In which I am given a prestigious award and called "tip-tilted"

This is what Kim Pearson said about the Haiku Farm blog when giving out the Superior Scribbler Award:
Aarene Storms' blog will charm you with its eclectic mixture of storytelling, haiku, horses, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, and a slight tip-tilted attitude.
I've never been called tip-tilted before...what a thrill! Thanks, Kim!
And in answer to a question from a Faithful Reader, this award does not come with a tiara, however there is nothing in the rules to prohibit a Superior Scribbler from wearing a tiara in celebration of the award. Therefore, you must all squint judiciously at my photo from now on, and envision this lovely Water Lily Tiara on my head, wrapped around my reflective-purple-flame-enhanced riding helmet.

For more information about the Superior Scribbler Award, you can visit the Scholastic Scribe page.

Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

Now, it's my turn to select 5 Deserving Bloggers:

Lytha at the Horse-Crazy American blog writes with delightful wit about her adventures with her horse in Germany. It's not always cream-colored ponies and crisp apple streudels for Lytha and Baasha, but it's always worth reading.

Janet at Mugwump Chronicles gets me thinking--about my horse, about my riding, about the people around me. This blog is where I first encountered the term horsaii, which means the people who follow the way of the horse, and in many cases, those of us born with a genetic pre-disposition to lose all sense of reality when around a horse. Mugs featured an essay of mine this week, which I will re-post on this blog later in the week.

Jared at Moon Over Martinborough is a bit tip-tilted himself in his astute and quirky observations about life on an olive farm in New Zealand. Whether it's the comedy of gourmet escapee bovines, or the poetry of hay bales, I always have a smile on my face when I read this. If you only have time to read one blog post today, I recommend that you read this one!

Lisa-aka-Rapunzle's blog Laughing Orca Ranch is frequently horse-centered, but her inquiring mind wanders away from Things Equine and onto Things Poultry, Things Family, and just Things In General. I love her photographs.

Leah Fry calls herself a "middle-aged Texas crazy." I'm not sure she's crazy (and I'm not sure she's not crazy, either). She shares awesome photography and anecdotes and stories about her family and farm on Barn Door Tagz. Be sure to visit the posts about her Rat Weasels.

Congratulations, Scribblers! And pass it on!


  1. You certainly deserve the award - I don't know about the tip-tilted! Congratulations!

  2. hey, how did you enlarge our thumbnail avatars!??? that is so cool!

    man....i have this cdrom lying around somewhere (in germany, not america) which has some wonderful photos of you and story and me and baasha, back in our prime...


  3. Awwww, you're so kind and thoughtful. Thanks so much for thinking of me. I'll try to get this award shared by next week.

    I enjoy your blog, too. Never heard of tip-tilted either. Are you sure it's entirely complimentary? hehe!



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