Hi guys,

I am currently agonizing over what to write here. ย Please come back in a day or two, and I’ll make you a virtual cup of coffee.




  1. Madhu says:

    Love what little I have read so far! You write beautifully! Look forward to more…..and the coffee:-)

    1. Thank you! I am really looking forward to exploring your archives. I love history and I love to travel, and you capture both so beautifully.

  2. Gilly Gee says:

    Naomi thanks for visiting my blog and for your really lovely comment, I’m very flattered!

  3. I just read through your posts back to January, loving them – travel, history, personal insights – and I’m now looking for a way to subscribe to your blog by email, but can’t find any subscription possibilities. Do you have a widget I’m not seeing? Can you add one please?

    1. Hi Jennifer–thanks for your sweet comment. Up on top of the blog there is a black bar that says ‘Follow.’ I hope you can find it; it would be great to stay in touch. I am still learning the blog technology–I only just learned how to link. But i still need to learn how to add a widget. I will see if I can figure that out. I’m taking baby steps, but always in the right direction. Thank you for your patience!

      1. Thanks, Naomi. I”m subscribed now.

  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    I have to get some real Joe now …
    but I look forward to getting to know you better whenever you are ready …

    Of course, nothing reveals us more than our regular post, eh?


  5. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, my young blog needs all the attention it can get…
    PS…I loved your post on Harrison Ford!

    1. Thanks! I look forward to your next post.

  6. Samir says:

    Iโ€™ve passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you. You can check here for the details: http://cecileswriters.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Love reading your posts and your comments on our site ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Dear Samir, I am honored. I always appreciate your posts–you ask such interesting questions! Thanks again!

  8. thanks for the like. I’m signing up.

    1. Howdy! You have a whacky sense of humor that I enjoy. Seeing Baldy reminded me of Last summer. On the way home from the Canadian Rockies, my husband and I stopped in at The Amazing One of a Kind Museum in Spokane, Washington. It was worth the trip. All over the museum, among the other exhibits, there were stuffed squirrels in canoes, in firetrucks, flying overhead in little airplanes. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to your next post.

  9. Thanks for signing up! Glad you’ve liked it so far. Hope it continues.

  10. 4amWriter says:

    Hi Naomi, thank you for visiting my blog. I thought I’d pop over and see what you’re all about. I love your honest ‘about me’ page, actually. Learning the ropes is half the fun of running a blog. Enjoy yourself! Kate

    1. Hi Kate, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to read much more of yours, which looked really good to me.

  11. fivereflections says:

    hello – very nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

    1. Hi David, nice to meet you too. I feel as though we have already met. I know you by your face and by your poetry.

      1. fivereflections says:

        we will meet often i’m sure!

      2. And that gives me great pleasure!

      3. fivereflections says:

        sounds like a plan!

    1. Thank you for featuring Writing Between the Lines! It kind of caught me by surprise, and makes me think I probably ought to get back to my About page!

  12. Carol Ranck says:

    naomi! I really like yout blog pages and the layout, it is very friendly and inviting and the photos are great!

    1. Hey, girlie! Thanks so much for stopping by! I heard you went on a trip. I hope it was a gooder. xoxo

  13. Kourtney Heintz says:

    Hi Naomi, I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award and Very Inspiring Blogger Award. No pressure to participate, but if you’d like to find out more, come visit http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/blog-awards-time/

    1. Hi Kourtney! Thank you so much!

      1. Kourtney Heintz says:

        You’re very welcome. I am happily following your blog and wanted to share some blog love. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Naomi, I’ve nominated your blog for an award. Check out my blog page. http://wp.me/p207x7-5D

    1. Thank you, Roberta! That is so kind of you!

      1. Any time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Subhan Zein says:

    Would that be a British coffee, or a Turkish one? Come and visit mine for a genuine Indonesian coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    1. That sounds lovely!

  16. I’ve selected you for the “SUNSHINE AWARD” if you choose to accept it! Perfect for you, as sunshine is definately shared by your blog! A few details at: http://stuffitellmysister.me/2012/06/05/im-walking-on-sunshine-the-sunshine-award-that-is/ CONGRATS!

  17. Naomi says:

    This is an incredibly beautiful blog. Your writing is eloquent and photography stunning. I’m signing up, and not just because you’re another Naomi. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Hi Naomi,

    Your photos are absolutely stunning – and your writing to match. I am flattered that you thought to comment on my post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to following your adventures in word and pictures!

  19. You give the most beautiful and inspiring images in your photo challenges. You show us an amazing part of the world we all hope to see one day. Thanks.

    1. thank you so much. I feel the same way about your blog. I look forward to participating in your image of life challenge! Thank you for creating that outlet for your followers.

  20. Merhaba! As am admirer or your work, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award โ€“ pop on over to my page http://crazytraintotinkytown.com for details. Appreciate these awards involve some work, so please take your time or if you have received them before, my apologies but itโ€™s still nice to know someone appreciates your blog. May your day be filled with sunshine

    1. Just found this in unread messages, and could have sworn I replied. I want to thank you so much for the honor, for your kinds words. You have filled my day with sunshine.

      1. I do that all the time as I seem to be having some probs with my WordPress notifications. But I’m glad I have made your day

  21. pattisj says:

    Sounds good, make mine decaf, please! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  22. Madhu says:

    Hi Naomi, I thought you might want to participate in the Hostel Bookers 7 Super Shots. Here is your nomination, only if you want to play along. http://theurgetowander.com/2012/06/29/7-super-shots/

  23. Sunshine says:

    I’ll take my cup of coffee black, please…thanks, Naomi ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. You got it! Thanks for stopping by and bringing a little sunshine into a gray morning in Seattle!

  24. Aseged99 says:

    Hi, my dear, I love the way you look things and the way you taste them. thanks for the inspiring and beautiful pics.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate your visit.

  25. Thanks for liking my Grandkids & Cycling post.

  26. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I am enjoying your photos with a cup of tea! Blessings ~ Patty

  27. thank you for your many kind feedbacks, Naomi!

  28. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can find it here: http://thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com/ Blessings – Patty

    1. Thank you, Patty! You are too sweet!

  29. Hi, Naomi! Please email me for the free Editor Devil guide you requested on Author Hotspot blog–they don’t allow me to see your email addy, so I can’t sent the file yet. ChristineFairchild (at) yahoo.com

  30. bluebrightly says:

    Your “About” made me chuckle – thanks for that!

  31. Kavi says:

    Hi Naomi – nominated you for these awards, check it out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Naomi, I know Kasia passed you the Reader’s Appreciation award but I did too (I got it from her). Just wanted to let you know you how much I appreciate getting to know you.

    1. That is really sweet, Sabrina. I feel the same way about you. Thanks so much for this.

  33. Hi thanks for visiting my blog. I am wondering about that virtual coffee you mention here, so will settle for wandering off to the kitchen for one. However like the posts so I’ll be back. ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. Georgia says:

    Hi Naomi, I hope you are having a good day. You are invited to play along in a game of blog tag, I hope you can join in http://rainbowbakery.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/tag-youre-it/

  35. Regan Walker says:

    You won Ellen O’Connell’s book on my Regan’s Romance Reviews blog! Contact me via my author website: http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com.


  36. boomiebol says:

    Hi Naomi,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely day

  37. restlessjo says:

    Hi Naomi! When you’ve enjoyed your time off with family, I hope you might be interested in sharing the Booker Award? No problem at all if you can’t fit it in or it doesn’t appeal. http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/the-booker-award/

  38. Miljo Anne says:

    hi there! for the first time i have been nominated for an award and I want to pass it on to you. Iโ€™ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please accept this and check out the rules at: http://miljoanne.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

    1. Oh, yesssss!!!!!!!!! I got my cuppa joe right here beside me as I type!

  39. sueannm66 says:

    Hi.It’s awards season! I have nominated you for Blog of the Year. See http://sueannm66.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/awards/ if you want to participate.

    1. Oh, my gosh! I am so honored. Thank you so much!

  40. Just dropping by to say, “Merry Christmas my friend. I wish you and your family all the love, happiness, peace, great health and many awesome adventures today and everyday.”

  41. We’ve nominated your blog for an award (or two, or three…), if you accept them. If not, just consider it a token of our esteem! ๐Ÿ™‚ See our post at http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/01/13/award-appreciation-we-thank-our-readers-for/

  42. nymuse88 says:

    I nominated you for an award and you don’t have to fill it out if you don’t want to. Basically I just wanted to share with others that I enjoyed your site and appreciate you being a follower of mine. Here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://ohmymuse.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/award-blog-of-the-year-2012/

    1. Congratulations to you! I am really honored that you would pass it on to me. Best wishes for another great year.

      1. nymuse88 says:

        Thanks! Same to you!

  43. My Tropical Home says:

    Hey Naomi! Sorry I have to do this here in your About page. I don’t know if you got the reply I made to your comment over at my blog. In case you didn’t I just wanted to say thanks for the honest input (seriously I mean that from the bottom of my heart). Service should be done wholeheartedly indeed!

    Much much blessings from across the Pacific,

    1. Dear Mary,

      Wishing you all the best with all my heart!


  44. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    An award for you here Naomi !

  45. I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog award! ๐Ÿ™‚ Please… go check it out.

  46. Carol says:

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award: http://cjvl.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  47. Dear Naomi,
    How I waited this long to follow you I don’t know. But I am sure I’ll be making up for lost time. A pleasure to meet you and the wonderful spirit you infuse us with in your writing and photography! Hugs, Sharon

    1. Hi Sharon,
      It is a pleasure to meet you too! I am so glad to have discovered your blog, and look forward to reading more of it. From what I have read, I can tell that you have great energy, a real spark!

  48. Sara says:

    Hi Naomi, I really like your blog and I hope you’ll accept my little award http://globetrottersara.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/more-awards/ Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. Hi Sara,
    Congratulations on your awards, and thank you very much for the honor of passing one on to me. I gratefully accept, and look forward to doing the same!

  50. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you Naomi

    Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

  51. to Mrs. B., i am so blessed by your beautiful posts, please accept my simple token of appreciation, details are here: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/never-too-late-my-humble-appreciation-and-apologies/

    another Mrs. B

  52. 4amWriter says:

    Naomi, I want to make sure I’m adding the correct book of yours to my Bloggers Between the Covers page…did you write Apples from Heaven, Multicultural Folk Tales…?

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I wrote Apples From Heaven: Multicultural Folk Tales About Stories and Storytellers, which won four national awards. I am also the co-author of a historical novel, The Keeper of the Crystal Spring, a Doubleday Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and a couple other non-fiction storytelling books.

  53. ciao! luvFAB blog.

  54. Hi Naomi,

    My name is Kevin Gillespie, but I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev. :).

    I live in Wales, Pleased to meet you. :).

    1. Hi Kev,
      I read your about page too! I’ve been to Cardiff three times, for the storytelling festival at the castle and to the open air history museum. It is a beautiful country with a rich history. I am pleased to meet you too!
      Kind regards,

      1. Hi Naomi,

        Thank You. MUCH Appreciated. :).

        I see. Yes indeed it is. :).

        Thank You again Naomi. :).

        Kind Regards

      2. Best wishes to you, Kev.

  55. Every Blogger has ‘Bloggers Block’ from time to time, I guess Naomi?.

    Thank You for visiting my Blog, MUCH Appreciated. I am ‘Following’ yours too. :).

    I look forward to future Posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best Wishes
    Kev. ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Alison says:

    Hi Naomi
    Thank you for visiting our blog and for the ‘likes’. I’ve been travelling around in your blog a bit and think I’d better follow it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love the train story – go on, just drink that water already! (grin)
    I’m trying to catch up on tales from our last adventure while we take a break in Mexico. Chiang Mai next. And then Myanmar – very much looking forward to posting about that – just extraordinary.

  57. Sunkist2 says:

    Naomi: thanks for the kind “photo” words…I’ll keep on clicking away!
    http://sunkist2.wordpress.com ~Ron

  58. That–if I may say so–is a great bio! It says so much.

  59. Dace says:

    I have been coming to this page and waiting for that virtual cup of coffee and a little more information on you. One thing is to imagine and assume based on how you write and what you right about but totally something else when you tell your own story…

    No pressure but I am waiting to be able to say – Hi, Naomi, nice to meet you. Of course, I can say that any time but …

  60. hilal achmar says:

    You upload posts and beautiful photos. Beauty makes the heart calm, peace makes life beautiful ….. You have both …… ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. HIiiiiiiii!
    I don’t know if you’ve seen my blog recently, but you are one of the four winners from my competition.

    If you’d just let me know what sort of file type you’d like (.mobi or .epub) I’ll have a copy of Vicki & Lara sent out to you on or around 13 October 2013.

    Thanks again for commenting on my blog. Interaction means everything!

  62. White, couple of sugars, thanks sweetie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  63. Hey Naomi,

    Thanks for reading Generation Passport over the last year. I tend to write more than I read blogs. I wanted you to know that I have switched to a self-hosted website, but you can still find me at Generation Passport [dot] com. Thanks for all of your support over the last read. I really appreciate it!

    I’m working on switching over hundreds of WordPress.com users so I can appear in the WordPress.com feed, again. It will probably happen within the next month when the tech support is back up at .com Thanks again, and I really appreciate your comments and positive support.

  64. Hi Naomi,
    I’m planning another anthology this year. Would love you to participate if you’re interested. Send me an email: lisakwinkler@gmail.com

  65. Hello!
    Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
    I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
    Iris the Wanderer

  66. aschlady says:

    Hey Naomi! I wanted you to know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, hope you don’t mind. Check it out here: http://wp.me/p3Iwib-8Y. Keep up the inspirational and captivating writing/photography!

  67. I’m very honoured that you are following my blog too!! I will be reading more from you and I love the title Keeper of the Crystal Spring!! I will look for that. I only just began to put my little stories out there and am pleased for the response I have been given.

  68. Alma Thadeau says:

    Amazing blog! Look forward to more!

  69. thatssojacob says:

    Hey there, just tuned in and followed your blog. Come join the fun over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com if you’d like to return the favor ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

  70. Maryam says:

    I have nominated you for Most Influential Blogger Award ; )

    1. Dear Maryam,
      Thank you so much! It is very kind of you!

      1. Maryam says:

        You are most welcome. I really enjoy reading and your photos.

  71. prior says:

    just call me when the coffee is readyโ€ฆ. I will take it black if it is late in the day – a bit of cream and cocoa powder if it is earlyโ€ฆ.

  72. Pennie says:

    Hi Naomi, I have nominated you for the new Virtual Blog Tour. I was nominated by Wolly Muses. I hope you will accept and post ypur response on September 22nd. I have linked back to your blog from my site where you can find all the information.


  73. merlinjr01 says:

    Naomi, Thank you for stopping by Renaissance Musings and liking several of my posts.

    1. My pleasure! My sister and I were just looking at campers. Looks like you and your wife found a good one!

  74. Stef says:

    Naomi, wow, you’ve been an active blogger for a long time now! Thank you for choosing to follow one of my blogs (https://threedailydelights.wordpress.com) – I really appreciate it!

    1. I’m sure it will be fun!

  75. goannasnake says:

    Thanks for visiting and following Flying Goannas. I hope you enjoy our travels.

  76. niasunset says:

    Dear Naomi, I have changed my blog to private. I had to do this because of my security. I hope you can understand. Be sure I would be so happy to see you again in my blog. Probably you should have missed my invitations between the all word press notifications. Today I am sending another one, please check your mail box or you can make a request when you click my blog. Thank you and sorry, Have a nice day, Love, nia

    1. Thank you, Nia! I just tried to go see your blog, and it said I couldn’t because it was private. I look forward to being back in touch. Love, Naomi

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