My February 2019 In Photos

This little dog stayed at my grandma’s for a short time. If you read January’s post, you probably saw Blackie. Someone abandoned her at my grandma’s, and she took her in. This little dog obviously belonged to someone, unlike Blackie. She came around a lot for a couple of weeks and then left. He was adorable! โค

Mom’s daffodils started blooming and I had too much fun photographing them.

She has different colors! ๐Ÿ˜€

Side view. Some not even opened yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

She has SO MANY. ๐Ÿ˜€

Close up of the inside of the flower!

Mom made a giant heart sugar cookie for Valentine’s day. It was amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

Mom’s peach tree bloomed! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s now covered in peaches.

My grandma’s lake at dusk. ๐Ÿ˜€

Looking up into the trees around our house. ๐Ÿ™‚

Laptop batteries! The one on top is my old one. The one on the bottom is the new one, which is now in the laptop I’m using to type this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ My old one didn’t hold a charge anymore, so my parents bought me this one. It lasts anywhere between 3 and 6 hours on a charge, depending on what I’m doing when using it. It’s amazing, I can go online anywhere without a cord now. ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanksgiving Photos – cakes, candies, and lakes, oh my!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! First, it was Thanksgiving, and then I realized justย how behind I was in NaNoWriMo… I’m determined to catch up and to reach 50k, I knew I’dย have to write 3K a day. So far so good! I’m only 5K away now from winning; so close I can taste it!

Anyway, here is aย snippetย of last Friday in photo form. ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t get photos of all the food, but here are a few that I took. This is a cake that I baked and decorated:

And the inside of the cake. It was velvet with a cream cheese frosting. The decorations had allspice, cinnamon, and molasses (because I was out of maple syrup and had to improvise) and that gave it an autumn kick and the right color without using food coloring. I suspect there was food coloring in the cake mix though. XD

And my uncle’s girlfriend, whom I consider an aunt at this point, made these Christmas candies, which were addictive:

And of course, I went to my grandma’s lake, which was as beautiful and serene as ever.

As you may know, if you’ve followed me a while, I haven’t shown my face. And that’s not going to start now. XD I brought my dad’s tripod and set my camera on the timer function to get this one. I took a lot of me walking; do I sense a new “About Me” page header image? I think yes. XD Also, I justย learned how to French braid and this was my second time trying it. And I included red highlights, because why not? I don’t know how well you can see it in the photo though.

After a bit of photo taking, it started to get dark, so I took this one (finally figured out how to make the new camera take photos and not wash out the sky – yay) and headed back to my grandma’s house. God’s artistry never ceases to amaze.

And here was the sunset from the opposite direction.

It was a lovely day, though we celebrated on Friday instead of Thursday so all of my uncles could make it. Hope you enjoyed the photos, and I’ll be back soon! โค

Love Can Be Fleeting

Love can be fleeting
Coming and going as the tide –
The flawed kind of love, anyhow.
As a dragonfly is here now,
Then โ€œSee ya on the flip-side!โ€
Leaving a broken heart beating.

Sometimes love stings
Like a wasp or a bee.
Love can really hurt,
Throwing hearts in the dirt,
So it is hard to see
The beauty love can bring.

From the post, “Bee On A Wildflower

But there is a perfect love
That casts out all kinds of fear;
For He cares so much for us
That He sent his Son Jesus,
So that we may be near
Our Father in Heaven above.

Peaceful Place

It’s week thirteen of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo and my response. If you’d like to participate, just click the link! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Beautiful photo, BikurGirl! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like those puffy clouds in the background – it makes an already great photo even better. โ™ฅ

Ah, a peaceful place to unwind.
I grab a piece of bread to feed the birds.
A voice stops me; I look up to find
The park ranger pointing to printed words.

โ€œSee, read that sign over there,
Feeding the birds is prohibited.
God feeds the fowls of the air;
Keep the pity inhibited.โ€

โ€œCan I at least feed the fish?
Donโ€™t take all the fun outta this trip.
May I at least have that wish?โ€
โ€œFine,โ€ he says, โ€œBut donโ€™t gimme lip.โ€

We talk about this and that,
And soon he asks for a date!
Before I leave this chitchat,
I declare that it must be fate!

** The line about God feeding the birds was inspired by Matthew 6:26: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” One of my favorite verses. โ™ฅ