Thanks for the Mousies!

The 2008 Mouse & Trowel Award winners were announced this morning, and Digging won in two categories: Best Photography in a Garden Blog and Best Garden Blog Design. Thank you so much, dear readers, for voting for me. I’m honored and delighted. Fuzzy, green hearts to everyone!

Congratulations to the other winners, hard-working and creative garden bloggers, every one. And a big thank-you to Colleen for all her work on the awards, especially as they coincided with the due date of her third child. That baby is surely a little Mousie-keteer.

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20 Responses

  1. ricki says:

    And a well-deserved award, to be sure. I have been meaning to ask you what camera you use, but then it is obviously the eye and the brain behind the camera that leads to the glorious outcome. Congrats!

    Thanks for the compliment, Ricki. I use a Canon Powershot S3 IS. I hope to get an SLR camera when the budget allows and also learn to use Photoshop. There’s so much about photography that I don’t know, and I’m very much an amateur, which makes me feel truly honored by this award. —Pam

  2. Frances says:

    Pam, your blogging deserves to be recognized. The photos and design are always breathtaking and the thoughtful narrative justs adds to the delight. Many congrats are in order, well done, again.

    Thank you so much, Frances. Congratulations on your own well deserved Mousie. Your blog has been a must-read since day one. —Pam

  3. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Your awards are certainly very well deserved :)

    Many thanks, Amy! —Pam

  4. I am so happy for you my dear Digging friend. Yours was one of the first garden blogs I read, and I think now, what great taste I had. You deserve all the awards you get.~~Dee

    Dee, thank you for the kind words. By the way, if I come up to Tulsa this August to visit my mother, would a trip to the Red Dirt garden be close enough for a visit? —Pam

  5. Julie says:

    Congratulations, Pam! Next year, perhaps the Mousies will include an award for “Community Organizing” — and you should win that one too.

    Thanks for the thought, Julie. But next year it will be someone else organizing the Fling (yea, Chicago!). —Pam

  6. Layanee says:

    I always look forward to the treasures in your photos and text! Congratulations on your award and the fuzzy green heart is adorable.

    Thank you, Layanee! The fuzzy hearts are tiny flower buds on the heartleaf skullcap. —Pam

  7. Congratulations, Pam! It will be fun to say I knew you before you were famous ;-]
    And Julie is right about your wonderful organizing ability.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

    Oh, thank you, Annie. But I’ll never be as famous as the singing diva behind the piano and tip jar. ;-) —Pam

  8. Gail says:

    Fabulous news, I found out from Annie at The Transplantable Rose and wanted to say…Well deserved, Pam!


    Thanks, Gail! —Pam

  9. Chris says:

    Actually you won in three categories. You won Best North American blog too.
    I wonder…well never mind….

    That was last year’s Mousies, Chris. This year May Dreams Gardens took that honor. —Pam

  10. susan harris says:

    You deserve all the blog-reader love you’re getting~! I just hope this means you won’t stop.

    It’s too fun to stop, Susan, as I’m sure you know firsthand. Congrats on Garden Rant’s writing award too! —Pam

  11. Diana Kirby says:

    Pam – Congratulations on your well-deserved Mousie wins. Your gardens and blog and photos all inspire me, as I know they do so many others.

    Thank you, Diana! Yours and so many others inspire me daily also. I feel rather astonished to have won when I think about all the amazing photographs and beautifully designed blogs out there—and more and more every day, it seems. —Pam

  12. Congratulations on your much-deserved awards, Pam! :)

    Many thanks, Kim! —Pam

  13. Hi Pam, well my dear, you did it again! Well done you and so richly deserved too. You’re getting quite a collection of Mousies, high time you got a kittycat. :-D

    Thanks, YE, and congrats on your second Mousie win as well! I know you have lots of kitties to take care of your Mousies. Unfortunately, we have two family members with cat allergies, so no felines here. —Pam

  14. Pam, Congrats on your Mouse & Trowel awards. Well deserved! Your pictures are always so beautiful, you have a knack for capturing images of the garden that I wouldn’t otherwise see.

    Thank you, Carol. And a big congratulations to you on your FIVE Mousies. Way to go! —Pam

  15. vertie says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved!

    Thanks, Vertie! —Pam

  16. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Way to go Pam. Congratulations.

    Many thanks, Lisa. —Pam

  17. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

    Thanks so much, MMD! —Pam

  18. Kathy says:

    Congratulations, Pam. I’m happy for you.

    Thank you, Kathy. I was honored to share a Mousie category with you this year. —Pam

  19. Cinj says:

    Sorry, I’ve been swamped lately and I’m a bit behind in the congratulations. I’m not great at photography, but it sure is a whole lot of fun anyway!

    If you think you’re behind on blog reading, I may never catch up, Cinj! Thanks so much for stopping by. I still have a lot to learn about photography, but you’re right—it sure is fun anyway. —Pam

  20. Hi, Pam, Your time, energy, passion and dedication to your readers has been aptly recognized. You contribute so much to the blogging community. Well done! And congratulations!

    Thanks so much, Kathryn! —Pam