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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

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What We Can Learn From The Birds

I love watching and taking pictures of birds. They are so beautiful to watch, and we can learn a thing or two from the birds. I have plenty of pictures to share, but for now I will add just a few.

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Word of the Week: Halcyon

The word of the week is: Halcyon

Pronunciation: [hal-see-uhn]

Definition:

adjective

1. calm; peaceful; tranquil (halcyon weather)

2. rich; wealthy; prosperous (halcyon times of peace)

3. happy; joyful; carefree (halcyon days of youth)

4. of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.

noun

5. a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.
6. any of various kingfishers, especially of the genus Halcyon.

When I think of calm and peaceful, I envision sitting on the beach watching the beautiful sunset or sunrise and listening to the waves crash onto shore. The picture for this post was taken in Naples, FL during my mini vacation with my boyfriend last August. The noun defintion of halcyon (the mythical bird and kingfisher) also relates to the ocean which also makes this picture so fitting. May your day today be very halcyon! Here are a couple more pictures of the beach from that same trip below.

Word of the Week: Ephemeral

The word of the week is: Ephemeral

Pronunciation: [ih-fem-er-uhl]

Definition:

adjective
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: (such as the ephemeral joys of childhood)

2. lasting but one day (like an ephemeral flower)

noun

3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.

Think about how a butterfly is on the Earth for such a short period of time, yet contributes so much. We don’t just need butterflies to pollinate flowers in order to continue the plant life cycle, but they also add beauty to our lives. They may not live very long (2-4 weeks) but they live their life with a purpose, which is how we should live ours. Time goes by fast, so live each moment intentionally and to the fullest. And when you have the chance to make someone else’s life a little more beautiful, take the opportunity and run with it.

photo above taken and edited by me. Quote said by Rabindranath Tagore.

Find Inspiration in The World Around You

Here are some photos I have taken with some quotes that I like. All the photos were taken by me and the quotes I have read somewhere at one point.

Troubled Waters cleanse us - quote

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Word of the Week: Parsimonious

money

The word of the week is  Parsimonious

Pronunciation: [pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs]

adjective

Definition: characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy. Unwilling to spend a lot of money; cheap.

I find myself to generally be a parsimonious person.

-picture taken and edited by me.

Nature Snapshots

It’s been raining a lot lately and the snails have been out. I’m not sure why, but I have always loved snails. Did you know that garden snails have both male and female reproductive organs? This is not true for all types of snails (I think only garden). I am not sure what type this is, but either way I have always been fascinated by that fact. Here are some pictures of snails and other forms of nature that I captured over the weekend.

And of course I had to throw in my baby, Ted! He likes to observe the nature with me. He especially likes lizards and squirrels.

Word of the Week: Enamor

candle heart enamor

The word of the week is Enamor

Pronunciation: [ih-nam-er]

Definition:verb- to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with): to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored. To charm or captivate.

note: The photo for this entry was taken and edited by me.

 
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