Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


The Sunshine and Genuine Blogger Awards

When I started my blog I just wanted a place where I could post the pictures I took in my retirement years.  I wanted to share life as I saw it through the lens of my camera.  Never would I have imagined meeting so many amazing and loving people who subscribed and follow my blog, which is one of the greatest award.  Being nominated for these awards is both humbling and appreciated. 

First I received the Sunshine Award from megtraveling and Colline, two fascinating and wonderful women with blogs that are encouraging, inspiring and informative to follow.  When you check in on them you are never disappointed.

I also received the Genuine Blogger Award from megtraveling, and I felt double pleasure in receiving it.  She has a great blog that I look forward to reading, and I love her photos of places I would never have been able to visit.

The Sunshine Award comes with some requirements, which are:

Link the award to the person who gave it to you.

Answer the questions that come with it.

Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.

The questions:

Favorite color: purple

Favorite number: 3

Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: tea

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook

My Passion: Travel and Photography

Favorite pattern: stripes

Favorite Day of the Week: Sunday

Now I will nominate ten bloggers. And since the Genuine Blogger Award doesn’t have any specific requirements, I would like this list of bloggers to receive both the Sunshine Award AND the Genuine Blogger Award:

These awards are my way of saying thank you for your great blogs. Whether you accept one or both awards or pass them on is up to you… I’ll be notifying each of you, and congratulations!




  1. Wowza!! Awesome! Congrats 🙂

  2. Congratulations Francine! Touched and grateful to be included in your list yet again! Thank you so much!

  3. Congratulations! How exciting!

  4. Congratulations with the awards. They are very much deserved!

  5. Congratulations!!! ….and thank-you, too! 🙂

  6. Thanks for nominating me.

  7. congratulations francine, well deserved for your wonderful blog!!!

  8. Congratulations on these much-deserved awards!

  9. Congrats. My favorite color is purple and tea is my favorite drink!

  10. Hej Francine, congratulations to you! and thank you for nominating me and for enjoying my blog ! 🙂 It goes both ways 🙂
    have a lovely Sunday! Irina

  11. Congratulations, Francine. You did a wonderful job getting your awards posted. I need to get busy myself. Your’e so efficient, you make me look bad. 🙂

    • You should not feel bad. Responding to an award is a lot of work and time. You want to award everyone and picking people is difficult. I still have another to go. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!


  12. Hi Francine Congratulations on your Awards, I have the Kreativ Blogger Award for you it does have rules but no pressure, like all Awards it does not say how soon you have to action them so just relax and when you want to Post it do so.

    Please follow the link below, thank you for your encouragment and support on the Blog not just ours but others too.

    Kreativ Blogger Award –

    Christian Love from us both – Anne

    • Thank you for your loving kindness in presenting me with this award. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!


    • Hi Anne, Thank you for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. It is an honor to receive it from someone you admire and receive wisdom and knowledge just reading their blog. I will be away for a few days and will respond to the award next week.

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