October 27, 2010

BON.

The French use this word (Bon) to describe something that is good or delicious. In fact, the French expression for sweets is bonbon.  We have adopted this word in the language of my roots and indeed call sweets bonbons in Czech.

However this post is not about bonbons or something delicious, but then again I would somehow like to think so, as in this case BON refers to Blogger Of Note and I have been chosen to be as such. Hosted by Sandy and Pam at Words Of Wisdom, a lovely place that aims to bring together people by highlighting a variety of blogs and making it easier to discover new, beautiful places. My thanks with a deep sense of privilege and appreciation goes to both these ladies, who suggest that I indeed fall into that category. Likewise I express the same sentiments to the kind and endlessly talented young woman and my friend Susan for nominating me for BON.

To those of you who stop by for the first time, I bid you the warmest welcome and I hope you will enjoy your stay.
My writing - as is stated by this blogs title and the short description of myself on the sidebar  - is focused on conveying my thoughts about the present, my recollections of the past and my hopes for the future ahead. In short, I write about life itself. Being an undying romantic, an optimist and a true fatalist, I view life as a grand adventure that I have been granted the privilege to experience. I marvel over each sunrise or sunset, I find comfort and endless enchantment in almost any natural wonder and in the beauty of simple pleasures.

To pick only three posts in order to highlight what this blog is about is difficult, but I decided for the following:

Unforgettable Moments

Ice Cream Memories

Unconditional Embrace

I also included below a collage of images, which have been featured on this blog over the years. The reason being that photography is my great passion, combined with the need to express my self through pictures, painting and writing.

Thank you again for this nomination, Sandy and Pam and thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by.

xoxo
Zuzana


36 comments:

Lora said...

i like your writing philosophy! congratulations on your day in the spotlight...i for one am glad to have stumbled over to meet you from WOW :)

Brian Miller said...

yay! congratulations. i am well pleased to see you being honored...and if i can give my 2 cents...anyone new should stick around...smiles.

Rajesh said...

You weave words magically. The posts are always interesting.

Susan Deborah said...

Congrats dear Zuzana. You are definitely worth it. Thanks for the kind mention. Trust you to lend a unique feel to the word 'bon' and thus start the BON story.

Best wishes.

Joy and big hugs,
Susan

steviewren said...

Congratulations! You deserve the recognition!

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Zuzana. Congratulations with your sweet BON especially since I know you are very fond of chocolate bonbon!!!!

Have a perfect happy day in our rainy Denmark.

tony said...

Yes! Congratulations Zuzana.
You Are Always A Pleasure To Read & To View.
I will go & visit .Have A Bon Wednesday!

LadyCat said...

Congratulations Zuzana! You are very deserving of this distinction. Your blog is always very interesting and is very beaautiful! I always enjoy visiting : )

Paul C said...

Your posts always provide warm, interesting perspectives. I enjoyed reading the ice cream post again. Congratulations.

Bachelor said...

Congrats to a fine lady! Zuzana, I always enjoy your posts... they are full of inspiration. Enjoy the moment!! and Happy Halloween!
:) The Bach

Claus said...

Congrats Zuzana! I'm sure all those that come by for the first time, will find themselves enchanted and will keep visiting your page. It's a wonderful place! and one can't help but feel the honesty and sincerity of your words, and hence, of you.
have the best of days!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh Zuzana! You are so deserving of this honor! For any one passing by for the first time, sign up, come back and join in! This is such a lovely, life-affirming blog.

Myrna R. said...

Congratulations! I will follow Brian's advice and stick around. I've seen your picture as you comment on other blogs. Glad to meet you and will visit often.

sprinkles said...

Oh Zuzana, congrats to you! What an exciting honor and so well deserved!!!

I had no idea bon was French for good/delicious. I think this describes your blog perfectly. I always look forward to visiting each day. You've taught me so much and I like to think of you as a friend, even though we haven't actually "met" in person.

I'm off to read the posts you highlighted.

LauraX said...

congratulations Zuzana....this is fantastic!!! And your writing is quite beautiful, this is well deserved.

gentle steps,
Laura

Hope Despite Depression said...

I'm so happy to have come across your site via "Our Words of Wisdom" or (WOW) site - and you being chosen as the "Blog of Note" for the day.... you certainly deserve it! Your site and your posts are very soothing and insightful. Of the three you posted, I especially enjoyed (and connected the most with) "Unconditional Embrace" - as someone who has been living with depression for many years - I too have learned to look towards ME for guidance - as only I can truly make myself better... I search for sites like yours - sites that inspire and are calming...

Such beautiful pictures that you share too!

Christine
(aka Hope Despite Depression)

http://hopedespitedepression.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

Congratulations.
Wow, a collage of collages, superb!

Mood, call me Mahmood said...

Dear Zuzanna,
You deserve this award 110%.I cannot yet recall how I bumped into your blog but I was one of your early followers and even though we haven't met I know your 'wow' factor has enabled me to have a friend in Denmark. My Sarawak has all your support.
Congrats.

artswebshow.com said...

i do like this collage of images.
it's very cheery.

adrielleroyale said...

Congratulations!! You definitely deserve this honor! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Your blog is beautiful, bon. And deserves this recognition.

Donna said...

Congratulations, Zuzana! Well deserved...you have a beautiful blog.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Bon! my dear, Bon!

You deserve this and I will tip some champagne in your honor.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

NENSA MOON said...

Congrats for this honor, Zuzana!
You're really deserved.
You have a very interesting blog, have an interesting style on writing... and your philosophy must have inspired many people here..

Hope you have a wonderful day, dear friend!
hugs,
nensa

Jill said...

This is truly a wonderful place to visit Zuzana. I learn new things and enjoy your photos and thoughts!

Congrats on being featured.
Have a lovely day.

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: You write from the heart and you're an incurable romantic as I am...which is why your blog is so wonderful and authentic. People gravitate here because it is thoughtful and real. It is always a delightful departure to stop here and feel refreshed. xoxo!

Zuzu said...

So wonderful, Zuzana! Congratualtions!!! :)
~ Zuzu

Hilary said...

Congrats to you, my friend. So well deserved.

ladyfi said...

Congratulations - you are indeed a BON! You weave magic with your words and photos.

Ash said...

Congratulations Zuzana!!

Mimi said...

Congrats, bon ami!
Well deserved, your blog is one of my favourite places to visit. I second Brian Miller's suggestion to new visitors to stick around.

Now, I'm also here to deliver good news! You were one of the winners on my giveaway!
So, if you email me your address when you've a chance, dear Zuzana, I shall get doghouse to send your copy post haste. Congrats!

Doreen said...

congratulations! your writing is fantastic and I can relate to a lot of what you write about.

Betsy said...

How very wonderful! congratulations on being a BON! :)

Zuzana said...

Lora (welcome), Brian, Rajesh, Susan, Stevie, Elizabeth, tony, LadyCat, Paul, The Bach, Claudia, Betty, Myrna (welcome), sprinkles, Laura, Christine, Lynne, Mahmood, artswebshow (welcome), adrielle, Sandy, Donna, Sharon, Nensa, Jill, Michael, Zuzu, Hilary, ladyfi, Ash, Mimi, Doreen and Betsy –

thank you all so much for your visit and incredibly kind words and thank you everyone who took the time to stop by via WOW - I truly appreciate it. I endlessly flattered by this attention and all your visits and comments mean the world to me.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Hope Despite Depression said...

I'm just so happy that WOW has connected us - I'm happy to be a follower of your wonderful blog!

Christine

Zuzana said...

Dera Christine, I am very happy we made this connection too and I enjoyed meeting you through WOW.;)
xoxo