The Music of Us … Listen!

Sound, Soul, Muse and Life…Isn’t it wonderful?


My joy, my love, my great pleasure to listen and embrace the creative moment where all comes together.




Enjoy …

… Isn’t life wonderful?


Street Music!


I love the countryside and feeling close to the earth, but I also enjoy the nature of city life. I used to have a studio loft in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was on Main street in the heart of the city.

The creative energy that can be found at night in the city can be awesome.  Frequently I’d leave my windows open to listen to late night city sounds. and sometimes, something magical could be heard.

Thank you for visiting,

~ Penny

Virtual Closet of Bloggers Awards – Exploded!

Blogging AwardsWhat is so special about them?

In order of the least importance to the most importance reasons why the Blogging awards are special then:

The Award itself – A physical acknowledgement! But more important than this – The thoughtfulness of the blogger nominating you – And most important of all – The Blogger him/herself!

Top of the list, numero ono, head honcho, main man, king of the hill, queen of all and so forth and so on. The Big Boy is The Bloggers Themselves.

That’s what makes the awards so special. They are a special breed of people, a good kind of people and the Blogging Award is a unique and special way of acknowledging this to one another.


Many of us have limited time at our disposal so the time it can take to respond to a nomination can be daunting. Each blogger deals with this in their own way, but never doubt for a moment that there is a sense of gratification in being thought of when it is received.

I have been amazingly fortunate to have a multitude of bloggers honor me with blogging award nominations, gifts, and tags and exceedingly negligent in responding. Only a handful have I acknowledged and today I will do my best to set the record straight in this.



                   inspiring award                 

          Thank you Lada Ray         Very Inspiring Blogger Award                one-lovely-blog-number                                             




Anyhow, Jake Sprinter at  sorta’ called me out a while back when he gave me two more excellent awards and reminded me that he had done so more than two months previous (hanging head here). And shortly after that Tina at also reminded me of same (Sorry Tina). Also Sharla, Barb, Alastair, Nizy, and Della who have been so very generous with the multiples of nominations given to me.

In addition today I received several more nominations and was honored with a tag from Esenga’s Voice for a virtual dinner party. The Sensual Bloggers Award from  Christina, and The Prolific Blogger Award from Clanmother,  and the Wonderful Team Member Readership  Award from Nightlake So what can I say accept be true to oneself. It is an honor to receive a nomination.

Bloggers are wonderful and I am guilty of doing (blogging) the things I’d rather do than accepting the responsibility that goes with blogger nominations. Yes I am guilty!

Each one of the nominations, awards and tags that I have received I am honored and extremely flattered to have been thought of for these nominations and very grateful as well, please consider this a (for some of you) an extremely belated thank you!

In the coming weeks I will happily bestow and pass along these nominations to others, if I did so today this would be a Bloggers Book (re: the length). And I will happily answer the questions that go with the corresponding nominations … a little at a time.

If you nominated me for an Award and you are not listed here I apologize most sincerely, I have tried to be thorough, but I may have overlooked someone, not my intent at all. Please let me know and I will acknowledge same immediately. And now here are those wonderful and generous bloggers of whom I am both grateful and thankful.

A most special thanks to those already mentioned above and also to:

Luann, paintyourlandscape











Stefan (Maxima),


Another journey,

Cimplicity rocks,








My most humble thanks and sincere appreciation to all of you!

~ Penny