There is Patricia, my Australian gem, who is superb in all she says and does. She keeps me updated on the worldly news, latest fashion, and exceptional art. She is interesting and well-rounded, and we have a mutual fascination with the red cardinal.
Mary's splendid cakes are fabulous. The time she puts into making them for family and friends shows her unfailing love. Her taste in home décor is similar to mine like no other.
When the first thing you hear is "good morning darling" from Ria in the Netherlands, it just makes your whole day.
Taryterre can spin a few words and give us a story that enchants us for days. Her comical way with words makes me smile daily. She's real, funny, and wonderful.
There is Diana, who is everyone's favorite with her witty, caring, and delightful character, and with all her creativity, wisdom, and laughs, she fills our hearts with humor every day.
Val has been with me from the beginning, and has even sent gifts from her home in Portugal. She is a grand lady with the same love for roses that I have.
What would my day be like without visiting my dear friend, Susie? Her daily happenings remind me of a time when life was true, pure, and good. She's salt of the earth, and a strong role model for all women.
Penny's precious creations melt your heart. She adds facial character to her animals, with a splash of music and fun that brings back the whimsical in all of us. A truly good person with a genuine heart, and I cherish each time I talk with her.
Dewena is a gal after my own heart, who enchants me with her words and wisdom. A great lady who sees the big picture, not just the small screen, and who writes eloquently about her thoughts in a way that I can really relate.
Teresa told me once that while there's one child that looks upon the sky watching balloons flying by, faith isn't, can't be lost. I only wish I had her imagination. She is an inspiration to me, and like this balloon floating away, if we ever part from each other in the blogging world, my love for her will never fade.
Then there's Marcia, whose faith is everlasting, and whose gentle touch shows us a more beautiful world. The detail and time she puts into her creations turn out to be a work of art. And whose magical finger turns everything she touches to gold.
Jemma has a passion for life that thrills me! She sees the good in all things. She exudes color, charm, sincerity, and beauty, which makes the world a better place just by her being here. She is the lovely face of what woman should be like. My appreciation and respect for her is immense.
Kim, whose world touches the very core of my heart, and whose gentle kindness flows through her words and pictures. Not many words she speaks, but what comes from her lips is truth. Whose very own blog encouraged me and the girls to start one of our own. And whose spirit connects with mine and so many others.
And Anita, a gentle spirit with a courageous heart. Someone so amazing that you wonder how you ever got along without her. She radiates strength, knowledge, wonder, and love, and is a rock in my life reminding me that once again, all is right with the world.
These are just a few of the amazing women here in blog land, and there are many others (Diane, Barbara, Karen, Nely, Lynn, Irina, Holly, Lucy, Tessa, Jess, Carolyn, Nancy, Susan, Deserae, Rue, Leslie, Ann, Celestina, Heather, Aida, Stephanie, Olympia, Deborah, Bety, Mary, Lauren, Dee, Angie, Judy, Patty, Doreen, Carla, Kimberly, Shirley, Imogen, Bonnie, Faye, Terra, Ana, Jennifer, Ritta, Janice, Stacy, Merle, Jan, miss b, Regine, Linda, Susie, Patti, Paula, Jan, Robin, Brandi, Jody, Noelle, Rose, Mona, Amalia, Grace, Vera, Francis, love t). Some may think that they are mere faces on a screen, out of reach and wondering to themselves.....how can you really ever be close to someone that you've never met?
But they don't know,