Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow Ball Fight!

Well they're calling for snow around here. And not just any snow either but a nice 4 or maybe even 8 inch snow (which is like amazing out here).

But I'm not going to get my hopes up too high. Even if it does snow it most likely won't be 4 to 8 inches. You never know though. That snow in December was unusual so why shouldn't we have another unusual snow this winter? Maybe the weather's changing around here. Global cooling?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Aaron Copland Quote

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." - Aaron Copland

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Never Run Out of Reasons to Love My Country

"Aren’t we the people who brought the world the light bulb, the car, the telephone, the movie, the assembly line, the artificial heart, the computer, bifocals, the sewing machine, the refrigerator, the internet, air conditioner, safety pins, the television, cash registers, crayons, power tools, the oil well, the water tower, the popsicle, blue jeans, the elevator, the repeating rifle, the laser, polio vaccine, microwave ovens, the copy machine, fiber optics, cotton candy, and scones?"

-Glenn Beck

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hungry Now?

(Via Susannah Conway)

If I Could Do Anything Today ...

I'd visit a home library with shelves filled with good books.

I'd swing for hours on a tree swing.

I'd write lots of letters (not e-mails) to friends.

I'd go for a walk on a scenic path.

I'd go play around on my antique typewriter in my room.

I'd experiment with some of the makeup I got for Christmas.

Or I'd find an old abandon tree house to fix up like in that movie Bridge to Terabithia.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Beautiful Andes

After watching Only Angles Have Wings (set in the Andes) the other day, I was inspired to look up "Andes mountains" on Bing Images. This is some of what I found. Stunning, isn't it?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Something to Look Forward To

In the spring I think I want to start gardening again. I was really into it for a while when I was little but like so many other things that I did when I was a little kid, it faded. Of course it probably didn't help that when I started doing it I started with a very large space to take care of instead of a nice small area like I should have. One of the main reasons I stopped was because it got too hard.

I remember having fun when I did it though. And that's one of the reasons I want to do it again. I think I need something fun. Also I'd like to make our yard a little more cheery. And I think that as I've said before, gardening is really a science lesson on it's own. Botany and zoology and especially zoology if you put a lot of bird houses, feeders and baths around as well as toad houses (to learn more about these check this and this out) or if you want to lean more towards insects there are plenty of plants that attract all kinds butterflies and beetles.

But anyway, I need a good hobby and I think this just might be the perfect one. I'll take over a nice patch of ground in our yard and see how I do.

I could try and go for the whole Colonial Williamsburg thing. I can go over there for some inspiration and ideas and see where it brings me. Okay, no doubt that's way too hard. Still though it's fun to dream about.

What I want to start with is something simple. If I had though about this in fall I would have planted some daffodil (my favorites!), tulip and bluebell bulbs. Now it's too late to plant them. But maybe I can get some per-grown ones.

Anyway, check out these inspirational garden photos. They're fuel for extreme daydreaming.

Don't you wish you could have some of that in your yard? I know I do.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

My Corner of the World in December

It's that time again! Time for me to share some of my favorite photos of the outdoors I took in the previous month. Man, I love doing this.

By the way, this isn't including any of the snow photos because I already posted all my favorites of those. These are just photos I took of other stuff this month.