{First Taste of Autumn}

October 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

We had simply marvelous weather over the weekend and just had to take advantage of it! What’s the best thing to do in 60-degree weather? Hike, of course! I didn’t get pictures of the treacherous part of the hike; too much concentration was being used not to slip off of fallen logs and into murky, swampy water! We had a fun- if not short- 12  miles. Enjoy! 🙂

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My sister and BIL carved these last year. 🙂

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Homework- English Comp. Journal Entry- 1 {08.29.2014}

August 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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In response to Clive Thompson’s article “The New Literacy.”

Journal Prompt: Has your time spent on social media helped or hindered your writing ability?

My response:

“Between blogging, instagramming, and tweeting, social media plays a big role in my written communication.  I definitely think that time spent writing online, particularly blogging and tweeting, has made a positive impact on my writing skills.

While blogging has motivated me to express complex feelings and ideas to my followers, tweeting has challenged me to clearly get an idea across in 130 characters or less.  Both have noticeably improved my diction.

Knowing who my audience is can definitely affect the style and tone of my writing.  I write to effect an intimate feeling of friendship and connection with my readers on my blog, while on Twitter, I invent ways to shoot out sarcastic, humorous, and relatable monologue condensed into one or two sentences.

If I did not have any social media, I would most likely only write for school assignments.  Because of this, I concur with Thompson’s claims that my time and involvement spent writing online have improved my writing ability.”

 

 

{Wisdom}

August 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

“I have not learned wisdom,
Nor have I the knowledge of the Holy One.

Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
Surely you know!

Every word of God proves true;
He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”

Proverbs 30:3-5

{Change}

May 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

Ranging from wanting to dread my hair to wanting to dye it lavender,  I’ve been craving a change lately. My parents weren’t too keen on purple-tinted hair or dreadlocks, and while I completely agreed with their wise reasoning, I still wanted to do something different! I’ve been growing out my hair (it was styled in a bob!) for a few years now, and while I love my long hair, I have been rather ennui about it for the past few months.

I decided to give myself some blunt bangs! I was nervous to cut them myself, but with the bolstering encouragement from a friend, I did it. I rather like them!

I still think I want to get it shaped up/layered a bit, but I’m going to leave that to a proffesional. 😀

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What do you think? My hair wasn’t washed/styled in the bottom right pic… 😛 and for my wavy hair, that results in major frizz, haha! #ohwell

 

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{Summer 2013} Part 2

February 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m pretty sure contentment is a virtue. So to that I say- I’m trying very hard to be content (And even joyful!) this winter. Still, it’s not wrong to reminisce over summer, right? 😉

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{Growing Up}

January 30, 2014 § 5 Comments

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(I wish I would have gotten a picture of a slice…)

To the future.

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{Summer 2013} 11.12.13

November 13, 2013 § 4 Comments

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In the wake of countless pumpkin recipes, pictures of sweater-clad pretties cradling a steamy mug of tea in their hands, leaves trying to change colors (for the most part, they’re going from green to brown… live oaks, pine trees, and magnolias are rather boring when it comes to fall, which is sad), and most of all, the seemingly IN MY FACE UNTIL I BUY THEM riding boots,

I’m feeling a bit melancholy. (And really, the boot thing is kind of ridiculous this year. Maybe it’s because I’m more aware of fashion {Thank you Pinterest}, but the trend seems almost cultish this year. I’m resisting, mostly because I’m poor, but also because I’m poor.)

The melancholy is mostly not about boots. It’s about summer.

I usually dread the long steamy muggy mosquito-y sweaty April-through-November (Yeah, it was in the seventies today. The chilly air is hit and miss this month.) hot summer days,

but this year

I enjoyed it.

Perhaps it was because I had a fun bike riding partner

or because I was able to travel a bit

or maybe I just focused on enjoying the moment more.

All I know is, I’m kind of missing it. It could be the fact that I’m being faced with real life things like “Are you going to college?” and “Will you take the ACT again?” “You’re becoming a nuclear physicist-brain surgeon-paleontologist, right?”  and heavy schoolwork and responsibility and self improvement.

I suppose I just miss living more simply, more carefree.

No tight schedules or have-to-get-this-done or very much stress.

I have to try to act like a grown up.

Which, humorously, I spent most of my early young adult years (if 10-now is considered a young adult…) trying so desperately to be.

Like, can I just be four again?

 

I’d totally cash in all those naps I refused.

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{Early Autumn Recap}

November 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

I had a great post, but my computer decided to have a diva fit. ( No comment. EXCEPT THAT COMPUTERS SHOULDN’T HAVE DIVA FITS.)

Here are some pictures I’ve taken this fall instead.

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This guy is a little bent out of shape…

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Fall flowers are my favorite.

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I’ve always wondered what kind of plant/bush/tree this was. we have so many around my house, and they smell really nice.

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Why hello, Mr. Mushroom!

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My unique leaf of kale…

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The Harvest Moon we had last month.

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This wagon and leaf pile looked so photogenic, I couldn’t resist snapping a quick photo of it.

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This is an Inspiring Post. {all things floral}

August 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

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A flower – shrivelled, bare of fragrance,

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Forgotten on a page – I see,

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And instantly my soul awakens,

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When did it bloom? the last spring? earlier? How long?

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Where was it plucked? By whom?

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By foreign hands? or by familiar?

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And why put here, as in a tomb?

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To mark a tender meeting by it?

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A parting with a precious one?

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Or just a walk, alone and quiet,

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In forests’ shade? in meadows’ sun?

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Is she alive? Is he still with her?

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Where is their haven at this hour?

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Or did they both already wither,

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Like this unfathomable flower?

{The Flower – Alexander Pushkin}

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