A Little Bit of Childhood in the Garden

When I was younger I used to play with a collection of dolls that represented different countries. I asked my mom the other day what ever happened to them, but she said she wasn’t sure where they went. So, we were cleaning out the garage and in one of the boxes we found them all. I was so excited and decided to do a little photo-shoot with them. I got the idea from a blog I visit every now and then called Quimpy Hittys. I don’t know much about the author, but it is a blog that shows their wooden doll collection in random places (climbing trees, holding berries, on a bridge, etc.). It is really cute and so I thought I’d do something similar for this post. I not only find my childhood dolls cute, but it reminds me of the memories I had when I was younger and all the fun I would have.

Maria & Juan from Mexico just hanging out

Collette from France, Wendy from Great Britain and Jenny from the US

Teddy keeping an eye on these strange new creatures

Elena from Italy and Jack from Australia hiding in the flowers

The “Taco Bell dog” with Mei from China

If you have been following my blog or know much about me, you know I love observing nature and taking pictures of the beautiful plants and animals/insects I see. I think it is a wonderful way to relieve stress and relax. If you want to see something truly beautiful just step outside and look around you.

Quotes Dealing with Childhood and Nature

“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” -Elizabeth Lawrence

“Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
-William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” -Tom Stoppard

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” -Galileo

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu

Speaking of childhood and nature, I recently discovered some baby caterpillars in my backyard. There is this one plant that is always covered in bright orange spiky caterpillars and one day they all disappeared (I assume to become butterflies), and as I looked closer, I noticed new little babies were now there.

Stay tuned for more nature photos. And if you haven’t already done so, please visit and like my Facebook Page to see more photos and information not included on my blog. Thanks!


About instillari

I look at life with a positive attitude and try to learn something new each day. I love so many things in life including but not limited to: -Spending quality time with family and friends -Animals (especially my poodle Teddy) -Swimming and relaxing outside -Watching my favorite shows and movies -Reading a good book or magazine -Writing and sharing my thoughts for discussion -Baking and trying new recipes -Inspiring and helping others. Plus so much more!

Posted on August 19, 2012, in Daily Inspiration, Random Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Chancy and Mumsy

    Oh, I love doing the same thing. Me and my camera are best buds. lol Love these pictures. I collect dolls and love nature so this is my kind of post. Love it!! Hugs

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