Wednesday, June 29, 2011

favorite photo from june

Not a really easy theme for this week’s Little Somethings challenge… but a good opportunity to whet your appetites (again) with a picture from yesterday’s “red shoes” photo shoot. Full post coming next week. :)

Difficult decision, but I think this really is my favorite. :) I'd love to know which June picture you like best!

 One more to link up with Black and White Wednesday. :)

Monday, June 27, 2011


I honestly had to look that word up when I decided to enter this week’s “I heart faces” challenge. I had an idea of the meaning, but wasn’t totally, concretely sure if I had it right. I think I had it about half right.


   [hwim-zee, wim-] –noun, plural -sies.
1. capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression.
2. an odd or fanciful notion.
3. anything odd or fanciful; a product of playful or capricious fancy.
So, going from definition #1, here’s my picture for this theme:
(more to come, hopefully :))
Do you think that fits?

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I don’t know about you… but this poem convicted me. I’m an ambitious person by nature, which is fine in and of itself. But when “ambition” for bigger things becomes a mask for discontentment, it’s no longer a good quality; it’s a disobedience to God. How many times have I disdained serving my family and community, yet aspired toward doing big projects in far-off places?

The painful truth is that if I am not content here and now, I will not be content there and then.

I hope someday that these verses will apply to me as well as they applied to Paul.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

here kitty, kitty, kitty

Sometimes I get a little worried that I bore you all to tears with my incessant references to my cats. I adore cats, so I can’t really understand how that could possibly be, but if it is feel free to say so. I have to warn you that the cat stories most likely won’t end either way…

Oscar is the king of the household, as always. He makes himself useful on the mouse battlefront periodically, but not in the capacity that Lenny used to. He looks pretty impressive though, eh?

His main fault is that he prefers to play with his prey rather than just kill it and eat it. So sometimes his mice end up getting away.

Lizzy has been very busy with her three children, but they’re getting bigger and her main concerns now are keeping track of them and teaching them how to hunt. The latter can get a bit rough!

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Jane, in the meantime, disdains Lizzy’s domestic pursuits and instead has become the epitome of the independent huntress. Like Lenny used to, she’s constantly exploring, hunting, climbing, and getting into scrapes. One of her latest ventures has been leaping from the peach tree up onto the roof… and not being able to get back down.

She looks like a mini-bobcat—only she has a very long tail!

As for the Three Little Kittens, they had their first trip outdoors today! I think they found it a little overwhelming, but someone always came to the rescue when necessary.


(linking the above photo to this week’s Little Somethings photo challenge)





(linking the above up to Black and White Wednesday)
They are soooooo cute!! Happy Most Wonderful Day of the Year… er, First Day of Summer. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011



Forever is a long, long, long time. Isn’t it funny how we can’t imagine eternity—endlessness—and yet neither can we imagine ending and being nonexistent? Or, at least, I can’t. I can’t imagine being completely senseless to the universe, but I can’t imagine living forever and ever either.

I’m sure glad God can. And I’m so glad God loves me enough to want to share His eternity with me! Does it ever hit you how utterly unfathomable that love is? His Son died on the cross for my sin. That’s like… me giving my life for the ants in an anthill just because I love them that much.


Excuse me while I work through this massive brain-glitch shutdown.

All I can say is … how great is our God!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

la mariposa



I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly!  Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
~William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”

My British Literature class went over some of Wordsworth’s poetry this spring. We didn’t get to read this poem, but like the ones we did read, it’s meditative and beautiful. If you like melancholy poetry (or melancholy anything), you should read Wordsworth’s “We are Seven.”

Anyway, enough about school. Summer vacation began at noon yesterday!


For the record, I’m not usually a big fan of photos left completely out of focus, but I experimented with the butterfly and I think it adds an ethereal air to this picture. Feedback would be appreciated. :)





“Long live the butterflies.”
  (<< from In the Time of the Butterflies, which we watched as a cultural study of the Dominican Republic in my Spanish class. Very, very sad movie, and even sadder for being true. But how did I get back on the topic of school?!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

snow on the mountain


Not literally… although Mt. Adams does have an above-average quantity of snow right now for this time of year. What I really mean is these teeny white flowers, which go by the name “snow on the mountain.”


Linking the above photo to this week’s Little Somethings photo challenge. The theme is macro. :)


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