Guest Orbs in Snow and Award Nominations

KathyP snow orbs

In celebration of snow, guest orb photographer, Kathy of Naturesnippets is sharing the orbs she found at her house this week. Looks as if a few of these are hexagons, so perhaps cold does slow down the speed of orbs. A hexagonal shape would indicate that the light of the orb reached the camera just as the shutter was beginning to close.

KathyP snow cloud orbs

Here is an interesting blur of snow orbs flocking around a tree at Kathy’s place.

KathyP spirit cloud orbs

Kathy contributed the fantastic “clouds” as a guest a few posts ago. She was drumming ceremonially the night she took these pictures and that may be a contributing factor to the kinds of images she receives while questing for orbs. The first picture in this series was taken before she started drumming.

KathyP orbs and small cloud

Another glimpse of a “cloud” with orbs from Kathy’s backyard. Eleven out of 77 pictures that night had some of these “white clouds”.

Kathy is new to the quest for orbs, inspired by the photos on Orbs Delight. I encourage all of you to set aside your usual tried and true photographic methods and try orb questing yourself. You’ll have a better chance of detecting the orbs if you use flash photography and if you use a camera that has a CCD sensor (almost any digital camera less than $500) the CMOS sensor of higher quality cameras censors out most orbs.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:



And now, as we begin to ring in the New Year with the fireworks I can already hear soaring across my hillside, I would like to thank a couple of people for recent honors:

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

Thank you very much to Some Photos and Fancies for nominating Orbs Delight for Blog of the Year  As we say in American parlance “that puts the cherry on top” or in Mexico “con queso” which indicates everything plus! For those of us new to blogging, this nomination of our endeavors adds to the delight of discovering the wonderfully supportive and encouraging community found on WordPress. Some Photos and Fancies is an excellent example of the conscientious effort put into blogging that benefits us all. Please visit Ellen’s blog for insightful questions as to the nature of our assumptions.

reality blog award

Thank you to Tuttacronaca for nominating Orbs Delight for the REALITY Blog Award Now that is really going to tickle an orb’s delight after all the accusations of being a mere dust mote! Please visit Tuttacronaca for more reality than it is possible to assimilate in one hour, day, or week.



Introducing a Delightful painting of Orbs plus Two Nominations

Christmas orbs painting

I would like to introduce you to an amazing artist, Jacqueline Petingi, who was so inspired by my blog, Orbs Delight, that she created this wonderful painting. One of those proud, yet humbling honors.

I would also like to thank Jacquie Bloggera for nominating Orbs Delight for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. A true honor from such a gifted artist. Please visit her at for insights into the life of a dedicated writer and painter.

There is a formality to these awards which causes us to stretch beyond our meagre shores and reach across the world to give high 5’s to fellow travelers on the path of discovery and passion for knowledge. With the hail fellow well met handshake I would like to nominate two more blogs for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award:

Jacquie Blogger at for introducing me to the considerations of an artist


Some Photos & Fancies at for taking one thought and surprising you with another totally unexpected consideration.

Well Deserved!!

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

 The “Blog of the Year” award is a little different from some other awards, because you accumulate stars. Here is a link to go to for more information about this award: ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award –

Here are the ‘rules’ for this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

6 stars image

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.