A Response To A Hard Prompt.

It’s a well known (okay not but pfft, we can ignore that) fact that I am a competitive person.

Very.

Really.

So when Megan gave us category two, which was a myriad of different things we need to take a picture of, I wanted to get as much as I could.

And here it is. Everything except celebrate is in here.
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Ahem. With that aside, I can conclude this post! 😀

Also, if you could kindly comment your favorite Christmas carol down below I’d appreciate the requests for me to botch up on moi fiddle!

Seeya.

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Gotcha There, Didn’t I? ;) Another Edition Of Scribble Scrabble

If you were thinking the last post was all I was going to do, then you, my friend have been sorely terribly horribly very mistaken! *chuckles evilly* XD

 

Anyway, at the time of writing, it’s Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoons are good for naps, and rest, and enjoying the sunlight. And replotting, rewriting, and deleting old drafts. And planning of the future days, weeks, down to the miniscule hours if you’re that picky. (It never goes the way we’d planned, but hey, one can dream!) Rest is very good to dull and weary and tired bones, dontcha think?

 

So, without further ado.. the next edition of Scribble Scrabble!

(I really don’t know why I give these random posts so much fanfare, but oh well.)

 

Thing 1! An Enjoyable Afternoon On The Front Porch

There’s nothing like staring in the clouds, not having a care in the world, enjoying the fresh air, the birds up ahead, the sun on your face.

Except when you have to go inside cause it’s too hot, but while it lasts, enjoy!

Except I didn’t take pictures of the sky, the clouds, or the sun. I did take pictures of..

Old bikes. *grins sheepishly* I miss riding on a bike, going nowhere. It’s just really relaxing, y’know? Anyhoo, I got to skim through a good book and devour frozen blueberries, so we’re all good.
Thing 2! Donuts
 Thing 3! A Drive Down The Road
   Well, isn’t this random.
   It is. It’s a random topic from a random post from a random blog from a random person. Hopefully you’re into random things.
 And this random is  trio of pictures on a drive. Enjoy.
Thing 4! The Inevitable Future Of The Inevitability Of School And The Future In General
  It’s August. We only have 25 more days of it. And after that, the dreaded thing called school will come on full force. And work. From now on everything must be taken in account of homework, schedules, and whether or not we have an ample amount of caffeine.
(Unless y’alls are starting already, or are about to, then more power to ya!)
This was my attempt at planning for the inevitable future. A rather poor attempt, if I’m honest with myself. Mostly because I never follow my schedule. 😛 But I have to. This time. Or at least die trying. It’s a noble cause, right?
 I guess I’m reluctant to leave the summer behind. Even if my summer was mostly spent behind a screen.
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   There have been so much amazing things going on, and I want to hold on to it. But on the other hand I can’t wait to see what will happen in the future. Different grade, new things, new courses. It hasn’t all been easy- school and life right now are a wonderful combination of stress. But I’m still looking forward to it.
 You’d be excited too if you saw all these stories pop up. *shushes you*
 Is that it?
 Yes, that’s it.
 I think that’s it.
 In the words of Somebody, “that’s all I have to say.”
 Now, if you’ll excuse me, I needs must go and work on brainwashing a character. Be seeing you!

 

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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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!