Nature Shots

1:14 pm.

I was sitting on the swing in my backyard, reading a book I checked out from the library yesterday, and I realised it was a great day for taking photographs. So, here are the best ones:

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Tell me which one(s) you like best! 🙂

Meteorological Nonsense!

9:44 am.

Hey guys! So, yeah, it’ll be May in ten days…and it is SNOWING AGAIN! Augh!

Over the past two weeks, it has been raining a lot, so it has been very melty, very puddly, and a rather squidgy mess. Which isn’t bad–I actually love it when we get to that point in spring. It smells so clean and new and refreshing…and the frogs even woke up! (My house is in front of a wood, which gets wet in the summertime, so it’s sort of a seasonal swamp, but not really. Once the frogs wake up, it means it is finally time for warm weather. The frogs chirping out there in the evening and at night is my absolute favourite summer sound.)

However, yesterday afternoon it was snowing little pellet flakes. Let me show you what I mean:



Okay, I know it is a rather poor photo, but look at that! Do you see it? It was snowing pellets in the shape of snowflakes! They looked like candied snowflakes!

And now, it is snowing again, but large, fluffy flakes. The entire ground, which was for the most part melted away, is now re-covered in snow.

If we keep going at this rate, there will be snow on the ground until May Day. *pout*

Oh, Saturday

8:18 pm.


Look, he likes it! 🙂



^^^This is what the average Saturday at my house looks like…The gang’s all here.



So, I went to Target this afternoon/evening…and these are my finds! I was so lucky today…eight pennies, a quarter, and two curiosities: a bouncy ball and a blue-and-silver ring.


So…are you guys all enjoying your weekends, too? 🙂

I’m Still Here!!

4:10 pm.

I am so sorry, everyone! I’ve been away for so long…it’s been three weeks! Augh!

Why was I gone?

Well, I had a week of second trimester final exam testing, then the first week of the third trimester, then a week and a half of spring break…I’ve been a busy(ish) bean.

What did I do over spring break, you may ask? Well…

1.) I went to the public library for the first time in about three hundred years. (Really. It’s been a long time.)

2.) I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part II in the historic theatre downtown. It was so great! (Only thing: Harry was supposed to fix his phoenix feather wand with the Elder Wand, then put the Elder Wand in the Headmaster’s office. Not break it and throw it in the ravine! Hel-LO!)  (<–see that? That was a rant. 🙂 )

3.) I travelled downstate to Grand Rapids, where we spent time with my grandparents. We went to an antique mall, where I bought these guys:


I got this SuperCool pen holder. It has pennies in it! REal, live 1979 pennies! Ten of them! How rad is that?


Here it is again, because it’s so great!


This book was published in 1879! It’s in great shape, plus it was only 2.5$–how could I resist?


Another spoon for my collection!



And, I got this beast of an insulator! Really, it’s huge, and weighs…well…a lot!


4.) I went to see the big Titanic exhibit in the Grand Rapids museum! I apologise for lack of pictures of it–there was no photography allowed. Nevertheless, I loved it! I don’t know if any of you know about it, but it is a big exhibit with a ton of real artifacts. There were rooms set up; there was even a faux iceberg! It was cold and wet like the real thing!

Also, every visitor receives a “Boarding Pass” at the beginning of the exhibit, with an actual person on it, who was on the Titanic. At the end, there is a memorial wall, where you can look to see if the person on your ticket lived or died…how thrilling! MY person was Mrs. Peter Joseph (Catherine Rizk). She survived, along with her two children and her friend! Which is pretty cool, considering 68 percent of the people aboard perished. Including the person my grandfather got–his person was Isodor Strauss, who was the owner of Macy’s (the store).

So yeah, I had a great time…I even bought a t-shirt!


Also during break, I did a reading binge–I read ten whole books! I was at it voraciously, as I hadn’t had the time to read a book since November! Which, by the way, is very out of character for me; I usually read all the time; however, with all my reading for AP World History class, I haven’t had much of an appetite (or time!) for reading recently.

I don’t know if I’ve actually mentioned this here on my blog, but I am on a Penny Project right now. It’s really rather an ongoing effort. I work my way up to 1000 pennies, and then use the Bean Counter (as my mom and I refer to it…really, it’s the put-your-change-in-and-then-redeem-your-money machine thingy) at the bank for ten dollars. I last did that on the third of January this year. Right now, though, I already have 586 pennies in my “Pennies On1y!” Jar. I am more than half-way! Whoo hoo!

You know what else I’m halfway through? My current journal. It’s volume three; I’ve been journalling since New Year’s Eve, 2010. I’m pretty proud of myself: volume II took eleven months to fill, and I only started volume III in February! Given, it was a journal I had made myself, so the pages are unlined (resulting in fluctuating handwriting size). However, I’m still rather pleased with myself. I recently purchased (yes, I’m a compulsive journal buyer, whether I need one or not; I just can;t help myself! 🙂 ) a journal that I want to be my journal during this summer, and I might make it in time.

You know what else else? I’m rambling. Haha, sorry, I just have so much to say! It’s all spilling out.

Plus also, I should probably get to working on my pre-calculus homework…yesterday I didn’t understand Synthetic Division, so I hated math and the world. However, I get it now, so math is fine and the world is so sunny! 😀

Well, I’m off! Don’t worry, I will be posting much more frequently now. I’m in the home stretch of the school year, and I can feel spring coming on…also, I’m back in the groove of blogging now.