Today we went to a beautiful lake to fish.  I enjoy fishing, in theory, but nobody’s ever taken the time to teach me.  I know two things that might help if other people weren’t around.  Number one, you HAVE to be quiet which my siblings never are.  Number two, you put a worm on a hook and you throw it into the water.

Anyway, back to what I was saying.  I tried to fish, but I never caught anything.  Instead, my book caught me! (Sorry for the awful pun.)  But before I became involved in the world of mystery, I took quite a few pictures and even bribed my mom to take some of me!

The lake was lovely!  I was super surprised at how awe-inspiring it was.  I’m afraid I use that word too much but how do you describe that feeling you have when you see something and go, “Yeah, you certainly made it ‘very good'”?

There it is with the trees!
Hello, Mr. Egret!


I found this strange fluffy stuff, so I took a picture of it.  In my mind, the stranger the better, right?IMG_9456.JPG

Okay, today I went on a mission to find all the colorful leaves I could, and I think I did pretty well.  I went on and on how green things are and I think I’ve realized its only in our yard XD 😉

Can I consider this orange?
And this is yellow.

I spent a while on this picture of the fern.  I thought it was amazing how the separate leafy things were different colors.  Man, I can’t remember what those are called!  I’m going to have to get my botany book…


The clouds were so fluffy.  I just had to take pictures of them.  Who couldn’t?  I mean, it’s inspiration.  What if somebody wrote a story about living in cloud world?  Uh oh, I’m giving away ideas. 🙂



I had no idea my mom was taking these photos.  So, the lesson is never leave your camera in reach of your mother XD No, not really.  She did take some really good shots with editing.


Trying to improve my cast XD

Is it just me, or does this look like a crocodile smiling?  I saw it and had to take a picture, it was so cute!  Well, I’m not sure I’d call a crocodile cute but this portrayal of one is.fullsizeoutput_5919.jpeg

GUYS!!!! There was a BALD EAGLES nest there!!!!!! AND WE SAY THE EAGLE!!! but, I didn’t get any pictures of it 😦  I mean, the eagle, not the nest.  I even got a shot of a great blue heron on it. (proof down below)

Proof.  See, heron on a bald eagle’s nest.

This is sad, but it seems I always find a sad pile of feathers where ever I go.  These look like duck feathers 😦 (That’s an even sadder face Lol!) 😉IMG_9567.JPG

My brothers and Dad happened to catch fish though!  They were all big mouth bass, so my youngest brother was thrilled.  He’s always wanted to catch one of those big mouths.IMG_9562.JPG

Here are the pictures my mom took of me.  Comment down below which one you like best.  I’m going to use one for my About Me page but I’m not sure which.

Or C?

And finally, proof that I was there.  If you ever find a notebook, book (especially mystery or action and adventure), and camera case, Amie’s bound to be around there somewhere.IMG_9578.JPG


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Beyond the Glass

Beyond the Glass

I felt the answer filling my bosom as I stared at the white robed figure.  Her raven black hair flowed down to her waist and her white blue eyes flashed in silent laughter at my helpless state.  I could see her pulse, which beat like a stiletto.  She stood posed for anything.

I hopelessly stared at her.  “Please, just give me the key,” I said, begging her with my eyes.  Her blood red lips curled back into a sneer as she deliberately shook her head, once, twice.

“No!  Don’t go,” I whispered as she turned and left as silently as she had come.  I was left alone in my prison of mirrors.  All four walls were pure mirror and I had no was to get out of it.  I crumpled into a heap as I silently remembered the last time I had been outside this prison.

It hadn’t always been like this.  I used to be a normal girl.  It all happened one day when I was thirteen.  I had gone with my friend to a party.  Most of the girls were older then us and we were the only thirteen year olds.

I was having a good time until an older girl ran into me.  “Who are you?” she asked angrily.  “You don’t belong here, ugly!”  I realized then that I was ugly.  Slowly, I found myself in this cage.

I looked at the reflection staring back at me.  My nose was too big and red.  My lips were colorless and reviled teeth that were crooked.  My long dull brown hair was un-brushed and messy.  My eyes looked too big in my thin, three-cornered face and made me look like an owl.

As I watched my reflection, it suddenly stood up.  My reflection laughed at me as suddenly, may face fattened out.  My cheeks received a healthy glow and my lips grew rosy.  My teeth strained out and flashed as I smiled as I flipped my shiny, cut hair over my shoulder.

My reflection waved and looked over it’s shoulder.  Suddenly, a dark haired boy was there as well, talking to my reflection.  “No; please,” I moaned.  “Don’t leave me.  I’m all alone!”

My reflection looked back at me and shrugged, turned on heel, and left.  Slowly, my real reflection returned.  I felt my anger returning and I sprang to my feet.  I almost smashed the mirror but stoped as my reflection looked at me, pleading.  I couldn’t get passed myself.

I tried to feel the wall but the mirror was ice cold.  I pulled my hand back quickly.  As I did, something that I learned in Sunday school returned to my mind.  The truth shall set you free.  I stopped.  What was the truth?  The truth wasn’t me.  I suddenly realized I had trapped myself.  I had made myself a stumbling block.  I must lay my all on the alter, which meant my looks, my actions, my freedom.

I turned and looked at my reflection for the last time.  I took a deep breath and put my back against one wall.  With a running start, I ran into the mirror.


I sat in a daze on my bedroom floor.  My vanity mirror was in shards all around me.  I felt confused and muddled.  It was that easy? I though as I heard footsteps in the hall.  My mother opened the door.

“Alaina,  are you all right?”

To be continued.

Totally Awesomely Eclipsey?

We went to South Carolina this weekend to stay with some friends.  They lived where the eclipse would be in totality.  So, Monday at 2:40ish we all stood in a school yard near there house to watch this amazing work of God.

It was so awe-inspiring.  Nothing can even be compared to it.  I enjoyed taking pictures.  All right, maybe my friend and I got a little carried away with the shadows but you have to say they were really cool.  All the shadows were crescent-shaped because the sun was only a crescent.

So here’s some pictures that are cool.  But remember, they don’t even do it credit.  It was something you really had to see for yourself.


The sun at 1ish in the afternoon.  Aren’t the beams cool?IMG_8745.JPG

All of us kids wearing our glasses.  I’m in the pink shirt on the left corner.fullsizeoutput_56b8.jpeg

Okay, I got a little hungry and there was a scuppernong vine.  Who could resist?IMG_8790.JPG

The sun less than 7 minutes before the total eclipse.IMG_8804.JPG

Yeah!!!! It’s in totality!!!!!!IMG_8799.JPG

Okay, the weird part was the crickets started to sing when it reached totality, and all the lights turned on.  It cooled off (boy, was it hot!) and people set off fireworks.  It was really strange.IMG_8803.JPG

The sunset at 2:40ish!  It was crazy (but that’s kinda why it’s on this blog XD).IMG_8806.JPG

I saved the best for last.  Well, this one’s not the best but the shadows were awesome.  Check out how they’re crescents!IMG_8788.JPG




It was so cool, like SOOOOO cool.  I wish you could have all experienced it.  If you did, please leave a comment below about your experience.  Thanks for looking at my pictures!–Amie