Dianna at These Days of Mine is well known for her lovely pictures of sunrises, sunsets, barns and swans.  She is indeed a very inspiring blogger and shared this award with me.  Thank you Dianna! 

Both of us are followers of MJ over at emjayandthem, and she recently posted a thought provoking piece called The Spark which asks us to ask 7 questions of ourselves.  The irony is that The Very Inspiring Blogger Award requests that the recipient share 7 things about themselves.  So Dianna put the two together and I think it is a fabulous idea!

So these are my answers to MJ’s challenge and Dianna’s award.

I’m most creative … when I’m writing and my mind is in the zone where anything can happen.

If I were a color, I’d be …  read – pronounced red!

I often imagine myself … published and signing copies of my enormously popular hardbacks.

I really wish I knew how to … find an agent – you need to be published to impress an agent and you need an agent to find a publisher – the infamous catch-22.

I’d love to spend a lazy Sunday … riding horses through the mountains in Bland, Virginia; stopping for a picnic under a shade tree and watching the wildlife.

I’m most excited about … the elk that have appeared near our property in Virginia.  I can’t wait to wake up to the sound of one bugling in the meadow.

My secret talent is … apparently finding four leaf clovers.  I didn’t realize so many people aren’t gifted at this.

Now I’m supposed to pass it on.  I’d like to pass it to all of the bloggers in my blogroll.  After all, if they didn’t inspire me, they wouldn’t be listed here.  And each has a niche that is uniquely their own.  Whether skewed to writing advice, humor, travel, photography, crafts, relationships, or random observances – like my own – about life, they each have a talent for making me smile, ask a question, or helping me see something in a new and different light.  And isn’t that what all writing is about really?

Please check out each of these blogs when you have a chance.  You won’t be disappointed.