatile Blogger Award”

Nominated by Heartafire at http://shakeyourtailfeathers.wordpress.com/


Thank you fellow bloggers for the nominations and to my community of fellow bloggers for following and supporting me…

Ann Johnson-Murphree

“The Versatile Blogger Award” and “I Am Part of The WordPress Family Award”





“Morgan” at http://booknvolume.com/2013/08/13/thrilled-beyond-comprehension/ has given me a wonderful tribute by nominating me for “The Versatile Blogger Award” and “I Am Part of The WordPress Family Award”.  I cannot begin to express my gratitude to all of my fellow bloggers; a community that I have enjoyed and even though the numbers are many, I recognize each of them when they pop up in my emails.  Although a (closet) writer of short stories for years, for the past three years I begin to express myself through poetry.  My work may not be textbook; nonetheless, it is me, my thoughts, my emotions at the moment of the first draft.  It has been you “My Community” that has encouraged me to continue striving to improve to “put” myself out there and try to market my published work.  My heart is filled with gratefulness, thank you Morgan for this honor.  

Of course like Morgan said, there are a few rules that go with the nomination (If you are nominated but do not wish to comply I will understand and you are under no obligation):

Display the Award Certificates on your blog.
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven Things about Me: (If there is anything left for you to know as my work is me and I am my work)
1. I live in Wisconsin, a transplant from Alabama in 1966 (many of you were not even born then).
2. I am a loner, and have been all of my life; I do socialize when necessary.
3. When my boys were growing up, I coached both soccer and flag football; I also coordinated three city football leagues 12 to 14 year olds.
4. I exercise daily, yep at my age; and not too long ago in a marathon.
5. My recent most favorite movie “The Hours”.
6. My family on my father’s side is Native American; my mother was English and Irish.

7. In high school I painted scenery for school plays.

Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger and I Am Part of The WordPress Family Awards!  All of my community deserve these awards, but alas I must pick only a few.

1.  dcardiff http://dcardiff.wordpress.com
2.  William Hooper  http://livingwithadhd.me
3.   Andreas Ignotus http://andreasignotus.wordpress.com
4.   Martian Poet http://itspoet.wordpress.com
5.   violetski http://violetgallery.wordpress.com
6.    Ar Vhee http://metarvheenoia.wordpress.com
7.    kwicksand http://ctcgriv.wordpress.com
8.    Michael Lai http://retireediary.wordpress.com
9.    Jon Petruschke http://www.bashoandjung.wordpress.com
10.  The Mouse  http://l2ee2l.wordpress.com
11.  Jamie Dedes http://musingbymoonlight.com/
12.  davidionel http://davidionelromulus.wordpress.com/
13.  totalovrdose http://totalovrdose.wordpress.com
14.  richardankerswrites http://richardankerswrites.wordpress.com
15.  The Dimwit Diary http://thedimwitdiary.wordpress.com


Again thank you to Morgan and all of my community, you are all winners.


Ann Johnson-Murphree


Nomination for Three “The Best Moment Awards”…







Thanks to the “Classic Book Reader” for these “Best Moment Awards” nominations . Please check out their blog at http://100classicchallenge.wordpress.com ; it is a different type of blog that the community will appreciate.   Thank you so much for this nomination, I am honored.  I am also very honored to nominate some of my community of bloggers; you are under no obligation to accept or respond to your nomination; yet understand that you are talented and deserve it!

Of course there are rules to follow:

1. As the recipient of the award you have to share 7 things about yourself with the blogosphere.

2. Recognize the person who nominated you in your blog post.

3. Copy and Paste the Award logos into your new post.

4. To pass on the award you then nominate 15 bloggers .

5. You should let all the bloggers know that they have been nominated so they can claim their virtual reward.


Seven things about myself…oh my:

  1. I have a little dog “Teddy Bear” breed named Mason      (after the Mason-Dixon Line).
  2. I am the mother of five children, six grandchildren and      two great-grandchildren.
  3. I have written short stories since I could print!
  4. I fell in love with prose poetry several years ago to      create from my memories.
  5. I begin writing poetry when I lost two adult daughters      within a day of each other.
  6. I also love what I call “micro” poetry, telling a story      within a few lines.
  7. I love all styles of poetry, yet I believe my favorite      would have to be “free verse”.


My 15 nominated blogs.  Be sure to check them out they are well worth the read:

1.            http://terry1954.wordpress.com

2.            http://unautrepavedanslamare.com

3.            http://samoliver.wordpress.com

4.            http://ebeane530.wordpress.com

5.            http://middlemaybooks.com

6.            http://courtpoet.com

7.            http://aspiringwriter22.wordpress.com

8.            http://sohumm.wordpress.com

9.            http://adeenat.wordpress.com

10.         http://nightshadelane.wordpress.com

11.         http://shainbird.wordpress.com

12.         http://aussiemandias1.wordpress.com

13.         http://heartafire.wordpress.com

14.         http://lovemekanism.org/

15.         http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com


My thanks to all of your for following my blog, and know that I enjoy visiting each of you to read the new wonders you have created.


Ann Johnson-Murphree

“The Super Sweet Blogging Award”…


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I am very surprised to have been nominated for “The Super Sweet Blogging Award”…I suspect babies are considered “sweet”, then we skip those many years and then become “sweeter” in later years.  I will take the compliment that came from Jennifer Marsh-Curtis.

Jennifer’s blog is one of interest and I am certain that everyone will enjoy so visit her at:


I am honored that my poetry and sometime art blog has been nominated, thank you Jennifer.

There are rules of course and I have listed them below:

1. Thank the super sweet blogger who kindly nominated you for the award.

2. Nominate a dozen other bloggers who you think deserve the award.

3. Comment to them to let them know you nominated them (Make their day too).

4. Answer five super sweet questions.

Here are the five questions and my answers:

  1. Cookie or cake?         Cake

2.   Chocolate or vanilla?      Chocolate

3.   What is your favorite sweet treat?      Southern Banana Pudding

4.   When do you crave sweet things the most?      Mid-night

5.    If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?    Suga


Here are some of my favorite bloggers and a comment on their post…check them out!

1. http://fontedeinspiracao.wordpress.com

(Her post inspire and bring happiness)

2. http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com

(What can I say, one of her post said God made flies beautiful “some of them”)

3. http://thecatthatwalksbyherself.wordpress.com

(Fascinating facts!)

4. http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com

(A gentle site)

5. http://meinrhyme.wordpress.com/

(Each post will hold your interest and bring you back)

6. http://musingbymoonlight.com/

(She is on a journey)

7. http://melodylowes.wordpress.com

(Nature at its best!)

8. http://artmuse1.wordpress.com

(Looks beyond the surface)

9.  http://www.busymindthinking.com

(A blog of many opinions)

10. http://helenvalentina.wordpress.com

(A surprise with each post)

11.  http://kittysjournal.wordpress.com

(A journal of excellence)

12. http://theimperfectpoet.wordpress.com

(A new adventure in each post)


I am honored to be in the presence of these talented bloggers and to have them as a part of my community.  Thank you for your loyalty.

Ann Johnson-Murphree


“The Versatile Blogger Award” …



My nomination for “The Versatile Blogger Award” came from fellow blogger “The Book of Mohs”.  I am so appreciative and honored with this nomination.  Please visit this fellow blogger at:



Thank you so very much!


For those that I have nominated for this award…the rules are below:

1.  Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2.  Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’     for the nomination.
3.  Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
4.  Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
5.  Post seven interesting things about yourself.



  • I begin writing (printing) at the age of 4  year old, my aunt Vina whom I lived with during summer months taught me and had me write something about my day each and every day I was at her home.  My one page half print and half drawing continued until I learn to write cursive (script).
  • Although a country girl, who by age six could drive a tractor…these summers with my aunt allowed me to visit many wonderful places on vacations and be introduced to the world of artist and writers who were my aunts’ friends.
  • I played clarinet for six years in both concert and marching high school bands.
  • I paint in acrylics and watercolors.
  • My work career – I was a Facilities Director for a local hospital.
  • Last but not least, I am the mother of wonderful children.
  • I have published three eBooks of poetry and one eBook of my artwork.



Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations, these are versatile and talented bloggers:


1.    http://goethalsart.wordpress.com

2.    http://sljameswriting.wordpress.com

3.  http://poetryonaroll.wordpress.com

4.      http://18yearsyoung.wordpress.com

5.      http://stevehi312.wordpress.com

6.      http://darkyblue.wordpress.com

7.      http://violetgallery.wordpress.com

8.      http://hortusclosus.wordpress.com

9.     http://metarvheenoia.wordpress.com

10.   http://rayluke.wordpress.com

11.   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com

12.   http://inavukic.wordpress.com

13.   http://itspoet.wordpress.com

14.   http://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/

15.   http://poeticparfait.com


Thank you to my community of fellow bloggers for following and commenting on my post, and know that I visit every site enjoying your wonderful post.


Ann Johnson-Murphree

The Shine On Award…


 “Bee” – My Un-Puzzled Heart – nominated me for this award at http://barbmca.wordpress.com

The awards that I have received are appreciated.  My Community is very important to me and the “Shine On” award is special in so many ways; it shows support and I believe understanding of the meaning of my poetry from my Community.  I hope to continue to support my fellow bloggers in every way possible, and thank you Bee.

My nominee’s are:

1.  iamlenise

2.  Cristian Mihai

3.  Sterling Arthur Leva

4.  Sawa Minori


5.  milambc

6.  urbanwallart


7.  Kendall F. Person

8.  Opinionated Man

9.  aliciakhoo

10. the Procrastitorian

You are all so talented and very special I hope to be able to acknowledge everyone at some point in time.  Each visit and comment you make encourages me to continue writing each day.

Ann Johnson-Murphree

Liebster Award…



I want to thank fellow blogger Melanie Blackwell at http://wordifull.com/ for her gracious nomination for the Liebster award, which is recognition given to small bloggers by other small bloggers (max 200 followers).  Thank you for being patient with my getting my nominees posted.  The rules of the award are…

Copy & Paste This Whole Post and Replace All Your Information — who awarded you, for example.

The rules:

1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answering the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.

4. Display the Liebster Award logo.

5. No tag backs meaning you can’t just re nominate the person who nominated you.

In addition to giving appreciation for a fellow bloggers work, it does allow for some personal information, as simple or profound, as you want.

The questions put forth to me (with my answers) are as follows:

  1. What is your favorite novel?  Gone with the Wind, of course!
  2. Who is your favorite fictional  character?  Elizabeth Bennet,  Pride and Prejudice
  3. What is your favorite movie? First  – Gone with the Wind; Second – The Hours
  4. What is you favorite way to  relax? I paint
  5. What is your favorite song  and/or band currently? Barbara Streisand
  6. What was your favorite song and/or band during your teenage years? Love me Tender
  7. What is one of your guilty pleasures? Cheese Cake
  8. What is your favorite color?   Blue
  9. What makes you smile or laugh no  matter what? My Family
  10. Where have you always wanted to  go but haven’t yet? Ireland
  11. Finish this sentence: ” I wish…………”…  “I wish that I could stop world hunger,  in the United States we are a Nation of people who toss or waste enough food to feed many of this world’s  hungry.”

The 11 Blogs I wish to Nominate for the Liebster Award are as follows: Go and check them all out please.

1.  Allison Grayhurst

2.  sheridegrom

3.  apronheadlilly

4.  quiall

5.  Bee

6.  Little Bird’s Dad

7.  Ellen Grace Olinger

8.  Laurie Buchanan

9.  Ray Luke

10. Andra Watkins

11. poemsandpeople


Here are my questions for my nominations:

1.  Why did you create your blog(s)?

2.  What motivates you to blog?

3.  What is your favorite subject to write about, paint or photograph?

4.  Who is your favorite writer, painter or photographer?

5.  What would be your favorite vacation spot?

6.  How much time do you spend in blogging?

7.  What makes your world turn?

8.  Do you have a favorite color?

9.  Do you have a favorite movie?

10. If you could change anything in the world, what would it be?

11. Define happiness?

My thanks to my Community whom I admire and receive support, please visit the nominees and try to add a new blogger a day to your list of follows, it will be appreciated by bloggers.

Ann Johnson-Murphree