August 22, 2007

Awards, & new place


This post is long overdue. I promised to post some pictures of the new place but in between the unpacking, work, organizing time got away from me. I remembered today and off I went even when it was gray, cloudy and misty.


The pictures are from a park just across the street. We've never lived so close to a nature reserve in a while, so we are taking in every moment. In fact, you can actually hear the insects (crickets?) at night. When we had just arrived a month ago, we both turned to each other with the same question, "Are those insects?". From cars to insects, it's quite a change!


I've also found a spot -a bench overlooking the beautiful greenery and water - my favorite place to get some reading done.

Now on to awards, I am touched, humbled and quite pleased to receive the awards :)

Sandeepa of Bong Mom's Cookbook passed this rockin' girl blogger award. She is a wonderful blogger who brings information, humor, and creativity into her posts which I enjoy reading immensely and also cook from. So thank you Sandeepa!

I think everyone in the blogosphere already have the award. So in no particular order, I want to pass it on to fellow bloggers who rock the food blog world with their passion, creativity and energy!

Nupur of One Hot Stove
Shaheen of Malabar Spices
Sher of What did you Eat?


The Next Award was given by Manisha of Indian Food Rocks fame or should I say from Lime/lemon pickle fame. Manisha your pickle is superhit with everyone who has tasted it. I'm putting a bigger batch next year!

I am passing it forward to:
Sandeepa of Bong Mom's Cookbook
Inji of Ginger and Mango
Sra of When My Soup Came Alive

Enjoy the awards and savor the moment as I am :)

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful place Mandira. So calm and serene.Congrats on the awards you deserve them all :)

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  2. Beautiful, Mandira, enjoy your new environs! Thanks for the award, it's really nice of you.

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  3. wow cool what a nice place! love it beautifull pictures. congrats on the awards!

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  4. Wow, you guys've moved to a beautiful place... Great pics.... And congrats on the awards :). So you guys were at Niagara too last weekend? Oh too bad we missed each other :(

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  5. Thats a beautiful place to live...so serene and peaceful...Congrats on the award...

    Srivalli
    www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow, such a beautiful place.... and yes the spot you found out seems to be perfect for quite reading!!!
    Congrats on the awards!

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  7. Wow.. such a beautiful place... and yes the spot u found out seems to be perfect for a quite and peaceful reading!!
    Congrats on the awards!

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  8. Beautiful pcae, Mandira! i am glad your new place is so pretty and relaxing. and congrats on the well deserved awards :).

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  9. That's a beautiful place you've moved to! But to be honest, I'd be dead scared hearing insects at night!! Congrats on the awards!

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  10. WOW..u re lucky to have such a place near ur apt!!

    Shn

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  11. Manisha
    You live near such a beautiful place. I am jealous now. We hear crickets too at night, a lot actually but then it is not as beautiful as this

    Congrats on your awards and thanks for passing it on to me :)

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  12. That bench and the water is my kinda place.I would to spend all the time there.Gorgeous! You are lucky. Although in NC, we have nature everywhere, I would love a pond or something in the backyard!:)
    Enjoy the awards too:))

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  13. Hey Mandira, That "nala" there looks like a great place to kayak/canoe. Are there any rental places nearby? Is this a long winding creek? It will be perfect for exploring then and sidling up to the "wildlife".

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  14. Beautiful pics, especially liked the last one. Congrats on the award!

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  15. Lovely place Mandira! Looks serene and calm!
    Congrats on all the awards dear!
    Cheers
    Latha

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  16. Those snaps are really soothing our senses..thanks for sharing them and congrats...you rock!

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  17. hey mandira, congrats.
    aswin has an award too. http://jugalbandi.info/2007/08/a-new-award/

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  18. Take me with you...

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  19. Congratulations for the awards!!

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  20. what a place to live near to!! i am so envious!!are there any animals around? congrats on the awards and i am so humbled that u passed it on to me!

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  21. Congrats on your awards and what bliss to be living next to nature.

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  22. Oh my! Your new place is in a gorgeous locale! How wonderful to live across this serene park.
    Thank you for the award, that was so nice of you!

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  23. Hi Mandira, your special bench looks very inviting -- so happy to hear you're enjoying the new place already! Would love to meet up when next I am in southern MI -- this last trip was all to the north :) Congrats on your well-deserved awards, too! :)

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  24. It is a dream! You are very lucky, Mandira! Enjoy every moment of it!!

    And you totally deserve both awards! Congrats to you!

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  25. Beautiful place MAndira!

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  26. Mandira--you are so lucky to live near such a beautiful place! It must refresh your spirits to look at all that beauty.

    Thank you so much for the award! I appreciate it so much! :):)

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  27. Lovely place. Great photos

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  28. Lovely, tranquil setting, Mandira. You take the nicest nature photos; the rain on the balcony was a favorite. Good luck in your new home and well done on your awards.

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  29. lovely pics.. and congrats on the awards :)

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  30. you sure are in a great location. lovely neighborhood. congrats on the well deserved award!!

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  31. Love your surroundings.... so beautiful! :)

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  32. Thank you everyone for the best wishes on the awards. I am thrilled. Also, it was so much fun sharing the pictures with you.

    Linda as you can see, I am getting into the rhythm of Michigan surroundings!

    Amrita so when are you coming for canoeing? it is perfect for that!

    Bee Aswin is thrilled with the award. He'll do a post soon :)

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