Yippee-Kai-Yay-Hoo It Is JULY!!!

It’s July. It’s July. IT’S JULY!!!!!!!!!!

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Where does the time go, people??? I need more of it!

I’ve:

-been in the air

-spent time with loved ones

-upgraded these lens

– watching my bell pepper plants grow!

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-worked on a lil’ prank (that was successful)

I’ve even got to do some graphic design for different people!

-My constant posting paid off: The Ladybugs won Starling’s HARPs! Yaasss!!!

There have been so many thing, little blessings, little trials, a whopper of homework, and overall, life has gone by in a blink of an eye.

Through all of this month, from the first day to the coming last, God has been so good.

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And now, WE GET A NEW MONTH!!!!! WHO-HOOO!!!!! Summer has finally come! In my opinion, it’s too hot, but hey, who am I to complain? Less school!! And yes, that’s less, because 1. I’m homeschooled and 2. taking advanced courses. So I’ll still have school, but less of it. It’s a win!

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Plus, this wonderful stress-giver known as Camp NaNo is going to start in less than a day! Being in the same cabin with some other great bloggers and writers is already a ton of fun. Which proves the age old truth: it is better to stress over a deadline with a friend, then to stress over a deadline by yourself.

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Ok, it’s not age old, but still pretty accurate, am I right? 🙂

Anyhoo, I thought I might recommend some favorites from this month, so if you’d like to stick around, keep scrolling!

Favorite Song:

Here Be Lion’s Only A Holy God.

Who else commands all the hosts of heaven?
Who else could make every king bow down?
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles?
Only a holy God

What other beauty demands such praises?
What other splendor outshines the sun?
What other majesty rules with justice?
Only a holy God

Come and behold Him
The One and the only
Cry out, sing Holy
Forever a holy God
Come and worship the holy God 

Any words I would have for this would only make it less.

There are also Owl City’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes, and 5th Of July, but they don’t really compare to this.

Favorite Book:

The End Of The Spear, by Steve Saint

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Again, what words do you have for this book? The true story of what happened after the killing of the five missionaries in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador by Waodani warriors is amazing. Not just because of the brave men who gave their lives for Christ, though very much so; but also because of how those same warriors turned to Christ, and how Steve Saint, whose father Nate Saint was among those killed, grew up loving the very same ones who killed his father. Only God could make that possible.

My words don’t do it justice, no matter what I say. If you can, go read this book- and be blessed because of its story.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Well, you see, the whole Bible is my favorite! It’s hard to just pick just one. But I will give out one for this month!

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Bible Bee has been a real blessing.

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Looking back over the month, it’s pretty surreal to think that just like that, the year is halfway over. Life is moving at a faster rate then we can register. So this month, let’s make the most of it.

Thanks for reading! Have a happy National Camera Day! (I think that’s a thing.)

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Dear You

Dear you,

Yes, you. The intense photographer, the writer, the blogger. The one who wants to take that picture, write that story, publish that post.

But you got family to spend time with. Or friends. Or both. So you try to bring your laptop or camera along, hoping some inspiration will come your way, anyway. And voila! Inspiration comes!

Or you find out that you left your memory card inside your laptop, you left your memory stick in your laptop, you left your laptop on your desk, and you left your desk in your room.

And it’s pretty much a loss. Why even bring your camera if you don’t have the memory card? Or your laptop if your document’s on a different memory stick? Or if there’s no internet?

Meanwhile, you got people waiting who want to connect with you, want to catch up with you, want to know how you’re doing.

Piece of advice. Don’t cry over leaving your important laptop/memory card/ internet/whatever home. (Yeah, I know it was spilled milk, but oh well.) Spend time with those who are important, people.

There will be another sunset to take a picture of, there will be another hour devoted to word sprinting, there will be time to put that post up. But you’re not gonna always have your family and friends around.

And when do you get to take that picture, write that story, publish that post, it will mean more because in doing, you didn’t shut people out. We tend to do that sometimes. It’s not a missed opportunity if you’re spending time with those you love. 

We draw inspiration from life, from those around us. Not if we tune them out. Remember that.

Sincerely,

Me

P.S. 4 days til Camp NaNo, my friends. 4 days! Start strong, and end strong. But remember who, and Who, is most important.

Also, if you’re wondering how I’m able to get so much posts in, this is scheduled. XD

 

 

Scribble Scrabble (And here I have no clue how many scribble scrabbles I have done; this whole blog is a Scribble Scrabble)

I believe I’ve just won the award for the longest title. XD Greetings everyone! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, and will have a lovely week. So without further ado, I present to you… Scribble Scrabble!

 

Ladies & gentlemen, we done hit 51 followers right here!

Just wanted to thank you all for 51 followers! 😀 I didn’t think so many people would be interested in peering at life through these lens, and all of you have proved me wrong. Thanks so much for dealing with this crazy uncoherent mess. XD

We have a very special guest right here.. Charles!!!

Who in the world is Charles??
Good question. If you remember, Charles was a good friend of mine. Charles is also..

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A cello!

Yep, we have a cello now, for rent for a little while. And yes, my sister and I named ‘im Charles. A good instrument should have a name, right?

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So far, Charles seems to be happy in his new temporary home. Not like I can ask him or anything..

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My sister has wanted to play the cello for a while now,  and got to rent one. And now you have been formally introduced to Charles.

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Random Photography That Has No Other Place Than In Scribble Scrabble.

In which you view photography that has no other place in this blog.

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These wittle little leaves look like succulents, but they’re just weeds growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. 🙂

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Julie and Tom, my bell pepper plants! Yes, I can name them if I want to, I’m growing them, aren’t I?? 😛 They’re doing pretty good!

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Some pictures of raindrops hitting the windows, because when it rains, it pours.

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Random pictures of a seagull and an airplane.

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A lovely sunset yesterday!

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Haha, if you see the irony in this picture, good for you.

June is almost over!!

Can you believe it, people? Almost half of the year is gone already! And next month is literally next week! Ahh! So much has happened in just a month: I got to fly, Starling’s HARPs is finished, we got the shock of our lives with.. a certain person. XD Life has certainly flown by, and already it’s gonna be July! Which means Canada Day up here and the 4th of July over there! To both countries, happy-early-day-that-you-became-a-country!!!

Yeah, but the start of July also means…. CAMP NANOWRIMO!!!!

If you’re in Camp, you know what I mean. If you’re not doing Camp, you must surely be wondering “nanowriwhat?

Basically, it’s a month long challenge to see how many words, pages, or hours you can write in a month. Anyway, here (quite literally, I should add) goes nothing!

And you can expect much ranting and worrying over my plot, friends, I’m already pulling out my hair in worry because of big plot holes. July will be a long month.

And now, a short photostory!

She grinned broadly. “It’s been a while since you came, dear.” The old woman sat in her rocking chair, blissfully enjoying the air on her front porch. “It’s not very often I get a visitor, you understand.”

 Her visitor didn’t intend to be a visitor, in fact. All Ann Kelly wanted was to drop off Mrs. Bellis’s glass dish and get out of there. But Mrs. Bellis had a way of making you stay, her pleasant chat, her smile despite the fact she could no longer see. 

“Uh, yeah, m’am.” Ann said politely, scanning her mind for a good excuse, any good excuse to leave. Would the old lady be hurt if she just walked out? Probably, Ann thought resignedly. Mrs. Bellis was unaware of her visitor’s thoughts about her. It was so, so long she had any company at all. 

“You know, you’re mighty quiet. Is there something wrong?” Mrs. Bellis asked. Ann groaned inside. It wasn’t so bad to hang around Mrs. Bellis, but it’s not like Ann didn’t have better things to do. Couldn’t really say that out loud, of course. 

“Ah, it’s nothing.” Ann said evasively. Mrs. Bellis reached out for Ann’s hand.

“I have just the thing to cheer you up, young lady!” she said gaily as she sprang up and walked into the house.

“Oh? Uh, Mrs. Bellis? Are you ok? Do you need help?” started Ann, slightly surprised at the ease at which the blind old lady nimbly moved throughout her house. 

“Quite fine, darling. I may be blind, but I can take care of myself!” Mrs. Bellis called out. Ouch, Ann thought to herself. Maybe Mrs. Bellis couldn’t see, but she was as fit as-

“Here it is, Ann!” Mrs. Bellis cried as she walked back out. 

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A fiddle. 

“Oh, cool!” Ann said, trying to muster up some excitement. Mrs. Bellis beamed. “I play it all the time,” she proudly informed Ann. 

“Wait, what? How?” How could a blind person play the violin?

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“I knew you would be surprised. Well, you watch and learn!” Mrs. Bellis declared with a gleam in her eye. Then, raising her bow, she jumped into a lively version of “Ole Dan Tucker”, very much to Ann’s amazement. Ann couldn’t believe that such skill could come from a blind person, of  all people.  Mrs. Bellis knew just where to put her fingers at just the right time, which was hard even for a person with two good eyes.

“Wow.” Ann said in sincere amazement when Mrs. Bellis had finished. “How in the world did you do that?” she asked. Mrs. Bellis sat back down and loosened her bow. “Oh, years and years of practice, child. plus these felt pieces of tape.” She rubbed her fingers over the neck of the violin. “I could see at one point, Ann. I was a very skilled fiddler back then. Even joined a band.” 

“You did not!” Ann said in  disbelief. 

“Did too. That’s even where I met my future husband!” Mrs. Bellis confided, then laughed at Ann’s shocked silence. “You’re surprised, I can tell.” The old lady set her chair to rocking. “Oh, I had tons of fun, Ann, back when I had eyes. When that car came crashing into ours, it was a very, very sad time.” Mrs. Bellis shuddered at the memory. “But that ain’t a thing to grieve over, and I just thank God for the memories and trust Him to make sure I don’t bump into anything!” 

The girls, one young and one very old, laughed heartily. And that, dear readers, was how Ann came to know the old lady known as Mrs. Bellis.

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Huh, that was longer than I figured. Well, if you made it this far, I must assume you read the story, and thus, thank you very much! *shakes hand*

As always, thanks for reading! And know that I’ll be weirder than usual once July hits.. blame Camp NaNo for that. Bye!

 

 

 

I’ve Been Tagged!

IHey everyone! Greetings and Salutations!

Your favorite, quirky amateur photographer has been tagged! By a lot of people. I’m really sorry I wasn’t able to do all of them in separate posts, but HARPs is finished so I can take my time with the tags.

I better start hustling, then.

First up we have The 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag, which the great Liz tagged me for.

 

RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks Liz!
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day, can be a super short post).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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The Wingfeather Saga

 

Hallelujah To The King of Kings!!

And I’ll just drop by and add another one that’s been on my mind for a while.

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Nominee’s:

Gracie

Emmie

Enni

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Gaby, over at quaint and darling, nominated me for the Aesthetic Tag.

Disclaimer: Just because the quotes are here doesn’t mean I support them, ok? Some things may sound good, but when you really think about it, it’s wrong or just fluff. So, please keep that in mind, kay? 🙂

The characters:

Tiana

Tiana ( The Princess & The Frog)

Black Widow

Black Widow (Marvel Avengers)

The Incredibles

The Incredibles (Pixar)

 

Voila! Le aesthetics! Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading! Man, that was short.

An Update

Hey y’all! How are you this lovely day?

I know I haven’t had much of a schedule, but then again, this is a random post from a random blog. Schedules are not too well followed here. As you well know, we received the shock of our lives yesterday and spent a good hour pretty shaken up, so we must try to recover! We must.. somehow.

Anyway, I think I have just the thing!

Which is.. yeah, just an update.

One of those updates is….

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After a long time of waiting, saving, researching, evaluating, and some more waiting, I got a DSLR!!!!!!

It’s a HUGE step up from our old point and shoot camera, and works beautifully! Come have a lookee at some of the pictures!!

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The DLSR I got was a Nikon, and for someone who loves photography but has zero knowledge of the terms and clinical sounding stuff, it’s so easy to use! I do confess though, that most of what I know to do is on ‘Guide Mode”.  I’m getting there!

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These were taken with the special effects on the DSLR. They’re so good I didn’t need to edit!

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I should probably explain the shell thingy. (That can’t be what it’s called!) I was given that on my trip to Texas, and apparently, it’s a real shell! It’s especially handy for carrying around gum and candy on the go. 😉

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Also really random thought, has anyone noticed how much time we spend online? I know, I’m one to talk, but we probably shouldn’t spend so much time on our screens as we do. Pinterest especially is a time killer! Useful, but still a time killer. We probably skip out on family, homework, and even sadly, our time with God, and that should not be.

Am I saying we should never use an electronic device again? Never log into WordPress? Never- gasp! – Check AIO wiki??

NO!!!! What if you’re an online student?!? Or a writer or run a business blog? You have to use the internet! Pay attention!

It’s about balance. If you’re spending too much time online, get offline.

I guess what I’m trying to say is: get of your screens and go spend time outside in the fresh air! I.E. REAL LIFE!!

Trust me, you’ll enjoy the change of scenery! Now, to write for Camp NaNo outside, that we should do too.

And if you find that you’re skipping out on reading God’s Word, you need to get back to His Word.

No questions.

Blog or no blog.

That should be your priority.

That should be my priority. God must come first before anything else, especially before the internet. Because really? You won’t die if there is no internet.  😉

Rant’s done!

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Since this is a Scribble Scrabble, I guess it would be alright to do a tag or two.  Brad nominated me for the Favorite Childhood Movies Tag. This should be interesting.

My Favorite Childhood Movies (in no particular order)

#1 – How To Train Your Dragon

I love this series a LOT! This is one of the few instances where I truly believe that the movie is better than the book. Come on, Vikings, dragons, adventure, inventions?! Are you not excited yet?

Also, if you know what I’m talking about, spoilers for the third movie: apparently there is a white Night Fury, the bad guy from the second movie is coming back, and Hiccup gets dramatically older. I can’t wait for this!

#2 – To Kill A Mockingbird

Ok, this is another of those rare instances where the movie almost equaled the book. I first watched it when I was.. 8? and I still watch it now. It’s a hard hitting movie that makes you stop and think- and so it should.

 

#3 – The Chronicles Of Narnia

No surprise here. I love Narnia! When I was little, one of the things we’d do on Friday nights was watch Narnia. We’d boo whenever Edmund came on (before he turned good, of course), cheer for Aslan, and just full on hated the White Witch. I remember wanting to be Lucy at one point. Needless to say Eustace was pitiful when we first met him.

#4 – Brave

This is definitely in my list of favorite movies. While I don’t agree that we should find out our fate (or whatever it was) or try to change fate by *coughs forcefully* witches, I do love the adventure, plot, the parent- and- child- coming- to- listen- to -each- other arc, and the fact that Merida can scale a mountain, go fishing, fight a bear, and win an archery tournament in a dress.  Goals! Plus, Scotland got on my list of places to see.

#5 – Sound Of Music

Hands down, one of the best movies and one of my most favorite childhood movies. I could sing to almost  every song in there. This was one of the best originals, and go watch it. That’s all I have to say.

 

And here I tag….. ugh.. the names don’t come to mind, I’m afraid. You’re welcome to do the tag if you want to!

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NEWS!!

From around the blogsphere:

-The lovely gals known as Allison, Megan, K.A, and Clara are holding The Summer Bored Games, daily challenges to make sure you will not get bored this summer! Go check it out!

– And if you want to do daring things from July to September, then please head over to Lil Miss Country, where Charlie is holding a special games as well, The Thrill Games!

– This may be the last but it’s in no way the least! Ariana from Ariana’s Flying Life has got up a contest with Christina, Liz, and Rhiana playfully dubbed R.A.T.C. What does it mean? Do you have a clue? Go check it out and take a look through!

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I could go on, but this show gotta end sometime! Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at life through these (updated) lens!

Thanks for reading!

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After A Long And Most Interesting Week, Yours Truly Is Back!

Hey y’all! Greetings and salutations! I have returned! *blows trumpets and beats drums at the same time* Missed me? 🙂 The past days of my hiatus were filled with, well, stuff to do, so if you’re interested, keep reading!

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Where do I start?

The early days of the week were all on my novel prep. If you didn’t know, writing is something I would like  to do professionally… one day… someday. And camp NaNo in July is something I really, really am looking forward to. That being said, I underestimated the amount of work one has to put into writing a novel, and well— I crammed. Rebekah’s post here really helped, and a lot of copying and pasting was done. And a lot of chocolate was consumed. And late nights spent. And some ranting about characters happened. Yes, good times.

I really enjoyed all the novel planning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but Saturday was the best day of the week.

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The weekend,  especially Saturday, was probably the busiest days of the entire year so far, because I and my family got to fly out and see family.  It was hectic. Whatever you do, don’t fly to a place one day and leave the next! The view was beautiful, though.

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It was a little cloudy, but as the flight progressed, the sky turned a brilliant blue.

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Moral of the story: Try to get a window seat when flying!

Anyway, the reason why Saturday meant so much to me was because I got to see pretty much all of my family.

The thing about my family is that we are scattered on the face of the earth. Well, kinda. It’s not easy to see each other often, and any chance we get is one to take.

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I think that it was all worth it. I got to hold my cousins’ adorable babies, catch up with even more cousins (one of whom said blogging was boring, hmph! This is also the cousin I argue with a lot, so not much surprise there), talk with my uncles and aunts, and even use my cousin’s DSLR!! It was the best camera I ever held!

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Anyway, the other thing about my family is that we’re so close, yet so far away. Family is where I’m home. Where I can laugh. Who I pray for and who prays for me. And I am so grateful to God for giving me: uncles who will beg me to visit them, aunts who will ask how I’m doing, cousins who will say goodnight for the upteenth time and make lame jokes and compare height differences, but also pray with and for me, a sister who will make me straighten up, brothers to tease, parents who care and provide, and the stories and legacy of my grandparents. This is my family, and this is what Saturday was for me. Besides staying up late, checking in, flying, landing, driving, and donuts, of course. Don’t ask about the donuts.

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Aw no! This was a picture of horses, but I couldn’t keep up with the car! *sniff sniff*

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Ah! Chikfila! That was a highlight of the 5 hour long drive from the airport, for sure. But no, that’s not the sweet tea. Ugh, too sweet.

So, that was my week in a nutshell, and while I wish I could’ve spent more time with my family, I am glad to be back, and ready to write and study and eat ice cream! (boy, that was random.)   I haven’t forgotten the great bloggers who tagged me! I’ll be sure to finish some of the tags. Soon.

Well, now, the time has come for me to bid adieu, because we have some summer cleaning to do. Thanks for reading!

 

 

Scrolling Through The Pictures + A Goodbye.

Hey y’all! Happy Sunday! Greeting and salutations! I hope you’re all well.

As a farewell, because I’ll not be posting for the rest of the week (unless I have a brilliant idea) I have gotten my pictures for you and I’ll be saying adieu. This shall pretty much have me wander through various topics of discussion, so as an automatic warning, brace yourself!

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“We were picking out notes and learning the parts
To different radios we were singing along
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And now til next week, this probably shall be my last post because of school, life, and some NaNo preparation. I’ll still read all your latest posts and comment!

And now the collective sigh of relief at the fact that my random self shall not clutter your Reader with my posts should be going up anytime now. Yes, you can breathe and relax, knowing that I won’t be around to make you scroll through dozens of pictures of books or skies or flowers- you know the rest.

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But if you find that you miss the randomness of reading about life through these lens, rest assured: I shall return! With more pictures of actually interesting things, more stories, and more slightly fascinating things! So stop by once in a while, will ya?

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For some reason I thought this was interesting. I turned my camera upside down and came up with this…. very strange picture. 

 

Starling nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award, so I shall do that as part of my goodbye post! Thanks, Starling!

 

The Awesome Blogger award was originally created by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala. This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

Questions:

1) How long have you been blogging for? (feel free to be specific right down to the minutes and seconds if you like! XD)

I’ve been blogging since February, so almost 4 months!

 

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2) What are some of your favourite YouTube Channels?

Um.. I like AndrewPetersonVEVO, Adventures In Editing, and some more that I forgot the name of. XD

 

 

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3) What time is it now?

8:38 PM.

 

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4) Cats or dogs?

Dogs!

 

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5) Who was your most recent follower?

Um… *checks stats* Emily, at Em In The Sun. Go check out her blog!

 

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6) How many blogs are you currently following?

8, but I check a lot of blogs frequently!

 

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7) What is one thing you MUST do everyday? (besides eating, drinking, bathing, etc.)

 

Read my Bible. That’s important to me. 

 

 

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8) What makes you unique?

A lot of things! *grins cheekily*

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WHAT IS THIS BRIGHT LIGHT??

9) How often do you floss?

Uh, when I remember? That works, right?

 

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10) What is your favourite subject?

I have more than one favorite! Science, history, and grammar (cause of all the writing projects.)

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And… sadly… I have no nominations… *sobs* but, if you want to do this tag, go right ahead! And you can answer the questions I answered.

Yes, I’m being rather lazy today… XD I hope you enjoyed reading all those answers!

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News! News! New News!

Lydia is holding a writing contest after how well her photography contest went! Go check it out!

And if you would like to win scrapbook paper and washi tape, Hannah is holding a great giveaway in celebration of 400 followers!

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This post is dedicated to my great family, who rallied together to help me mash a whole bag’s worth of potatoes, and to my sister, who stayed to the end and cheered me up when I wanted to drop from tiredness. I love you all so much!

Today is my last day to post for HARPs, Starling’s competitive and fun contest! Thanks, Starling, I’ve had a blast trying to earn points! I’m going to miss the competition, but I’m glad that I was able to join!

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The Last Points Calculator

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest) -3 points
  2.  (2 points per photo) – 16(2)= 32 points
  3. Completing Little Challenges (2 points) – 4(2)= 8
  4. 43 points!

I hope you’ve had a great Sunday, and will have a great week! Thanks for reading!

Scribble Scrabble The.. 5th? (I have lost count)

Dedicated to Charles, my good friend. 

Greetings and salutations, people! A very merry Friday to all! It’s time for another Scribble Scrabble, in which I do a lot of random things, take a look back, and get tagged. Lots of fun stuff.

Random Thing 1! Beautiful Sunsets

Over the week, I got to take pictures of various gorgeous sunsets. They were all beautiful. You never know the things you’ll see if you just look out your window. That being said, go get off your device and go look out your window! Even better, go outside!!! What is the fresh air for if not to be enjoyed?

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One of my favorite pictures!

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Random Thing 2!

I know I have bored you all to death with endless pictures of my bell pepper plants, but you’ll have to deal with it again, because they grew! My preciouses!!! I need names for them, so please let me know in the comments, ok?

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Anyway, enough of plants..

Random Thing 3! More sky!

So we went for a drive, and I came home with some pictures! Hee hee, it’s pretty automatic that I’ll take at least one picture. We also got a pretty cool thing that I will tell y’all about in another post. XD I’ll let you know, it’s big and so cool!!

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The Domino’s sign of a delivery car. They sure make good pizza.

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Random Thing 4! Lydia is holding a writing contest!

The lovely Lydia, who held the photography contest known by the original name of MOOP, invites all bloggers and writers to join her new contest, known as ITWC. What is this strange acronymated contest?

Go check it out for yourself!

I’d love to join, but the challenge known as Camp NaNo is coming, and I’ve been planning to join that since April. I’m looking forward to it!! In April I was pretty casual with my first story, figuring out the characters as I wrote them in. Which has fun, but I ended up with a mystery that I’m too afraid to write! 😛 So now, I’m doing serious character charts and world building and all that writing stuff (very accurate phrase!) and premise thingys. I think I’m prepared?

Random Thing 5! I got tagged!!

Yep, yours truly got tagged by a lot of people, so I better start getting them all down. One of the tags I was tagged for was the Liebtster Award,  by Clara! Go check her blog out! It’s great!

Ask a family member to describe you in 3 words. What did they say?

Crazy, smart, and short. All of which my brother said I was.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

To be really honest, I don’t know what’ll happen in 10 months, let alone 10 years! I look forward to seeing what God wants me to do for Him. Um, maybe working, getting a DSLR, and hearing the next albums of AIO. I don’t know! Oh, and serving at church.  I’d love to road trip through all of Canada and the US, but I have no way of knowing if it will be in the next 10 years. 

Can you whistle, snap your fingers, and go cross-eyed all at the same time?

Um, let’s see. I can whistle and snap my fingers at the same time, but not go cross-eyed. How’s does one do that, anyway?

What is an irrational fear that you have?

The dark. I can’t help it, the dark is kinda, very creepy. But I only get scared of the dark when I’m thinking of or up mystery stories. XD

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it?

A girl I take care of at church couldn’t say my name right, and it ended up being Jonah. Yes, Jonah.

Favorite band and favorite song by that band?

Does Andrew Peterson’s band count? Cause that’s my favorite. And I have a lot of favorite songs! His Heart Beats, World Traveler, and Is He Worthy.

Sunny or rainy days? Why?

Both! Sunny, because of sun, and rainy because of the rain. 😛

What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever visited?

Um…I don’t know.. the mall?

Favorite smell?

Apple pie, fried chicken, and a bunch of flowers.

Without looking it up, can you pronounce “Worcestershire” correctly?

Nope. Nuff said.

Do you play any instruments? If not, what instrument would you like to learn?

Yes! The violin, piano, and guitar. Still need lots of practice though.

11 Random Facts-

I like the color blue

I love reading Romans

my first pair of glasses were crushed by a Bible commentary

I once won a contest but got disqualified because I was from Canada

it’s cloudy today

I once hit a bullseye at camp

Also love camping

I joined a writing challenge 3 days before it ended

And pickles are a good snack

No nominees this time, but feel free to do this tag if you want! I tagged you!

And to the good bloggers who tagged me: I haven’t forgotten your nominations! I’ll do your tags for sure!

 

Random Thing 6! Scribble Scrabble presents… A Look Back!

I  like to wander, and I like road trips. I like to take pictures of road trips on road trips. These were from returning home after watching the great eclipse in South Carolina. Enjoy! (Yes, I took all these pictures, in case you were wondering.)

“Well, soon enough I had my way
I saw the world the Lord has made
Mostly from the interstate..” (Andrew Peterson, World Traveler)

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Passin’ through a small town.

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Random Thing 7!

Oh yes! The announcement! I have an announcement! *clears throat* *drumroll*

  THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS………

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Hee hee….. um… actually..

I’m not. XD I’m just being mean and wanted to make you all sad. I am not going on hiatus, but I will be gone all day next Saturday and Sunday and most likely for the rest of my life. *sobs dramatically* I won’t leave y’all forever! Well, I might, but… anyway, so now you know that I will be gone next Saturday. Where will I go?

You can guess!!

And fine folks, that’s all of Scribble Scrabble! So glad you could stop by!

This also happened to be a post for Starling’s Happy And Random Posts Contest. My team is up against some really good bloggers, whom I am happy to compete against!

So..

And point system…

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest)- 3 points
  2.  (2 points per photo)- 30(2)= 60 points
  3. Completing Little Challenges (2 points)- 4(2)= 8 points
  4. 71 points! Hope that helps boost us to victory somewhat!

 

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

An Excursion Through Old Pictures + What you could call something of an update on life

Hey y’all. Greetings and salutations!

It still surprises me how fast the year has gone already. It seems like January was really yesterday, and already the time’s gone and it’s summer.

I was on a wander through old pictures on here (that I conveniently haven’t put up for HARPs, hee hee- or have I?) and thought that you might be interested in looking through- if you haven’t already, that is.

So, without further ado…

 

The Year So Far

January in a nutshell: Slowly getting used to the new year; snow (new year in Canada= automatic one big snowfall in the month); and a giant super moon that was definitely worth getting up at 4 to watch.

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 February in a nutshell: I first started blogging, I got interested in photography; my church had a dinner, and it snowed a lot. 

Boy, that was short.

 

 

 

 

March in a nutshell: My sister flying home unexpectedly for spring break; Swiss Chalet; snow; maple syrup; old Victorian Houses, and flowers that sadly died. I also writing up the crazy stories in my head, and still have to write ending for them!

I also really enjoyed listening to Andrew Peterson’s Is He Worthy. Go and give it a listen!

“Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?
He is!” – (Andrew Peterson, Is He Worthy)

 

 

 

April in a nutshell- school, school, more school, oh and don’t forget school! I got into Camp NaNo, started writing seriously, and word sprinted with Rebekah! I started designing pins, it snowed (again) just when I was planting my bell peppers, some more snow, and school. The fiercest wind blew, it snowed, and I made my blog button.

 

 

 

May in a nutshell- The torture known as spring cleaning was inflicted on me. For weeks my room was full of bags full of old stuff to give away. My sister came home for summer, the sun was shining, our air conditioning died, we saw the cherry blossoms,  and with the help of a friend I tackled a big history paper I should’ve done but kinda put off… Anyway, I handed it in on time! (3 extensions, but still, on time!) Also, I fiddled with featured images (which didn’t last long, but they were nice while it lasted!)

 

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June in a nutshell- I have no idea exactly just what this month will bring! The month has only really started, and I look forward to what is coming ahead. So far, I took a LOT of flower pictures, caught up in Grammar, and joined National Bible Bee. I am really looking forward to that! For sure, you’ll be getting a closer look at life through these lens.. as soon as I get my homework finished.

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Dedicated to my big brother, who helped me wash the dishes. Love ya!

Oh, and Starling? In case you’re wondering I got… *calculates quickly*

(3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest) 3 points

(2 points per photo) 60(2) 120 points

Completing Little Challenges (2 points) 4(2) 8 points

…… 131 points.

 Thanks for reading, and I hope y’all have a great day as this month flies by!

A Very,Very,Very,Very Long Photoshoot Of Flowers, And Other Things. (Did I mention it’s very long?)

Hey everyone! Greetings and salutations! I hope you’re all having a great day, and that you’re really comfortable, ’cause this is going to be a long stretch.

Over the weekend, I took some (i.e. A LOT) of flower pictures, and I thought that maybe you’d want to see them! Be forewarned: this is a lot. As in 100+ pictures.

Oh, and this post is dedicated to the people who even read this. It’s very long!!!

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Last Friday we went to a friend’s house for Bible study, and the traffic took a while.

“I dare you to move,
I dare you to move”- (Dare You To Move, Switchfoot) <— everyone stuck in traffic

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A very… excited balloon thingy.

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Got to take some interesting pictures of the sun’s rays hitting the window. Is it called solar flare?

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A sparrow right before takeoff.

Coffee! Or in my case, hot chocolate. 🙂

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After probably an hour or so of driving in the traffic, we made it there. There was a lot of flowers there, and I just got out my camera and began to wander around the garden. (I can’t help it! It’s an automatic reflex thing.)

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A nice mini waterfall.

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There were a lot of neat flowers there.. as well as some mean bugs.

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I think the majority of pictures there were pansies, although there were a few that I didn’t know the name of.

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Some blurry-ness that I thought was interesting.

In the garden there was an old tree on which grew a big ole’ mushroom. I wonder how it would taste if it was edible?

IMG_2770          A cool mushroom growing off an old tree!

 

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I also had a nice little impromptu photoshoot with a little roly-poly.

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A littlw wittle roly poly bug.

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(NO HARM WAS DONE TO THE ROLY-POLY.)

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These leaves are of several tomato plants that were growing there, I think.

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And these are of more pansies.

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Not these, though. These are of trees.

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Another mushroom.

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Why was this blurry???

I did a poor attempt at getting some pictures of silhouettes as well.

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And there was a swarm of ants on the ground too.

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I’m pretty irked at how so many of these ended up being blurry!

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I don’t know if you can see it, but there’s a spider web between the pots’ sides. And a little spider on the web!

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I got some pictures of tomato plant pictures, if they were tomato plants…

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If you look carefully at the pictures of just dirt, you can see a few worms and other roly-polies here and there.

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I got some pictures inside the house as well.

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Can y’all see the focus I was going for here?

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I took some pictures of the really cool window inside, that was kinda like the sunroof of a car, except on a house. It would awesome if there was a floor and a rope ladder, and it turned into a tiny little attic room. I can dream, can’t I?

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The house we visited had this cool window, I would’ve liked to crawl out of.

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Then, late at night, there were some twinkle lights plugged in. What’s it called when you have blurry pictures? Bokeh?

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The little wittle waterfall at night.
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Some blurry lights.
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Some clear lights.
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Some blurry lights again.
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Waterfall at night.
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Blurry.
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Clear!
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A blue blur.
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And another blue blur.

That was rather lengthy, wasn’t it? There’s some more, but we’re almost done!  Today I got to take some pictures of even more flowers, please forgive me. 0F88AA7B-31AA-49F9-993F-9FD9C6024DA9E524AFE7-CA07-47D2-9E64-412CC02F23A5

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Thanks to my brother for holding the flower out for me!

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Aw, poor tree, afflicted with some orange.. is that some type of tree disease?

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Wow! That was really long!

If you’re one of the few who looked at each and every single picture, you, my friend, have determination!

Oh, and one of many reasons why this was so long was for Starling’s Happy And Random Posts Contest. We’re in the final round, so everything counts. (Yes, I am owning Free Topic. XD)

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And point system…

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest)- 3 points
  2.  (2 points per photo)- 160(2)= 320 points
  3. (2 points)- 4(2)= 8 points
  4. Total: 331 points!

 

Thank you all so very much for reading this really long post!