Monday, July 12, 2010

SOME KIND GIFTS

As I mentioned earlier, I won a poetry contest. (Still can't really believe it — has something to do with my self-image about not being a poet.)
  
My prizes arrived today. Wow! Excitement!
  
First, a beautiful Bear picture — a fitting award for a contest related to Bears. This, from Rachel Westfall, of Whitehorse, in Canada's Yukon Territory, who sponsored the contest. (My picture of her picture doesn't do justice to her work —you'll see much better on her blog.)
 

The other two items are also part of the "prize package." 
  

The pinkish bear is carved from Jade (technically "Rhodonite") at the Cassiar Mountain Jade Store in Jade City, British Columbia.  It's also from Rachel. The "Bear Paw" is from another contestant, S. L. Corusa, an amazing poet (like Rachel) who lives in Manilla, in the Philippines. (There are no boundaries to the world wide web!) 

So to Rachel and S. L., thank you, and many thanks again. These are cherished items.

14 comments:

The Blog Fodder said...

I read the poems on the original blog site but couldn't leave a comment. You had stiff competition. Congratulations.

Wendy said...

Oh my, what wonderful treasures! I totally *love* the bear-paw keyring!!! Well done, bear!!!

Rob-bear said...

Thanks, BF and Wendy. I have some real treasures to enjoy, and I expect to enjoy them for a long time.

RachelW said...

I'm so glad they arrived safely! I'm still enjoying the poems.

Rob-bear said...

® Rachel W: Thanks, again. Maybe I'll try writing some more poetry.

Natalie said...

Congratulations, Bear! well done you. :)))

potsoc said...

I have not read your poem but congratulations nonetheless.

potsoc said...

Now I have read your poems. Prize well earned.

Rob-bear said...

Thanks, Natsy and Paul.

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations, Rob-bear! What a neat prize too. How can we read your stuff?

Rob-bear said...

® Lakeviewer: I've posted the links in my next piece; thanks for the idea!

GutsyWriter said...

Poetry! From journalism to poetry, what talent you have. Well done. I have never tried to write poetry.

GutsyWriter said...

Rob, Thanks for your long comment. I hope you saw my apology that it disappeared,or was it me that accidentally hit the wrong button? So sorry. I liked it. Hope you're doing well.

Rob-bear said...

® Sonia: No worries. If you've read my notes, that's what matters.

BTW, I've sent you something else about being risky.